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Michael P. Thaler

Criminal defense Attorney at Dedham, MA

5.0   78 reviews
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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Former prosecutor. Proven Reputation For Fighting For The Results You Need.

  2. Violent crime
    25%

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    As a prosecutor, I tried all manner of OUI cases. This experience aids my representation of clients.

  4. Drug Crime
    10%

  5. Sex crime
    10%

  6. Cannabis Law
    5%

I'M A FORMER PROSECUTOR WITH A PROVEN REPUTATION FOR FIGHTING TO GET THE RESULTS YOU NEED. CALL NOW!

Helping people navigate difficult legal challenges and get the most just results possible is Attorney Michael Thaler’s passion.

A former Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in private practice since 2016, Attorney Thaler applies a wealth of courtroom experience to representing clients throughout the Commonwealth in the District, Superior and Probate and Family Courts. His principal areas of focus are criminal defense and family law.

His experience as a trial attorney spans all manner of legal issues that arise from the onset of an investigation to a matter’s conclusion via a resolution or a trial. As an ADA, Attorney Thaler prosecuted well over one thousand cases, including hundreds of motions and over one hundred trials to verdict in the Norfolk County District Courts and more than ten felony trials in the Superior Court.

A native of the Boston area, Attorney Thaler holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from Duke University. He is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Federal District of Massachusetts.

Contact Michael

Law Office of Michael Thaler, Esq.
858 Washington Street
Suite 103
Dedham, MA, 02026

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Posted by Alex | August 12, 2020
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Outstanding Experience
Attorney Thaler is an exceedingly intelligent, compassionate, and determined lawyer. During the entire process, which was prolonged due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, he was in constant contact regarding any new developments and kept me informed in a clear and precise manner. That he is a true professional is evident from the start, and he comported himself with great kindness and respect. His persistence is very impressive. It always felt he was completely dedicated to my case, doing everything he could on my behalf. Even after a successful conclusion, he continued to keep in contact and offer assistance. I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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Posted by Tobi | August 28, 2020
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Incredible
Mike, Felt like family from the start. I was in a stressful situation and as soon as I got off the phone with him for the first time he ensured me he would do his best. During tons of setbacks due to COVID-19, he never stopped checking in with me and helping to ensure I was well informed and prepped. Thanks to Mike, the case was dismissed and I feel better than ever. I would recommend Mike to anyone and everyone!
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2020
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Amazing Attorney
Michael Thaler is a truly outstanding attorney. I hired Michael to handle an important personal matter and he handled every detail with professionalism, deep knowledge of the law, and with the emotional intelligence to navigate the court system. I am grateful that I hired Michael, and I felt that I was in excellent hands from the first moment I spoke with him on the phone and he was incredibly helpful, strategic, great attention to detail, and completely transparent and fare throughout our working relationship. He is incredibly responsive, excellent listener and well organized. I highly recommended Michael Thaler to anyone seeking an outstanding and effective lawyer.
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Posted by Dan | February 24, 2020
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Thank you Michael
I hired Michael because I was in a really bad situation, due to no fault of my own. From the start, Michael listen to me and started working on my case. He always kept me in formed and up to date with what he was doing and how my case was developing. Whenever I reached out to him with a question or a concern, if he did not pick up his phone, he would return my calls within a reasonable amount of time. I am glad I hired Michael, he made a difficult time in my life a lot easer and he gave me peace of mind. Dan L Pembroke MA
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Posted by anonymous | December 24, 2019
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Smart, Personable and Efficient
Attorney Thaler took what could have been a complicated personal matter for me and handled it quickly and efficiently, keeping me fully informed every step of the way. He thoroughly knows the law and is an impressive and persuasive figure in court.
Posted by Bill | October 26, 2019
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A good day
In a case where I was looking at 5 years, instead it's all behind us now. His knowledge, skills, and determination was very impressive. If you find yourself in need of legal representation, he's your guy!
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2019
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Client
Michael is a great guy with a high experience with criminal defense. He was always available throughout the time and he is very aware. He always provided me a lot of information, he is a calm guy and once you’re frustrated he knows how to calm you down and deal with the stress.
Posted by PB | September 8, 2019
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Recommended
Mike did an amazing job in a recent criminal case I was involved in. His knowledge of the law, and the court system was highly evident. He did what he said he would, he explained the process and he was patient and understanding with my questions - he was (is) a great lawyer. I recommend him highly!
Posted by Juan | August 20, 2019
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Highly recommended
Michael recently represented me in a criminal court case. Is evident through his knowledge, experience and expertise that he knows how to handle criminal cases, he is awesome. But must impressive is his work ethic and trust that he builds with the people he represents.
Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2023
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Excellent Attorney
Experienced, knowledgeable and extremely responsive. Highly recommend Attorney Thaler
Posted by Vlad | October 24, 2023
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Exceptional attorney
Michael Thaler was my attorney and represented me at the hearing. The charges against me were dismissed. I am very grateful to Michael for his professionalism and dedication. He is a brilliant, knowledgeable lawyer, has prepared thoroughly for the case, and his quick witted responses to the prosecutor during the hearing were critical for the successful defense. Michael worked through all possible angles and explored all possible ways for successful defense. The communications with Michael via phone and email before the hearing were almost instantaneous. He explained exactly what I can expect and was always honest and straightforward with respect to all aspects, including financial, of the attorney representation. I strongly recommend attorney Thaler as a top notch defense lawyer. Thank you very much, Mike.
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Posted by Nate | October 16, 2023
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Hire Mike!
Mike is an excellent lawyer who is knowledgeable, responsive, patient and deeply cares for his clients. He represented me on my domastic violence case and it was dismissed with only 2 court appearance. I cannot thank him enough for getting my life back to normal!
Posted by Eric | October 8, 2023
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Highly recommend and am forever grateful
Couldn't be more grateful for the services provided by Michael Thaler. Upon retaining him, I was able to get an almost immediate court hearing to amend an order, was then offered additional help with any possible children & family hurdles, and was ultimately granted the dismissed verdict me & my family hoped for. The comfort, peace of mind, and lack of any judgment, during a very stressful time, that I was continually given by Michael Thaler was deeply appreciated. His law knowledge and rapport with the courts is matched by his sincerity and I'd highly recommend choosing him.
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Posted by Sam | September 25, 2023
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Outstanding
Great attorney, who has all the knowledge to help you get the best result possible on the case. We had a very serious criminal case but in the end after 9 months of fighting, we were able to dismiss the entire case. I had to switch 2 different lawyers to get to Mike and I have to say it was well worth it. Definitely recommend it.
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Posted by Scott | September 8, 2023
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In Dedham court or Framingham court can't do better
Mike was very knowledgeable, great communicator. Was instrumental in getting my cases dismissed. You want a lawyer who is in the court room all the time that you are going to be in. Common sense. He's in Dedham and Framingham all the time and knows everyone. Great voice could do the movie previews if he chose to, this helps in court. Reasonable flat fee. Hire Mike.
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Posted by Gina | June 25, 2023
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Mike was amazing to work with!
I was referred to Mike by my divorce attorney. He prepared me for my clerk's hearing, guided me through the whole process, answered all my questions and calmed my fears. Mike is excellent at communicating and I really appreciated that. The outcome of my case was as we had hoped and prepared for.
Posted by Maggie | May 9, 2023
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Amazing Attorney & Human
Attorney Mike Thaler was recommended to us. We were in need of legal help during a very difficult and unexpected time in our lives. He was caring, extremely knowledgeable and made sure we were prepared for what was to come. He made sure we were heard and that the truth was on our side. Not only is he professional but he genuinely cares about his clients. I will always recommend attorney Thaler as he will fight for you! Thank you Mike!
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2023
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Joe
Mike was very professional. He took time to listen, was very straightforward, and helpful in his approach.
Posted by David | April 23, 2023
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Highly recommended attourney
I don’t know where to begin. The amount of detail that Michael P. Thaler (Saint Michael my family and I call him) puts into his cases is incredible. He is kind, professional, and he really took the time needed to make sure I was properly defended. Court can be a very stressful time in one’s life, He made sure I understood everything that was happening and what to expect. And he kept me positive through the whole process. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
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Posted by Rob | April 21, 2023
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Assault Dismissed
While having a panic attack, I dropped a ceramic bowl which shattered on the ground. I then fled from my home on foot. In fear of my safety, my mom called the non-emergency police hotline. The police charged me with assault, and misrepresented my statements in their report Mr. Michael P. Thaler, Esq., was always honest, thorough, and patient as he guided me through the legal system. His calming presence during this difficult period of my life was greatly appreciated. He pointed me toward a mental health resource, which ultimately didn’t work out, but was better than nothing until I was able to find the care I needed. He was readily available by phone when I need reassurance, and ultimately my case was dismissed. I highly recommend Mr. Michael P. Thaler, Esq.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Michael Thaler, Esq.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Launie & Marino, P.A.
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Robert M. Goldstein and Martin G. Weinberg
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Norfolk County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2016
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Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Spotlight Award for Norfolk County
  • Massachusetts District Attorneys Association
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Attorney Thaler for years, and have had the great pleasure of working with him in his roles as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. I can say from first-hand experience that Attorney Thaler will provide unrelenting, thorough advocacy for his clients. He is not afraid to go up against a prosecutor or a judge, and he will always have a well-researched, innovative, and convincing argument with him. I fully endorse Attorney Thaler."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mike. His experience as a prosecutor makes him a better defense attorney. His knowledge, experience, and willingness to go the extra mile sets him apart from many other criminal defense attorneys. I have witnessed him in action and his passion for his clients is obvious. Mike is an excellent criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Thaler is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal advice. He is knowledgeable, hardworking and always well prepared. His passion for justice and equality is undeniable. Attorney Thaler takes his roles as both an advisor and an advocate very seriously. As an advisor he is always focused on his client's needs and goals and ensures they have the necessary information to make reasoned and informed decisions about their case. As an advocate, he is passionate and tenacious. His preparation and reasoned arguments earn him respect from both Judges and opposing counsel. Attorney Thaler will fight for your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Michael Thaler on both sides of the criminal defense table, both as a fellow defense attorney and when he was a prosecutor. Not only is Attorney Thaler one of the nicest attorneys I know he is also one of the most prepared. Michael Thaler brings passion and creativity to the courtroom, raising novel legal arguments every step of the way. I do not hesitate to endorse him and know that he would exhibit great care, diligence, and thoughtfulness to any case he was presented with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Thaler is a wonderful advocate. He is passionate about the law and is able to use his legal knowledge to achieve the best results for his clients. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his client, Mike is a tireless advocate for his clients and his profession. Mike has an excellent knowledge of the law, and believes in meticulous preparation of his cases, which is evident when you discuss matters with him. But more importantly, Mike cares about his clients and their matters – he is genuinely committed to helping people. He is superb."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael Thaler is an exceptional criminal attorney. I worked with him for nearly four years at the Norfolk County DA's office. He is a persuasive advocate, thorough researcher, and he is great on his feet in the court room in addition to being a very nice person. I cannot recommend this attorney enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"After seeing his work ethic and ability first hand while working together in the DA's office, I've since referred him many criminal defense cases and will continue to do so. Attorney Thaler is an excellent advocate for clients and will never hesitate to take time to fully discuss, explore and litigate an issue. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Attorney Thaler on multiple matters. Attorney Thaler is knowledgeable, reasonable, and a zealous advocate for his clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had cases against Atty. Thaler when he was an Assistant District Attorney. He was always well prepared and up to date on the law. The knowledge and experience that he gained through working in the District Attorney's Office is invaluable and makes him an effective advocate for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
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