Experience. Respect. Results.
The Center for Progressive Legal Defense is dedicated to the artful practice of law for those entangled in the criminal justice system and those hoping to make a new start in the United States.
What Defines Us?
pro⋅gres⋅sive (adj.): making progress toward better conditions; moving forward or onward.
At CPLD, we are a new kind of law firm for a changing world. We are consistent, patient and professional, giving each case the attention it deserves. An integral part of our services is to work closely with our clients so that they can make the right decisions with respect to their legal needs.
Abigail W. S. Cromwell
Abigail has over 13 years of criminal trial experience. She has taken dozens of felony and misdemeanor cases to trial, with highly favorable outcomes. She is a skilled negotiator and resolves many cases short of trial, providing security and predictability to her clients. Abigail is widely respected by prosecutors, judges, and fellow attorneys.
In her immigration work, Abigail has pursued successful asylum claims both affirmatively and defensively, winning permanent protection for clients in removal proceedings. After each successful grant of asylum, Abigail remains involved, assisting immigration clients with specialized assistance in regularizing status, bringing family members to the United States, and all other needs. Abigail takes care with each application, whether for asylum, the right to work, family immigration, and all other areas to ensure the prompt and favorable granting of rights.
Attorney & Executive Director
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Fighting for Your Rights
"Abigail Cromwell of Cambridge, Massachusetts, covers her face while waiting in line to get inside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. The Supreme Court takes up what is probably its biggest civil-rights dispute in decades this week when it hears arguments that could lead to the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide."
--Photographer: Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg News.
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