Respected Legal Commentator.


Attorney Murat Erkan is a frequent legal commentator for publications including Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly, the leading legal news periodical in the state.  Below you will find a selection of articles in which the legal community turned to Attorney Erkan to comment on newsworthy and cutting edge issues in our courts.


One-size-fits-all theories such as this are often too blunt an instrument for the fine determinations of evidence necessary for individualized justice and the overall truthseeking mission of the court
— Murat Erkan, Mass Lawyers Weekly, 4/3/17
A remand would repair the critical transparency [that] is a traditional and indispensable component of our system of justice.
— Murat Erkan, Lawyers Weekly, 2/2/17

Eagle Tribune, AMANDA SABGA/Staff photo

Newsworthy Cases.

Erkan & Associates, LLC handles a variety of high profile cases, many of which are featured below.


Erkan cast doubt on the circumstantial evidence of the case, noting that despite the police execution of three search warrants ... ‘not a scintilla of physical evidence was recovered from any of those sites that connects’ [his client] to the [murder].
— Keira Blessing, Eagle Tribune
  • Police: New Year's Eve murder stemmed from domestic dispute, Eagle Tribune

  • Wage suit ruling could cost Lawrence over $1 million, Boston Globe

  • Ex-bus driver arraigned on rape charges, Lowell Sun

  • Judge considers GPS evidence in Boston arson case - Associated Press 

  • Lawsuit: Police used inaccurate Breathalyzer rights form, Eagle Tribune

  • $10,000 in heroin seized in Attleboro traffic stop, Attleboro Sun Chronicle

  • 5 deportations in 10 years for suspected drug dealer, Boston Herald

  • Attorney: Case against Lawrence superintendent's driver should be dismissed, Eagle Tribune

the government’s case was poisoned by a GPS device put on [our client’s] car without a warrant.
— Murat Erkan
The city’s position shocks the conscience and any notion of fair play
— Murat Erkan

Former prosecutor. 

During his years as a prosecutor, attorney Murat Erkan handled thousands of cases, some of which garnered widespread public attention.  


Erkan urged the Judge to put them behind bars for at least ten years based on their ‘disregard of human life and the fact the defendants orchestrated this attack in the presence of (the victim’s) 4-year old son.’
These people are not villains, they believe they are doing something right ... but this case is not about intentions.
— Murat Erkan