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Medford Lawyers

Browse these lawyers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Medford.

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Russell Rosenthal
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 157 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leann S.
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I have to say, i am fortunate to have found Russell when i did. Went thru 3 different attorneys within 3 years of the start of my case, and it took less than 2 months to do what they couldn't. Wish i had hired Russell sooner, but grateful i did when i did. When things were all falling apart, he helped me as quick as he could and with very good results to my satisfaction, and couldnt have been at a better time than he did. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone i know, and most certainly will hire him again if i ever need to in the future.

South Shore Criminal Defense
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Tiana B.
Verified review

Brian Palmucci helped get my case dismissed, he's very experienced and if you need a lawyer in Massachusetts he's your guy!

Serpa Law Office
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Tanice M.
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When all the other lawyers were vicious attacking sharks around me, along came Mr. Serpa who right off the back was completely honest and straightforward with me about my case, immediately I felt relief and knew this was the lawyer I want representing me. He is kind, honest, always available and completely good at what he does. We haven't gone to court yet, but that's how confident I am in Mr.Serpa.

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  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michele L.
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Thank you Rob for all of you assistance with my divorce. My situation was unique but I had done a lot of the footwork ahead of time, thinking we could handle the "joint petition" process ourselves. However like all divorces we started to disagree and ended up hiring lawyers. Having Rob in my corner was the best decision I made. His expertise and presence was worth every penny. I wish I had hired him at the beginning! We may have had a unique case but from the day I hired Rob to judgement in court was a mere 30 days. Rob is kind, helpful, and easy/quick to communicate with, even over the weekend! Thanks again ... will passing on your name!

  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Penny R.
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I had an excellent experience with Richard Mable. It was a hard time for me and Richard was by my side listening and being very caring and he got the job done. He is an outstanding Lawyer and I will say this I've dealt with other Lawyers and Richard is the guy for you. He stands out being Supportive and Outstanding. He will fight for you and for me he protected me. He's very professional. I had two times that we had to hire Richard. One was with my son and I stood back and watched how he handle him and he did very well. He got him off and now he has a clean record we were never sorry for getting in touch with Richard Mable to handle the case. I had him for divorce and children issues and he got more than what I thought and when you are raising children you need that person in your court to fight for you all the way. So if you are looking for a lawyer pick up the phone and call Richard W. Mable, Esq.

Kotoni Law Office
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Mel W.
Verified review

Gazion is a great person to begin with, and a very knowledgeable, smart attorney, who actually truly cares about his clients.

Tapalian Law
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Liz R.
Verified review

David is an amazing lawyer that really cares! He is extremely responsive and always had the time to meet with me to explain my situation. if you want a lawyer who truly cares and will give you personal one on one attention David is your lawyer.

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  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Charles O.
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All the above. I can't complain. Excellent lawyers deserve excellent pay. Upfront. Charles Okiwe

  • 8 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Eleni D.
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I hired Attorney Merritt last November for a criminal defense case. It was the best decision I could have made. Steve was prompt, thorough, and professional. He got me through a very difficult time. He is now working with me on a family situation. This is a much slower process I am being kept up to date as necessary. By the way, Kristin is awesome, too.

  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Jane D.
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Rachel is helping me realize the steps I need to take to in order to separate from my husband. She is a straight shooter, and her delivery is gently honest and on point. She takes the time to work through with you difficult choices in decision making. She also considers your budget and the stress finances play when considering a separation/divorce. Rachel is a lawyer there to support you along the way and listens carefully to both sides in order to make a thoughtful plan of action.

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Bombard Law Office, PC
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregory G.
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I'll let you be the judge of Attorney Bombay, here's how my agreement for the Job with him went: I extended my need for a contract out to thumbtack.com for an upcoming business venture with another party. Jeremy was the first to respond to me and quoted me at $175 an hour, please see 'Bombard1' for the snippet of the conversation. Thinking this was a reasonable price, I agree to hire Jeremy for the contract. I then get sent a 'Fee Agreement' which has a clause that the 'Client agrees to pay $500 as an initial retainer', please see attached 'Bombard2' picture. Puzzled by this, I asked Jeremy for clarification and what the $500 fee was for. I was told that the initial consultation was not charged, and after that the $500 retainer would be applied to any outstanding balance. Please see 'Bombard 3' attached screen shot. Still thinking this is ludicrous, I went along thinking the $500 would be the cost of the whole thing. Not a great price at all, but at this point I really just needed the contract done. Jeremy calls me up on Memorial Day to get some information about what's needed in the contract. Says he should have something by the end of the week, I say no rush as my other party joining this is in the middle of a move herself and to just let me know when it's completed. Get another email from Jeremy asking for clarification for a few things, and then finally I'm hit with a $437.50 charge for Jeremy's time on this contract. This is where things get infuriating, as I spoke to several lawyers in the meantime whom informed me something like this should take an hour or two tops to make. Price all in should be around $250-$300 max. As you can see with these pictures, I ended up paying $937.50 after being quoted $175 an hour for the job. If we take Jeremy's original offer, he supposedly took 5 and a half hours to write this contract that he ended up giving me 3 weeks late. The icing on the cake is I was let go from my employer yesterday and am looking into legal matters for unpaid overtime this past winter. Jeremy informs me he does not handle termination suits, but refers me to his buddy who would 'Take good care of me'. After an initial half hour on the phone with his 'buddy' attorney, I'm quoted at $300 an hour for the job, told I probably don't have a case at all but should start writing a 'Demand Letter' and send it to him for his approval. Oh and just so I knew, Jeremy would likely be getting some piece of the supposedly tough to get the upcoming payout for a referral. Instantly declined this lawyer's service and said I do not want to move forward with him, then thought it would be best to share my experience with Bombard Law for anyone whom is considering hiring Jeremy for their legal needs.

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Joel H. Schwartz, P.C.
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 53 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Austin J.
Verified review

I was in a very serious car accident and fractured my femur. I needed two surgeries and was in a wheelchair for 2 months. In all, my recovery took about a year and a half. I hired the law offices Joel H. Schwartz and they were terrific. It was an extremely scary time for me, and I am so glad I had these guys to help me through it. They were not only my lawyers, but my therapists as well! They give you so much confidence that you know everything is being taken care of properly. The 2 year process was great, and my compensation for all I went through was more than I expected. I would recommend this firm in a heartbeat to anyone hurt in an accident. They are honest and will work hard for you.

Alford Legal Group, LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Jesse M.
    Verified review

    Stuart Alford has been my lawyer for 15 years. There is no one I trust more, am more confident and comfortable with as an attorney. Even (or especially ) at times when his advise may not be what I wanted to hear as a client, I know that I am getting both the truth and wisdom that make him so special in this field. Highly recommended.

    • 4 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    John G.
    Verified review

    I was in deep need of help I got picked up on surface rd walking to south station down town in Boston. A drug addict got caught using drugs in the police report it said a black male with a black jacket sold drugs to this drug addict the police saw me walking and detain me and arrested me for intent to distribute the police found no drugs on me I told them they have the wrong guy I am not a drug dealer they still arrested me gave me a high bail I had to stay in jail overnight went to court and meet kid he got me a personal and I was free kid is a great lawyer this case is still open. To be continued

    • 6 years in business
    • 8 hires on Thumbtack
    Emir I.
    Verified review

    My experience working with Brian has been phenomenal. He is real meaning of someone who will do absolutely everything possible to seek the truth and construct the best defense. Brian is very professional and efficient. He has extensive knowledge of the law and has gained reputation for simply being the best. Brian's integrity and commitment show in his work. Brian will successfully resolve difficult cases, and he is also able to resolve cases beyond the scope of many lawyers. I can honestly say that Brian had a positive tremendous impact on my life. I am truly grateful for everything he has done for me and I can recommend him without reservation. Sincerely, Emir

    Calabrese Law Associates
    4.3
    from 6 reviews
    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Paul D.
    Verified review

    I hired Calabrese Law Associates to handle my construction litigation matter and I am extremely satisfied with the result they achieved for me and my company - we won the case! The firm was very professional and its lawyers are very easy to talk to. I will be using this firm in the future should I need legal representation. I highly recommend Calabrese Law Associates and would trust the firm's lawyers to handle any real estate, construction, or civil litigation matter with the utmost skill and professionalism.

    • 3 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    John D.
    Verified review

    Great lawyer by far , gets back to you fast , very understanding and reasonable. 5 stars all the way !!!!!! He will be my forever lawyer 👍 John DiPlatzi Framingham Ma.

    Law Office of Daniel Gindes
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 21 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Roger J.
    Verified review

    Dan helped us with several issues, including a bankruptcy. He's easy to talk to, and seems to really know the law. He gave us solutions we wouldn't have thought of. His fees were reasonable, and he always took the time to reassure us and explain things we didn't understand. He was extremely patient with us as we made difficult decisions. He has helped us through very difficult times.

    Shapiro Law Group, PC
    4.2
    from 6 reviews
    • 12 years in business
    • 18 hires on Thumbtack
    Thumbtack Customer
    Verified review

    I met for a consult. Hopefully my legal matter can be cleared up quickly without a need to appear before a judge. Anna Shapiro was professional and personable.

    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Peter D.
    Verified review

    I greatly appreciated a chance to work with this lawyer. I was in an unwanted divorce due to a big misunderstanding with my wife. My wife’s “warrior” attorney pushed me to hire a lawyer. (Be advised my wife’s attorney contradicted himself after by telling my wife I didn’t have to hire a lawyer when she sought his legal counsel further. That was absolutely not good and that made my wife think I wanted to challenge her marital power when hiring a lawyer as her attorney pushed.) When trying to find an attorney, I looked up through the internet and I found this lawyer. I decided to hire her after reading the prior client’s review. Through the private meeting and the provided legal forms that I was asked to fill out, I greatly appreciate the professionalism from this attorney, for ex., non-judgmental. Against the other attorney’s aggressive manner, she moved the divorce procedures cautiously and safely to give us a last chance to discuss our issue and to reconcile our differences if possible in a peaceful and civil manner. While keeping the communication line open with my wife for a possible reconciliation, I learned from my wife that her attorney wanted to expedite the divorce. That was a horrible thing to counter when a spousal was in a fragile moment of marriage if the divorce was not mutually agreed by both spouses. Thanks to this attorney‘s cautious move, I had a chance to call up the needed support to save our marriage. I highly recommend this lawyer for her ethical and professional performance.

    • 34 years in business
    • 10 hires on Thumbtack
    Matthew K.
    Verified review

    Arrived early and saw us right away. Very thorough initial meeting. Gave solid practical advice. Clearly has full knowledge of family court issues.

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