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James M. Milligan Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Hanover, MA

5.0   177 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

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Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%
    Attorney James Milligan is one of just a few lawyers in Massachusetts who is board certified in drunk driving defense as recognized by the American Bar Association. Concentrating his practice entirely on Massachusetts drunk driving defense, OUI defense, DUI defense, and DWI defense, Attorney Milligan is often the best resource for other lawyers representing a client charged with drunk driving in Massachusetts.

    26 years

  2. Criminal defense
    5%

  3. Other
    5%

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Attorney Milligan is a Massachusetts drunk driving defense lawyer dedicated to aggressively representing and defending people charged with drunk driving in Massachusetts (OUI, DWI, DUI).  In 2014, he went to trial on 90 OUI Cases with an 87% acquittal/dismissal rate.

 

He is one of the only few lawyers in Massachusetts that is board certified in drunk driving defense. He is the chair of the Massachusetts continuing legal education courses on handling OUI cases and has lectured other Massachusetts lawyers  how to best defend clients charged with drunk driving (OUI, DWI, DUI).  Attorney Milligan is a seasoned and experienced drunk driving lawyer who handles more drunk driving cases a year in Massachusetts than most attorneys do in their career.

 

Attorney Milligan is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL). He has extensive trial experience with courts all over the Commonwealth.

 

Massachusetts Drunk Driving Lawyer,  Attorney James Milligan

Licensed for 24 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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Attorney James Milligan
269 Hanover Street
Building One
Hanover, MA, 02339
Attorney James Milligan
867 Boylston Street
Suite 5000
Boston, MA, 02116
Attorney James Milligan
100 Independence Drive
Suite 7 #481
Hyannis, MA, 02601
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Posted by Gregg | January 8, 2023
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DUI
Jay is a fact oriented attorney who is an expert on the law for Criminal DUI in Massachusetts. He will dig deep into the situation to put doubt in the minds of prosecution that some of the accusations are in question with leaves questionable doubt in the minds off people presiding over the case.
Posted by Ryan | December 20, 2022
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100% recommend. Wouldn't want anyone else other than Jay on my case.
Jay is absolutely outstanding at his job, and I wouldn't have wanted anyone else on my case besides him. He was able to nit pick the smallest details in my case, which eventually led to a NOT GUILTY verdict on my behalf. This guy is unbelievable and I would absolutely recommend him to anybody in OUI conviction circumstance.
Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2022
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Best lawyer
Jay was a amazing lawyer Always available for questions. Karen is Paralegal is also very helpful and understands your time in valuable. He got me a not guilty verdict. He is a absolute force to be reckon with when he is in trail.
Posted by Ralph | October 26, 2022
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Expert of OUI
I had a 3rd offense OUI which is a felony, my life was upside down, I had no choice then to fight it. With body cam evidence, sobriety tests failed, 2 state troopers testifying against me, no witnesses on my side, Mr Miligan was able to convince 7 jurors to get me a “not guilty “! That was just magic! He’s awesome, he’s genius. I don’t know how he does it, I certainly believe he’s just gifted. No words could ever explain my gratitude… well recommended! thank you James, you can never be forgotten in my life. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2022
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This is the Man!
My experience with Attorney James Milligan has been excellent. James is incredibly professional, trustworthy and patient. He gives expert advice and never pressured me into doing anything I didn’t want. This man commands the courtroom with excellence and professionalism. He always got back to me in a timely manner, “even on the weekends”. He goes above and beyond with the service he provides. I‘m very thankful to have found him. If you’re looking for a qualified, expert and professional representation James is all you need. He’s with you every step of the way. Attorney James was always available to communicate with throughout the process. He worked diligently for me to achieve the proper, and rightful end result of, “Not guilty”. He made a rather difficult process very easy during an incredibly difficult time in my life. You can be assured Attorney James Milligan will guide you properly (even if it’s not what you want to hear ) and will always be , “in your corner“. James was extremely helpful in resolving my case. He is knowledgeable about the law, disciplined, responsive, and generally empathetic. This man is a 10/5 stars! Thank you very much James! D.M.W
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Posted by Jonathan | May 31, 2022
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3rd OUI - HIGH RECOMENDATION
Jay did a fantastic job and guided me through one of the darkest periods of my life. He took my case to trial and won with a not guilty charge. It was a 3rd offense oui involving a car crash. I was facing jail time. Jays knowledge of the law is amazing. He's very humble with a calming demeanor which was very helpful during a stressful time. I strongly recommend Jay Milligan.
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Posted by Ngoc | March 6, 2022
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Professional
A friend recommended James to me and I could not have thank them more! He was super supportive and helpful throughout the case, which help us achieve a desirable outcome.
Posted by Josh | January 26, 2022
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Long Road
I would like to start off by saying Jay and his team were great through the entire road. It was a long battle of 768 days but Jay was there every step of the way. I know for a fact I would not have won this case without him. Thank You
Posted by James | January 18, 2022
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I could not recommend Jay more highly!
I cannot recommend Jay Milligan more highly! Through their expertise and experience in MA law and litigation, Jay and his team got results that were far better than I expected going in. Jay took time to educate me about the legal ramifications of my case and kept me informed throughout. He answered all of my questions, so that I understood the process as well as potential outcomes. Call Jay 1st, he's the best!
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2022
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If you are looking for the best DUI/OUI attorney Jay Milligan is it!
Hired Attorney Milligan for a 3rd DUI. I did a lot of research before deciding on Jay and am so thankful I did go with him. He tore apart the arresting officer to the point that the Judge almost called a recess so that he could compose himself. He was absolutely amazing to watch in court. I do not think I would have won my case if I had hired a different attorney. If you are looking for the best DUI/OUI attorney Jay Milligan is it.
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Posted by MJ | December 10, 2021
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Incredible Attorney!
I simply cannot say thank you enough to Jay for the unbelievable job he did representing me in my case. From our very first meeting, his extensive knowledge and expertise and his confidence put me at ease and made me feel extremely comfortable putting my trust in him to take on my case. Throughout the process, he always made himself available whenever I had questions. Jay made sure that my wife and I were kept in the loop at all times and that we had all the details. Especially during the uncertain times of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was amazing to have such a solid and dependable lawyer in Jay. He is intelligent, strategic, diligent, compassionate, and very detail-oriented. He works hard to ensure that he does his very best for you. On the day of trial, he made sure we understood everything that was happening every step of the way. And in the end, we came out with a favorable verdict. Do not hesitate to hire Jay as your lawyer. He will give you everything he’s got and then some!
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Posted by Gary | October 30, 2021
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A+++ Attorney
Attorney Mulligan is one if not the best attorneys out there. I had the utmost confidence in him from the beginning. And my outcome It was supported by that feeling. The money was well spent thank you James!!!! Bravo Bravo.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2021
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The Best!
I was charged with a 2nd DUI and at first glance, it was looking pretty grim as I had a high BAC and an unflattering police report. Jay reviewed all the details and my case was DISMISSED before it ever went to trial! Going through a court case is extremely overwhelming but Jay does everything to make you feel comfortable. When you enter the courtroom, you will see everyone from the court officers, district attorneys, defense attorneys, and judges have the utmost respect for Jay. In fact, while I was waiting outside the courtroom, another attorney who knew Jay was representing me pulled me aside and told me I was in good hands!! Jay will do everything to fight for you. It is a long process and does not happen overnight but you have to trust Jay and trust the process. After my case was dismissed, my license was reinstated with no restrictions. I finally have my life back thanks to Jay!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2021
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Highly recommended
Extremely satisfied working with Attorney Jay . He was very experienced, knowledgeable and professional. He walked us through what to expect and communicated in a very caring way throughout the process. Most importantly, we had a successful outcome. If your gonna pick ANYONE to represent you you gotta pick him! Hands down the best decision I've ever made in MY LIFE! Thank you Jay ! J.G
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Posted by Gene | March 23, 2021
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Amazing Attorney
Jay Milligan represented me in my 2nd OUI case in less than 2 years. Jay represented me through a 21 month ordeal with the courts system and was very knowledgeable of OUI laws. Ultimately he was able to achieve a not guilty verdict for me as well Would definitely recommend you will not be disappointed
Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2021
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Highly Recommend
Jay represented me through an 18 month ordeal with the courts system and was formidable throughout the entire process. Every decision that Jay made turned out to be the correct decision, and in the end we got the right outcome with the case. Simply put, Jay's expertise and knowledge is unmatched and I was extremely satisfied. I highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2021
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James M. Milligan Jr.
I am pleased with the work that James Milligan put forth for my case. He is a knowledgable lawyer that gets things done in a hurry and to the best of his abilities. I recommend him to anyone attempting to beat a DUI/OUI case.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2021
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Satisfied
Extremely satisfied .Great job .Really cared about my case . Will definitely recommend him as an attorney
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2020
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Fantastic
Jay was great and professional. He was always available to answer my questions and supported me through the matter. I would highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
Jay was knowledgable about the intricacies of the case and OUI law. He was supportive and professional, helping throughout the entire process. Ultimately he was able to achieve a favorable outcome as well. Would definitely recommend.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Attorney James Milligan Law Office
  • 2010 - Present
  • DUI OUI Attorney
  • Jones, Milligan & Geraghty
  • 2000 - 2010

Education

  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Allegheny College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. R.L. (Lynn District Court)
  • Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. P.H (Plymouth District Court)
  • Not Guilty
  • Commonwealth v. E.D – Quincy District Court
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Preeminent Client Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Preeminent Client Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. ("MCLE")
  • Handling Massachusetts OUI Cases
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. ("MCLE")
  • Massachusetts Auot Stops
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • OUI Drunk Driving Defense
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  • Litigating OUI Cases
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Handling OUI Cases
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Auto Stops
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • OUI Summit - Drunk Driving Defense
  • 2010
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Law and Science of Traffic Defense
  • 2009
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Massachusetts Auto Stops
  • 2009
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Litigating OUI Cases
  • 2008
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Criminal Law Practice Forum
  • 2007
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Criminal Law Conference
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (1)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Milligan has an exceptional reputation in the Area of DUI Defense in Massachusetts. I would highly recommend his services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best attorneys in the field. I had the pleasure of getting to know Attorney Milligan's skills when dealing with him as a prosecutor. He was always prepared, and presented all his clients' cases with a polished and distinguished presence. Highly recommended. GP"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very competent and skilled lawyer. He gets exceptional results"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Attorney James “Jay” Milligan Jr. I first met Jay when I was a prosecutor in the Plymouth County DA's office. As opposing counsel, Attorney Milligan is a formidable opponent but always a professional. Jay was always the first attorney at the courthouse and was always prepared for trial. I now have the privilege of working with Attorney Milligan as a DUI Defense Attorney. Jay’s knowledge of the law and trial practice are unmatched in the field of Massachusetts DUI Defense and RMV Representation. Accordingly he is one of only a few attorneys in Massachusetts to be Board Certified in the field of Drunk Driving Defense. Attorney Milligan provides each client with the proven powerful drunk driving representation that only he can. He is a valued mentor to me and a passionate advocated for his clients. I highly endorse Attorney Jay Milligan."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working closely with Attorney Milligan, both during my time as a prosecutor and now as a fellow member of the OUI/DUI/DWI defense bar. For me to say that Jay "raises the bar" would be an understatement. His knowledge of the law, his commitment to the interests of his clients, and his work ethic go unmatched. He has a proven track record of success that is undoubtedly the product of his character, hard work, and devotion to the practice of law. I highly endorse Attorney Milligan and would recommend him to anyone facing a drunk driving charge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Massachusetts. Gets amazing results for his clients. Very experienced, highly skilled and he genuinely cares about people. I have referred several clients to him in the past and he has achieved extraordinary results"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Jay Milligan if you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving. Jay is a diligent and conscientious lawyer, well-respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Milligan is a talented and competitive defense lawyer who truly goes to bat for his clients. I recently witnessed him first hand in a felony trial where it was clear the prosecutor was outmatched (Not Guilty verdict followed). I would recommend his services to anyone facing criminal prosecution in Massachusetts."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the honor of working with James "Jay" Milligan, Sr., on several matters that involve mutual clients due to the relative proximity of Maine to Massachusetts. Jay is the "go to guy" when it comes to issues involving the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. He is not only a strong and highly competent fighter for his clients in the courtroom, but also has a superior working knowledge of motor vehicles suspensions, how to fight them, how to beat them, and if need be, how to minimize them. Not only is he one of the top DUI\DWI Attorneys in the Commonwealth, he is also a compassionate and caring individual who works closely with clients and keeps their best interests at heart. If you have been charged with DUI/DWI or any motor vehicle crime in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Jay Milligan, Sr. can be counted on to fight for the citizen accused."
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