Michael J. Traft

Top rated appellate attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

Law Office of Michael J. Traft
Michael J. Traft
Law Office of Michael J. Traft

Practice Areas: Appellate, Family law, Criminal defense

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1977

Education: Suffolk University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2022
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Law Office of Michael J. Traft

58 Winter St
Suite 4
Boston, MA 02108 Phone: 617-933-3877 Email: Michael J. Traft


For more than four decades Michael Traft has practiced law in the Massachusetts court system with special expertise in appeals to appellate courts. He has handled criminal and civil appeals from every lower court division and has particular experience in family law and criminal law. He also has tried cases in every division of the trial court. He will address your case with dedication and concern.

First Admitted: 1977, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: https://michaeltraftlaw.com/about/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Former Member, Massachusetts Sentencing Commission
Educational Background:
  • Brandeis University undergraduate degree, 1973
Representative Clients:
  • Randolph v. Commonwealth, 488 Mass. 1 (2021) - I represented a person identified as a potential suspect by a convicted defendant who sought to obtain the suspect’s DNA to test against physical evidence. I established the limits under which DNA of a private person can be obtained by authorities to examine concerning past crimes. My client’s DNA ultimately confirmed that he was not a match., 2021
  • Malachi M. v. Quintana Q., 483 Mass. 725 (2019) - I represented a mother in a child custody dispute with her ex-husband. We established the principle that past issues of domestic violence must be considered by a trial judge on a modification or contempt complaint concerning a potential change in custody provisions. Following the appeal we established a permanent custody arrangement acceptable to both parties., 2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association Amicus Brief Committee  Former Board Member, Massachusetts Family & Probate American Inn of Court, 2023

Office location for Michael J. Traft

58 Winter St
Suite 4
Boston, MA 02108


15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2022

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