Your Case Is Our Cause

We are dedicated to defending people accused of state and federal criminal offenses and helping people subjected to civil rights violations.

Experienced Massachusetts Criminal Defense And Civil Rights Attorneys


Kelleher & Maceo, P.C. is a female-empowered law firm devoted to defending and protecting the rights of people accused of criminal offenses and those subjected to civil rights violations. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, in state or federal court, or are seeking justice after the authorities violated your civil rights, we will fight for you.


With over four decades dedicated to criminal defense and civil rights, we will ensure you benefit from our combined experience and vision for overcoming pervasive racial bias, unchecked police power, and rampant abuse of authority that exists at every level of state and federal government.

Over the years, we have secured numerous favorable outcomes for our clients through focused, informed and vigorous advocacy. With access to bilingual reception and multilingual representation, we are able to connect personally and equally with all our clients, providing the same level of expert service no matter whether in Spanish, English, or Portuguese. Your case is our cause. Contact us for a free consultation.

Criminal Defense

Defending your rights in criminal cases involving OUI, drug offenses, theft and property crimes, murder and homicide, weapons offenses and more.

Federal Offenses

Protecting your future in federal court cases alleging identity theft, fraud, drug trafficking, RICO conspiracies, immigration violations and more.

Civil Rights

Fighting for equality in civil rights cases involving police misconduct, racial injustice or other unlawful discrimination, harassment or abuse.

Criminal Defense For The Underdog

The criminal justice system is broken – it perpetuates the oppression of the underserved in our community and is designed to keep people down. But together we can change that. At Kelleher & Maceo, P.C., we fight for the underdog and give a strong voice to those who often go unheard or ignored.

We hear you and will make sure your story is heard. Our goal is to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the best possible outcome for your situation. We work hard to help you avoid serious penalties in state and federal criminal cases, provide you with a sense of emotional relief and make a lasting, positive impact on your life. From accusations of OUI to murder to RICO violations, we can help.

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Experienced Boston Lawyer Ambar M. Maceo-Rossi

Ambar’s commitment to her clients and her passion for righting the wrongs of a flawed legal system is only a couple of the reasons why you want her in your corner. With a soft voice and a kind demeanor, Ambar is the perfect example that you don’t need to be loud to be heard.

  • Named as a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney by Super Lawyers
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2021
  • Over 15 years of legal experience
  • Fluent in Spanish, French, and Portuguese
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Dedicated Boston Attorney Victoria Kelleher

With over 20 years of legal experience, Victoria is the epitome of a zealous defender of clients’ rights. In criminal and civil rights cases alike, she is devoted to helping the underrepresented throughout our community get the legal representation and justice they deserve.

  • Named as a Top-Rated Criminal Defense Attorney by Super Lawyers
  • Selected to Super Lawyers list in 2020 and 2021
  • Named to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly: 2020 Lawyers of the Year list
  • Over two decades of legal experience

What Our Clients Say

“I had Ambar represent me in a case. I found her to be courteous, responsive, and very professional. I would highly recommend Ambar and Maceo Law if the situation arises in the future when I need legal representation.”

– A.O. | Former Client

What Our Clients Say

“I had the best experience with Amber. She was appointed the first time to me and got the results I wanted then I had the same case and decided to hired her this time and she went beyond for me, she was in contact all the time we could with me and my family and kept me positive and working with the court to get me out in the time I wanted. I will 110% recommend her to everyone. She is the best and I’m very thankful for her. It was a bad experience being incarcerated but she make it worth it at the end. Thank you Amber! ”

– E.A. | Former Client

What Our Clients Say

“Hands down organized, caring, honest and a fighter. Call her, period. She is amazing and if you want that not guilty, she is the answer to  your problems. She’s the elite firm you want handling your case.”

– R.V. | Former Client

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Have You Been Arrested?

If you or a loved one have been arrested or charged with a crime in state or federal court, you need to speak with an experienced attorney right away to start preparing the best possible defense. You have the right to stay silent, you have a right to an attorney, and you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Demand your rights!

Civil Rights Protection For The Mistreated

Have you been threatened, harmed or discriminated against because of your race, color, gender, age, national origin or disability? If so, you may have a legal action against the offender for violating your civil rights. Every person in the United States is entitled to certain protections and freedoms – including you.

At Kelleher & Maceo, P.C., your cause is our cause. If you have been the victim of police misconduct, racial injustice or another pernicious act, we will listen to your concerns and stand up for your rights by filing a civil rights case on your behalf. You don’t just have to sit back and take abuse from people who look down upon you and deprive you of your freedoms and your dignity. We can protect your rights and help you build a better tomorrow.