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Francis M Doran Jr

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  1. if there's any question in your attorney's ability, hire him!

    Posted by a client,
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    • I recommend Francis Doran.

    I'm a level 1 sex offender, first smacking a girl's rear end when I was 14. I am now 25 and the free man because since then I have allegedly failed to register 3 times.the first two were convicted at the same time and I served 6 months. However this last time I was charged with a subsequent offense.this meant a minimum of 5 years mandatory in a state prison, and lifetime community parole.seeing as I hadn't committed any sex crimes sense that it was unconstitutional to put me on Lifetime community parole where I would have to pay almost $100 a month for the rest of my life. I honestly think that he genuinely thought about what it would be like to be in my shoes.there aren't enough words that can express how much I owe this man. I am now married and have a daughter, and going on with my life. That's all wouldn't have been possible if I had been sitting in a state prison right now. He will learn the ins and outs of your case, making him my number one recommendation. This is also the only case I have ever beaten. It's a good feeling! Thanks Frank

  2. Life saviour!

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    • I recommend Francis Doran.

    I had an unfortunate brush with Law of late when I got involved in a shoplifting case. I am otherwise a law abiding, hard working person, but caught in stress and turmoil of various life events acted in certain way I would have never done in my consciousness. Having to face a judge for the first time in my life and to top that being an (legal) immigrant, I had so much at stake apart from my relationship with my spouse. Panicky, I contacted Frank to represent my case after I spoke to a few lawyers. Right from the start Frank was very comforting. He sympathized with my situation and reassured that "nothing will happen". It was hard to believe at the beginning as I had so much to lose for this one stupid episode of my life but Frank kept on reinterring, "I should be fine." THAT ( the reassurance from my lawyer) helped me and even gave me the courage to think positive and my case was dismissed with no harm done to my record or immigration. And as promised he even worked on getting out the summon within a couple of days of the incident and that mostly helped a lot as I was able put this incident soon behind me and carry on with my life. Thanks Frank!

  3. Attorney Frank Doran, a proven winner in the court room.

    Posted by Andre N, a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend Francis Doran.
    • I hired Francis 6-12 months ago.
    • Francis handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    After being falsely charged w Assault and Battery in Framingham I knew I needed an attorney that has been a proven winner in the court room. I chose Attorney Frank Doran based on his criminal defense legal expertise, positive court rulings, and positive outcomes he has produced for his many clients. I am a Framingham business and home owner . Attorney Doran ensured this unfortunate event could be resolved. -
    With sincere appreciation and gratitude,
    Thank you Frank.

  4. Mr. Frank Doran one of the best lawyer in Framingham.

    Posted by a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Francis Doran.
    • I hired Francis 6-12 months ago.
    • Francis handled my DUI / DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Mr. Frank Doran is an excellent lawyer, one of the best in Framingham area. The first day I called him regarding my daughter's DUI charges he made me feel comfortable and reassured me that everything is going to be okay. He represented my daughter for a DUI / OUI we were glad that we listened to him to plead not guilty, while most of the lawyers I spoke to before wants to take an easy route of pleading guilty. My daughter won her case and the judge found her not guilty due to lack of evidence thanks so much to Mr. Doran. We definitely trust him he kept us informed at all the time. I will definitely recommend him he is very knowledgeable and will keep you inform at all time.

  5. GREAT ATTORNEY

    Posted by Helen,
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    • I recommend Francis Doran.
    • I hired Francis 1-3 years ago.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Attorney Doran represented me in two cases, Assault and Battery and OUI, and won both cases for me. He always kept informed. I trusted him with my life.

  6. Great, honest lawyer in Natick.

    Posted by a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Francis Doran.
    • I hired Francis 1-3 years ago.
    • Francis handled my DUI / DWI matter.

    Frank did a great job working with us on a DUI case. He is calm, honest, professional, and knowledgable. I highly recommend him as a lawyer. I was very pleased with his work and his communication throughout the process. I have worked with a few layers ... mostly real estate and business type of lawyers. Frank is definitely one of the best lawyers I have dealt with.

  7. Reccomendation

    Posted by Herbert, a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Francis Doran.
    • I hired Francis 1-3 years ago.
    • Francis handled my DUI / DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    Frank has suppied sound strategy, solid advise which produced excellent results.

  8. Responsive Lawyer

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    • I recommend Francis Doran.

    Francis responded promptly to any questions or concerns that I had. He usually returned my calls or emails within a few hours.

  9. Fantastic Defense

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend Francis Doran.
    • I hired Francis 1-3 years ago.
    • Francis handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with no lawyers.

    Frank Doran is an extremely qualified and capable attorney. I had not had any experiences with lawyers prior to having Frank represent me, but his representation left me with no complaints. He is incredibly responsive, answering his phone at all hours and even when on vacation. He will seek out every available legal avenue to win a case, and does not back down so long as there is a reasonable expectation of winning. He represented me for an OUI where the state had substantial evidence that I had committed the crime. Many lawyers would have recommended a plea bargain at this point, but Frank insisted that there were aways around the breath test. Using previous legal precedents and basic logic he was able to secure a not guilty verdict from the judge. Had I had other representation, my fate would not be the same.

    I highly recommend Frank Doran for his transparency, responsiveness and legal knowledge. One of the best criminal defense attorneys in the Framingham area.

  10. Highly recommended

    Posted by Susan, a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend Francis Doran.
    • I hired Francis 1-3 years ago.
    • Francis handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with more than 10 lawyers.

    Unfortunately, I have dealt with many lawyers for many
    different reasons over the years, and have found that
    most are incompetent and dishonest. It's extremely difficult
    to find a qualified one. Many attorneys make so many
    promises they never have any intentions of keeping.

    Francis Doran is honest; welcomes ideas; listens; gets back
    to you quickly, and is committed; all qualities lacking in most
    attorneys.

    My son was falsely accused of assault and battery and
    vandalism by an ex-girlfriend. It only took 20 minutes
    for the jury to come back with a not guilty verdict.

    Francis Doran was so meticulous and thorough in his
    motions, cross-examinations, and closing argument.
    He is very obiously experienced and skilled. He is
    aggressive when need be and is extremely effective
    in everything he does.

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