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Martin G. Weinberg

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Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Boston, MA

Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law
20 Park Plaza, Suite 1000
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-227-3700
Fax: 617-338-9538
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1972
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: White Collar, Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

With over five decades of experience, Martin G. Weinberg is known nationally as one of the most accomplished and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys in the country. He represents clients in Massachusetts in all white collar criminal charges, including the following: tax evasion, securities fraud, RICO cases, racketeering, political corruption, money laundering, internet and computer crimes, insider trading, health care fraud, gambling crimes and bank fraud.

In 1987 and for 30 consecutive years after, his firm, Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law, was named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best law firms. Known as an attorney with a caring, trustworthy one-on-one approach, he has worked on high profile cases involving health and financial fraud, money laundering and high-profile political corruption. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer-review rating possible of AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell.

In 1971, Mr. Weinberg graduated from Harvard Law School with his Juris Doctor, and a year later was admitted to practice in Massachusetts. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin. After several decades of practice, he was named by Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly as one of only ten Lawyers of the Year.

Mr. Weinberg speaks regularly at Harvard Law School on complicated criminal cases and ethics. A former director for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he is now co-chair of the organization’s Reform of Federal Grand Juries and Criminal Defense Committee on Money Laundering. For 10 consecutive years, he served as the co-chairman of the organization’s Lawyers Assistant Strike Force and on the same for the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Debt, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Tax Evasion, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022

About Martin G. Weinberg

First Admitted: 1972, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://www.martinweinberglaw.com/martin-g-weinberg/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Guest Lecturer: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Topic: "Lessons from Ten Months of Litigating Racketeering Cases: Roving Bugs, Protected Informants & the Ethics of the Witness Reward System."April 30, 1999
  • Cross-Examination of Chemists in Narcotics and Marijuana Cases, 1972
  • United States v. Chadwick: Revitalization of the Warrant Clause, 1977
  • Challenging the Law Office Search, 1996
  • The Witness Reward System, 1998
  • Federal Grand Jury Reform Report & ‘Bill of Rights, 2000
  • Internet Sexual Entrapment; The uses and misuses of 18 U.S.C. §2, 2002
  • The Stored Communications Act and Private E-mail Communications, 2007
  • Sixth Circuit: SCA Unconstitutional to Extent It Permits Warrant, 2011
  • Trial by Press Conference
  • Bringing the Fourth Amendment into the 21st Century
  • Search & Seizure Commentary
  • Author of Legal Articles, Author of legal articles on the Government’s use of subpoenas to acquire emails from ISPs, on the representation of attorneys responding to searches of their law firm offices, on the Warrant Clause of the Fourth Amendment, and on trial defenses to prosecutions involving internet sex offenses
  • Meredith Lectures given at McGill University
  • Panelist & Speaker at Four Judicial Conferences
  • Guest lecturer at Harvard Law School
  • Guest Lecturer: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Topic: "Pretrial Investigation." May 2, 1997
  • Guest Lecturer: Criminal Justice Expo & Conference. Topic: "Lawyer's Duty: Protect the Guilty?" October 1, 1997
  • Guest Lecturer: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Topic: "Witness Informant Reward System." October 31, 1997
  • Guest Lecturer: Boston Bar Association, Criminal Law Section. Topic: "New Ethics Rules." February 12, 1998
  • Guest Lecturer: Committee for Public Counsel Services, Annual Training Conference Topic: "Ethics — The New Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct." May 15, 1998
  • Guest Lecturer: Tufts University, Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship. February 4, 1999
  • Panelist: Tufts University, EPIIC International Symposium, Topic: "Global Crime, Corruption, and Accountability." March 5, 1999
  • Expert Witness: Commission on Proceedings Involving Guy Paul MorinToronto, Ontario (November 18, 1997) Inquiry on Prison Informants and Risks of Convicting Innocent Persons, 1900
  • Guest Lecturer: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. Topic: "Cross-Examination of Witnesses." May 20, 1999
  • Guest Lecturer: CJA Panel Training, District of New Hampshire Successfully Defending Drug Prosecutions, Topic: "Winning Against Odds: Mock Trials, Voir Dire and Life After Salemme." June 4, 1999
  • Member on Panel of Attorneys Receiving Criminal Justice Act Appointments in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Committee for Public Counsel, Court Appointment List for murder cases
  • Invited Lecturer: First Circuit Judicial Conference in Bethel, ME. 1999
  • Attended First Circuit Judicial Conference in Newport, RI (1989), Waterville Valley, NH (1991), Boston, MA. 1993, 2003
  • Guest Lecturer: Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Topic: "Jury Selection." April 14, 2000
  • Panelist: CJA Training Seminar, District of Rhode Island Topic: "How To Avoid Being Accused of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in the current Legal Climate." June 19, 2000
  • Guest Lecturer: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Topic: "Money Laundering, Fees and the Criminal Defense Attorney. August 4, 2000
  • Guest Lecturer: Second Federal Practice Institute (sponsored by Federal Defender Office, Concord, New Hampshire) Topic: "Counseling and Confronting the Cooperating Witness. September 28, 2000
  • Guest Lecturer: ABA White Collar Crime Section Committee Meeting Topic: "Federal Grand Jury Bill of Rights." January 25, 2001
  • Guest Lecturer: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Topic: "White Collar Defense." February 20, 2002
  • Panelist: Federal CJA Training Seminar Topic: "Trying a Federal Criminal Case." December 5, 2002
  • Guest Lecturer: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Spring Conference -“Trial Techniques & Strategies from the Masters.” New York, New York Topic: "Criminal Law for Criminal Lawyers: A Perspective from a co-chair of the NACD Lawyer’s Assistance Strike Force." April 2003
  • Guest Lecturer: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Topic: “Trial Techniques & Strategies From the Masters.” (May, 2003)
  • Guest Lecturer: Meredith Law Lectures; McGill University Faculty of Law – Montreal, Canada Topic: "The Applicability of Money Laundering Legislation and Other Enforcement Procedures to the Criminal Defense Attorney," October 5, 2002

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Past Vice-Chair, Grand Jury Reform Committee, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Local Rules Committee (District of Massachusetts 2002 - 2008)
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Co-Chair Lawyers Assistant Strike Force)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Co-Chair 8300 Task Force, 1995 - 1998)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Co-Chair Money Laundering Task Force)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Co-Chair Lawyer Assistance Strike Force Coordinator, 1994 - Present)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Director, 1995 - 2000)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member)
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court
  • Massachusetts (admitted in 1972)
  • Vice-Chair, Strategic Litigation Committee, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. 1990-1992
  • Past Chairman, Money Laundering Task Force, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • California (Northern District)
  • Ohio
  • Florida
  • Vermont
  • Puerto Rico
  • Oregon
  • Ohio (Southern District)
  • North Carolina (Eastern District)
  • New York (Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts)
  • New Jersey
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • Louisiana (Western District)
  • Illinois (Northern District)
  • Georgia (Middle District, Southern District)
  • Florida (Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts)
  • Delaware

Verdicts/Settlements

  • US v Bravo-Fernandez
  • United States v Bravo
  • United States v Chadwick
  • United States v Tavares
  • United States v Warshak
  • Argued United States v. Chadwick, 433 U.S. 1, 97 S. Ct. 2476 before United States Supreme Court, April 26, 1977

Honors/Awards

  • National co-chairman for the Lawyers Assistance Strike Force for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for over 10 consecutive years and State co-chairman for the Lawyers Assistance Strike Force for the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
  • Best Lawyers: selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers – since 1988 yearly – including the 2019 edition, Best Law Firms for Criminal Defense: White-Collar in Boston, MA
  • Selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for 2011, Top 10 Attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating
  • One of Top Lawyers in State: Weinberg was honored as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Massachusetts in 2011 and has been selected yearly from 2004-2019 for Massachusetts Super Lawyers, a guide widely used by other lawyers to select counsel, Super Lawyers
  • Expert Witness on American law and the perils of informant testimony before a high-level Ontario, Canada Commission investigating the wrongful murder conviction of an innocent man.
  • Selected on multiple occasions to make presentations at federal judicial conferences on behalf of the defense bar
  • Selected as one of ten "Lawyers of the Year" by Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly, 2011
  • Former Board Member for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for 6 years.
  • Invited speaker at the annual Meredith Lectures given at McGill University, Montreal Canada on the topic of US money laundering laws.
  • Acquittal for defendant charged with federal honest services violation in a case involving the Speaker of the House of Representatives in Massachusetts, 2011
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of The Best Lawyers in America , 2014
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 25 consecutive years.
  • Frequent invited speaker at national CLE conferences run by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Criminal Justice Act Board, the Massachusetts Committees for Public Counsel and Continuing Legal Education and numerous state bar associations and criminal defense organizations nationwide on topics ranging from white collar defense issues and strategy to cross-examination, openings, summations, electronic surveillance, and money laundering.
  • Dismissal of charges against a business executive accused of political corruption and perjury, 2011

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1968

Industry Groups

  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Office Location for Martin G. Weinberg

20 Park Plaza
Suite 1000
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 617-227-3700

Fax: 617-338-9538

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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