Attorney Contant was raised in, Burlington, a small suburban town just North of Boston. He describes his parents as two of the hardest working people he has ever met. At a young age his parents taught him the value of hard work and perseverance. This is something he has taken with him each and every day in his law practice.
Over the past 24 years Attorney Contant has developed a reputation as top litigator in courts all over Massachusetts. His practice is dedicated to the defense of adults and juveniles in all aspects of the criminal defense, Title IX defense, and plaintiff’s personal injury.
Attorney Contant can regularly be found arguing in the many District Courts, Juvenile Courts and Superior Courts of Massachusetts. He has successfully argued several appellate matters, including before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. A number of Attorney Contant’s cases have been featured in Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly.
His criminal defense practice focuses on matters including, OUI/DUI, motor vehicle offenses, domestic violence, assault and battery, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, sexual assaults, gun offenses and drug offenses.
His personal injury practice focuses on assisting plaintiff’s who have been injured through no fault of their own in motor vehicle accidents, dog bite and slip and fall cases. Over his career he has successfully recovered settlements or judgments for thousands of injured clients.
Attorney Contant has also distinguished himself as a trusted advisor representing students, faculty, and staff in matters in college disciplinary proceedings under Title IX. These matters involve accusations of sexual harassment, date rape, sexual assault, non-consensual sexual encounters, dating violence and stalking. He has successfully represented and advised students faculty and staff in Title IX matters at many Massachusetts colleges and universities, including, Boston University (BU), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Simmons College, Elms College, Merrimack College, Clark University, Bentley University, Worcester State University, Wheaton University, Western New England University.
- Criminal Defense, Adult and Juvenile
- Title IX
- Personal Injury
- National College of Drunk Driving Defense
- Massachusetts State Bar, 1998
- Federal District Court of Massachusetts, 1999
- Massachusetts School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1998
- Merrimack College, Economics, 1995
- Commonwealth v. B.R., Lowell District Court. Jury verdict of not guilty on OUI case which preserved client’s job which required him to have CDL.
- Commonwealth v. R.D., Lynn District Court. Jury verdict of not guilty verdict on OUI/DUI charges.
- In Re: John Doe, Massachusetts Institute of Technolgy (MIT), Title IX Matter. Respondent staff member found not responsible for multiple allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
- Commonwealth v. Amy Daigle, 99 Mass. App. Ct. 107 (2021). Counsel for appellant. Sucessfully overturned conviction for operating under the influence of alcohol, 2nd Offense.
- Commonwealth v. L.D., Chelsea District Court. Multiple counts of drug possession with intent to distribute dismissed following a successful motion to suppress evidence based upon an illegal stop and search of the client’s car by police.
- Commonwealth v. A Juvenile, Lawrence Juvenile Court. Jury verdict of not guilty on multiple counts of sexual assault.
- Commonwealth v. K.S., Malden District Court. Jury verdict of not guilty verdict on charges including, (1) motor vehicle homicide as a result of operating under the influence of alcohol and (2) operating under the influence of alcohol. Successfully excluded breathalyzer test through motion in limine, illustrating that breathalyzer was not reliable. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly published article concerning this ruling on April 8, 2019.
- Commonwealth v. A Juvenile, Lowell Juvenile Court. Jury verdict of not guilty on charge of breaking and entering in the nighttime.
- In Re: John Doe– Elms College, Title IX Matter. Respondent faculty member found not responsible for two allegations of sexual assault.
- Commonwealth v. A Juvenile, Salem Juvenile Court. Multiple counts of drug possession with intent to distribute dismissed following a successful motion to suppress evidence based upon an illegal search of the juvenile defendant by police.
- In Re: Z.F.– University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, Title IX Matter. Respondent student found not responsible for allegations of sexual assault.