Benjamin L. Falkner

Benjamin L. Falkner

Andover, Massachusetts

Attorney Benjamin Falkner joined Krasnoo, Klehm & Falkner LLP as an associate in 2006 and was graduated from The Ohio State University (magna cum laude, 2002) and Suffolk University Law School (magna cum laude, 2006). With twelve years of experience, Ben devotes his entire practice to criminal and civil litigation in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has tried both civil and criminal cases in U.S. District Court, as well as in the Massachusetts Superior, District and Juvenile Courts. He has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. He also represents people in the state and federal courts of New Hampshire. Ben is a tireless fighter for the rights of the accused. He stands up for those accused of any crime, including internet crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, property crimes and drunk driving. He helps children and adults accused of crimes. Ben has represented people facing the loss of their job or suspension from school. He also represents people before administrative agencies, such as the federal Merit Systems Protection Board, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. He also represents people facing classification by the Sex Offender Registry Board. Ben currently accepts court appointments to represent indigent criminal defendants in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in the New Hampshire Federal District Court, and in the District and Juvenile Courts of Middlesex and Essex Counties in Massachusetts.

Ben is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the National Lawyers Guild Mass Chapter (where he served on the Board of Directors), the National Police Accountability Project and the Lawrence Bar Association (where he serves on the Executive Committee).

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 15% Civil Rights
  • 15% Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2006
  • New Hampshire, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2007
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire, 2006
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2011


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2006
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2002
    • Major: Journalism

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Stars, Criminal Defense, Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Lawrence Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild Mass Chapter, Member, 2006 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild Mass Chapter, Board of Directors, Member, 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2009 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel, Member, 2007 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Krasnoo | Klehm LLP, Associate, 2006 - 2014

Pro Bono Activities

  • Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel, District of New Hampshire, Indigent Criminal Defense, 2007 - Present
  • Committee for Public Counsel Services Panels, 2007 - Present


  • English (Primary)