Alexander M.Castro
Michael A. Reilly

Newburyport Office
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Mike Reilly joined Mead, Talerman & Costa in 2024. Before joining the firm, he practiced criminal defense in Lawrence and Haverhill, gaining valuable courtroom advocacy and trial experience. He earned his Juris Doctor form Massachusetts School of Law in 2004.

Mike comes to the firm with prior municipal experience. He was the Police Chief for the Town of Newbury from 2006 to his retirement in 2020. Aside from his duties as Police Chief, Mike was the Town’s Emergency Management Director and Harbormaster. Mike was president of the Essex County Chiefs of Police Association in 2013 and Assistant Control Chief of the NEMLEC Motor Unit from 2017 to 2020.

Mike graduated from Springfield College with a B.S. in Human Services. He has extensive experience in investigations and negotiations.


  • B.S., Springfield College (Springfield, MA
  • J.D., Massachusetts School of Law (Andover, MA)