Anthony Benedetti grew up in West Roxbury, MA, and graduated from Boston Latin School in 1983. After graduating from Boston College, he began his law career as an audit specialist and then spent 5 years as a public defender for the CPCS. He then transitioned to the CPCS General Counsel for just over a decade. He is now the Chief Counsel for the Committee for Public Counsel Services. Mr. Benedetti throughout his career has helped nurture and cultivate the CPCS. The CPCS’s staff and number of clients they represent have grown exponentially since Mr. Benedetti has been in charge. He has also made great strides in helping the Juvenile Justice System and helping the wrongfully convicted. His many accomplishments have ushered him into receiving the Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award.