Attorney at Law

Doug Darnbrough


About Me

From the historical town of Rehoboth, MA, Doug Darnbrough is a distinguished figure in the American judiciary. Renowned for his sharp intellect, profound legal knowledge, and exceptional expertise, he has carved a significant niche in the legal landscape of Massachusetts. His career is a testament to a deep commitment to justice, marked by vast experience, innovative legal strategies, and influential courtroom decisions, earning him acclaim as a respected Judge in the state.

The inception of his remarkable legal journey began with the establishment of the Douglas J. Darnbrough Law Offices, P.C. Spanning a rich 18-year history, his practice covered diverse areas, including contracts, criminal defense, real estate, and tort litigation. This extensive legal experience granted him a unique perspective and a comprehensive skill set, crucial for effectively navigating and resolving complex legal scenarios. His pivotal involvement in the Commonwealth v. Pina case significantly shaped the search warrant laws in Massachusetts.

His trajectory in the legal world further ascended with his appointment as Assistant Clerk Magistrate at the Taunton District Court, where he managed various legal proceedings with skill and dedication. His capabilities were further acknowledged with his appointment by Governor Charlie Baker as an Associate Justice of the District Court, overseeing civil and criminal cases across several counties.

A highlight of his career was his 2019 appointment as the Presiding Justice of the New Bedford, MA, District Court. In this vital role, he spearheaded significant initiatives, including transforming the Drug Court into the Recovery Court and establishing the court’s first Mental Health Court. These efforts significantly improved the court’s efficiency and accessibility to justice.

Judge Doug Darnbrough’s early legal experience as a Judicial Clerk for Justice Gilbert Indeglia at the R.I. Supreme Court in 1994 laid the groundwork for his impressive career. His exceptional legal skills have been recognized with numerous accolades, including being named Top Criminal Defense Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates and ranking among the Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers.



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