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Daniel DeMaria

Criminal defense Attorney

5.0   40 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%

    16 years, 200 cases

  2. White collar crime
    30%

    16 years, 50 cases

 

 

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney-- got my case dismissed!
Daniel offered great advice and put my worries at ease after speaking with him. I have never been in any trouble with the law before, so I was really worried about my case. He was very responsive and reassuring. Even though I was out-of-state he communicated very well and represented me at court. He got my case completely dismissed (No ACD necessary)! I would highly recommend Daniel to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immediate anxiety relief
I consulted with Daniel on a potential legal issue that had me very stressed out. Although the issue was relatively minor, Daniel listened patiently and quickly addressed my anxieties. Extra impressed that he made himself available in person during the evening.
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best one!!!
This lawyer is very professional, honest and hardworking. Answers EVERY SINGLE phone call and text within minutes. Very intelligent, responsible and respected by others. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ACD
I found Dan due to his high ratings at Avvo. I had never been in a situation where I needed a defense attorney, so given I didn't have any immediate family in law, I was going in pretty blind. Dan walked me through the case and implications over the phone for free, and was totally calm and informative. He was able to get me an ACD, which is something he's done for many people. The best thing about Dan was his responsiveness; anytime I was concerned or had new information, I could text or email him and he would get right back to me. He frequently stayed in touch with the DA and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth it
I received a DAT back in October and decided to seek out a lawyer. Daniel was the best choice I could've made. He was available at all times through text and by phone call, answered any and all questions, eased any anxiety and took care of my case thoroughly. He reassured me it will get handled in that one court appearance which it did and he also managed to get me an ACD so I have no criminal record. If you're seeking a lawyer for a ANY criminal Offense look no further. Most definelty recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied With
Daniel made himself available to accept a case at 1am and provided clear advice and reassurance to myself as a person dealing with the judicial system for the first time on behalf of a family member. He attended arraignment proceedings the next morning and was able to get a petit larceny case acquitted with consideration of dismissal (ACD), meaning in 6 months it will be expunged from the records as if it never happened. The public defender appointed had already agreed a guilty plea with the prosecutor, which would have meant a criminal conviction and a potentially negative consequences in the future for employment and immigration. Each individual case is different and should be judged on its own merits but I would always advise to hire a private attorney if circumstances allow and can fully recommend Daniel.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best appeal lawyer
Thoroughly satisfied with writing/research and novel arguments on appeal. very grateful
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Daniel saved my life!
I was extremely nervous about finding an attorney and was immediately put at ease when I spoke to him on the phone. This was my first experience with the criminal justice system and I was very frightened. He took the lead, immediately going through what steps we would take to get the best possible outcome. He calmed my anxiety by always being really available whether it was communication by text or phone call. Not only did he get the job done, but he was a stellar example of humanity and empathy, and I could not have asked for a better lawyer. I consider myself extremely lucky. Thank you again, Daniel.
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Posted by Brian Tolbert | November 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionally awesome
Daniel is a very professional, honest, and sincere lawyer. He was very knowledgable on the matter in which I seeked council. Daniel provided his honest opinion and had my best interest in mind. With his help I was able to get my case was thrown out. He is one of the best in the business.
Posted by Anisa | June 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer
Daniel is immensely helpful, caring, and knowledgeable. It's a bit surprising, how much he stands out as a lawyer. Although we decided not to use his service, due to the timing, all of his insight was helpful. He was honest about what the outcome may be and how likely it is to impact the case at this stage. Had I come across this lawyer in the beginning of the case, I know he would have impacted the overall process tremendously. I recommend him to anyone seeking legal service. He is beyond what a lawyer should be, he actually cares about the well being of his clients. Hire him if you're seeking legal services!
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life changing lawyer
There are things in life that you can't put a price tag on. A down to Earth, extremely knowledgable lawyer that goes above and beyond for his clients is one of those things. Thats what Daniel is. Our family will never thank him enough, i can't recommend him enough, we are forever grateful. Pick this one!! You wont regret it!!
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Posted by Tracy | March 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No regrets
While my father was detained and having already been represented by another lawyer, for us to hire a new one seemed like restarting back to square 1. That was the best decision we made as a family in my fathers benefit! Daniel immediately opened a phone line for my father prior to being hired. His knowledge of the system and reassurance was helpful throughout this nightmare. After every consultation with my father he would touch base with my mother to inform her of what went on during the visit. Communication was a must as we are Canadian and he respected us and went above and beyond. Thank you Daniel for saving our lives. We're eternally grateful.
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Posted by Arielle | March 2, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
I had an awesome consultation with Daniel Demaria. He was very helpful and patient with helping me add things together with my case; even though he advised that he should not take it on and waste my money. He gave me the best advice and information I have gotten since the case started. I would definitely recommend him!
Posted by Paddy | February 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Daniel DeMaria help our son get charges reduced from a misdemeanor to a violation. Gave us an abundance of information before we hired him. He answered all our questions, and had experience to understand both parents of and college age students who made a mistake that got them in trouble. Had a large knife in his carry on, and was arrested. Mr. DeMaria worked hard, and my son will have no record.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks
Thankful for this great attorney for getting my son out of jail so fast after he was arrested and then for getting the case ACD'd.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Out There!!
I called this lawyer, Demaria, at 2 a.m., and he answered the phone. Every lawyer advertised 24 hour help, but he is the only one that actually answered the phone at 2 a.m., after calling probably 10 lawyers. He then met me in the morning and got my boyfriend out of jail without me needing to pay bail. He then got my boyfriend's case adjourned to a dismissal.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The help I needed
Being arrested by the DEA was the most stressful experience of my life. But thanks to this stellar attorney I was able to get the case dismissed. He is expensive but well worth the fees.
Posted by Marie | December 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top lawyer
We used this lawyer for a case in Buffalo and he got excellent results for us. We had intended to get a local lawyer but called him and he gave us advice that sounded like it made a lot of sense, and so even though he was in NYC we chose him and could not be any happier. The one thing we will say, is that he seemingly answers EVERY phone call, EVERY text, EVERY e-mail within minutes - it really helped keep the stress down and made the process flow smoothly.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks
Thanks for the great legal work. My family will forever be grateful that you were able to enable me to not have a criminal case on my record by getting an ACD for me.
Posted by Merriah | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Attorney You Can Trust
Daniel DeMaria, esg., is an attorney who is very experienced in getting all the facts of a complicated case solved. Not only did he clear the debris of my case that caused a very hinderious nature; he gave wide open understanding during my case that exemplified my achievements, and led in me receiving a minimum conviction. I am very pleased with the outcome he accomplished. To anyone who needs a great attorney! Daniel DeMaria is your man, he is more than just an attorney; he establishes a relationship with his clients that gives dependable trust.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in MA, 2018
updated on 10/12/2018

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Massachusetts.

Daniel's comment: “The suspension involved failing to disclose an incident of academic misconduct on my application to the bar of another jurisdiction which took place in 2010, and after consulting counsel who advised me that the incident of academic misconduct did not have to be disclosed. See: https://bbopublic.blob.core.windows.net/web/f/bd18-008.pdf”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Merchant Law Group LLP
  • 2008 - 2018
  • Summer Associate
  • Petro-Canada
  • 2007 - 2008

Education

  • University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Calgary
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. R.H.
  • Ongoing
  • People v. T.J.
  • Jury Trial
  • United States v. R.C.
  • Ongoing
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Attorney
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Avvo
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Premier 100
  • American Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for New York
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • "10 Best" Law Firms for New York
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Appellate Brief: People v. Trevor Cole
  • 2014
  • Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
  • New Lawyers
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (46)
Given (54)
Endorse Daniel
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney DeMaria is an outstanding attorney. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services"
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney DeMaria is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputatiion. They dont' come any better. I highly recommend his legal service. He is a true credit to the legal profession."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel DeMaria aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. He is thorough, detail-orientated, and works tirelessly to protect his clients rights. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with Dan, I can tell you he is a straight shooter who works hard for his clients. He can handle the most serious international criminal issues as simply as he handles DWI."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. DeMaria. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Daniel DeMaria. Strong and aggressive advocate for his clients. Dedicated to his profession. A respected member in our field."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well respected lawyer in the community. Dedicated advocate."
Federal crime Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. DeMaria provides Avvo users with realistic legal answers."
Federal crime Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan fights hard to get his clients the best results possible. I endorse him as an attorney!"
Appeals Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. DeMaria and I worked together on several complicated matters. He is extremely knowledgable, organized, and always accessible. Most importantly, Mr, DeMaria was able to achieve successful results for our mutual clients. I would recommend here wholeheartedly without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. DeMaria is simply an exceptional attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. I am a former judge, former magistrate, former prosecutor, and an attorney with 24 years of experience. I still learn from his answers on Avvo on a daily basis and I am constantly impressed."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Mr. DeMaria through his activity on Avvo. Mr. DeMaria is highly knowledgeable, always willing to answer questions, and I always learn something from his responses. I would not hesitate to recommend clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney DeMaria provides excellent answers to Avvo askers and attorneys alike which are not only informative but also thoughtful and based upon an obvious amount of practical experience. I endorse Daniel and would seek him out for assistance now that I know he is in my geographic area."
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Daniel DeMaria
Criminal defense Attorney
Licensed for 15 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details