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Known for his savvy handling of high-profile, white-collar crime and tax cases. (Upon Weinberg joining Martha Stewart appellate team)

Boston Globe

Marty Weinberg…[part of a] Fourth Amendment dream team [who] understands the Constitution and the Bill of Rights still reign as the supreme law of the land. (Upon the 6th Circuit Court ruling that protected emails from warrantless government surveillance.)

NACDL President Jim Lavine

Some lawyers have been gifted with extraordinary intellects, others prodigious trial skills, and still others a relentless work ethic. Marty has the rare combination of all three, and that is what truly sets him apart within the defense bar.

Robert M. Goldstein

God forbid I ever have a problem, he’d be my lawyer.

David Chesnoff
Marty Is the Go-to Lawyer

Marty is the go-to lawyer for those with complex legal and trial issues – there is no one better. Most importantly, he is an all-around terrific person.

NACDL Past President Gerald Lefcourt
An Unparalleled Legal Technician

Marty is a lawyer’s lawyer – an unparalleled legal technician with a philosopher’s vision. Marty sees the nuances in the shadows in the edges of the furthest reaches of the law and brings it all back to first principles and fundamental values.

NACDL Past President Martín Sabelli

One of the deans of the criminal defense bar!

David O. Markus

Among the nation’s best defense lawyers. (Regarding the representation of a criminal defense lawyer acquitted on most counts with a hung jury on others.)

Miami Herald

A nationally prominent criminal defense lawyer. (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 2019 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.)

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

A criminal defense lawyer of remarkable skill and persistence. (Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent)

Harvey A. Silverglate

The No. 1 lawyer in the City. (Following Vitale Acquittal)

Howie Carr, Boston Herald

Eloquence, grace and mastery of command emanate from Weinberg like rays of light glinting off his crown.

WBUR report by David Boeri

Peerless. Elegant. (In its coverage of his successful defense of Richard Vitale, who was charged with Speaker Salvatore DiMasi with honest services fraud.)

Peter Gelzenis, Boston Herald

Martin G. Weinberg of Boston, who argued a seminal 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision prohibiting prosecutors from seizing emails without a warrant, said it is no coincidence that privilege issues are being litigated with more frequency nowadays. (As prosecutors use warrants to get at the content of emails, he said, courts will be asked to address alleged attorney-client privilege violations. In an article about the seizure of emails and issues raised in Commonwealth v. Kishore.)

David E. Frank, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

This is the opinion privacy activists and many legal scholars, myself included, have been waiting and calling for, for more than a decade. It may someday be seen as a watershed moment in the extension of our Constitutional rights to the Internet. (Paul Ohm’s Blog)

Professor Paul Ohm

Today’s decision is the only federal appellate decision currently on the books that squarely rules on this critically important privacy issue, an issue made all the more important by the fact that current federal law. (In particular, the Stored Communication Act — allows the government to secretly obtain emails without a warrant in many situations.)

Kevin Bankston of Electronic Frontier Foundation (

Martin G. Weinberg is one of the deans of the defense bar.

David Frank, Managing Editor, Massachusetts Lawyer

Nationally renowned criminal defense attorney.

RICO Report, Champion Magazine

Whether it was his surgical cross-examination of co-defendant-turned cooperating-witness Joseph Lally or his home run closing argument, the Boston lawyer established that the evidence against Vitale simply was not there.

David Frank, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

We’re in the technology age where courts are tackling for the first time the new instruments of communication,’ [Weinberg] said. ‘When mistakes are made, the question that more and more judges will continue to deal with is: Where does the prejudice fall?

On the Warshak Opinion

The Fourth Amendment must keep pace with inexorable march of technological progress or its guarantees will wither and perish.

On the Warshak Opinion

[Warshak] … may someday be seen as a watershed moment in the extension of our Constitutional rights to the Internet.

Law Professor Paul Ohm

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 in which Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals)

On the Warshak Opinion

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