Max joined BHPK as an associate attorney in 2023 and focuses his practice on general civil litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Max worked as a Research Attorney for the Superior Court from 2020 to 2023. In that role, he assisted the Justices of the Superior Court in all phases of litigation in both criminal and civil matters. While with the Superior Court, he routinely assisted with legal education projects and intern mentoring.
Prior to his employment with the Superior Court, Max worked at multiple Boston law firms specializing in labor law and criminal defense. He has briefed and argued dozens of cases before the Supreme Judicial Court and the Massachusetts Appeals Court, establishing precedents in criminal law. He has also prevailed in post-conviction matters in the Massachusetts trial courts, obtaining (among other accomplishments) a reversal of a conviction from 1989 and vacating a life sentence from 1990.
In 2020, Max was among a team that won the Boston Bar Assocation President’s Award for advocacy on behalf of incarcerated individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Max is a member of the Editorial Board for the Massachusetts Law Review, the longest continually published law review in the nation. In 2022, the Law Review published his essay, Criminal Law: Modifying the Standard for Addressing Possible Discrimination During Jury Selection, Commonwealth v. Sanchez, 485 Mass. 491 (2020), 103 Mass. L. Rev. 57 (2022). Since 2020, Max has regularly led legal education programs for the Social Law Library on topics which vary from year to year in both criminal and civil contexts. Before 2020, he presented on criminal law issues to Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He has also guest lectured on constitutional and appellate law at New England Law | Boston and Merrimack College.
Max graduated from Columbia University in 2007, and from Boston College Law School in 2013. He has been licensed to practice law since 2013. While in law school, Max contributed to an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The brief’s proposed remedy on Medicaid expansion was adopted by the Supreme Court in the landmark case NFIB v. Sebelius (2012). In college, Max was a blues DJ who interviewed musicians such a B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and a member of the Allman Brothers Band.