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For the past 20 years, Eva Vekos has worked as a litigator specializing in criminal defense and juvenile law. With broad experience as a courtroom advocate and negotiator, she now applies those skills in family law matters, such as divorce, child custody, and wills and estates, real estate, and personal injury matters. Eva’s goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients through ardent advocacy and strong interpersonal skills.
Attorney Vekos is deeply dedicated to fighting for the rights of citizens against governmental overreach and for due process for the accused. She has been lead counsel in several jury trials involving serious criminal offenses and potentially long prison terms. Eva won not guilty verdicts in six out of eight jury trials. Another case was dismissed by the judge before the jury had a chance to deliberate. Three of her jury trials involved charges of sexual assault or rape, each with a verdict of not guilty. Although she is always prepared to take a case to trial, Eva’s tries to resolve cases at the early stages when possible, avoiding a long, drawn-out process for her client. She has won favorable results by motion with the court and by negotiation with prosecutors. In Massachusetts, Eva won a critical pretrial motion to suppress evidence for a client under indictment for armed robbery, allowing the client to avoid a mandatory life sentence. This ruling also resulted in an important and frequently cited decision by Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (Commonwealth v. Fortunato, 466 Mass. 500 (2013) that supported Eva’s client’s position and benefited future individuals who face arrest and police interrogation.
Eva’s hobbies include gardening, raising chickens and other small farm animals, and painting with acrylics, oils and water colors.