Effective And Innovative, Our Attorneys Constitute A Valuable Source Of Knowledge And Experience In A Variety Of Specialties.

PRACTICE AREAS
Municipal Law,
Real Estate Tax Appeals,
Zoning and Land Use.

EDUCATION
Holy Cross College, 1965.
Catholic University of
America Columbus School
of Law, Law Review Member,
1972.

Direct Email:
Dmartel@dwpm.com

David J. Martel

David Martel began practicing law at a Wall Street firm in New York City. He moved to Springfield in 1974, joined Doherty, Wallace in 1981, and practices in the areas of land use, including zoning and conservation matters as well as real estate tax appeals.

In addition, as town counsel for Longmeadow since 1979, for Ludlow since 1991, and Hampden since 2000, David has developed extensive expertise in municipal law.

David has an extensive practice representing municipalities and property owners before the Appellate Tax Board in cases involving real estate valuation and real estate tax exemptions for charitable organizations.

David is a former member of the statewide Commission on Judicial Conduct and is a former president of the Hampden County Bar Association. He is also a trustee of Springfield Cemetery, is a director and former president of the Springfield Public Forum and a member of the executive committee of the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield.

Prior to beginning his law career, David was a newspaper reporter, first in Springfield and then in Washington D.C. where he covered Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court for a number of New England daily newspapers.