This original artwork was made for me by a very talented client nearly twenty years ago when I worked as a paralegal. It still hangs proudly in my office today.


After several years working as a criminal defense appellate attorney, I began to see a pattern. For some people, the end of their criminal case was only the beginning of their real problems.

The so-called “collateral” consequences my clients were facing were sometimes so much worse than any punishment they could have received in their criminal case.

Whether you are a non-citizen facing a devastating deportation after a minor misdemeanor conviction, or a former sex offender who is no longer dangerous, my goal is the same for every client:

To help make sure the past doesn’t get in the way of your future.

Our Team

Laura Mannion, Esq.

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 2009
U.S.D.C. for the District of Massachusetts, 2010
First Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012
United States Supreme Court, 2014

Employment History

Law Office of Laura Mannion
   Founding Attorney, 2011-present

Shea & LaRocque, LLP
    Associate Attorney 2009-2011

New England Law Boston
    Adjunct Faculty Member, Advanced Legal Research & Writing, 2011-2015


Super Lawyers Criminal Defense, 2020 – present
Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015 – 2019
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Up and Coming Lawyer, 2015


New England Law Boston, J.D., cum laude, 2009
Kalamazoo College, B.A., 2002

Professional Associations

Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)

MACDL Board of Directors, 2015-2021

Bar Association of Norfolk County

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Sydney Blugh

Legal Assistant

Sydney Blugh is a 4th year Criminal Justice and Psychology major at Northeastern University. In the Spring of 2023 Sydney will have completed a BS in Psychology and an MA in Criminology. After completing her undergraduate degree at Northeastern, Sydney plans on attending law school in New York City. She has been working with Laura since October 2021 and has learned a lot about the ins and outs of the justice system.

At school, Sydney runs a mentorship program, is the Vice President of an anonymous survivor story Instagram page through the Sexual Assault Response Coalition, and facilitates presentations about bystander intervention relating to sexual violence to incoming freshman students. She is passionate about sexual violence awareness and is eager to learn about the alternative side.

At the Law Office of Laura Mannion, Sydney is responsible for client relations. She conducts interviews, drafts affidavits, reads through records, conducts research, and preps all the necessary documents for upcoming hearings. Sydney has experience conducting research through Northeastern, which she has brought to all of Laura’s cases.

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