Firm Partner Ghazi D. Al-Marayati graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1992 with a B.A. in economics and received his law degree from Northeastern University in 1997. After graduation from law school he worked with the New Hampshire Public Defender before entering private practice. He worked for several years at the Law Offices of Paul Moore in Nashua, New Hampshire, and then with Bratton and Springer in Lowell, Massachusetts. Attorney Al-Marayati concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense and personal injury litigation. With over 18 years of experience, he has represented thousands of individuals charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors and motor vehicle offenses to major drug crimes and violent felonies, including first degree murder.
In his personal injury practice, Attorney Al-Marayati has assisted numerous individuals in holding others (and their insurers) accountable for the injuries caused by their negligence. Attorney Al-Marayati recently obtained a six-figure settlement for the operator of a motorized scooter who suffered a broken leg as a result of a driver's negligence.
Attorney Al-Marayati has extensive courtroom and trial experience, has appeared in well over two dozen superior court jury trials as well as countless district court trials, and has argued cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Attorney Al-Marayati is admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire and is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Attorney Al-Marayati is an avid golfer, skier, and hiker, who has climbed most of New England's highest peaks. He is also extensively involved in his community. He has previously served as President of Malden, MA Little League Baseball and currently is the organization's Vice President and Coaching Coordinator. He coaches several youth baseball teams, is the Head Coach of the Malden Pop Warner Mitey-Mite team, and is an Assistant Coach with Malden Youth Wrestling.
Charles A. Bookman
Firm Partner Charles "Chuck" Bookman practices primarily in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, and professional discipline. Attorney Bookman graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1995. After law school, he began his legal career as a Public Defender in Nashua, New Hampshire. Thereafter, he served as arbitration counsel for John Hancock Insurance and then for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts prosecuting cases of professional misconduct in the medical field. More recently, he worked as an associate at Bratton & Springer in Lowell, Massachusetts, where he concentrated his practice in the area of criminal defense. With over 20 years experience, Attorney Bookman has represented thousands of individuals facing criminal charges ranging from drunk driving to murder. Attorney Bookman recently argued and won the case of Commonwealth v. Madden before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Attorney Bookman also has extensive experience in the personal injury field. His prior work in the insurance industry gives him insight and a perspective that assists him not only as a litigator, but also as a negotiator. Professional discipline is another area in which Attorney Bookman's prior experience benefits his clients. As a former prosecutor of professional misconduct Attorney Bookman obtained not only an outstanding foundation in the law and procedure of disciplinary proceedings, but also an understanding of the many of the strategies and tactics employed by prosecutors. That knowledge has helped him defend countless professionals facing consequences as serious as the potential loss of licensing. Attorney Bookman's clients have included nurses, lawyers, engineers, mortgage brokers, and members of numerous other professions.
Attorney Bookman was born and raised in Melrose, MA, is a graduate of Melrose High School, and holds a B.A. in Policy Studies from the Maxwell School of Government at Syracuse University. He is a member of the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and is admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.