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Best lawyer!

5.0 stars

Posted by Emily S.
November 13, 2017

Frank is very professional, has great communication, and knowledgeable.. He replied back to calls/emails fast..and did a great job defending me in a A&B case.

Knowledgeable and Attentive Attorney

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Posted by Rebecca
November 3, 2017

I was charged with felony assault and battery with an dangerous weapon, misdemeanor assault and battery on a police officer, and misdemeanor reckless driving. My husband and I were desperate to find an attorney who had our back. It seemed that many just wanted me to admit to the charges and take a plea. Since I have no previous charges and didn’t agree with what I had been charged with, a plea was not something I was willing to do. Plus, I didn’t want a record. My license was also revoked. It was a lot of drama for one bad day.

I contacted Frank at 1:00pm to tell him a bit of what I was facing, and set up a meeting. He had me in his office at 4:00 that same afternoon to discuss the charges. He did not want to plea down the charges. He believed he could get them dismissed. In fact, he told me and my husband that the charges would be just a memory next year. My husband and I knew immediately Frank was the attorney we wanted on our side.

Frank was attentive. He responded to all questions and emails in a timely manner. He also continues to ease the stress of everything, reassuring us everything would work out. He also made sure we knew what to expect.

At court, Frank was knowledgeable. It was obvious he knows his way around the court system. He made my case. We got the best results possible given the reckless driving charge: probation for 6 months and a letter to the officer. After the 6 months, I will have no record. It was just as Frank said, the whole ordeal will just be a memory.

Frank is also in the process of getting me my license back.

Frank is kind and knowledgeable. His prices are fair. I highly recommend Frank.

Excellent professional attorney Highly recommend him.

5.0 stars

Posted by Edmond
October 31, 2017

Was very professional. Expert with his presenting of my case and I would highly recommend him. As in my OUI case, being a defendant, things came out well. Again would recommend Frank Doran for an attorney and will use him in the future if needed.

Frank Doran

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Posted by Jeffrey
October 9, 2017

I hired Mr. Doran to represent me in an assault and battery case involving an altercation between myself and my son. The allegations against me were very difficult for myself and my family. Frank handled this very emotional situation with incredible professionalism, while being very sensitive with everyone involved. My case was dismissed, thanks to Frank’s attention to detail and knowledge of the judicial system. I would recommend Frank to friends and family.

Highly recommend

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Posted by anonymous
July 20, 2017

My husband was involved in a car accident and got a citation for leaving the scene. I called attorney Doran based on the good reviews of this website to get an advice from him. He picked up the phone right away.
He answered all my questions and was clear on what needed to be done next. He met with us on a Saturday morning. He made us feel comfortable so we decided to hire him right away.
I was able to call him anytime I had a question. I highly recommend him. He is very detailed, knowledgeable and experienced attorney.
Thank you Frank for your guidance, time and help.

Multiple Felonies Continued Without Finding

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Posted by anonymous
June 21, 2017

I was charged with an array of felonies and misdemeanors, including B&E, larceny, forgery, receiving stolen property, and unauthorized use of Motor Vehicle. I called him initially based on the reviews of this website actually, because I was extremely unsatisfied with the work of my previous attorney, who had (in addition to being incompetent) tried to charge me for more than Frank was asking! He immediately called me back and explained more to me about my situation than anyone else has, especially in a free phone consultation. He was an excellent defense throughout the whole process. He is familiar with everyone at court, and knows when the time is right to go in front of the judge. I got all of my charges Continued Without a Finding, which was obviously a best case scenario for these charges.

Assault Case After MV Accident

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Posted by anonymous
April 14, 2017

In a case where I was fraudulently accused, Frank Provided an excellent defense. Through the lengthy court process he kept me informed of my options. He provided me with the best defense i could hope for and after a lengthy struggle everything was taken care of. Call Frank he is very good at navigating tough cases and he will fight to protect your rights!

DUI case – not guilty – HANDS DOWN the best Lawyer in Massachusetts

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Posted by Al.
March 28, 2017

I met with Mr. Doran after a lengthy FREE consultation over the phone where he went over every detail of my case. I read the reviews on his webpage from his former clients and knew from the get go, that this was the guy who I needed to represent me. He was honest, upfront and ran through every scenario with me. He was also more than reasonable with his cost and honestly, the amount of work he put in far exceeded my expectations.

I was convicted of a DUI roughly 15 years ago. I have had a clean record ever since, however was pulled over in a small town outside of Worcester a couple of months ago based on an officer randomly running license plates. Turns out the car I was borrowing from a relative had an out of date registration sticker. I had empty containers in a trash bag full of garbage that they went through(yes that can happen) , the odor of alcohol in the car and from the officers viewpoint failed the field sobriety test, even after explaining to the officer that I had an eye disease that affected my balance and turning down the breathalyzer due to the fact that I heard they can’t be trusted and that there are cases going on right now in which the calibrations have been completely off as far as even registering the alcohol in peoples cologne.

I was scared, having not fully understood or comprehended what the consequences of turning down a breathalyzer (dui) 2nd offense meant (loss of license for 2 years – fines – treatment programs etc.) Needless to say I was in full panic mode as I was pretty much going to lose my life if found guilty.

Attorney Doran met with me immediately – he was more than fair in his cost and payment methods – he comforted me and told me exactly what to expect – in fact, he had my case in front of a judge within 3 months of my arrest which is practically unheard of. He waived a jury trial and presented my case in front of judge.
Within 20 minutes I was not only found NOT GUILTY, but the judge waived the fees for the registration error that got me pulled over in the first place.

If I could give a rating higher than 5 I would. Speak to him and let him know your situation. It’s easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. This is coming from someone just like you who might be in a bit of trouble and your looking for that guy that can help. Frank Doran is that guy…

Very happy with his service

5.0 stars

Posted by Yuval
March 9, 2017

i wish I found Attorney Doran earlier, it would have saved my some trouble. As it is attorney Doran took care of business and saved me and my job. He called me back right away as soon as I called him the first time. It’s very easy to reach him by phone or email/txt msg. His price was very reasonable and he did a great job dealing with the court and the opposing party. You can tell he knows every one at the court by watching him converse with different personnel at the court and fellow attorneys. If I ever have a need for a criminal defense attorney I know exactly who to call. My case was dismissed and the files shielded.
Thank you Frank!!!

Very professional, easy to work with.

5.0 stars

Posted by DaveO
March 3, 2017

Frank helped me with a domestic issue and helped get it dismissed with little fanfare or drama!

Excellent attorney

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Posted by Ankur
February 18, 2017

I hired Mr. Francis based on online reviews, and he surpasses all the 5-star ratings he’s received. Frank was extremely responsive and reliable throughout the process. As we all know how intense and stressful court system could be but Frank and his knowledge on the system was superb. I could not have asked for a more supportive and talented attorney!

Spectacular lawyer

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Posted by anonymous
November 20, 2016

We called Frank on a holiday weekend and he took the time to leave his family and meet with us . He took the time to listen to our story and was sure to ask as many questions as he could . He also made us feel at ease and we knew that we were in great hands. The case lasted over year but he made sure that he followed us every step of the way . His staff member was also great and super friendly . He was able to get the case dismissed and made us feel like we could breath again. We will forever be grateful and will recommend him to anyone in a heart beat

Highly Recommend, the best attorney.

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Posted by anonymous
October 2, 2016

I was caught in this unfortunate situation when I was charged with DUI . I did not have any hope of getting out of this case before I contacted Mr. Doran. He is best at his work and many thanks to Mr. Doran that now I am proven not guilty. I highly recommend him for any DUI/OUI or criminal cases.

Great attorney

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Posted by anonymous
August 21, 2016

Frank represented me at a restraining order hearing. This was my first time dealing with the court system and I had no idea what to do. He guided me through the entire process and helped compile all my documentation into a solid defense. In the end the restraining order was dismissed and I couldn’t be happier. Now I know who to call if I run into legal problems again in the future.

Smart, Responsive, Professional, Connected, Efficient, Tenacious

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Posted by anonymous
August 18, 2016

What else can I say?

My son got in trouble and I called Frank in the middle of the night. He called me back at 5:30am on the way to the gym and met us in court first thing in the morning. The case was eventually dismissed after his skillful guidance through the process.

Amazing Lawyer

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Posted by Thomas
July 22, 2016

This one amazing man. I highly recommend him. Mr Doran has to be the best lawyer in the business. I got presented with a letter in the mail and I was told to meet with the police on an unknown matter. Before making a call to be questioned by the police I called Mr Doran and he advised me never to volunteer information to the police . He also met with me promptly on a Saturday afternoon. Our initial meeting was great . This man made me feel as comfortable as possible about my matter. He is extremely personable . After speaking with him for an hour I felt as if I had been talking to an old friend. I hired him on the spot. Throughout my process I was able to contact him at any time and he answered everyone of my questions without hesitation. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again in fact I would go so far to say that he is the only Lawyer I will be calling on any matter for the rest of my life.

Highly Recommeded/Trustworthy

5.0 stars

Posted by Peter
July 19, 2016

Frank represented me on a DUI case that had had very little merit but was difficult to put together because the local police were very adamant about the evidence. After a year and a half we went to trial that ended in a hung jury. We went trial again with a no guilty verdict.

It can be very stressful going to court wondering who you can trust. Frank gave me some great advice. As usual I thought I was always right but I learned a lot from him. On the day of the second trial he advised me not to testify. I really really thought I should testify. I bit my lip and told myself that Frank is very talented and has a lot of experience in the courtroom. I trusted him and did not testify and was found not guilty. The added benefit of a good opening statement and and great closing statement really helped this win.

I trusted him and had the added benefit to learn a lot along the way. I will definitely call Frank again if I ever need legal advice again.

25 yr old cases

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Posted by anonymous
July 5, 2016

I had just recently moved to Florida to try to get my license and I found out that I couldn’t get my Florida license because I had three warrants out for my arrest in Massachusetts from 25 years ago. I called Frank’s office and he was nothing less than professional willing to work with me and made things very easy for me. He return my phone calls when I had questions and he made it easy for me to understand the process in which I had to go through . I flew back-and-forth three times to Massachusetts from Florida and every time Frank reassured me everything was OK and it was he made it very easy to work with him. Eight months later and three trips later I was able to get my license because of Frank’s hard work .

Great Lawyer

5.0 stars

Posted by David
July 4, 2016

Frank Doran took my complicated and very old case in Middlesex County and guided me through the process of hearings and appearances to successfully have the case resolved in the best possible outcome for me. He knows the law, the system involved and the important people in the courts. Frank lets you know what is going on in plain English, is professional and prompt. His skill as an attorney is evident in the Courtroom and I would highly recommend him if you have a pending case in Massachusetts Courts.

Best around

5.0 stars

Posted by anonymous
February 12, 2016

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Frank Doran. He was amazing at helping me understand what we needed to do and what to expect. He was professional, communicated well and got the job done. He is a cut above the rest and the best lawyer around.

Great results with Frank Doran

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Posted by Ed
December 13, 2015

I had intended to interview several lawyers but hired Frank Doran on my first interview. He was very confident of a positive outcome for a case against my son concerning possession of a controlled substance.

While this case was pending my son was subsequently arrested for DUI. Frank was again confident of a positive outcome. I will admit to some pessimism which, as it turned out, was unfounded.

All charges were dropped in the first case. My son was found not guilty in the second case.

Frank did a great job.

First time offenders

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Posted byFriends_from_Marlborough
November 28, 2015

Last November, we saw ourselves caught up in an unfortunate shoplifting case. We am otherwise law abiding, charitable and hard working people, but caught in stress and turmoil of various life events acted in an inappropriate way. I was very scared to face a judge for the first time in my life and having a black record against my immigration status. Panicky, I contacted Frank to represent my case after I spoke to a few lawyers. He was very confident right from the beginning that he can get my case dismissed at the Clerk’s hearing itself. He sympathized with my situation and reassured that “nothing will happen”. Finally my case was dismissed with no harm done to my record or immigration within one session. Thank you Frank for taking care of us when we needed you the most.

He gets the job very well done

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Posted by Julia
November 19, 2015

He was very frank and honest about my case. He made my really bad case have a soft landing. I cannot say enough awesome things about Mr. Doran.

Attorney Frank Doran delivers excellent results with legal confidence.

5.0 stars

Posted by Scott
November 4, 2015

Attorney Doran has represented me for almost one year. Unfortunately, my case has been very complicated.

Attorney Doran came highly recommended to me and I am pleased to provide an excellent review for him. He delivers results in difficult situations. It became quickly evident that I made an outstanding choice in selecting Attorney Doran. Even though my case was complicated, Attorney Doran was ready for anything. He provided me with legal confidence when we entered the courtroom. He was well prepared and ready to skillfully address issues that came up during the court proceeding. He has represented me in the Natick/Framingham District Court, the Westborough District Court, Worcester District Court as well as the Worcester RMV Appeal Board. It was obvious he had solid relationships with the District Attorneys, the Judges, other Attorneys, the Appeal Board and other various staff of the court. It was because of Attorney Doran’s relationships that he knew what was going to happen prior to going to court and he would develop strategies that would advance my standing in the case. It seemed as though he was always several steps ahead of the prosecution.

Attorney Doran is extremely easy to work with. It was apparent that when we met in our planning sessions that he took a very personal interest in my case. He is responsive to phone calls, texts, emails and has outstanding follow-up.

I would recommend retaining Attorney Doran to anyone including my family. He went above and beyond to provide me with the best alternatives. I will continue to utilize his services. Nothing feels better than going into Court with the BEST attorney representing you. If you are going to Court, you must have Attorney Frank Doran at your side.

Excellent in every respect

5.0 stars

Posted by Richard
July 9, 2015

I am a real estate attorney in Metrowest and Frank Doran is my “go-to” guy for all criminal referral matters. Frank has saved some of my clients from serious legal consequences. I have also had the pleasure of watching Frank perform in the courtroom, and he is one of the best trial lawyers in the area, hand’s down. The judges, clerks and ADA’s all know him and his sterling reputation for honesty and skill, and that most definitely contributes to the successes he obtains for his clients. If you are in legal trouble in the Metrowest area, call Frank now.

Frank is the best!!!!

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Posted by Kevin
March 27, 2015

I cannot praise Frank Doran enough. I was falsely accused of a very serious crime, and Frank was recommended to me by another attorney. He met with me and my wife, and we were both immediately impressed with his knowledge and his demeanor. Frank provided me with not only excellent legal advice, but also a calm guiding hand through the criminal process.
My case dragged on for a very long time, but Frank was by my side the whole way. He went out of his way to explain the whole process, and was always available night and day to answer questions and to calm our fears.
Thankfully, the charges against me were dropped and I was able to resume my normal life. I attribute the outcome to Frank’s excellent legal strategy and advice (my innocence helped). I would recommend to anyone looking for a great defense attorney to call Frank Doran first and get him on your side!

if there’s any question in your attorney’s ability, hire him!

5.0 stars

Posted by anonymous
December 13, 2014

I’m a level 1 sex offender, first smacking a girl’s rear end when I was 14. I am now 25 and the free man because since then I have allegedly failed to register 3 times.the first two were convicted at the same time and I served 6 months. However this last time I was charged with a subsequent offense.this meant a minimum of 5 years mandatory in a state prison, and lifetime community parole.seeing as I hadn’t committed any sex crimes sense that it was unconstitutional to put me on Lifetime community parole where I would have to pay almost $100 a month for the rest of my life. I honestly think that he genuinely thought about what it would be like to be in my shoes.there aren’t enough words that can express how much I owe this man. I am now married and have a daughter, and going on with my life. That’s all wouldn’t have been possible if I had been sitting in a state prison right now. He will learn the ins and outs of your case, making him my number one recommendation. This is also the only case I have ever beaten. It’s a good feeling! Thanks Frank

Life saviour!

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Posted by anonymous
December 5, 2014

I had an unfortunate brush with Law of late when I got involved in a shoplifting case. I am otherwise a law abiding, hard working person, but caught in stress and turmoil of various life events acted in certain way I would have never done in my consciousness. Having to face a judge for the first time in my life and to top that being an (legal) immigrant, I had so much at stake apart from my relationship with my spouse. Panicky, I contacted Frank to represent my case after I spoke to a few lawyers. Right from the start Frank was very comforting. He sympathized with my situation and reassured that “nothing will happen”. It was hard to believe at the beginning as I had so much to lose for this one stupid episode of my life but Frank kept on reinterring, “I should be fine.” THAT ( the reassurance from my lawyer) helped me and even gave me the courage to think positive and my case was dismissed with no harm done to my record or immigration. And as promised he even worked on getting out the summon within a couple of days of the incident and that mostly helped a lot as I was able put this incident soon behind me and carry on with my life. Thanks Frank!

Attorney Frank Doran, a proven winner in the court room.

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Posted by Andre N
October 11, 2014

After being falsely charged w Assault and Battery in Framingham I knew I needed an attorney that has been a proven winner in the court room. I chose Attorney Frank Doran based on his criminal defense legal expertise, positive court rulings, and positive outcomes he has produced for his many clients. I am a Framingham business and home owner . Attorney Doran ensured this unfortunate event could be resolved. –
With sincere appreciation and gratitude,
Thank you Frank.

Mr. Frank Doran one of the best lawyer in Framingham.

5.0 stars

Posted by anonymous
August 20, 2014

Mr. Frank Doran is an excellent lawyer, one of the best in Framingham area. The first day I called him regarding my daughter’s DUI charges he made me feel comfortable and reassured me that everything is going to be okay. He represented my daughter for a DUI / OUI we were glad that we listened to him to plead not guilty, while most of the lawyers I spoke to before wants to take an easy route of pleading guilty. My daughter won her case and the judge found her not guilty due to lack of evidence thanks so much to Mr. Doran. We definitely trust him he kept us informed at all the time. I will definitely recommend him he is very knowledgeable and will keep you inform at all time.


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Posted by Helen
April 29, 2014

Attorney Doran represented me in two cases, Assault and Battery and OUI, and won both cases for me. He always kept informed. I trusted him with my life.

Great, honest lawyer in Natick.

5.0 stars

Posted by anonymous
October 2, 2013

Frank did a great job working with us on a DUI case. He is calm, honest, professional, and knowledgable. I highly recommend him as a lawyer. I was very pleased with his work and his communication throughout the process. I have worked with a few layers … mostly real estate and business type of lawyers. Frank is definitely one of the best lawyers I have dealt with.


5.0 stars

Posted by Herbert
April 24, 2013

Frank has suppied sound strategy, solid advise which produced excellent results.

Responsive Lawyer

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Posted by anonymous
April 11, 2013

Francis responded promptly to any questions or concerns that I had. He usually returned my calls or emails within a few hours.

Fantastic Defense

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Posted by anonymous
March 19, 2013

Frank Doran is an extremely qualified and capable attorney. I had not had any experiences with lawyers prior to having Frank represent me, but his representation left me with no complaints. He is incredibly responsive, answering his phone at all hours and even when on vacation. He will seek out every available legal avenue to win a case, and does not back down so long as there is a reasonable expectation of winning. He represented me for an OUI where the state had substantial evidence that I had committed the crime. Many lawyers would have recommended a plea bargain at this point, but Frank insisted that there were aways around the breath test. Using previous legal precedents and basic logic he was able to secure a not guilty verdict from the judge. Had I had other representation, my fate would not be the same.

I highly recommend Frank Doran for his transparency, responsiveness and legal knowledge. One of the best criminal defense attorneys in the Framingham area.

Highly recommended

5.0 stars

Posted by Susan
December 21, 2012

Unfortunately, I have dealt with many lawyers for many
different reasons over the years, and have found that
most are incompetent and dishonest. It’s extremely difficult
to find a qualified one. Many attorneys make so many
promises they never have any intentions of keeping.

Francis Doran is honest; welcomes ideas; listens; gets back
to you quickly, and is committed; all qualities lacking in most

My son was falsely accused of assault and battery and
vandalism by an ex-girlfriend. It only took 20 minutes
for the jury to come back with a not guilty verdict.

Francis Doran was so meticulous and thorough in his
motions, cross-examinations, and closing argument.
He is very obiously experienced and skilled. He is
aggressive when need be and is extremely effective in everything he does.

Setting the bar above all others

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Posted by anonymous
June 8, 2012

I was accused of rape and after talking to a few attorneys, it was obvious after my initial interview with Francis M. Doran, Jr., he was the right counselor for my case. I firmly believe there wouldn’t have been any other attorney out there that could have won my case. He’s been such an incredible attorney and I don’t mean this lightly by any means. Not only has he been so meticulous & thorough with every single fact but he’s made me feel like more than just a client. For any updates on my case, Francis Doran, Jr has quickly and efficiently contacted me over the new information and helped me understand the motions in play. His cross examinations of witnesses were questions few would think of asking and his closing arguments were nothing less than superb explaining every important point of interest clearly and unequivically convincing to the ruling of “Not Guilty.” There is no doubt in my mind if anyone needed representation, Francis M. Doran, Jr. is clearly the attorney you’ll need to clear your name and to get on with your life.

The best lawyer in Natick / Framingham area in MA

5.0 stars

Posted by anonymous
February 18, 2011

Mr. Frank handled a shoplifting case for me.I spoke to at-least 2-3 lawyers before I decided to go with him. He was very confident right from the beginning that he can get my case dismissed at the Clerk’s hearing itself. All throughout the process, he kept me informed about what is going to happen , what are my options . I am an immigrant with no earlier criminal record so not getting this on my record was really important. I would highly recommend him.

Attorney Frank Doran

“As your lawyer, I will give you the same service my law firm was founded upon 50 years ago.” - Attorney Frank Doran