We’ve Stood Up For Thousands In Boston And Across Massachusetts
When you are facing life’s most difficult legal challenges, the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel is on your side.

Trusted Criminal Defense And Personal Injury Representation

At the Law Office of Philip L. Arnel, we provide clients throughout the Boston metro area with results-oriented, cost-effective legal representation backed by extensive legal experience. Our straightforward and persistent approach has enabled us to successfully represent thousands of clients over the years in a variety of areas of the law, including criminal defense, record sealing and expungement, personal injury, harassment and restraining orders, and civil litigation.

When the stakes are high, you can’t afford a less experienced attorney. Schedule a free consultation to get started and discuss your case today.

Staunch Criminal Defense Representation

Our law firm aggressively pursues results for clients charged with all types of misdemeanor and felony offenses, from DUI and drunk driving to serious sex offenses and violent crimes. With a focus on relentless perseverance, criminal lawyer Philip Arnel has achieved an impressive success rate in criminal law cases across the region.

Boston Criminal Defense And Personal Injury Law Firm

Injured In An Accident? We Can Help.

We are sympathetic to clients facing a long recovery from a serious injury or coping with the death of a loved one. We are persistent in pursuing accountability against negligent or inattentive individuals, and will fight for full and fair compensation to help you recover from your injuries or help your family find justice after a wrongful death.

When you are injured, time is of the essence. We are standing by to provide the counsel you need to get past this difficult time, and offer free consultations to help you get started.

You Have Questions, We Have Answers


Every case is unique, and you deserve personalized counsel for your situation. In addition to criminal law and personal injury, we represent clients in all issues relating to record sealing and expungement, harassment or restraining orders, as well as other civil litigation matters.

Read our FAQs to learn more about some of the basic issues in our areas of law. We also offer free initial consultations and flexible times for you to evaluate your legal options and explore next steps with our attorneys.


 “Great lawyer.”


 — Michel M.


 “Thank you for being a superb lawyer!”


 — Sherman S.



“I would recommend Phil to every one. He is my attorney for the rest of my life. He did the impossible. I spoke to many attorneys and they all said it could not be done. Phil did what he set out to do with ease. He kept us informed of his progress. All I can say is thank you, Mr. Phil.”


— George N.



“I had an charge on my FBI background check that was from 20 years ago when I was a juvenile that should not have been there. I asked a dozen local lawyers to get it removed and had a range of responses from: “I have no idea how to help you” to “don’t even try, it can’t be done.” When I found Mr. Arnel online, I was extremely skeptical as I don’t trust the internet at all. And despite being out of state, he was really great and got it done ahead of schedule. I was so mind blown that this is practically the only review I’ve ever written about anything.”


— Bradley A.



“Phil was an excellent resource in getting my FBI record sealed. I called several other lawyers before I called Phil and they all said it was nearly impossible to seal an FBI record. Sure enough, Phil was able to get it done for me! I highly recommend Phil for any legal issue. He is knowledgeable, responsive, and genuinely cares about his clients.”


— Travis P.



“Phil is the most responsive attorney I have ever worked with across the legal spectrum. He is well regarded by the courts. I was lucky to have him in my corner.”


— Bruce S.



“This lawyer was amazing to work with. He responded to my original inquiry quite quickly. He then kept in close contact with me during the whole process, carefully explaining each step to me. He was extremely knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions and concerns. He went above and beyond in helping me with my case. I was fortunate to find such a driven, trustworthy, and professional lawyer.”


— Jill D.



“Working with Phil was an excellent experience from beginning to end. I was pleasantly surprised how quickly he got to work gathering documents. Communication was excellent and varied including phone calls, text messages and emails. He was patient and thorough with all questions we asked and even answered the questions we didn’t ask. Working with Phil, it was clear that he was very knowledgeable about the law and that he is well thought of by persons in the court system.”


— Robin W.



“Philip Arnel did a really good job in my case by getting three times the amount that I thought I would get for my injury. He’s very good at what he does and he’s compassionate.”


— Mary Lou C.


We were truly blessed to have Phil in our corner. He’s brilliant, patient, experienced with unparalleled knowledge of the law and legal system, works 24/7, and always tells it like it is. A malicious neighbor made false allegations to obtain a one-year 258E Harassment Prevention Order against our then 16-year-old son in the Hampden County Juvenile Court (Springfield). After several attorneys told us that there was nothing we could do and our son would just have to live with this devastating permanent record, we fortunately found Phil and sent him police reports, photos, text messages, town official letters, and prior hearing transcripts…Read More

 Dimitri K.


“Atty Phil Arnel was a godsend in a time of fear and confusion when our son, a minor, was falsely accused of sexual misconduct. From the very first contact, Phil was a calming force and guided us through the legal process with ease, working to confirm our son’s innocence and seek a dismissal, which he achieved [prior to arraignment]. His doggedness in defending our son, the care with which he treated him from day one, and the results he achieved for us have made us life long clients.”

 — AnneMarie D.



“Its been a long road! Thank you Phil, for everything. I really appreciate the amazing job you did – esp talking me off the ledge a few times.”


— Bruce S.



“Thank you Phil for returning me to my profession and restoring my life! You are the one and only attorney with the tried and true experience in litigating fraudulent restraining orders that could have won this case for me!”


— Jean I.


“He was always available to discuss any questions that I had. Phil is an honest and caring man who clearly knows what he is doing. Thank you.”


 — Prashanth G.


“On September 27th, 2021, I received a summons to appear in court on October 8th, 2021 to defend myself against a 258E [Harassment Prevention Order]. Basically, I had sent some off-taste messages to an old worker who had essentially ghosted me. When I received the summons, I felt as if I had not harassed her, but was not sure how to defend myself. I also have a clean record, and did not want to risk having a restraining order on my record. That’s when I contacted Phil. Phil responded within minutes, and had me gather all the needed documents so he could adequately defend me. Within a few days, he knew exactly how he was going to approach the case and he gave me confidence that we could win. The whole trial lasted about 10 minutes, and the judge even took a minute to acknowledge that Phil was very competent and knowledgeable about the law at hand. We won the case, and I definitely think Phil is the reason for that. I now still have a clean record, and have Phil to thank. Thanks Phil!”


 —Daniel M.

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781-708-4137 | 888-651-2150

Our office is only minutes from Boston. We are conveniently located off of Exit 15B at the junction of Interstate-95/Route 128 and Route 1 and are extremely easy to find. We offer free and ample parking at our professional building so that you can avoid the heavy traffic, parking hassles and expensive parking fees incurred when going into the city, and you never have to trudge through wind, rain or snow to get to us.