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Michael Charles Akashian

Workers compensation Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1983
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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Workers compensation
    If you have been injured at work, we can help. As experts in this complex field, we will help secure your benefits. We act quickly and aggressively to obtain monetary and medical benefits by proactively filing claims at the Department of Industrial Accidents so that you can have your day in court. Your livelihood means everything to you and your family. It is our goal to insure your financial security and assist you in getting the necessary medical treatment so you can recover.

    39 years

  2. Social Security & Disability
    If you have been disabled from work for a period of twelve months, you may be intitled to benefits. We can explain your rights in the complicated federal system of Social Security Disability. Our dedicated attorney will file the initial application for you, and represent you at hearing. We are dedicated to getting you the Social Security benefits you deserve as quickly as possible.

    39 years

  3. Personal injury
    We have secured winning verdicts and collected settlements on behalf of our personal injury clients and will aggressively pursue your claim for injuries from accidents such as motor vehicle, slip and falls, dog bites, or assaults. Our office is confident that we can effectively pursue your claim and put you back in charge of your life.

    39 years


Michael C. Akashian is a founding partner of Landman Akashian, LLP. Since 1995 he has worked in the Boston office. He is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida in 1983 and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1980.

Upon graduation he began his legal career as in house counsel for American Mutual Insurance Company from 1984 - 1986. Thereafter, he was an associate and then partner with Laurence Locke and Associates and Wynn and Wynn, P.C. from 1986 - 1995.

He is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar Association Bench/Bar Practice Group, The Worker's Law, Advocacy Group (WILG), and the One Hundred Club of Massachusetts. He has also been a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Brookline Lodge 886 for over 30 years.

He concentrates his practice in areas of Workers' Compensation, Social Security Disability and Accidental Disability Retirement and has handled thousands of cases since 1983.

He has continuously appeared as a trial attorney at the Department of Industrial Accidents, Social Security Administration, many Retirement Boards, Superior Court, the Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

He is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. He is also a licensed real estate broker.

He has been named by Boston Magazine to the Annual List of SUPER LAWYERS since 2011. He has also been named by the ALM Media Properties as one of Boston’s TOP RATED LAWYERS since 2012.


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Contact Michael

Landman Akashian & Macklow, LLP
Law office of Michael C. Akashian
30 Green Street
Newburyport, MA, 01950
Landman Akashian and Macklow, LLP
255 Park avenue
11th Floor
Worcester, MA, 01609
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Posted by Jay | September 10, 2023
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You’re Not Going To Find a Better Attorney
Attorney Mike Akashian helped me successfully navigate the difficult challenges of my workers compensation and disability retirement case. He was always responsive, explained things so that I understood the process and knew my options. I am confident my successful resolution is due to his stellar representation. I would highly recommend him to friends and coworkers facing the same struggle.
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Posted by Maryse | November 7, 2022
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Maryse Joseph
Mr. Akashian, Esq. is well versed in the law; knowledgeable in legal matters in worker's compensation, and accidental disability retirement. He has been a great communicator throughout the process. His willingness to listen expressed that he wanted to help me. I am truly grateful for his dedication and professionalism.
Posted by Anhhong | July 12, 2022
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Great Lawyer
Mr. Akashian and his staff are professional, hard-working and efficient during the time they worked on my case. Mr. Akashian is nice, friendly and well informed of the laws. I am happy with the result of my case and would recommend Mr. Akashian to people I know.
Posted by Lisa | November 7, 2019
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Best lawyer Ever!!!
I was so unsure about how everything works! I talked to Micheal and he walked me through every step and believe me had to review items over and over to me due to being so confused! Micheal is very pleasant and completes the work with great results and is always looking after your benefits. I am so happy with my results and thankful I had a great patience smart man
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Posted by Paul L. | April 18, 2018
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Absolute great Lawyer
Mr. Akashian represented me on my ssdi and it was nothing but the best. He and his staff were very professional and got the job done. Not only is he a great lawyer but he's down to earth great guy. Thanks for everything you did for me. Thanks
Posted by Steve M. | December 22, 2016
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Considerable Experience
Michael Akashian, in my opinion, is one of the best, if not the best attorney in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Michael represented me in two matters, one for Worker’s Compensation, the other for Social Security Disability Insurance. My cases were challenging, but he prevailed on both matters. Michael is knowledgeable, affable, on top of his game, and a straight-shooter. He is well-versed in both Worker’s Compensation and SSDI laws with considerable experience. I cannot express my gratitude, thankfulness and appreciation for all he has done for me in my time of distress. I HIGHLY recommend Michael Akashian.
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Posted by John | February 19, 2016
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When the going gets tough..........
I was injured on the job and heard of Mike Akashian from a co-worker, and hired Mike to take on the State. To say the least, he and his staff made me feel comfortable through the whole process. Not only have I got back all my sick time used due to my injury but am currently on Disability Retirement and could have never done it without Attorney Michael Akashian.
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Posted by Jeanne | November 13, 2015
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I hired Michael Akashian due to a work accident. He was very efficient, professional, and he and his staff are very friendly. The outcome on my case was 100% on what I hired him for. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by John | July 28, 2015
Oustanding, Professional Service
For over a year, on our own, my wife and I unsuccessfully tried to obtain benefits from Social Security for a work related injury that left me permanently disabled. We were referred to Michael Akashian by another attorney. Michael not only took our case but within six months won our case. Michael answered any and all questions, promptly returned our calls and addressed all of our concerns. Michael Akashian.....Professional, Knowledgeable, Affable, Courteous. John
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Posted by William | December 5, 2014
No need to look any further he has integrity, loyalty, and passion for his craft
Michael has always been and is currently in command of how the law applies to all workers compensation cases. He has always made me feel comfortable with the medical issues that I currently have and how it is applied to the workers compensation laws. He has given myself and my family the impression that he could bring resolution to the uncertainty of the complexities within my case and he has delivered in his efforts. He is an exceptional attorney a true leader among his peers. I could tell while at the court house other attorneys would go to him for advice and they were very gracious in how he presented his advice. His execution in the presentation of my injury was flawless in the way he protected my rights as a recipient of my benefits. He has exceptional vision and takes command over the issues that employer’s representing attorney is trying to dismiss. I really could tell that there is a reason why so many clients decide to hire the services of this attorney Most recently he presented a case for permanent loss of function for the injuries that I had incurred during my work related injury. Three days later I was awarded a favorable amount by order of the judge. Michael, has also represented me in requesting disability retirement for my injuries and won! His staff is polite, professional and helpful every step of the way during your workers compensation case. -William- client since 2011
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Landman Akashian & Macklow, LLP
  • 1994 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wynn & Wynn, PC
  • 1986 - 1995


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980


  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Section Council
  • 2013 - Present
  • Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • The 100 Club of Massachusetts
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • ALM Media Properties
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (1)
Endorse Michael
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is an outstanding workers compensation attorney. Always, and without question, works in the best interests of all of his clients. Mike is the gold standard in workers compensation matters"
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Michael is an outstanding personal injury attorney. Highly recommended!"
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a highly regarded, competent and honest Workers' Compensation lawyer who is well liked by all members of the WC bar."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent Worker's Compensation Lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Akashian is a vital force in the workers' compensation community. He is a fine lawyer, great advocate and honest negotiator."
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Boston Workers compensation Lawyer Michael Charles Akashian
Michael Charles Akashian
Workers compensation Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 39 years