Skip to main content

Francis M Doran Jr

Criminal defense Attorney at Natick, MA

4.9   104 reviews

also known as Frank

Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Francis

Learn Francis’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    All areas of criminal law including OUI / DWI, assault and battery, sexual misconduct allegations, rape, restraining order violations, internet crimes, and narcotics laws violations.

    39 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    All OUI related matters including the challenge of motor vehicle road blocks, breath tests, blood tests, field sobriety tests and traffic stops.

    39 years, 1,500 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    10%

  4. Sex crime
    10%

  5. Violent crime
    10%

HAVE YOU BEEN ACCUSED OF A CRIME? AGGRESSIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE WITH A HISTORY OF PROVEN RESULTS. CALL 24/7. FREE CONSULTATION!

Attorney Doran has successfully represented those charged with criminal conduct for over thirty years in eastern and central Massachusetts.  Attorney Doran worked as prosecutor in the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office upon graduation from Boston College Law School.  His clients have included police chiefs, police officers, state troopers, lawyers, doctors, corporate executives, business owners, and all others who have confronted the government in the criminal justice system.  You will get the benefit of his loyalty, honesty, and experience should you decide to hire him.

See Frank featured in the Boston Herald October '17

Photos and videos

Location

Francis M. Doran, Jr.
20 Main Street
Natick, MA, 01760-4525

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  104 customer reviews
5 Star
 
98%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
2%
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Lawyer!
Frank represented me throughout the entire case and made me feel at ease within the process. He is very competent and understands how to be a great attorney at law within his practice. I am grateful for his help as he was able to assist/advise me throughout my trial period. The case was dropped and it was a big win for the both of us! I strongly recommend that you work with Frank Doran. He is the best lawyer in the area whether it be for consultation or he being your representative at court, he will do his best to make sure you are comfortable and reasonable within your situation/dealings with the court system.
Read less
Posted by Diana | June 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed!
Mr. Doran guided me through a real scary criminal case and throughout the entire process was very proactive, understanding, and kept me in the loop about everything that went on pertaining the case. Very professional yet shows that he really cares. 10/10 would for sure recommend to hire!
Response from Francis Doran June 19, 2022
Allegations, although scary, do not equate to proof of a crime! Thankfully, we kept our heads about us and achieved a just result. I look forward to your fulfilling your endless promise. God bless!
Posted by Ari | April 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Both cases dismissed!!
Frank did great work handling both of my criminal cases and also keeping me informed every step of the way. He was also very compassionate about my circumstances. Thankfully with his representation both criminal charges were dismissed!!
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I reached out to attorney Frank Dolan for my brother’s case. He did an excellent job and I am so grateful for all his help and support. My brother’s case was dismissed. If you’re looking for a lawyer, I strongly recommend that you work with attorney Frank Dolan. He is the best.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Delivered on his word
Frank helped me earlier this year, and was able to get me the best possible result. I'd never had any legal issues in the past, and so even though what I was going through could be considered a minor mistake, I was very worried. Frank was very reassuring over the phone, and was very confident in his ability to get me the best possible outcome -- and he delivered! I would be happy to hire him again.
Read less
Posted by Jerry | May 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring Frank was one of the best decisions I’ve made
I was in a complete panic until I hired Frank. It looked bleak and I felt dead to rights on my DUI charge. Risk analysis is even part of my job and fighting the charge seemed hopeless to me. I called some attorneys in the area who had enormous rates and felt cold to talk to. But Frank was reasonable, down to earth, and very reassuring. He always explained things with confidence but was never arrogant and never understated the risk involved. At several points I was so nervous and felt tempted to plea out, but I trusted Frank’s counsel and it was an excellent decision. Frank handled my case with complete swiftness and ease, like he could do it in his sleep. He managed to secure a Not Guilty conviction through an excellent cross-examination and eloquent statements that blew me away. He knew exactly what type of evidence is or isn’t admitted through his experience as both a prosecutor and defender. With 20+ years of experience and such a great track record, I can’t commend Frank enough as both a defense attorney and great person in general.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Frank exuded confidence and gave me peace of mind
Frank took my case where I was bothered with what happened. After hearing my case, Frank gave me peace of mind by telling me that he can get me off. Then he explained to me that he has tried similar cases and achieved the same result he said. I liked my chances after hearing him tell me that with such confidence and assuredness. He also listened to my concerns and answered all my questions. I left my court appearance this morning and sure enough Frank backed up his words up! I highly recommend Frank to those who need representation and peace of mind!
Read less
Posted by Kyle | May 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I ever made!
If you are hesitating whether or not to contact Frank for assistance with your case... DON'T! Frank was so helpful throughout the entire process and always available to talk in-between court dates. He was quick to return my initial call and was by my side throughout the entire process. Pricing was fair and he expertly navigated the system and I was able to get my life back to normal in only 2.5 months time. I would 100% recommend Frank to anyone who needs assistance with legal issues!!!
Read less
Posted by Kenneth | April 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely competent lawyer
Frank did a great job representing me with excellent results. He was competent, knowledgeable and informative, keeping me up-to-date on everything involved. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Shaun | February 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
I was very pleased with Frank's services. He navigated the system expertly and was always very responsive. We ended the process with all charges dismissed.
Posted by Bo | December 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Help and Support
Frank is very nice. When I reached out to him after being charged by the OUI, he gave me couple free consulting to make me calm down instead of directly asking me to hire him. I did researched a lot of attorney in MA area but finally hire him because he gave me most impression and consider my benefit at the first insight. This decision does not turn me down as the case finally being dismissed. Frank showed a great confidence in how to win the case and protect my best interests. He is aggressive and defect all the evidences which have the judge make the decision immediately, I really appreciate Frank's help and recommend him if you need find any legal support in Metrowest area. I appreciate the
Read less
Posted by Tiffany | October 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!!!
Hired frank after I needed a lawyer right away. He was very polite and informative just on the first call before we worked together on the case. He went over all the processes and legal procedures we would need to do to get through my case. He answered any questions I had and was very excellent on communicating with me about my case and what was happening next. He was able to very quickly get a CWF for multiple cases I had. Frank is an amazing lawyer, he is all aspects of someone in law who you would want on your side helping you. He actually cares about his clients and listens to what their wants are for the case. I am very impressed with how quick we were able to settle this case and I am able to have a HUGE weight lifted off my shoulders. I would recommend frank as the first and only person to call when you are in a legal bind. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I will 100% recommend frank to anyone who needs legal help! Thank you again frank!!
Read less
Posted by Zachary | August 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful and knowledgeable
I came to Francis with 2 DUI cases that have wrecked my living situation. I was unable to get a job for 2 years because I live in area not close to many opportunities, and he helped turn that around, even though the courts were constantly postponing and reopening the cases. My second case has been dropped, and the first is looking very good! I definately highly recommend Francis to represent you in court.
Read less
Posted by Dorothy | July 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Doran is an extremely excellent attorney. His thoroughness and competency were key to the resolution of my case. Mr. Doran kept me apprised of all legal procedures and provided outstanding guidance helping me decide the best way to pursue my circumstances. I am truly and deeply grateful for his counsel and support.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Doran is excellent!
Happy to have Attorney Doran, appreciate his professional service very much! He is kind, knowledgeable, experienced, and easy to communicate. He helped us to dismiss the case and fixed our unprovoked trouble caused by the legal system effectively. Definitely recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case solved
Very professional and comprehensive. The case was solved without any penalty. Rather, the case was completely acquitted.
Posted by Lori | September 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A proactive professional you can count on
I got way more than I expected when I hired Frank. Well connected from years of experience with Massachusetts work, Frank utilizes resources in a way that best benefits his clients. Communication is straightforward, genuine, and to the point. Thank you so much, Frank!
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I hired Attorney Doran after speaking to a couple of other lawyers after being arrested for A&B against a family member. It was a tough year to have this going through the back of your mind and working with Frank made it easy going to court for each step. After a year of this, the case was dismissed and I'm so glad I had hired him.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Lawyer
He was well aware of my case and knew how best to handle it so that it couldn’t ever reach a trial. After my charges were dismissed, a few years later, at no additional charge he saw to sealing my record in helping in protecting my public life. He is a good guy, I would personally trust him with any future cases (which I hope to never have) and would fully recommend his services to anyone else. Thanks much Frank!
Read less
Posted by Juan Flores | June 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Doran is the best
Frank took my complicated case, and oriented me. He is excellent since I first spoke to him, I trusted him, he gave me hope to get my problem solve. Guess what? My problem is solved. After others lawyers gave me no hope. Thank you, I couldn't be more grateful.
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Boston Amateur Basketball Club
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Middlesex County District Attorney's Office
  • 1986 - 1989
  • Police Officer
  • Nantucket Police Department
  • 1983 - 1983

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v Luperon
  • Case dismissed

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI Committee
  • Committee member
  • 2006 - Present
  • South Middlesex County Bar Association
  • 1990 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Public Commendation
  • Nantucket Police Department
  • 1983
View all awards

Publications

  • Lawyers Weekly
  • Bus Search Illegal
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Nightline with Dan Rea
  • Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • Professional journal
  • Criminal law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Francis
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to Frank. He at all times exercises the highest competence and provides sound recommendations. I absolutely endorse Frank Doran."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well respected, professional and obtains good results for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Solid experience, very good results, family tradition of excellence in criminal defense. "You could go farther and pay more but not do as well.""
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Friend
"I highly recommend and endorse my friend of 30 years, Frank Doran. A former prosecutor, he has a great reputation for his hard work, trial skills, and favorable results. He is honest and is without a doubt my first phone call for any criminal matter in Massachusetts."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a former prosecutor, Frank is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I have referred a number of my clients to Frank for Massachusetts criminal matters, including DUI/DWI. I have always received rave reviews from them about his work and results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a real estate attorney in Metrowest and Frank Doran is my "go-to" guy for all criminal referral matters. Frank has saved some of my clients from serious legal consequences. I have also had the pleasure of watching Frank perform in the courtroom, and he is one of the best trial lawyers in the area, hand's down. The judges, clerks and ADA's all know him and his sterling reputation for honesty and skill, and that most definitely contributes to the successes he obtains for his clients. If you are in legal trouble in the Metrowest area, call Frank now."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional, experienced, cool under fire, gets results - I have known Frank for more than 25 years. He is the "go to" attorney in Metro West for criminal defense."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Litigation
Criminal defense
Litigation
Construction and development
Criminal defense

Avvo Contributions

17 Legal Answers 0 Legal Guides
Natick Criminal defense Lawyer Francis M Doran Jr
Francis M Doran Jr
Criminal defense Attorney
Natick, MA
Licensed for 38 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available