Dan Cronin was an Assistant District Attorney in Worcester County from 1986-1990, and was assigned as a Superior Court prosecutor during his last two years in the office from 1988-1990. He served as a Special Prosecutor in the Worcester District Attorney’s Office since 1990, handling 2 to 4 cases per year on a contract basis, until 2008. Since becoming a solo practitioner in 1990, he has been Superior Court Rule 8 certified and has accepted hundreds of Superior Court appointments. Since 2005 he has also been on the federal court Criminal Justice Act panel, and accepts criminal defense appointments in the Worcester and Boston Federal Courts. He has served as a Supervising Attorney and Resource Attorney for CPCS, assisting new lawyers in their bar advocate practices.
Dan Cronin is a pre-eminent Criminal Defense attorney Certified to accept Murder List appointments. In 2015 he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, and honored as a TOP 100 Criminal Defense Attorney by The National Trial Lawyers Association.
In March of 2006, Dan Cronin was nominated by the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Commission as a finalist to become Associate Justice of the Ayer District Court. In February of 2009, he served as a faculty panelist for the MCLE seminar entitled “Applying for and Executing Search Warrants”. He regularly participates in state and federal continuing legal education conferences. In July of 2012 attorney Cronin was a featured speaker at GEAR UP (gaining early awareness and readiness for undergraduate programs), a federally funded program targeting low income students with college potential at the middle school and high school levels stressing upon them the importance of a college education. In 2016 he was a faculty panelist and demonstrator for the Advanced Trial Skills Program competition in memory of prosecution Paul McLaughlin.
Dan also trained and supervised attorneys during his time in the District Attorney’s Office from 1986-1990, where he served in a supervisory capacity. He continues to supervise and train attorneys as a resource attorney and mentor for the Massachusett Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS), specifically in the Leominster and Worcester District Courts. He served four years as a Selectman in the Town of Lunenburg (2003-2007) and is known to be skilled at municipal law; having hired, trained and supervised town attorneys, department heads and administrators during his tenure as selectman.