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What They Are Saying

On the front page of the news, in personal recommendations, or in professional circles, our message is clear.

In the news.

Our cases are frequently reported upon and followed by major news outlets.  Many lawyers fail to grasp the power the media has on the optics of a case.  The government will seek to sensationalize the case, inflame public outrage, and

Murat Erkan  criminal defense lawyer in Andover said the SJC made a 'grave mistake' in not doing away with the 'pernicious practice' of pretextual stops, which create constitutional issues even in the absence of profiling. - Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly

imprint their theories on the public consciousness.  Not only do these tactics stain the reputation of those who the law presumes innocent, they carry the potential to seep into the minds of jurors who will later hear the matter.  Our firm will deny the government this advantage by taking control of the narrative, highlighting the weaknesses in the government's case, and refocusing the public's attention on the presumption of innocence and the side of the story yet to be told.  To see some of our press coverage, click here.  

We are also often called upon to share our commentary and expert analysis on emerging legal issues by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.  MLW is the most trusted legal news provider and is the top resource for judges and lawyers in keeping up with cutting edge legal issues and notable cases.  Our comments can be found here.

In our clients' own words.

Not guilty!!!! These words meant my life back.

The first time you meet our team, you will realize there is something special happening.  Your case will be handled by a group of professionals who truly have your best interests at heart.  More than a client, you will feel like family.  Many of our the people we have helped take the time to share their experiences with others online.  Click here to learn why our office has a perfect record of only five star reviews on the most trusted platforms including Google and

In the eyes of our peers.

One of the greatest tests of a lawyer's professional reputation is how they stack up in the eyes of other lawyers.  In 2020 and 2021, Attorney Erkan was rated "AV-Preeminent" on Martindale Hubbell, the most trusted peer review authority in the legal community.  This is the highest rating available, and an honor reserved for the top 10% of attorneys in the country who have distinguished themselves for their high ethical standing. 

In 2021, I was featured on "Super Lawyers," as having "attained a high degree of peer recognition and personal achievement" as a criminal defense lawyer.  That same year, I was recognized as a top 100 criminal defense attorney by the National Trial Lawyers.  

I am on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Criminal Justice Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

   Click here to read peer endorsements furnished by other attorneys in the Commonwealth and around the country. 

Murat is a warrior and the best lawyer I know.

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