Christopher Post

Christopher Kirby Post is a criminal defense attorney who is committed to exonerating the wrongfully accused.  Christopher’s work in recent years has focused on strategic litigation in complex cases involving thousands of indigent defendants.  He has made contributions to such cases as Bridgeman v. District Attorney for the Suffolk District and Committee for Public Counsel Services v. Attorney General, which combined led to the dismissal of over 30,000 drug cases in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  He also has experience at the trial court level, having worked for several years in the public defender’s office and having interned at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office, and the City of Boston Legal Department. 

Christopher joined Wood & Nathanson in 2018 after spending five years at the Committee for Public Counsel Services.  During his last two years at the agency he was a member of the Drug Lab Crisis Litigation Unit, a task force created in the wake of the state drug lab scandals involving former chemists Annie Dookhan and Sonja Farak.  Prior to that he practiced as a trial attorney and represented indigent defendants throughout Middlesex County.

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EDUCATION:

Boston College Law School, Newton, MA

Juris Doctor, May 2011

 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Bachelor of Arts, May 2007

 

EMPLOYMENT:

Wood & Nathanson, LLP, Boston, MA

Associate Attorney.  October 2018 – Present.

 

Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston, MA

Staff Attorney, Drug Lab Crisis Litigation Unit.  Represented clients whose cases were impacted by the recent state drug lab scandals involving former chemists Annie Dookhan and Sonja Farak.  Litigated motions for new trials, motions for stays, and other motions for post-conviction relief.  Assisted senior counsel in drafting pleadings for cases pending in the Supreme Judicial Court.  April 2016  – October 2018.

 

Committee for Public Counsel Services, Framingham, MA

Staff Attorney, Southern Middlesex District Court Office.  Represented indigent clients in criminal cases throughout Middlesex County.  Casework included jury trials, bench trials, probation violation hearings, motions to suppress, motions to dismiss, pretrial detention hearings, arraignment and bail advocacy, and pretrial investigation.  April 2014 – April 2016.

 

Committee for Public Counsel Services, Boston, MA

Pro Bono Attorney.  Audited records to identify individuals impacted by the emerging state drug lab crisis.  Reviewed discovery documents related to the investigations into the Department of Public Health Hinton and Amherst Drug Laboratories.  Prepared briefings, training materials, presentations, and legal memoranda.  December 2012 – March 2014.

 

Carney & Bassil, Boston, MA

Document Review Attorney.  Analyzed discovery documents for the defense in the James “Whitey” Bulger case, including wiretap transcripts and FBI 302 reports.  Drafted discovery motions and internal legal memoranda related to the case.  July 2012 – September 2012.

 

Superior Court of Massachusetts, Suffolk, Middlesex, and Norfolk Counties, MA

Law Fellow to the Justices of the Superior Court.  Assisted the Justices in all phases of criminal and civil litigation.  Prepared draft orders and legal memoranda.  September 2011 – July 2012.

 

Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, Boston, MA

Legal Intern, Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic.  Conducted client interviews and prepared consumer bankruptcy case filings.  Spring 2011.

 

City of Boston Legal Department, Boston, MA

Legal Intern.  Drafted responses to civil discovery requests in employee negligence cases.  Researched and drafted memoranda on a wide variety of municipal law issues.  Assisted staff attorneys during depositions and at trial.  Fall 2010.

 

Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General, Providence, RI

Legal Intern.  Represented the government during district court bail and probation violation hearings.  Questioned and cross-examined witnesses.  Negotiated plea agreements.  Summer 2010.

 

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Boston, MA

Legal Intern, Family Protection and Sexual Assault Unit.  Drafted motions in limine, briefs, and other legal memoranda for sexual assault cases.  Participated in crime scene investigations and assisted staff attorneys at trial.  Spring 2010.

 

MetroWest Legal Services, Framingham, MA

Legal Intern, Domestic Violence Unit.  Prepared divorce complaints, motions for temporary orders, and other legal documents.  Assisted staff attorneys during client interviews and court hearings.  Fall 2009.

 

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Miami, FL

Legal Intern for the Hon. Kevin Michael Moore.  Reviewed and analyzed habeas corpus petitions and other pro se prisoner claims.  Assisted in drafting orders on pending motions for a multi-count securities fraud suit.  Extensive legal research and writing.  Summer 2009.

 

BAR ADMISSIONS:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2011)

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (2012)

Commonwealth of Kentucky (2013)