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Dakota D. Martin

Criminal defense Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   30 reviews

also known as Dakota Martin Law, Dakota Martin

  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 15 years
    New Mexico - NM 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

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Location

Law Office of Dakota D. Martin
35 India Street
suite 300
Boston, MA, 02110

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
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Posted by Wendy | September 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend and grateful for his service!
I highly recommend Dakota Martin if you want an attorney that will win your case. Mr. Martin is a great defender, extremely knowledgeable, and helped put my mind at ease quickly! If you want someone who will get the job done, he is the attorney to hire. I am grateful for the work he did for me.
Posted by Andrew | August 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Lawyer
Dakota Martin made a very good presentation before the Board of Appeal. He got a good result. Well-organized lawyer. Made me work too. Dakota Martin was able to work effectively with my Probation Officer.
Posted by Brendan | July 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Attorney Martin
Ughh, what a nightmare my life could have become, if I had not been fortunate enough to find Attorney Dakota Martin. I was wrongfully accused by the state for a crime I did not commit. Attorney Martin was beyond dedicated to ensuring I was not steamrolled by the state by clearly explaining the situation and tirelessly working to expedite a positive outcome in my case. For a process that can normally take 6 months to a year to complete, Dakota had my case dismissed in just 4 months. He went so far as to delay the start of his family vacation so my case could be dismissed that much sooner. That is dedication and I just wanted to say “Thank you, Dakota.”
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Posted by Justin | July 11, 2018
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Mr
Mr Martin does excellent work. Explains in realistic and understandable terms what to expect and how he wants to approach a case. At the time he helped me with my case, his wife had a baby (congratulations!), and he was still readily accessible and willing to help. Had my case dismissed swiftly and effectively. Very professional.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Mr. Martin helped me with a very serious charge. I'm a military vet and he discovered some ways and helped come up with great ideas for getting my case dismissed. I would recommend him to anyone.
Response from Dakota Martin April 30, 2018
It was my pleasure. Always happy to help a veteran.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
He helped someone I love very much get out of trouble. He made recommendations for my loved one in order for him to help himself straighten out his life. He really went to bat for him. I highly recommend Dakota.
Posted by Sirrocko | February 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
He has your best interest at heart and will put 1,000% forward. A great charismatic man you can count on. I highly recommend.
Posted by Zach | November 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
3rd OUI charged. Not guilty
Although during over the phone consultation, miss communication allowed for a discount deal on my end of this hire. Yet not for that reason alone am I glad I chose his advice and help. For his honesty in sticking with his first offer i was immediately at ease and certainly in good hands. Looking at a 3rd OUI charge, negligent operation. My back against the wall yet i wasn't alone. Helped me thoroughly through the process. I travel a lot for work which i knew would be a disaster to my life. Of course it was a bumpy road but with his confidence and loyalty I truly felt the reassuance during the hardest part of my situation which was now the time leading up to trial. Yes he explained the worst case scenario and I already knew that anyways but it was good to know he didn't leave anything out such as what the outcome could be. At the end of the day a trial is decided by citizens opinions of how they proceve the evidence. Stood firm by my side and his thoughts on what we should do. I had no problems putting my case (my life-future) in his hands. I would not hesitate to contact this lawyer again. His phone would be the first i rang if i was in trouble or just needed legal advice. Trial approaches fairly quick. Trial was set for two days which it ended up taking an extra day to finish. We got what we was going for. No OUI. Recieved the negligent operation but im able to work and continue my life without having to start over so to speak
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Response from Dakota Martin November 29, 2017
It was a pleasure representing you Zack. Thank you
Posted by Andrew | November 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Professionalism
I was arrested on an OUI offense and lost my license. I hired Dakota Martin to defend me in court. He told me what to expect and lead me professionally through the whole process. He was able to get me a jury trial in less than 3 months. Dakota didn't take a plea bargain or a continuance without a finding. He didn't sway when the judge, the day of the trial, asked him to do a bench trail with no jury because it'd be quicker. He made sure to go through all the steps right down to hand selecting a jury. In the end Dakota Martin helped me win a Not Guilty verdict. Which is really more like winning your life back. I would hire Dakota again should I ever need legal advice or help in the future. Great lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Defense Attorney
Dakota worked tirelessly for us and managed to work an extraordinary deal that was almost unheard of and essentially saved my son's future. It is apparent that he truly cares about the welfare of his clients and he was always prompt in responding and very proactive in keeping us updated. He has my highest recommendation!
Posted by Jason | January 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Defense
Dakota gave me excellent advice throughout my personal ordeal in order to keep me protected and educated. We were able to have my case dismissed before it even went to trial.
Posted by Damian | January 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Coming from out of state I wasn't sure if my case was going to get a fair hearing, but attorney Martin gave me a peace of mind and won my case. I highly recommend Counselor Dakota Martin for any legal representation. He works with the highest professional and ethical standards.
Posted by Carrie Rose | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
I contacted Mr. Martin about my 18 year old case. He was very knowledgeable and knew the exact avenues we has to take so I could get this case behind me. As I live almost 900 miles away from Cambridge, I had to fly into town for the initial appearance. The initial appearance went quickly due to Mr. Martins professionalism and he was able to work it out so I did not have to fly into town for the second appearance. My case has now been dismissed and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend Dakota Martin for your legal needs!
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would hire again
I recently ran into some legal trouble, and a colleague recommended the Law Offices of Dakota Martin. Attorney Martin handled my case himself, and was prompt and deliberate with a professional no nonsense approach. The case was skillfully handled without me ever having to appear in front of a judge, and the end result was very favorable. Highly recommend, and would hire again
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Posted by Tom | October 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I give Dakota 5 stars because I'd call him again.
My case got serious after a magistrates hearing, wrongfully accused of attempted murder by a liar. My world went up-side-down. I'm glad I met Attorney Dakota Martin. Dakota cross examining, he shreaded the states witnesses tripping them in their lies. he directed the jury right to the evidence, crushing the case, the jury took 30 minutes declaring my innocence. Look no further.
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Response from Dakota Martin March 29, 2017
I greatly appreciate the accolades but I must clarify this one. The charge was Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon, not Murder. I would agree though, it was a hard fought case that went the distance.
Posted by Vanessa Arauz | April 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
You know the character Harvey Keitel plays in Pulp Fiction? The Wolf. Attorney Martin is that guy. If you are being accused of a crime, you have a problem. You need that problem to go away. I had a big problem, an old problem. I had a 5 year old warrant for armed robbery in Boston and I lived in California. I was on probation in California and have a record. The Boston case was open and the court and district attorney were not happy with me for taking off. With help from my family, attorney Martin set it up, and knocked it down. I flew in from California and met him at the courthouse. He kept me out of jail and worked the case until it was dismissed. He was fast and efficient. Like the Wolf says, "If I'm curt with you it's because time is a factor. I think fast, I talk fast and I need you guys to act fast if you wanna get out of this. So, pretty please... with sugar on top. Hire this lawyer." Hire the Wolf.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and approachable lawyer; handled shoplifting case well.
Mr. Martin is a professional, approachable, and diligent attorney. He represented me as a student in court after being arrested for shoplifting and helped guide me through my first experience with the justice system. Dakota was prompt about answering my calls and addressing my concerns. I called several attorneys around the area, including Dakota, for consultations regarding my situation and he stood out by being clear and honest about my legal options and financial costs. He was able to meet with me on the first day and listened to my story respectfully. He treated me like a person, rather than the lowlife I perceived myself to be after being arrested. After contacting him, he represented me in court; he stayed close by my side and was guide me through the trial and clearly explain the post-trial outcome/process. In the end, I was very content with the outcome, especially due to the severity of some other potential outcomes that could have occurred. Dakota handled the situation in a very timely manner, treated me as a whole person, and I would not hesitate to recommend him others in a similar situation as me.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer who works efficiently!
A few years ago I needed a lawyer to defend me in a criminal case. As I had minimal exprience I sought out the best. Dakota was able to carefully present my case and succeed at winning my case. He was very well prepared and made sure everything happened in the most organized and efficient manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring a lawyer who is caring, skilled, and will make sure you are well represented.
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Posted by John | March 7, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Peace of Mind
I found myself in a situation that scared me and Dakota was there to help me out. He kept me on the ledge and moving forward. He treated the problem in a rational way, didn't sugar coat anything, but made it clear he was going to help.
Posted by Jeremiah | December 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my Life!
I was recently pressed with excessive criminal charges while on vacation. Since I live in Alaska, I could not make my court date and despite attempting to contact numerous attorneys, I couldn't find anyone to take care of my case. Shortly after my court date, I heard about Attorney Martin through a friend. He eliminated the excessive criminal charges in my case, lowered my fine and cleared my record. I was so worried about my future, until Dakota Martin stepped in and saved the day. I hope I don't need a lawyer again, but if I ever do he will definitely be the first man I call and I'd encourage anyone facing criminal charges to do the same.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Dakota Martin Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Technician
  • Active Life Prosthetics
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Defense Attorney
  • New Mexico State Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2011

Education

  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • NCDC Trial Advocacy
  • 2016
  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Massachusetts
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Possession or a Dangerous Weapon
  • dismissed
  • DUI, DWI, OUI -Not guilty
  • Not guilty
  • Indecent A and B on a minor, 4 counts, Indecent exposure, 1 count
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • NTLA
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2017 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Suffolk Lawyers for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Boston Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • New England School of Law
  • Law Practice Management
  • 2014
  • Staff conference
  • Prosthetics
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (19)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I shared office space with Attorney Martin for years, so I saw firsthand his skill and diligence in handling criminal, OUI, and other cases for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Dakota is a great DUI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Martin is a highly skilled defense attorney and works hard to get his clients results. He is personable and well respected in the courtroom as well as the legal community as a whole. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Martin is a top-notch Boston criminal defense attorney and I endorse him without reservation. I gone to Attorney Martin for his opinion on criminal matters and his advice and counsel to me has been invaluable. Attorney Martin cares deeply about his clients, is extremely well informed, and a please to deal with on all levels."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dakota is hardworking and focused. He is determined and fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Friend
"Dakota is a no nonsense attorney who gets straight to the point. He works hard for his clients. I would highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Martin is hardworking and very effective. His focus is obvious and his client's benefit from his candid advice and tireless efforts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. When old friends and clients need referral to criminal defense counsel, it is important to them and therefore critical to me. I use Dakota Martin because he works the cases and produces good results. This is one of the lynch-pins in my network."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Dakota on numerous occasions and found him to be an asset to the cases. He is knowledgeable, passionate, and always goes above and beyond for his clients. I highly recommend Dakota and as a client you would be in extremely good hands with him on your side."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I handled a personal injury matter with Dakota. He was very responsive to the client's needs and made sure she understood the strengths and weaknesses of her case. I would trust Dakota to handle my own legal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dakota's heart shows through in all of his work. He deeply cares about his clients, and it is apparent that he fights his cases because he cares. Dakota believes in his clients. And I believe in Dakota."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Dakota Martin!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dakota is hardworking, energetic and an accomplished trial lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Martin has an outstanding ability to relate to his clients, and deliver effective services in high-pressure situations. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer; Dakota is a dedicated and thoughtful criminal defense attorney. He's down-to-earth and really connects personally with his clientele. I recommend him without reservation."
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