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Martin P. Bonventre

Criminal defense Attorney at Albany, NY

4.9   35 reviews

also known as Martin P. Bonventre Esq

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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Martin

Learn Martin’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Handling all matters from armed robbery and felony drug possession, to DWI and traffic tickets. Focus is on keeping my clients well informed and getting the best result.

    14 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Years of experience dedicated to representing clients charged with DWI/DUI.

    14 years

  3. Car accident
    20%
    Were you hurt in a car accident? You should be compensated for your medical bills, your time off from work, and your pain. I make insurance companies compensate my clients for the accidents caused by their insured.

    14 years

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    With my trial background in the criminal world, I am turning to insurance companies to make sure they take care of those who are injured.

    14 years

DEDICATED LEGAL REPRESENTATION

Call or Text NOW - My personal cell phone is.  I focuses on offering clients a more personal and committed approach to legal representation. My clients not only receive aggressive and affordable legal representation, but they get the personal attention necessary to make them comfortable and confident.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017
Client's Choice
2018 2017

Location

Martin P. Bonventre, Esq.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Joe | February 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Highly Recommended Lawyer
Martin is an excellent Lawyer who worked tirelessly on my case and achieved the most desirable outcome. Hands down a very positive experience from a highly experienced professional. I can’t recommend Martin enough. If you need a lawyer he is the guy for you.
Posted by Dmitri | November 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good. Knowledgeable and honest lawyer
Martin was always sharp and clear in explaining your options and possible outcomes. Sometimes you may feel neglected, but this is not true. He does a lot of "behind the screen" work, including paperwork, contacting authorities and agencies involved in your case, negotiations with the prosecution. At the end, it will be the best possible scenario for you. He is easy to contact, will spend extra time if you need to understand the situation. He behaves professionally and with high respect of you asan individual.
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Posted by Quincy | July 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
I found Martin Bonventre just by going online, I called three attorneys and left a message. Mr. Bonventre was the first to return my call. I'm very happy that he did! He handled my case with professionalism and knowledge. He kept me informed of everything that was going on with my case. I feel like he treated me like a human and with so much sincerity. He fought really hard for me and won. My case is over now, but I will never forget what he said to me. ( call me if you have any questions, take care). That's a man that really cares. I appreciate all your hard work, and I appreciate you. God bless you always.
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Posted by Jim | April 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer.
Martin helped me out tremendously. He was very knowledgeable and supportive. He took the time to develop a clear strategy. He showed me a great deal of compassion and patience. I'm very fortunate to have had his representation.
Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful to have found Martin Bonventre
Found Martin Bonventre through help of reading reviews on Avvo. The reviews did not disappoint. He is thorough, kind, and hard working. From the first consultation to the end of the engagement he kept all informed and explained legal jargon/procedures in a manner that was understandable. He gave sound advice. Do not hesitate to consult or hire Martin if you have the need.
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Posted by Taffek | April 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy
He such a good soul I was in the situation and I thought I would never Get out of and he told me don’t worry so I put my trust in him and didn’t fail so I would 100% recommend this guy
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Martin Bonventre is Barry good at what he does and I am very pleased with the job he did in resolving a very serious court matter I had. I highly recommend him to hire him as a Kindlon law firm.
Posted by Dave | December 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Martin is my man
A couple years ago I was riding into work on New Year's Eve, and I stupidly brought along my prescriptions. I also had a prior DWAI charge. I got pulled over, cops did the math and it was a true case of wrong place wrong time. I first spoke with a paid public defender, she said she couldn't get it plead down and wouldn't even entertain the notion that I was operating my vehicle lawfully. Then I hired Martin. Immediately from the adjournment court appearance I could tell he knew what he was doing. He pushed me to the front of the line in court because "that's how we (his legal team) rolls." He jumped at every opportunity to keep the prosecution in check. As time went on I began to actually doubt my own innocence because I was forgetting what happened. Martin assured me "you didn't do s**t" and after a couple more months without the DA submitting a single piece of evidence he successfully moved to have my case thrown out on speedy trial grounds. Martin is just the type of person you want on your side. He will spare no effort to ensure that the justice system treats you truly fair. His rates can be costly but he's worth every penny, I promise. If not for him, I would be stuck carless for the foreseeable future and have a criminal record. You can't put a price on your freedoms and future. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
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Posted by Kennet | September 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend
Martin is a just hands down a great person and attorney. He is exactly the kind of person/attorney you want in your corner when you dealing with the legal system. He is smart and knowledgeable and knows how to communicate with his clients. When my wife and I needed an attorney, Martin was there for us, on our side 100%. Not only was he on top of our legal needs with with the utmost professionalism and superior abilities, but he also took the time to be personal and help us understand everything that was happening every step of the way. He made a difficult and stressful time in our lives so much better. With Martin as our attorney we got the absolute best outcome possible. If you need an attorney do yourself a favor and call Martin right now!
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Posted by Jason | June 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful to have had Martin Represent me.
I had a legal matter that I was worried about and that could ultimately change my life. I met with Martin. Not only did he make me feel comfortable, but he gave me an overwhelming sense that it would be ok. He communicated with me throughout the matter and took the time to explain my options, educate me, and make sure I was informed completely on my options. I know personally in a time of darkness he helped me feel like I was gong to be ok. He went the extra mile for me, and was available to me more than I assume most would be. I would recommend him hands down to anyone. My outcome was better than expected anyone who needs a lawyer do not hesitate at all. I might add, he has helped me in matters since regarding my previous situation. He did not have to do so, but did so because he is willing to go the extra mile for his clients!
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Posted by Ashley | June 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
I had a personal legal matter in which i was concerned with both how to proceed, and what the potential outcomes might be. Mr. Bonventre's services came highly recommended to me by a friend, and so I decided to meet with him. Martin helped me to feel safe and comfortable in my situation. He broke down the legal jargon for me so that I could better understand what was happening. He took time to explain all of my options and how it would look moving forward. He communicated with me throughout the process, while advocating for my best interests. Ultimately I was very pleased with the outcome and will be recommending him to anyone in need of legal counsil.
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Posted by Kariatou | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great,great,great Lawyer
Martin is a great lawyer who take his time to ask you questions about any details.He also on time and always keeps you upgrade about everything. I got a excellent trial and all charges dismissed. I strongly recommend him for his excellent work.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Martin helped me with a minor speeding ticket. He was professional, timely, and got my ticket reduced to 0 points. I am so glad that we hired him. Would highly recommend.
Posted by Donald | July 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very strong, very powerful attorney
Martin Bonventre is the best attorney I’ve ever had. He is extremely professional, intelligent, and passionate about his craft. Martin is simply in a league of his own.
Posted by Elaine | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Martin is an excellent attorney and very reliable. I have known him for over 10 years and I never hesitate to recommend him to my friends and colleagues. Having Martin around to handle all the details means I don’t have to worry about my occasional speeding ticket and I have someone I trust for legal advice.
Posted by Josh | April 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick, clean, and affordable
Martin Boneventure has provided me with quality legal services at a very reasonable price. The process was quick, easy, and professional. Best of all he resolved all my legal issues.
Posted by Stephen | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Mr. Bonventre represented me for a serious traffic offense in which I was unfairly targeted by police. I was repeatedly offered various plea bargains by the district attorney, which others advised me to accept. Instead, I trusted Mr. Bonventre to fight for me, and he eventually got the charges dismissed. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal support or representation.
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Posted by Joe | April 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A++++ Professional and Knowledgeable
I needed to find an attorney for my troubled younger brother a few years back, which led me to confide in Mr. Bonventre. He wasn’t the first lawyer I consulted within the area, but he certainly was the last. I was immediately taken adrift by his knowledge of the law and legal practices, his charismatic court room presence, professional attitude, and his unparalleled work ethic. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation and are in need of an attorney don’t hesitate he is your man and will make a difficult situation less painful. He will get the job done in a highly respectful manner. Don’t waste your time with the stuck up incompetent lawyers making mundane promises Mr. Bonventre will get the job done. He comes highly recommend with five stars across the board.
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Posted by Brian Trombley | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in class
Martin went above and beyond in handling my traffic related legal matters. He handled it as swiftly as possible and helped me to obtain the exact outcome I was hoping for. I would highly recommend Martin for any legal matter as he is everything you would want in an attorney - professional, accessible and most importantly he gets things done.
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Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Martin is very professional and knowledgable. He addresses the concerns and replies email/phone calls timely. I highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Kindlon Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney / Owner
  • Martin P. Bonventre, Esq.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Anelli Xavier, PC
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mildred Elley College
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Buckley, Mendleson, Criscione & Quinn, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Smith, Sovik, Kendrick & Sugnet, PC
  • 2009 - 2011
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • State University of New York, College at Geneseo
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Injured Workers Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • President's Law School Group Pro Bono Service Award
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • National Collegiate Award for Philosophy & Religion
  • United States Achievement Academy
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opioids and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Legal Industry
  • 2018
  • Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opioids and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Prescription Painkiller Law
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Endorse Martin
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"After knowing Martin for several years, I can comfortably and unequivocally state he's an excellent attorney whom any client could trust. Without hesitation, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If Martin is your attorney you can rest assured that you're in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Martin is an all around stand up guy that knows his stuff when it comes to criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin is a criminal defense attorney that zealously advocates for his clients and has the tools necessary to get the job done. He achieves outstanding results on a regular basis because he has the knowledge and experience necessary to handle difficult cases. There is no one in the Albany area that will get a better outcome on a DWI than Martin. I highly endorse Marty to anyone facing a serious DWI charge."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bonventre has the ability to apply his considerable academic knowledge of the law to the mechanics of day-to-day DWI defense. He is fully versed in the theory as well as an accomplished courtroom attorney. Anyone charged with a DWI in New York's Capitol Region is well-advised to contact him and seek out his advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin is a proficient and skilled litigator in the realm of criminal defense, having experience in all facets of this practice area. He is a strong advocate for his clients and repeatedly achieves excellent results. I strongly endorse and recommend Martin for all criminal related matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Martin is an excellent criminal defense attorney and I strongly recommend him. He's very enthusiastic and his knowledge of the law is superb, only trumped by his dedication to client satisfaction and achieving results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marty's ability to defend people charged with Driving While Intoxicated in New York has impressed me on many an occasion. As a criminal defense attorney, I regularly bump into Marty in courts throughout the Capital District Region. I am struck by his ability to obtain favorable dispositions for some of his clients facing more serious DWI charges or those with a prior DWI conviction. I refer people facing Aggravated DWI/Felony DWI to Marty because I am fully confident in his ability to provide his clients with a tenacious and enthusiastic defense. I highly endorse Marty to anyone charged with a DWI violation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Martin is an excellent attorney who possesses the knowledge and character to serve his clients needs. He has the uncanny ability to breakdown complex legal issues and advocate for a positive result on his client's behalf. Martin's professionalism and personality make even the most difficult situations easier for his clients."
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