Attorney Andrew Crouch’s
Experience and Background
Experience and Background
Attorney Andrew S. Crouch represents clients in civil and criminal matters in state and federal courts throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Focusing on criminal law, appeals, and administrative hearings, he has guided hundreds of clients through the legal system. In his appellate practice, Attorney Crouch frequently handles cases before the Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In his trial work, Attorney Crouch represents clients in a range of proceedings in superior and district courts across the state. Due to his experience, he has also been selected as a member of the murder appeals list for the Committee for Public Counsel Services. He also frequently represents parties in administrative forums, including classification and registration proceedings before the Sex Offender Registry Board and in appeals of classification decisions.
In 2017, the Committee for Public Counsel Services awarded Attorney Crouch the Edward J. Duggan Award For Outstanding Service. The Duggan Award is given to a private attorney who best represents zealous advocacy — the central principle governing the representation of indigents in Massachusetts.
Super Lawyers Magazine and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly have selected Attorney Crouch as a rising star and up and coming lawyer in the Commonwealth related to his work on behalf of appellate clients and individuals facing the sex offender classification system. He is a member of the murder and superior court criminal appellate, civil commitment, Sex Offender Registry, and district court panels of the Committee of Public Counsel Services. He has also been appointed by the First Circuit Court of Appeals to be a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel, where he receives appointments in federal appellate criminal matters. Attorney Crouch regularly trains groups of attorneys around the Commonwealth on issues related to criminal law and sex offender classification and frequently consults with and advises other attorneys representing individuals in these areas.
In his appellate work, Attorney Crouch has represented clients in civil and criminal matters with substantial success. He has achieved recent reversals of convictions in Commonwealth v. Hollins, 86 Mass. App. Ct. 1117 (2014), Commonwealth v. Loring, 463 Mass. 1012 (2012), Commonwealth v. Ryan, 79 Mass.App.Ct. 179 (2011), United States v. Castro-Davis, 612 F.3d 53 (2010), Commonwealth v. Kasibante, 77 Mass.App.Ct. 1121 (2010), Commonwealth v. Pitts, 76 Mass.App.Ct. 1118 (2010), Commonwealth v. Kulesa, 455 Mass. 447 (2009), Commonwealth v. Rosado, 450 Mass. 657 (2008), Commonwealth v. Knowles, 451 Mass. 91 (2008), and Commonwealth v. Williams, 65 Mass. App. Ct. 9 (2006).
In his criminal work, Attorney Crouch has represented juvenile and adult defendants in all types of proceedings throughout the Commonwealth, including arraignments, probation and parole revocation hearings, trials, and appeals. He has represented clients in a variety of legal settings, from negotiating resolutions before charges are filed to winning reversals in the appellate courts.
Attorney Crouch is also a leading practitioner in the area of sex offender classification, having represented many individuals in registration proceedings and in appeals from unfavorable decisions. He has achieved level reductions, orders of relief from registration and dismissals of proceedings, and secured injunctions preventing the Sex Offender Registry Board from disseminating personal registration information to the public.
Attorney Crouch has worked as an adjunct professor of law at New England School of Law, where he taught appellate advocacy skills to second-year law students. He has also served as a law clerk to the justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court and to the Honorable Mark Green of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
Mr. Crouch is a cum laude graduate of the Hamline University School of Law, where he was an editor for the Law Review.
He is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Please contact Attorney Crouch at (617) 441-5111 or email him at acrouch[at]andrewcrouch.com to set up a free, initial consultation. To request further information please contact us.