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Irvin Rakhlin

Criminal defense Attorney at Framingham, MA

4.9   137 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Irvin

Learn Irvin’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Aggressive and innovative defense of accused individuals of all categories of offenses in district, superior, and federal court

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

  3. Domestic violence
    20%

  4. Sex crime
    20%

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%

AVAILABLE 24/7 FOR FREE CONSULTATIONS. WHEN YOU ARE CHARGED WITH A CRIME, YOU NEED COUNSEL ASAP!

With over a decade of experience as a criminal defense attorney, Attorney Rakhlin's main focus has been and always will be serving the interests of his clients by providing them with the legal expertise and personalized attention needed to secure the best possible results. When you are faced with a legal problem, being able to depend on your attorney is the best peace of mind available.

Irv Rakhlin was born in Pennsylvania and later moved to Massachusetts to attend Amherst College and then Boston University School of Law. In addition to maintaining a high level of academic performance Mr. Rakhlin was a standout athlete on the football and rugby fields. Whether tackling an opposing player or a legal challenge, Irv has been fighting hard for those on his team his entire life. After law school he sharpened his skills as an associate at a well-respected general practice law firm in downtown Boston. Attorney Rakhlin’s main focus has been and always will be serving the interests of his clients by providing them with the legal expertise and personalized attention needed to secure the best possible results.

Mr. Rakhlin has received numerous awards and accolades as an Attorney including a 10.0 rating on AVVO and numerous consecutive selections as a “Rising Star” Attorney by Super Lawyers and a "Super Lawyer," but his biggest satisfaction comes from attaining a Not Guilty verdict or a Dismissal of a case for a client. In one capacity or another, Irv has always made it a point to do the hard work, and never back down from a challenge. If you or a relative have been accused of a crime in Massachusetts, there is no time to waste in mounting the best possible defense. When you are faced with criminal charges, being able to depend on your attorney is the best peace of mind available.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 7 ...

Location

Rakhlin Law
550 Cochituate Road
East Wing, Fourth Floor, Suite 25
Framingham, MA, 01701

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  137 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Nancy | February 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Very positive experience!
Irv handled our families matter with the upmost professionalism, care and dedication. From the first conversation we had with him our worries started to dwindle and felt like we finally had someone on our side who had the knowledge and power to be proactive. Irv had a very warm demeanor when dealing with our family while learning all the facts but knew exactly when to be assertive when handling us and when handling the business in the court room. He gave us confidence during a very stressful time and was very clear and straight forward when discussing with us how he wanted to approach the situation. Irv was always available and made you feel like you were his number one priority at all times. While in the court you could see the respect that everyone around him has for him, we knew we were in the right hands. We highly recommend Irv if you need legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2023
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Highly Recommend
Irv is a great choice if you are in need of an attorney. He is very knowledgeable and understanding. He makes sure you are comfortable and on the same page as him without beating around the bush. He is kind yet also firm in your defense. Hopefully will never need a lawyer again, but Irv would be on the top of my list!
Posted by Alex | June 2, 2023
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Highly recommend Irv
Irv is a life-saver, as in my life would be different without having retained him. If you ever find yourself in need of services of a lawyer, there are a lot of options. Irv told me that "justice is served" is a misnomer, because you need the skills of an experienced lawyer to make sure that happens. With Irv, you will retain the services of a professional that understands the complex legal and interpersonal maneuvering required to help ensure that justice is served.
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Posted by BN | October 1, 2022
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Confident- Kind- Honest.
I met Irv and his wife at the gym. He is not only a consistent, determined athlete but one of the best fathers and husband I know. His wife is a kind thoughtful human and his kids a reflexión of his father work ethics . He is a very honest person. He won’t try to make you hire him if he can’t help, he has given us the most useful advices and his call being our fears and anxiety from 100 to 10%. I never imagine such a sweet friendly laid back person will transform into a fearless powerful attorney. He is the person you want to have by your side when issues arise. Highly recommended.
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Posted by George | September 23, 2022
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Extremely happy with my outcome
I retained Mr. Rakhlin after getting charged with OUI. I had reached out to a lawyer acquaintance and asked if he knew anyone who he would recommend. Mr. Rakhlin was recommended very highly. If another lawyer says "That's the guy I would get", then that's the guy you hire. He was extremely successful on my behalf, and was able to get my case dismissed. I would hire Irv again (but I don't plan on finding myself in the same situation again).
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Posted by David | August 24, 2022
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Senior Manager
To whom it may concern: Attorney Rakhlin is the best lawyer I have ever seen. He saved not only my personal life, but also my future. My appreciation to him would stay in my heart and my life for all time. I found Attorney Rakhlin when my ex-wife and I were going through a divorce case, and my ex-wife said I violated the restraining order. I called Attorney Rakhlin to see if he could help me with my problem. Attorney Rakhlin is so wise, knowledgeable, experienced, and very articulate. During out first conversation, I found that he could understand the important points very quickly, and shared with me his thoughts on how to resolve the problems immediately. After our initial call, Attorney Rakhlin learned that I had two warrants for my arrest, but knew exactly what to do in order to fix the situation. Attorney Rakhlin even went the extra mile by meeting me outside the courthouse prior to our court date, so I did not have to go in alone and scared. Attorney Rakhlin saved me, and more, he saved my impression for America. I was so impressed by his speech in the court, he always had the right answer when the other party tried to bring in more false proofs. His speech did not give them any chance, and the other party just looked at each other and didn’t know what to do! With Attorney Rakhlin’s expert help, I was able to have my cases dismissed!! Despite the issues I was having, thankfully God blessed me and I found Attorney Rakhlin! God sent him to save me! The last word I have is that, my only wish, May God Bless people, like the Attorney Rakhlin, to help the people, like me!!
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Posted by Anne | August 4, 2022
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Amazing Attorney - Highly Recommend
I hired Attorney Rakhlin after my daughter was arrested for a DUI. Irv came highly recommended by a friend. This was a second DUI and we were very concerned. Irv reviewed all the evidence and believed we could win the case. He spent time explaining why he thought she could win. It was a long process with multiple hearings. Irv did an amazing job questioning the witnesses. He explained how each court appearance help him prepare for trial. Irv won the case for my daughter. I can't thank him enough. Irv is knowledgeable, professional, kind and caring attorney. I would highly recommend him to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2022
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Excellent Representation
After I got a very disappointing result from a previous bad restraining order attorney, Irv Rakhlin was recommended to me. It was the best decision I could have made. I have now been involved in a difficult complex restraining order situation for over a year and Irv has led me to successful outcomes all along the way. He is knowledgeable, organized, attentive, passionate, and professional. Most importantly he gets results. I would recommend Irv to anyone in need of legal representation in a restraining order situation. I will certainly never use anyone else.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2022
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Great Defense Attorney
I initially consulted with Attorney Rakhlin after I was arrested, and because I felt such at ease during our conversation, I hired him to represent me. After several months, we were able to obtain a favorable outcome where all the charges on my criminal case were dismissed in court. It was a pleasure working with Irv, and he skillfully guided me through the legal process during this difficult situation. By talking with him, I can tell that he has a lot of experience and knowledge of the law. He made sure that he was available whenever I had questions or concerns, and he responded to all my inquiries via phone or email. He provided great support throughout this entire process, and he treated me fairly, honestly, and respectfully. I appreciate that he cared about me and my family. Therefore, I highly recommend Irv to anyone who requires legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2022
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Very Professional
Attorney Rakhlin did an excellent job representing me in court regarding a speeding violation and a driving in the left lane violation on the I91. He provided guidance on documentation and was very professional in court. The Magistrate dismissed the speeding ticket which was a good outcome.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2022
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Excellent defense work
I contacted Irvin for defense on a restraining order. Though the case had unique complexities, Irvin successfully defended me. He took on every potential difficulty in stride and made me feel positive through the entire process. He pursued every potential avenue and found the best path. I have no doubts about recommending him for any potential case.
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Posted by Helen | April 3, 2022
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Highly Recommend
My family worked with Irv Rakhlin of Rakhlin Law to help navigate complexities stemming from a car accident. As we very seldom hire an attorney, we found Irv more or less by chance online and had little way to determine whether we were making the best choice. However, right from our first conversation with him, we felt a tremendous sense of relief that the situation was in experienced hands. Irv was responsive, thorough, knowledgeable, and really took the time needed to help us understand the next best steps. Irv followed through on this level of commitment over the next few months, during which he was able to draw on his existing relationships or forge successful new ones to help guide our case through the legal system and insurance companies, ultimately resulting in the best possible outcomes. We would without a doubt work with Irv again if life ever throws us a similar curve ball and would 100% recommend his services to others.
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Posted by Evan | March 15, 2022
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Sealing my record
Irv did an exceptional job navigating the legal system on my behalf. He took the time to explain the entire process to me and what my options were. He gathered documentation from 3 separate court systems and successfully petitioned the commissioner of probation to seal my record. I highly recommend Irv to anyone looking for an attorney who is thorough and most importantly effective while representing you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2022
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World class
Irv was world class. He obtained the result needed without being given the affidavit until we arrived in court and with less than a day to prepare. He was also kind, considerate, courteous, and compassionate toward everyone. He was skilled at knowing the ins and outs of the entire process and walked me through everything. All of his advice was spot on and correct. And his strategy successful.
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Posted by Chris | January 10, 2022
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Best in the game
Irv represented me as my attorney in a very difficult and complicated case. The case could have ruined my career and my kids’ livelihood but Irv made sure that didn’t happen. From our initial conversation at the beginning of the engagement till it was resolved I knew Irv had my back. He was prepared, professional, educated and experienced but yet very down to Earth. My case was dismissed thanks to Irv’s persistence and knowledge of the law. I could not have done it without him and he went out of his way to make it so easy for me. Having my case dismissed was priceless in my eyes, yet he was VERY reasonable with his fees. I believe you can not go wrong in hiring Irv as your attorney!!! Best wishes to you all
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Posted by Jon | December 11, 2021
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Went above and beyond!
He represented me in 4 cases that were different times. Irv takes being an attorney very serious. It was not looking good for me but did everything in his power to make sure I did not spend time in jail. To be honest I was shocked on what I received. I was sentenced to minimum 90days or until trial, but he was able to get in-front of the judge a few days later and was able to have it over turned and I was released. He always was prepared. And sat there and went over every possible circumstance possible. He beat all odds on my cases. I definitely would have been found guilty in at-least one of them. The district attorney wanted a ridiculous plea, but he went infront of the judge and got me 1 year unsupervised probation and just counciling these were not drug or alcohol related. In Massachusetts because of the Remy case I was actually screwed. Irv really showed his ability to fight a case and prove that I was not who the D.A made me out to be.
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Posted by Ang | November 15, 2021
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Highly recommend Irvin
Engaging Attorney Irvin Rakhlin to represent my family was one of the best decisions I made this year. Mr. Rakhlin is extremely professional, detailed oriented, honest, and compassionate. Irvin was able to provide us with the perfect amount of guidance and support, which was always straight forward with clear expectations. Irvin is also very well respected in the community. This overall exceptional service resulted in a better outcome than expected. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Karen | November 1, 2021
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Exceptional Attorney
Irv is a wonderful attorney. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, honest, and straightforward. Our case was complicated and involved highly sensitive issues. He took the time necessary to make sure my family and I were well-informed and understood our options. We really appreciated Irv's sincere, respectful, and non-judgmental approach that made us feel comfortable being open with him. He is a fierce advocate for his clients. We were extremely happy with his representation and the result he was able to achieve for us with as little emotional trauma to my family as possible. We are immensely grateful we had him on our side. I highly recommend Irv to anyone in need of a criminal attorney or help with a restraining order.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2021
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Exceeded all my expectations
I found Attorney Rakhlin while doing a search on Avvo. He was the miracle I was looking for, and he didn't get an Avvo score of 10/10 for nothing. I thought the situation I was in was so dire because the attorney that I had initially hired said that my case "can go either way" which meant if it did go south, it would negatively impact and jeopardize my future immensely. I had other unpleasant traumatizing interactions with a couple other attorneys before I found Irv. I emailed Attorney Rakhlin my situation, and he replied. We had an initial consultation over the phone, and I knew immediately he was the right attorney for me. Irv is ethical, professional, highly intelligent, a shark in terms of the in's and out's of court, fearless, confident, compassionate, understanding, empathetic, well prepared, prompt, trustworthy, kind, straight, and honest. He's the perfect attorney if you can believe that. Attorney Rakhlin was able to secure a victory for my case before going to trial. His negotiation skills are exemplary. It was amazing to see him work. I can not say enough of the gratitude that I have for Irv. He was the miracle I was looking for to represent me.
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Posted by Max | October 11, 2021
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Very professional
I really recommend Irvin, he helped me so much with my case and kept me updated throughout the process until everything was taken care of.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Rakhlin Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cunha & Holcomb
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Clerk
  • Federal District Court of Massachusetts
  • 2006 - 2006

Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2007
  • Amherst College
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Com v. S.H.
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • Com v. A.A.
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • Com v. R.R.
  • Not Guilty Verdict
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Associations

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Co-chair
  • 2007 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • MCLE Zealous Advocacy Course
  • Effective Opening Statements
  • 2015
  • MCLE Zealous Advocacy Course
  • Effective Bail Arguments
  • 2015
  • Governor's Proposal to Alter CPCS
  • Governor''s Proposal to Alter CPCS
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (22)
Endorse Irvin
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer my clients to Attorney Rakhlin for criminal representation, because he treats them well and defends their matters successfully. Most recently, I referred an unlikely client who had been framed in a complicated criminal matter. She was very pleased with his representation and he resolved the entire case in two hearings."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Irv is a friendly guy and a great lawyer. I've seen him in action, and he provides exceptional service and commitment to his clients. He is well-respected by his colleagues and regarded highly by prosecutors."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Irvin is a great DUI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Attorney Rakhlin in court many times representing many clients. I can without a doubt endorse him as he is easy to speak with, helpful, and represents his clients very well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Irvin. He is a very skilled criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Irv is THE criminal lawyer in the Boston area who truly knows his craft. I would confidently refer any clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Attorney Rakhlin. Irvin is hard working and a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Irvin is an outstanding lawyer and person. I have referred cases to him in the past and he always provides outstanding service and legal expertise. He is highly skilled and his clients are always in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Irvin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Irv for all criminal law matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer. Very well respected."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's a great attorney in and out of the court room. I highly recommend him."
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Framingham Criminal defense Lawyer Irvin Rakhlin
Irvin Rakhlin
Criminal defense Attorney
Framingham, MA
Licensed for 16 years
Free Consultation
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