Michael martin

Michael J. Martin

Contact Info
413-499-2323 Ext. 110
413-347-8964 (Direct)

Areas of Practice
Probate Administration and Litigation, Personal Injury, Zoning and Land Use, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy

Michael received a J.D., magna cum laude, in 2012 from University of Massachusetts School of Law (where he was on the executive board of law review); and a B.S. in Finance in 2009 from Roger Williams University.  Prior to joining the firm, Michael completed his clerkship with the Massachusetts Land Court, serving as law clerk to the former chief justice of the Massachusetts Land Court.  Michael’s principal areas of practice include trust and estate administration, probate litigation, and personal injury.  Michael manages a busy probate and trust administration practice and has assisted hundreds of clients with settling the estate or trust of their loved ones.  He advises beneficiaries and fiduciaries in all stages of the settlement process and his practice includes a wide variety of estates: from settling insolvent estates with creditor negotiations and MassHealth appeals, to settling multimillion dollar estates handling federal and state estate tax returns.  With respect to personal injury cases, Michael has recovered over $4.5M for his clients and his personal injury practice focuses on motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls and dog bites.  Michael believes he is privileged to work in a firm where he can split his time between different practice areas. The variety keeps things interesting and allows him to serve his clients in a range of ways.  Outside of work, Michael and his wife Kate enjoy teaching their 2 and 4 year old children the hobbies they love most: golf, skiing and the enjoyment of traveling. 

University of Massachusetts School of Law
J.D., 2012

Roger Williams University
B.S., 2009

Professional Experience
Martin Hochberg & Cianflone, PLLP
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Partner, 2023 – Present

Martin & Oliveira, LLP
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Partner, 2013 – 2022

Massachusetts Land Court
Boston Massachusetts
Law Clerk, 2012-2013

Bar Admissions
Massachusetts, 2012
United States Tax Court, 2022

Professional Affiliations
Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
Berkshire Bar Association, Member
Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) of Massachusetts, Member
Berkshire County Estate Planning Council, Member