William D. Kickham
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William D. Kickham

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Phone: 781-320-0062
Mobile: 617-285-3600
Fax: 1-617-977-5800 [Must include "1" when sending faxes]

119 Fisher Street, Suite 1
Westwood, Massachusetts 02090

Justia Lawyer Rating for William D. Kickham Esq. Seeking an expert criminal defense attorney who offers a great track record with superior results? Then look no further than the boutique law firm of William D. Kickham and Associates. Our firm is small enough to offer enormous personal attention, and big enough to get the great results that our clients expect. Do you really want to settle for using a Big Box law firm – the ‘Costco or K-Mart of criminal defense’? Unlike them, we are available 24/7. Unlike them, you’re not one file amidst thousands of others. And unlike them, we even make house calls.

Here is some biographical background highlighting specific advantages that set Attorney Kickham apart from other Massachusetts criminal defense lawyers.

  • Experience and Expertise. Attorney Kickham has been a criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts for more than 25 years. Since 1988 he has been a member of the Federal and Massachusetts Bars. Prior to going into private practice, Attorney Kickham, in the 1980s, was Public Affairs Counsel for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys (MATA), which is the Massachusetts affiliate of the American Association for Justice. Serving as the association’s media spokesperson, Attorney Kickham frequently made appearances on local and national television, newspaper, magazines, and on radio. In his position at the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Attorney Kickham also managed media and government relations on practice areas involving tort law, personal injury law and civil justice. He even testified on a regular basis before the Massachusetts legislature, and before members of Congress, in matters that involved civil justice and tort reform issues.

  • Superior Legal Advocacy Skills. Attorney Kickham is so talented and experienced in communicating complex legal issues, that from 1995 to 2004 he hosted and executive-produced his own television program, At The Bar, in the south suburban Boston cable market. At The Bar was a popular public affairs talk show, which examined legal issues and cases of public interest, from high-profile national media cases to regional cases in New England. Show guests included members of the Massachusetts Legislature, the Attorney General of Massachusetts, legal celebrities and journalists. Attorney Kickham’s communications skills give him a distinct advantage over other firms, when it’s necessary to position his clients before the media, whether by limiting public exposure, or maximizing discussion of his clients’ cases, to achieve the most benefit. Today, Attorney Kickham is frequently sought out by the media, to offer legal commentary and analysis of high-profile cases. In this capacity he has appeared on a wide range of TV shows including FOX TV, Court TV, HLN’s In Session, and Greater Boston with Emily Rooney, on the radio with WBZ-AM Boston, and in print media such as The Boston Herald and the Metro Newspaper.

  • Technical Liability Expertise. In the 1990s, Attorney Kickham served as the Regional Director for News and Information for the Insurance Information Institute, a major national property/casualty insurance trade association. As the association’s spokesperson, Attorney Kickham regularly made appearances on talk shows, consumer forums and in the media on liability issues. Attorney Kickham is expert at taking very complicated insurance and legal issues, and making them clearly understandable to the general public.

Attorney Kickham, at age 22, was a recipient of Outstanding Young Men in America, and is a member of Who’s Who. He resides with his wife, Debbi, in Westwood, Mass.

Following is a partial CV for Attorney Kickham:


J.D, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Mass., 1985

Economics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass., 1980

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Massachusetts, 1988
United States District Court, First District, Massachusetts, 1988
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1988
Civic Activities

Member, Rotary Club of Massachusetts
Board of Directors, Westwood Community Access Television Corporation, Inc.

In his free time, Attorney Kickham studies and practices the Russian martial arts known as Combat Sambo, and travels the world with his wife, Debbi.

Client Reviews
When I was arrested for DUI, I was absolutely terrified. Had it not been for you, I might have been convicted of something I was not at all guilty of. My work life, my family life, my reputation, all could have been destroyed. You stood by me like the legal version of a bodyguard - and because of you, I was found not guilty. G.M.
When we got the call that our son had been arrested and charged with rape, we almost fainted. We know our son. He is not violent; he has never abused anyone, let alone another girl… If not for you and your "take no prisoners" attitude, our son might have been convicted of a crime that would have sent him to state prison. As far as we're concerned, our son owes you his life, and we owe you the world. We will never forget you. A.H. and P.H.
I hired Mr. William D. Kickham for a very important legal issue and I was extremely satisfied by the results. His in depth knowledge about the matter and his intelligent thinking was extremely beneficial. He is really an expert. He was also very supportive and sensitive towards my concerns. It was great to have a lawyer of his capacity. Thanks William for all the Help. N.G.
Atty. Kickham defended me on a charge of raping my girlfriend, who made up the whole story out of revenge because I was interested in someone else. If it weren’t for Attorney Kickham proving me innocent, God knows what might have happened to me. Z.B.
Mr. Kickham represented me on a trumped-up charge of domestic violence. The prosecutor and police wouldn’t back down, even after my spouse told them it was all untrue. They insisted on taking me to trial, and Mr. Kickham never wavered. He was my legal bodyguard, and I was found not guilty. M.B.
Of the many talents Atty. Kickham has, two are these: 1) He is ten times as persuasive as the best lawyer you’ve seen in the movies; and 2) Nothing - but nothing - gets by him. The police arrested me on completely false drug charges, and after a heated courtroom battle, Atty. Kickham won the day. Trust me, it was no surprise. D.C.
Because I mildly disciplined my child for throwing a tantrum, I was actually charged with child abuse. It was horrifying. Atty. Kickham fought for me tooth and nail, until I was declared not guilty. One hell of a lawyer. D.D.
I complimented a co-worker on her looks and patted her on the back as I did so. Two hours later, the police showed up and accused me of indecent assault & battery. From the day I hired him, Atty. Kickham fought the DA’s office until the charges were dropped. If not for him, my life would have been ruined. A.K.