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Robert H Astor

Criminal defense Attorney at Springfield, MA

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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Attorney Astor is an AV-rated lawyer with 39 years of experience in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal defense and alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration). He serves clients throughout western Massachusetts and has offices in Springfield and Northampton. He has obtained more than 30 six-figure settlements and jury verdicts, and receives many of his cases through referrals from other lawyers. He has lectured and served on panels in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, DUI/DWI defense, and alternative dispute resolution for various bar associations, including the Massachusetts Bar Assocaition and Hampden County Bar Assocaition.

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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2019
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Criminal Complaint
I was facing a charge serious enough to derail my employment prospects. Through arguments and documents, Attorney Astor artfully persuaded the Magistrate not to issue a complaint, assuring that there would be no record of the incident. He is truly a skilled advocate.
Posted by Ben G | October 17, 2018
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Saved a future doctor
As a UMass student who intends to apply to medical school, I was very concerned over the potential consequences of a criminal charge against me. Attorney Astor managed to get the case continued on a not guilty, thereby avoiding a criminal record for me. He is very experienced, and totally familiar with the prosecutors and judges. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Shoshana | October 16, 2018
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car accident
Despite dealing with a very difficult insurance company, Attorney Astor obtained an excellent result for my auto accident claim. He kept me fully informed throughout the entire process and was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Richard | August 22, 2018
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Attorney Astor
Attorney Astor fought hard to secure the best possible outcome for the charges against me. He carefully explained the process at each stage of the proceedings, patiently answered the many questions I had for him, and always promptly responded to my calls and emails. He demonstrated compassion and the expertise that comes with over 35 years of experience.
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Posted by Anna | September 14, 2017
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Excelent lawyer!
Mr. Robert Astor, in my case, proved that he is an experienced and persistent lawyer. He knows perfectly well what he is doing, the environment in the court where our trial was going. My case was not easy and he did miracle. If anyone needs a lawyer, Mr. Astor is the perfect choice.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2017
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Great Lawyer
Attorney Astor is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and honest. He helped settle my criminal dispute with the best possible outcome. He knows the area's magistrates and judges on a personal level. Upon our initial meeting, possible outcomes were clearly outlined, dependent on the character of the magistrate we would stand against. Needless to say, the best possible was achieved. I would highly recommend Attorney Astor.
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Posted by Sobia | March 3, 2017
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Attorney Astor
Attorney Astor did an excellent job with handling my auto accident injury claim. Attorney Astor got me a fair compensation from a difficult insurance company. I appreciate that he was patient and determined. Attorney Astor was friendly and understanding. I highly recommend attorney Robert H Astor.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2017
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Would highly recommend
Robert Astor did an excellent job at solving my case. He is very patient, and a great listener. He did everything in his power to make the process go smooth, and he delivered. I am 100% happy I chose him. He not only provided an excellent service, but had my situation dropped so I could move on to a better life. He is very clear, and detail oriented. He knows his stuff, he has the experience and knowledge so you're in good hands. Thank you Robert so much!
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Posted by Nick R | February 23, 2017
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Excellent service!
Attorney Astor goes above and beyond! I hired attorney Astor this past year when I was arrested and lost my license. He did everything possible to make sure I got the best possible outcome. He knows the process very well and if I ever am in need of another lawyer, he will be my number one choice hands down! he is very easy to talk to and is professional in every way. I can't thank him enough for what he has done for me.
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Posted by Sivan | February 23, 2017
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Dui case
Robert made a painful experience to an easy solution. He was quick and easy to work with. Robert learned the case to details and gave strong arguing points to drop my case immediately.
Posted by James | July 2, 2013
DUI Trouble
When I faced charges for a 5th operating under the influence. Attorney Astor challenged the sufficiency of proof of the four prior convictions from the 1980s, and the prosecutor eventually treated me as a second offender.
Posted by Joshua | June 21, 2013
No Conviction
I was looking at mandatory jail time for a school zone drug charge and distribution of marijuana. Attorney Astor succeeded in getting the school zone charge dropped, and I ended up without a criminal conviction on the distribution charge.
Posted by Sean | May 30, 2013
Felony Charge Decreased
When I faced serious felony charges, Attorney Astor convinced the DA's Office that the facts and the law did not support felony charges, and the case was reduced to a misdemeanor, for which I received probation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Robert H. Astor
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • Boston University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Associations

  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono service
  • Women's Bar Association
  • 2013
  • AV rating
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Considering, Preparing and Conducting Mediation and Arbitration Hearings
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Communication, Apology and Resolution Forum
  • Medical Malpractice
  • 2016
  • Considering, Preparing and Conducting Mediation and Arbitration Hearings
  • Mediation & Arbitration
  • 2013
  • Improving Trial Skills
  • Cross Examining a Doctor
  • 2010
  • Screening and Handling Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Medical malpractice
  • 2008
  • Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Cases
  • 2008
  • Criminal Practice Forum
  • DUI/DWI Laws
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (2)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bob is a dedicated and expert attorney. He really cares about his clients and cases and gets great results. He is experienced and dedicated, and is also a courteous professional to work with."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without hesitation. Rob Astor has roughly 30 years of legal experience and is smart, responsible, and conscientious. I referred a medical malpractice case to him and he achieved a good result which satisfied the client. He's also a good man."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rob Astor is an experienced, accomplished, outstanding personal injury lawyer, who is highly regarded by his peers in western Massachusetts. His expertise and work ethic make him one of the go-to attorneys for challenging, complex cases; and he is a vigorous, dogged advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can heartily recommend Attorney Robert H. Astor as a litigation specialist, without reservation. He has excelled in his area of specialty for over 38 years and enjoys an excellent reputation amongst colleagues, jurists and clients. Respectfully submitted, Leonard C. Jekanowski"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Rob Astor for nearly twenty years in a professional capacity as a fellow personal injury lawyer. When I want to get a second opinion about one of my own cases, I call Rob. When I cannot take a case due to a conflict of interest, I refer the potential client to Rob. He is a smart and dedicated attorney who has a wealth of experience. Rob works hard for his clients. He is a seasoned litigator who is willing to go to trial in an era when fewer lawyers are willing to go the distance. I trust Rob and endorse him without reservation"
Arbitration Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Astor is well respected in the community and has an excellent reputation as a lawyer. He has a keen intellect, is knowledgeable in the law, is eloquent and articulate, and is very personable."
Arbitration Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Astor for nearly 30 years. I have always found him to be extremely competent, well-prepared and fair. He is also a pleasure to work with. I can recommend him as an arbitrator without reservation."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rob and I worked together on several medical malpractice cases. After working directly with him, I can give him my wholehearted endorsement. Rob is meticulous in his preparation and always ready to work hard on a client's behalf."
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