Martin G. Weinberg, a nationally prominent criminal defense lawyer based in Boston, is ranked among the nation's best litigators and appellate advocates by many within the legal community. A 1971 Harvard Law School graduate, he has been recognized repeatedly for his accomplishments as a trial and appellate attorney, educator and legal expert. Since 1988, he's been selected by his peers for The Best Lawyers —Best criminal and white collar defense lawyer — including the 2015 edition. Weinberg was named One of the Top 10 Lawyers in Massachusetts in 2011. He has represented accused defendants in over 20 federal district courts, eight U.S. Courts of Appeal, and in the U.S. Supreme Court, where he successfully argued the landmark Fourth Amendment case of United States v. Chadwick. He is the former director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
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Martin G. Weinberg has been chief trial and appellate counsel in hundreds of cases for more than four decades. He's been the lawyer of choice for industry leaders, including prominent trial attorneys, corporate executives, medical professionals, union leaders, and internet pioneers. He has defended his clients on charges ranging from money laundering, RICO, internet gambling offenses, tax evasion, political corruption, securities fraud, insider trading,mail, wire and bank fraud, to racketeering, drug smuggling, internet sex offenses, computer theft, and murder. He successfully challenged the Department of Justice’s reliance on the Stored Communications Act to seize the content of emails in violation of the Fourth Amendment (United States v Warshak). His experience includes organizing and directing case-specific teams of nationally selected attorneys, skilled forensic and traditional investigators, and specialized experts. Read interview: DiMasi-Vitale Trial.
“… a criminal defense lawyer of
“Known for his savvy handling of
— NACDL President Jim Lavine, 12-15-10
Upon 6th Circuit Court ruling that protected emails
from warrantless government surveillance
Martin G. Weinberg is “one of the deans of the defense bar.”
— David Frank, Managing Editor,
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 10-21-13
“The extension of the Fourth Amendment to emails is a groundbreaking opinion that is of pivotal importance in terms of protecting privacy in the Internet Age.”
—Weinberg quoted by AP following Warshak decision
“[Warshak] … may someday be seen as a watershed moment in the extension of our Constitutional rights to the Internet.”
— Law Professor Paul Ohm