Firm Overview

Greater Boston law firm that concentrates on all personal injury cases, including car and truck accidents, work/construction site injuries, defective product injuries, wrongful death cases, premises liability, and all other injury claims. We have successfully litigated tens of millions of dollars in personal injury settlements/verdicts for our clients.

The personalized attention our clients receive is the staple of our practice. Our skilled team of professionals is committed to serving our clients, and our goal is to provide direct and timely communication throughout the course of our representation. We approach each case with an experienced and thoughtful understanding of both the law and our client's rights and needs. Every detail in each case is examined, and creative solutions to legal problems are explored to make sure that every possible avenue to success is left open.

In addition, we handle all criminal defense cases and appeals including OUI, assault and battery, gun charges, drug offenses, sexual assault, outstanding warrants, probation violations, embezzlement, conspiracy, robbery, domestic violence, 209A, and motor vehicle violations. We also handle general practice matters such as contracts, divorce, real estate and immigration. Our team of experienced injury and criminal defense lawyers has been generating exceptional results for the past four decades.
Example cases

Two recent cases we have handled:

Motorcycle accident where client was struck by a car that turned at intersection. Severe head trauma. Negotiated settlement of full policy limits plus a significant additional sum from defendant. Firm used top accident reconstruction experts along with vocational expert.

Car accident, client suffered partial hand amputation. Client received full policy limits plus an additional significant sum from defendant. The case was resolved through the use of mediation along with top experts in the field of long term economic damages.

Main Office

Main Office
689 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139


(617) 492-3000


(617) 491-3299


Free Initial Consultation?

We offer initial consultations. The length of consultation is case by case.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

On personal injury cases, we take a percentage of recovery. No fee is paid unless successful. With criminal defense matters we prefer to charge flat fees so the cost is capped for the client. If a client wishes, we will offer hourly rates on criminal cases.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After-hours/home appointments are available. Attorneys are available 24/

Office Manager

Steven Altman

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

Spanish, French and Russian

Criminal Defense

We have over 50 years of experience in Massachusetts at every level of law, from simple misdemeanors to Superior Court cases.

In the darkest days of your life, it is important to have a friend. Whether you've been arrested, charged with a crime, are under investigation or have an active warrant out for your arrest, the Boston-based team of experienced criminal defense attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP are here to stand by your side and help you through whatever difficult times you find yourself in.

We will take the time to give you a free consultation no matter why, how or when you need us. You can take solace in the fact that we will do everything in our power to defend your Constitutional rights, and we can provide expert guidance and support through issues pertaining to:

Assault And Battery
Assault and battery cases in Massachusetts are serious matters. They often start from an argument or a misunderstanding, only to escalate - or from an off-handed comment that was misunderstood. Often times, alcohol leads to A&B charges. Sometimes these charges can be filed even if there is no physical harm caused to the victim. Depending on the severity of the assault, if convicted of A&B one can face significant jail time along with heavy fines.

Once you have been charged with assault and battery, or just simple assault, or you have been informed that you are under criminal investigation for this crime, your first priority should be to hire an experienced and competent Boston Criminal Defense attorney.

Domestic Violence
Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously in Massachusetts, and they may result in serious penalties including permanent restraining orders, fines and jail time. Recent changes to domestic violence laws in the state make it so police officers have an obligation to arrest somebody who is charged with domestic assault. Given the new effort to protect victims from intimidation, you may still be tried and punished even if a victim officially recants their charges.

In order to ensure you are given a fair trial and treated justly under the law, it is imperative to consult with a criminal defense lawyer in the wake of any arrest for domestic violence. You may simply have wound up on the wrong end of an accusation where the person reporting the crime didn't fully grasp the seriousness of their claim. We understand the sensitivity of being charged with domestic violence and have decades of experience handling these matters in Massachusetts courtrooms.

Drug Crimes
Although Massachusetts has made progressive strides in its drug possession policies, harsh penalties still exist for possessing large quantities of certain drugs - even if you never intended to sell them to anybody else. There are a lot of factors that go into defending a drug charge case, things such as if minors are involved, the quantity of drugs on the person, was it in a school zone, do you have a previous record.

If you are arrested on drug charges, it is vital to have a criminal defense attorney who can assess the situation and see if it is possible to reduce your sentence, or explore avenues to have the case dismissed if possible.

When it comes to marijuana, Massachusetts has entered uncharted waters, with recreational marijuana coming online in July of 2018 there remains a lot of gray areas which may require legal consultation. It is illegal, for instance, for a police officer to initiate a traffic stop simply because there is an odor of burnt marijuana present. If such a stop leads to the officers finding other charges which you are then arrested for, we may be able to get your case dismissed due to false pretenses leading to the arrest. The only way to know which options are available to you is to consult with one of our criminal defense experts today.

Drunk Driving/OUI
Being arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other mind-altering substances are the kind of charges that can seriously impact your life and leave you suffering the consequences of them for years to come. These charges can result in significant financial penalties, insurance implications and even jail time - and these charges only get more severe for second and third-time offenders - so consulting with an attorney for how to navigate this delicate situation is absolutely essential.

It is possible to appear in court and win at trial to dismiss the charges of operating under the influence, however this requires significant evidence and an attention to legal procedure that only an experienced DUI defense attorney can provide. The attorneys at Altman and Altman have handled many such cases over the decades, and will provide you with the most sound legal advice to either fight your case or the minimize the damages of your penalties.

Federal Crimes
Committing a federal crime - like mail and credit card fraud, identity theft or kidnapping - is an incredibly serious offense which can result in sentences that go all the way up to l

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

or over four decades, the law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP has been providing outstanding criminal defense legal services to clients in Massachusetts and throughout New England. With decades of experience, our team of bright, aggressive, and hardworking criminal attorneys draw upon our broad base of expertise to provide our clients with the highest quality legal advice.

At the law firm of Altman & Altman, our knowledgeable team of criminal defense lawyers will provide you with straightforward answers to your difficult legal questions. We understand that facing criminal charges is often a confusing and frightening experience for those involved. With this uncertainty in mind, the criminal attorneys at Altman & Altman will outline all of your options and will fully explain your legal rights in order to give you peace of mind.

The personalized attention that our clients receive is the staple of our practice. We approach each case with an experienced and thoughtful understanding of both the law and our client's rights and needs. Our dedicated team of professionals delivers direct and timely communication to their clients throughout the entire course of representation. Every detail in each case is examined, and creative solutions to legal problems are thoroughly explored to make sure that every possible avenue to success is left open.

The Criminal Defense Team at Altman & Altman, LLP is headed by Samuel Goldberg, a former prosecutor with the expertise to aggressively defend our clients. We represent clients in all Massachusetts district, superior, federal, and appellate courts. Our Greater Boston Criminal Defense Attorneys have appeared as legal analysts on MSNBC, The Fox News Channel, The BBC Network and CourtTV. In addition to appearing as legal analysts, our lawyers have been featured on and have contributed to Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Our seasoned advocates have a vast amount of experience in handling criminal cases from the initial investigation through appeal.

Criminal Proceedings are complex. The attorneys at Altman & Altman, LLP will help guide you through this difficult time. Having legal representation is important at every stage of the criminal process - not just at trial. Whether you have been arrested, are facing an arraignment, are being investigated, or are being questioned by the police, our skillful MA Criminal Defense Lawyers will vigorously defend your rights. As a client of Altman & Altman, we will stand by your side throughout the criminal process. We handle all types of criminal charges, from minor to serious offenses.

If you are facing criminal charges, please Contact the criminal lawyers at Altman & Altman to schedule a Free & Confidential Initial Consultation with one of our MA criminal attorneys. During your free of charge and confidential consultation, our talented criminal defense lawyers will explain your legal options and will field any legal questions that you may have.

Steven Altman

Altman & Altman

Steven Altman is the managing partner of Altman & Altman LLP. Steve is a 1989 graduate of Trinity College where he received his Bachelor of Science in Economics. He received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University in 1992. He is a member of the state and federal bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Steve's practice primarily focuses on civil and criminal litigation. He has handled a number of complex civil matters, including wrongful death claims, traumatic brain injury cases, premises liability injury claims, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, defective products claims and other catastrophic injury claims. His artful negotiating has helped the firm collect millions of dollars in settlements and case verdicts for his clients.

In addition to maintaining a busy civil litigation practice, Steve also helps manage the firm's growing criminal defense practice. Steve along with Samuel Goldberg Esq., Ian Keefe Esq., Steven Goldwyn Esq., Richard Floor Esq., and Asia Fitzgerald Esq., handle the firm's Criminal litigation practice. This talented team of litigators have handle criminal matters as minor as a traffic ticket to the most serious of criminal felonies. This group is also available around the clock to ensure the firm's clients' needs are always being met.

Steve knows that the role of attorneys and law firms has evolved over the years It is no longer a 9-5 business. Being able to communicate with his clients at any time allows better lines of communication with his clients and that leads to better representation and better results. His cell phone number is always given to his clients. He's always available for his clients whether they have an issue in the evening or during the weekend he's always available to make sure his client's needs are met.

He is a contributor to all of the firms legal blogs, some of which have been nationally recognized. In addition he is a legal contributor to Discovery Channels' Investigation Discovery's Breaking Point.

He is a member of American Trial Lawyers Association, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Lawyers, Massachusetts Bar Association, American Association of Justice. He is also involved in numerous local charities including The Jimmy Fund and The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Steve is a little league coach, a youth basketball coach and a fan of all sports. He will occasionally still lace up his sneakers and play some hoop.

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