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Michael Alan Contant

Criminal defense Attorney at Woburn, MA

5.0   33 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    We help adult and juveniles accused of crimes fight for their rights.analyze the facts of the case and do everything in our power to find a way to win the case for you. OUI/DUI, Drug Offenses, Larceny, Assault, Sex Assault and many others.

    25 years

  2. Personal injury
    35%
    We help people get the money they deserve when injured due to someone else. Most common cases involve motor vehicle accidents, dog bites and slips & falls. We take no money up front and only get paid if we get you a settlement.

    25 years

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    25%
    We help people crippled by debt to get a fresh start. Our Bankruptcy practice focuses on helping consumers (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13). We have helped hundreds of people eliminate credit cards, avoid foreclosure and stop debt collectors.

    21 years

I was raised in a small suburban town just north of Boston. My parents were two of the hardest working people I have ever met. My dad was a carpenter and my mom an office manager at a local bank. We were by no means well off. In fact, during the recession in the late 1980’s my dad was laid off and could not find work for some time. He took on low paying jobs, sometimes two, just to make sure we had food on the table and a roof over our heads until the economy got better. I learned at a young age the value of hard work and perseverance. This is something I have taken with me each and every day.

When I became a lawyer in 1998, I never forgot my roots. I had no desire to work for a large corporation or work at a large firm where I would be no more valuable than the number of hours I billed. I wanted to work with everyday people who I could relate to. I saw how hard my parents worked through the hard times and the stress it placed on them. I began my practice so that I could help everyday people with everyday problems. That is why I focus – and our law firm focuses – on criminal defense, Title IX and personal injury.

In my law practice, we work with good people who are not having their best day. Whether they have been injured in an accident; charged with a crime; or financially strapped and unable to pay their bills, they usually enter our office stressed out. My job, as I see it, is to take away as much of that stress as I can. I will not only fight hard for you, but also work hard to guide you through the process in an easy understandable way. Many of our clients have never had to work with a lawyer before and don’t know what to expect. My goal is to make you feel comfortable and treat you with the respect and courtesy that you deserve. Simply, I want you to leave our office feeling better than when you arrived.

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Michael Contant

Location

Contant Law, P.C.
10 Cedar Street
Suite 23
Woburn, MA, 01801

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Reviews

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Posted by DONALD | May 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
"Excellent Attorney"
I am so happy that I chose Mike and his team to represent me on my case. When I first met Mike, I just knew that he was the guy to get me the best results, and yes he did. Thank the Lord !! He and Ally were very professional, kind and caring. Down to earth people. They made me feel relaxed and comfortable during the case. Mike was easy to talk with and explained everything to me before and after. He worked very hard and was very thorough on this matter and got me the best outcome. I would definitely recommend Mike and his team to anyone that needs a great attorney, legal advice, etc.
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Posted by Thomas | June 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent communication
Michael explained all the pro’s and con’s of my case put me ease explaining the positive outcome that may prevail excellent lawyer
Posted by Dave | September 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best of a bad situation !
A few years back , my wife and I ran into a bit of a legal hassle . My good friend recommended Mike to me . As it turned out his advice and methodology were spot on .His rates were more than fair and his follow up amazing. I was very impressed . This young man new his business inside and out . I have since recommended Mike and his firm to friends , with no hesitation . My matter is cleaned up and gone away . I highly recommend Contant Law ! you will be in good hands .
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2020
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Mike was an excellent advisor whose knowledge and experience proved invaluable in helping resolve my situation. Mike went above and acted as a friend and an advisor during a difficult time. He was always available if any issues came up and was always very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Juvenile criminal case
My son was accused of felony sexual assault when he was 17 years old. We hired Michael to represent him in court. During this incredibly horrible time Michael was always available to answer questions or offer advice. Anytime I called, even if not during business hours, someone from his office or Michael got back to us as soon as they could. Several plea offers were offered and Michael always took the time to review them with us to help us understand the benefits and repercussions of them prior to making decisions. He was always very good at informing us as parents and communicating to my son that he was " his lawyer". He respected my sons wishes to not accept any plea and defended him in the court case. Most importantly he did his job brilliantly in the courtroom and my son was found not guilty on all counts against him. Even after the court case was over he is still helping us with legal matters to help clear my sons name and help him resume a "normal" life. Michael does not always tell you what you want to hear, but he will always be on your side and prepare you and support you for what will likely be one of the most difficult times in your life. I would recommend him without any reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2020
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Outstanding Experience
I hired Michael to advise me through a Title IX case with a major university as the respondent. He helped me especially to understand my rights under university policy (which the university failed to inform me correctly of), and guided me to a resolution completely in my favor. He was very responsive on all modes of communication and helped me to take as much control of the situation as I could. I'm deeply grateful for his excellent work.
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Posted by Mary | November 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly responsive, professional and very helpful!
I contacted Michael about a criminal defense case involving a family member. Although it was late in the evening, Michael contacted me within minutes. Since the case was not actually being tried in MA, Michael was kind enough to give us a referral for an attorney in NH. We would definitely recommend Contant Law!
Response from Michael Contant November 18, 2019
Thanks Mary for the kind words. I'm glad I could help.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Effective, and Real
Mike and his team did everything by the books and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I truly felt taken care of and in the know throughout my case. I highly recommend his firm.
Posted by Rhonda | October 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
juvenile cases
Michael was so great through this whole ordeal. He represented my Son in two different cases. Michael helped me to understand what would or could happen in each case. He was always very upfront with me. I really appreciated that. I can't say enough about how great a Lawyer Michael is. I am so thankful he was recommended to me. My son was found Not-guilty in both cases.The outcome could have been very different if Michael Contant was not his Lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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Juvenile Case
Awesome attorney. Always responded immediately no matter how big or small my question was. Very personable, professional, and knowledgeable. Great outcome for the case. I would highly recommend Attorney Contant.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Juvenile case
Awesome attorney. Always responded immediately no matter how big or small my question was. Very personable and knowledgeable . Great outcome for our case.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
VERY HAPPY CLIENT!!!
Michael Contant is a true professional. He took our case very last minute and walked us through every detail spending well over 2 hours with us. He represented us the very next day in court with a positive outcome and we couldn't be happier!! We would highly recommend him as he is an excellend and thorough attorney with an optimistic attitude that makes you feel confident every step of the way!!!
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Posted by Ken | March 26, 2019
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defendent
I was charged with an oui and vehicle homicide Mike first got my bail reduced from $240000 to $5000 he then got the breathalyzer thrown out won motions to remove damaging sentences from reports. During the trial is where he was great he always made me look innocent with every witness in the end the judge threw out the vehicle homicide and I received a not guilty on the oui I would soundly recommend Mike Contant for alawyer
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Posted by Farrah | September 27, 2018
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Excellent choice!
I am on a non-immigrant VISA and was in an unfortunate situation due to some misunderstanding. I never had a criminal case in my life (not even in my country), and without family and friends (in a new state), it was pretty hard for me to go through this. Mike was friendly , communicative and presented my case in a very professional way. Case got dismissed without any fine. I highly recommend Mike.
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Posted by Jenn | April 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Choice!!
We hired Michael to help us with our bankruptcy back in 2013. We have been going through the process for 5 years now and he has helped us with everything along the way. Most times he contacted us about changes before we even got the paperwork from the courts. I would use him again without hesitation.
Posted by Hubert E. Walters | April 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Michael Alan Contant
I was extremely pleased with the performance, work,and attitude of Michael A. Contant during the entire process of my recent Bankruptcy Case. I would also like to commend the members of his staff who were and are, very proficient in their work , as well.
Posted by You can use my full name ----------- Brad Kinne | April 3, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Brad Kinne's "Dream Attorney"
My attorney hired Attorney Contant to help him with my PERSONAL INJURY claim. I'm 78 years old and never had a lawyer keep me up to date with what was happening. Attorney Michael Contant became the exception. "Mike" either called on the telephone or sent an email to keep me up to date. I didn't have to talk with an associate. If I called his office and had to leave a message the call was always returned. I WISH HE HAD BEEN MY ATTORNEY FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. He saved me from becoming a basket case. I found Mike to be the best lawyer, by far, I have ever had. He is also very likeable. If I ever need another lawyer Mike will be the only attorney I'll call.
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Posted by Scott | March 19, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
Mike helped us on two separate occasions. He was a true professional that helped bring a positive result on both occasions. He communication was excellent. He let us know what to expect and how the procedures would be handled. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal guidance and/or representation.
Posted by Angela | February 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney!
Michael helped us dealing with an issue with our youngest son. Mike spoke directly with him, and let our son know he was working for him. I appreciated how Mike was very direct, yet conscience of his age, 12. Over the time that we have worked with Mike, he has helped walk us through the "system" since it was our first, and hopefully, last. Mike was a great advocate for our whole family, and really made the whole experience for me less scary. I appreciate his professionalism and the care he shows for the families with whom he works.
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Posted by Lorraine | February 1, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer and Staff
I am so thankful and fortunate to have had Michael Contant and his staff representing me in my bankruptcy case. The expert advise and the caring I received made a very hard time in my life a lot easier. I was always kept up to date on what was happening and Michael was so on top of everything that things moved along quite rapidly. I am so confident in Michael and his staff that I know I made the right decision. Michael and the staff make you feel like family. I would never go anywhere else. I highly recommend Michael and his staff.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Contant Law, P.C.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • King, Stawicki & Contant
  • 2002 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Law Officees of Philip R. Boncore, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2002
  • Internship
  • Commonwealth Of Massachusetts
  • 1997 - 1997
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Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor, cum laude
  • 1998
  • Merrimack College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Vossos
  • Appeals Court reversed client's conviction
  • Commonwealth v. A Juvenile
  • Appeals Court Upheld Dismissal of Case
  • Travaglia v. Femia, et al.
  • Defense Verdict in Favor of Client
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Associations

  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2012 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts Law Day
  • Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2019
  • Massachusetts Law Day
  • Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2018
  • Massachusetts Law Day
  • Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2017
  • Massachusetts Law Day
  • Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2015
  • Massachusetts Law Day
  • Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2014
  • Trial Practice Class
  • Starting and Running a Law Practice
  • 2012
  • Trial Practice Class
  • Litigating a Motion to Suppress
  • 2012
  • Staff Consumer Bankruptcy Training
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Training
  • 2012
  • Massachusetts Law Day
  • Role of the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (9)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Have known Attorney Contant professionally for more than 20 years. He is an exceptional attorney and advisor to his clients. I frequently, seek Michael's advise and opinion on matters. Any client wise enough to retain Michael will be well served."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Contant is a trustworthy, experienced attorney. I've recommended Attorney Contant to people for assistance in his areas of practice. I know him to be highly professional and communicative. I'd recommend Attorney Contant to anyone in need of criminal defense counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a practicing attorney in the area and send all of my criminal defense referrals to Attorney Contant. Everyone I've referred have always been extremely pleased with expertise, follow up, approach and results, not to mention he is an all around great person. Attorney Contant has concentrated his practice on defense of adults and juveniles who are facing criminal charges, both at the trial and the appellate levels. He stays in constant communication with his clients as well as the lawyers that refer them. I would highly recommend Attorney Contant to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Contant is a very knowledgeable, experienced and insightful attorney. I have recommend Michael to a number of people for assistance in his areas of practice, and they have all been very thankful for the recommendation. I have also had the opportunity to work with Michael for several common clients and I have personally observed both his dedication and professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an excellent lawyer. I have personally seen him zealously represent his clients to achieve the best possible outcome in what is often a dire situation. You want Mike on your side."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Other
"I have known Michael for over 3 years. We participate in a practice growth program together. Through this relationship, I have had the opportunity to learn about Mike and his practice. I have found him to be an extremely competent attorney with high ethical standards who is devoted to obtaining the very best results for his clients. If I had a client in his area needing assistance with a creditor or criminal matter, I would not hesitate to recommend Mike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I defer to Mike's knowledge and strategy to find the best defense for criminal clients. His understanding of how the court system works helps navigate the best outcomes. thank you"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent criminal defense attorney whose knowledge is unquestionable. He gives swift, direct answers and counsel to his clients- needed in sometimes hard situations. Each client i have referred to him has been pleased with his work and i recommend him for any criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike for years and in that time have been on a number of cases with him. He is among the best you will find in a courtroom, an excellent case strategist, and an extremely likeable guy. Mike's clients are in very good hands with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Contant is an exceptional criminal lawyer. If I needed legal representation on a criminal matter, he would be my first choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to refer both Criminal and Title IX College Discipline cases to Mike and have worked with him on a Title IX case. He works hard, cares deeply about the client and has gotten good results. I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an extremely diligent attorney. He knows his area of practice as well as anyone. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Contant. I have had the pleasure of knowing him from attending the same seminars and have found him to be both personable and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mike several times and he always does a thorough and impressive job. While I work with him exclusively in the criminal sector, I have referred many bankruptcy cases to him and have yet to have anyone be disappointed. He has always provided them with professional and exceptional service. I would highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike is a tremendous attorney. The thoroughness of his preparation is unparalleled. He is committed to keeping up with the latest developments in the law. He is not satisfied with doing a good job for a client; he strives to provide the best representation possible. I enjoy working with him and learn from him everyday."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Certainly one of the premier bankruptcy attorneys in the greater Boston area. Mike Serves a diverse clientele, including spanish and portugese speaking petitioners."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Contant is smart, tenacious and trustworthy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Other
"Michael Contant is an outstanding lawyer. When I have a legal question or an issue regarding any case, Michael is the first person that I call. He is an experienced trial attorney in both civil and criminal matters. He is also skilled in handling consumer bankruptcies. I would trust Michael with any personal legal issue."
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Woburn Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Alan Contant
Michael Alan Contant
Criminal defense Attorney
Woburn, MA
Licensed for 25 years