BHPK’s Vigorous Defense of Municipal Police Officers in Massachusetts
The attorneys at BHPK, spearheaded by founding partner Leonard Kesten, are unparalleled in the representation of police officers in every possible case that can be brought against them. At BHPK, we have successfully defended police officers in claims ranging from allegations of the failure to provide adequate toilet paper in the lockup to death claims arising from the use of deadly force. There is no area of police liability in which BHPK has not been involved.
Mr. Kesten has conducted seminars and training sessions on many areas of potential police liability. He has addressed the Massachusetts Police Chief’s Association and has trained police officials on multiple police related issues. He is a nationally known expert on the use of force and powers of arrest. He has a particular expertise in the use of K9 force and handled one of the leading cases on such use which he successfully argued before the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals, Jarrett v. Town of Yarmouth, 309 F.3d 54 (1st Cir. 2002). Mr. Kesten and BHPK appellate attorney Deidre Regan have handled multiple appellate cases which are often cited in the area of police liability throughout the country. BHPK’s record of success in defending police is unmatched.