Honors & Recognition

Martindale Hubbell 2018

  • Top 10 Attorneys in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for 2011.
  • Best Lawyers: selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers – since 1988 yearly – including the 2019 edition.
  • One of Top Lawyers in State: Weinberg was honored as One of the Top 10 Lawyers in Massachusetts in 2011 and has been selected yearly from 2004-2018 for Massachusetts Super Lawyers, a guide widely used by other lawyers to select counsel.
  • Weinberg has earned the 2019 Martindale-Hubbell®AV Preeminent™ Judicial Award, the highest rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, based on evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada.
  • Guest lecturer at Harvard Law School on criminal law and ethics issues.
  • Selected to be a panelist and speaker at four Judicial Conferences of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Selected by the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts to be a member of its Local Rules Committee, its Criminal Justice Act panel (CJA)  and its Committee to Select a Federal Magistrate
  • National co-chairman for the Lawyers Assistance Strike Force for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for over 10 consecutive years and State co-chairman for the Lawyers Assistance Strike Force for the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Former Board Member for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for 6 years
  • Co-Chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Committee on Money Laundering and the Reform of Federal Grand Juries
  • Expert witness on American law and the perils of informant testimony before a high-level Ontario, Canada Commission investigating the wrongful murder conviction of an innocent man
  • Invited speaker at the annual Meredith Lectures given at McGill University, Montreal Canada on the topic of US money laundering laws
  • Frequent invited speaker at national CLE conferences run by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Criminal Justice Act Board, the Massachusetts Committees for Public Counsel and Continuing Legal Education and numerous state bar associations and criminal defense organizations nationwide on topics ranging from white collar defense issues and strategy to cross-examination, openings, summations, electronic surveillance, and money laundering
  • Author of legal articles on the Government’s use of subpoenas to acquire emails from ISPs, on the representation of attorneys responding to searches of their law firm offices, on the Warrant Clause of the Fourth Amendment, and on trial defenses to prosecutions involving internet sex offenses
  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers
    Criminal Trial practice, AV rating
  • Inclusion in Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White
 Publisher. 1991-2015 (Criminal Defense)
  • Inclusion in National Directory of Criminal Lawyers, 
Tarlow, Edward, Gold Publishing

A Legal Leader

 “The No. 1 Lawyer in the City.”

—Howie Carr, Boston Herald, 6-16-11

“Marty Weinberg…[part of a] Fourth Amendment dream team [who] understands the Constitution and the Bill of Rights still reign as the supreme law of the land.”

NACDL President Jim Lavine, 12-15-10
upon 6th Circuit ruling that protected emails
from warrantless government surveillance

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Groundbreaking Opinion

“The extension of the Fourth Amendment to emails is a groundbreaking opinion that is of pivotal importance in terms of protecting privacy in the Internet Age.”

—Weinberg quoted by AP following Warshak decision


“[Warshak] … may someday be seen as a watershed moment in the extension of our Constitutional rights to the Internet.”

— Law Professor Paul Ohm

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Savvy, Peerless

“Known for his savvy handling of high-
profile, white-collar crime and tax cases.”

— Boston Globe, 5-29-04
(upon Weinberg joining
Martha Stewart appellate team)

“Peerless”   “Elegant”

— Peter Gelzenis
Boston Herald, 5-6-11
in its coverage of his successful
defense of Richard Vitale