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Paul Toland

Criminal defense Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paul

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My name is Paul Toland and I practice Criminal Defense and Immigration. I am an experienced trial attorney and I started my career as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting those charged with crimes for about 3 years. I had the opportunity to hone my skills in the courtroom and tried over 100 cases. Since leaving the District Attorney's Office, I worked in two law firms practicing Immigration and Criminal Defense in the private sector. I practice before the District and Superior courts of Massachusetts as well as the Immigration court located in downtown Boston by my office. 

Concerning my Immigration practice, I handle all matters before the Immigration Court and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. I handle matters such as Removal Defense, Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, Special Immigrant Juveniles, Nonimmigrant visas, Consular Processing, and Employment Immigration. 

Criminal Defense and Immigration intertwine a lot and I have helped dozens of clients vacate their criminal convictions in order to save them from being deported for a criminal conviction. There are certain crimes such as aggravated felonies and crimes of moral turpitude that will render someone to mandatory deportation, permanent exclusion from admission, and ineligibility for naturalization. 

Additionally, I am a very experienced OUI/DUI/DWI attorney having handled hundreds of these types of cases in combination as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. I know the angles in how the prosecution will prosecute the case as I used to be the one on the other side. There are many defenses I can use in an OUI case and you need someone with experience such as myself to help you navigate through this difficult time. 

I also handle any criminal defense charges ranging from misdemeanors to serioius felonies. I have represented clients charged with attempted murder, drug crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, crimes of violence, weapons charges, theft crimes, breaking and entering, and motor vehicle offenses. 

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Toland Law, Criminal Defense & Immigration Law Firm
2 Oliver Street
Suite 807
Boston, MA, 02109

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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Thank you Paul for an excellent service, may God bless you and your family.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2022
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Back home from detention
My brother hired attorney Toland to assist with my nephew’s case. My nephew was held in immigration detention for six months. Attorney Toland worked diligently on his behalf having 3 charges against him dropped and my nephew was able to come home. Thank you for very good work sir. We appreciate you.
Posted by David | March 21, 2022
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Review of attorney Paul Toland
I had the privilege of hiring Paul to represent my son in an immigration case for my son ,I could not have made a better choice his ,personal,and sincerely caring representation for my son was unquestionably excellent, he treated my son's case like it was his own son and that was tremendously important. Above all he effectively and successfully presented the case on my son's behalf and today my son is exonerated. I would highly recommend attorney Paul Toland for your immigration or criminal cases,you'll not be disappointed. He's genuine, honest and reasonable.
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Posted by Henrique | August 14, 2020
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excellent lawyer
great service, very attentive in your queries, complies with all proposals!
Posted by Juliana | June 26, 2020
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La mejor defensa es la de el
Después de pasar por muchos despachos de abogados decidí que Paul era el mejor de todos y deFinitivamente fue la mejor decisión, gracias a Paul mi esposo pudo salir de la carcel y logró que le devolvieran su residencia y ahora Gracias a esto mi esposo puede hacerse ahora ciudadano y puedo empezar mi proceso para mis papeles... Paul es un excelente profesional con una gran calidad humana Y se entrega al 1000% para defender sus clientes... Muchas gracias Paul por todo... Dios te bendiga siempre
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Posted by Victor | June 25, 2020
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El mejor abogado
Paul es un excelente abogado gracias a él, a su empeño y a su excelente labor pude resolver cada uno de mis casos criminales cerrándolos y al fin pude recuperar mi libertad después de 18 meses de lucha con una excelente defensa... gracias a Paul pude recuperar mi residencia y estoy encaminado a hacerme cuidadano... cuando lo contraté estaba perdido y varios abogados me decían que lo más seguro es que por mis casos criminales me deportaban pero gracias a Dios que puso a Paul touland en mi camino y me devolvió la fe y la libertad... gracias por ser ese excelente abogado y esa maravillosa persona Dios te bendiga siempre.. agradecido inmensamente por tu excelente labor y sacrificio
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Posted by Diana | January 29, 2020
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Imigration interview
I hired Paul Toland and he did a very good job, being with my husband and I in our immigration interview today. Always showing professionalism and knowledge of his work. I would definitely hire him again and I recommend him.
Response from Paul Toland January 30, 2020
Thank you Diana!
Posted by Alfonso | January 24, 2020
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Better call Paul!
A friend of mine recommended me to go to Mr.Toland as an immigration lawyer. At first, I thought, I had no chance of getting my situation resolved but Mr. Toland gave options to be able to have an opportunity to follow my goals. he showed I had options and explained each of them in detail. I qualified for the Special Immigrant Juvenile case in which one or two of your parents neglect or abandoned you, in my case my father. during the entirety of the process, he was professional, patient and reliable. he answered my questions and concerns about the immigration system with confidence. now I'm on my path to become a U.S resident thanks to Mr.Toland. he is clear on what to do and expect and highly skilled. I would highly recommend him to be your Immigration lawyer and or as a criminal defense lawyer. if you are in trouble or want to be able to be given an opportunity you better call Paul!
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Response from Paul Toland January 29, 2020
Thank you Alfonso!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Jeff Goldman Immigration
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Rubin Pomerleau, PC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Worcester County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2017


  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of Rochester
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Not Guilty - OUI - Dedham District Court
  • Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty - 2 Domestic Violence Cases - Lowell District Court
  • Not Guilty on 2 cases
  • OUI Case - Waltham District Court
  • Not Guilty
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  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (New England chapter)
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • New England American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration
  • 2019
  • Annual Conference
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2019
  • New England American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration
  • 2018
  • New England AILA Conference
  • Immigration
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
Endorse Paul
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Paul personally and professionally for many years now and have also seen his abilities in Court. I highly recommend and endorse Paul."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Paul because he is a knowledgeable and skilled lawyer. He was very helpful in assessing immigration consequences of criminal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have the pleasure of knowing Paul personally and have worked with him on several matters. He is conscientious and truly cares about his clients. The knowledge he gained as a District Attorney gives him an advantage in being able to look at a problem from both sides."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is one of my go-to resources for immigration law. He is a very knowledgeable attorney as well as an approachable guy with a good attitude. Paul is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients and I'm proud to endorse him."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Best lawyer in Boston. El abogado Paul es el mejor abogado en el estado de Massachusetts. El es honesto, inteligente, bilingue, y un luchador. El va a pelear para sus derechos. Si tienes cualquier problema de inmigracion o con un caso criminal no existe un mejor abogado. Llamalo y veras."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having known Paul for years, I can say that he is very knowledgeable about the law. He has a great presence in the courtroom and is very skilled in advocating on behalf of his clients. Paul is not only an outstanding Attorney he is a great guy and someone you will want in your corner. I strongly endorse Paul."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Attorney Paul Toland for both Criminal Defense and Immigration representation. Paul is a diligent and passionate advocate for every client that comes into his office and has a great success rate. I regularly refer clients to Paul and every one of them has given me positive feedback and thanked me for referring them to him."
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