A second-generation Boston area attorney, Patrick M. Gioia, Esq., is the Principal at Gioia Law, LLC. When you retain Attorney Gioia you are hiring an attorney that is dedicated to his clients. Attorney Gioia is available to his clients through-out their case and is easily accessible. He takes the time to understand and appreciate his clients and their desired legal outcomes by designing individual, case specific strategies, that work. Because Attorney Gioia’s puts his clients first, his clients trust his advice and continue to exceedingly benefit from his skill and counsel.
Attorney Gioia is committed to his craft as a trial attorney and litigator. He stays informed of changes to the law, new case decisions, and cutting edge techniques which enables him to provide high caliber service to his clients. The key to success in the courtroom is preparation. Attorney Gioia prepares all his cases avidly and meticulously to his clients’ advantage and is known in the legal community for such preparation. He has been named in 2019 as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney, has been rated by Super Lawyers as a 2019 Rising Star and has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo. Call, text or email today for trusted advice and counsel that you can depend on.
Gioia Law specializes in criminal law, government investigations and general litigation. We maintain relationships with experienced investigators and expert witnesses that are consummate professionals. In addition, we maintain relationships with attorneys and law firms practicing in many other areas of the law. Should we not be able to accept your matter we will refer you to a competent attorney who is able to meet your needs.
Boston Municipal Court (BMC) – Central Division: Client found not guilty by reason of mental illness after trial on charge of assault and battery. BMC – Central Division: Charges of assault and battery and threats dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. BMC – Central Division: Client receives pre-trial probation on nine charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Quincy District Court: Felony charge of lewdness dismissed. Suffolk Superior Court: Trafficking +100 grams of Class B reduced to possession with intent. Suffolk Superior Court: Client reprobated over objection after probation violation hearing. Framingham District Court: Charge of threat to commit crime dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. DCF investigation, Middlesex County: Allegation of abuse unsupported after investigation. Lynn District Court: Client found not guilty of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, not guilty of assault and battery on a police officer, not guilty of operating under the influence and not guilty of negligent operation of a motor vehicle after a jury trial – client discharged from court.
Hingham District Court: Assault and battery on a family member dismissed – case dismissed. Quincy District Court: Motion to dismiss breaking and entering and vandalism allowed – case dismissed. Quincy District Court: motion to suppress evidence from search allowed; motion to suppress statements allowed. Malden District Court: Assault and battery charge dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. Suffolk Superior Court: No probation violation found after full hearing. Brookline District Court: Petition to seal allowed. BMC-West Roxbury: HPO order terminated. BMC-Central: Accord and Satisfaction prior to arraignment allowed – case dismissed. Cambridge District Court: Motion to dismiss charge of reckless endangerment of child allowed. Quincy District Court: Receiving stolen property charge dismissed at motion to suppress hearing – case dismissed. Suffolk Superior Court: Motion to dismiss felony larceny allowed. Taunton District Court: Client given pre-trial diversion for abuse prevention order violation. Falmouth District Court: Larceny charge dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. Quincy District Court: OUI Drugs, dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. BMC – Central: Failure to register charge nolle prossed day of trial – case dismissed. Malden District Court: Motion to remove default denied – judgment for Plaintiff entered. BMC – Central: Violation of restraining order charge dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. Woburn District Court: Domestic assault and battery charge and violation of wiretapping statute nolle prossed prior to arraignment – case dismissed. Somerville District Court: Petition to seal record allowed. Quincy District Court: Not guilty verdict after trial on charge of domestic assault and battery. DCF – Middlesex County: After Fair Hearing, finding of neglect reversed. Brookline District Court: Harassment prevention order terminated. BMC – Central: Application for complaint denied after Clerk’s Magistrate Hearing. DCF – Middlesex County: After Fair Hearing, reversal of three findings of neglect. BMC – Central: Armed assault to rob charge nolled prossed after motion to dismiss heard. Cambridge District Court: Motion to suppress allowed. Framingham District Court: Motion to reconsider dangerousness finding allowed – client released from custody. Quincy District Court: Client released on conditions after dangerousness hearing. BMC – Central Client found not guilty of operation under the influence after jury trial. Newton District Court: Three counts of domestic assault and battery nolle prossed after motion to dismiss heard – case dismissed. Framingham District Court: Indecent assault and battery felony charge dismissed after Commonwealth motion to admit excited utterance of child denied – case dismissed. BMC-Dorchester: Larceny from a person charge dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. Wrentham District Court: Client found not guilty of operation under the influence after jury trial. Malden District Court: Motion to dismiss charge of operation after suspension for OUI allowed – case dismissed. BMC – East Boston: Application for complaint denied after clerk’s hearing for possession with intent to distribute – case dismissed. BMC – Roxbury: Restraining order terminated at extension hearing.
Boston Municipal Court: Motion to dismiss leaving the scene of an accident, allowed – case dismissed. Quincy District Court: Violation of probation not found, client reprobated. Attleboro District Court: Drug possession charge dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. Wrentham District Court: Client found not guilty of kidnapping, strangulation, threats and domestic assault and battery after two-day jury trial. Quincy District Court: Lewdness charge dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. Brookline District Court: Motion to seal criminal record allowed. Boston Municipal Court: Violation of probation not found – Probation terminated. Wrentham District Court: Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing: No probable cause found – case dismissed. Quincy District Court: Commonwealth’s motion to revoke bail denied – client released from custody. Boston Municipal Court: Charges dismissed prior to arraignment – case dismissed. Attorney General’s Office: After investigation no charges to issue. Boston Municipal Court: Appear for defendant at hearing for harassment prevention order – order terminated. Boston, MA: Favorable settlement reached in civil dispute. Wrentham District Court: Client found not guilty of OUI marijuana and negligent operation after jury trial. Boston Municipal Court: Carry a dangerous weapon and distribution of a controlled substance in a park zone – dismissed. BMC-Dorchester: Appear for Plaintiff at hearing for harassment prevention order – order extended. Dudley District Court: Petition to seal criminal record allowed. Quincy District Court: Split verdict jury trial – client not guilty of assault and battery. Brookline District Court: Motion to dismiss assault and battery with a dangerous weapon allowed – case dismissed. Quincy District Court: Motion to dismiss witness intimidation, refusal to give name, and operating after suspension allowed. Brookline District Court: Motion to terminate probation allowed. Plymouth District Court: Motion to dismiss OUI liquor, 3rd offense and OUI drugs 3rd offense allowed – case dismissed. Quincy District Court: Assault and battery on a disabled person dismissed – case dismissed. Wareham District Court: Year old warrant cleared – case dismissed. BMC – Brighton: Probation warrant cleared, Defendant not held. Quincy District Court: Leaving the scene of property damage, negligent operation dismissed – case dismissed. Fall River Probate Court: Restraining order preventing contact with child vacated. Boston Municipal Court: Motion to dismiss failure to register allowed – case dismissed. New Bedford District Court: Client receives pre-trial diversion for larceny by false pretenses. Boston Municipal Court: Aggravated rape and three related charges nolle prossed – case dismissed.
• University of New Hampshire, B.A., 2006
• University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2010
• Massachusetts (2011)
• United States District Court, Massachusetts (2017)
• Boston Bar Association Criminal Law Section
• Quincy Bar Association
• MA Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
• Suffolk County Lawyers for Justice
• Notary Public, Massachusetts
Before entering private practice Patrick spent five years as a Massachusetts state staff attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services. At CPCS, Patrick received valuable training and trial experience. He represented criminal defendants in Massachusetts courts charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes. According to Patrick, “My time at CPCS gave me valuable insights into the criminal justice system and how disadvantaged people are adversely affected. I also learned how to evaluate and defend a case, and often obtained favorable results for my clients."
"Because of Pat, I'm a free man." J.B.
"With Patrick, I was always kept up to date on what was going on with my case and what was coming next. He was easily accessible by phone or email and always answered my questions with thoughtfulness and honesty. In the end, the government dropped all the charges. I was very thankful." P.E.
"During my restraining order hearing, Attorney Gioia was my voice in the courtroom and aggressively stood up for my rights. I knew I was in good hands with him." J.A.
"I hired Pat to seal my record because I wanted to apply for a promotion at work. Pat made the process easy to understand and within a couple weeks my record was sealed." D.B.
"I had just graduated college and was charged with a crime for the first time. I had recently been hired and was scared of losing my job. Attorney Gioia made me feel at ease. He took control of my case and successfully argued for me to receive pre-trial diversion - meaning my case was dismissed and my record remained clean." A.P.
"I was very concerned about my criminal case because a bad result could have made me deportable. On the day of trial Attorney Gioia filed several motions, and after reviewing the motions the prosecutor agreed to divert my case from the trial track- and eventually dismissed my case six months later. To say the very least, I was so relieved." S.S.
"I found Pat very knowledgable. He was honest with me and gave me my options straight. I could tell he really cared about my case and helped me through the difficulties I faced." H.V.
"I was charged with OUI and I hired Pat to defend me. Whenever I called him I either got him on the phone or he called me back shortly. Pat guided me through the entire process and in the end I was found not guilty at trial." S.M.
Gioia Law is privileged to have the services of Attorney Michael J. Santomaro. Michael is a dedicated litigator, natural negotiator, and is steadfastly committed to the goals of his clients. Michael’s knowledge of the law and litigation skills achieve successful outcomes for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. Before entering the practice of law, Michael had an extensive career in business working for two world-class companies (Global 500 and Forbes Top 20) which provided him with top caliber training and equipped him with the tools to excel in the most competitive environments. Michael now applies his business experience to his litigation practice to maximize his ability to attain first-rate results for his clients.
Michael’s criminal practice is centered around trial work including research and writing. Michael’s civil practice is focused primarily on personal injury litigation. Michael draws from his business background to successfully negotiate favorable settlements for his clients. Should a satisfactory settlement be elusive, Michael is prepared to go to trial against the insurance companies and fight for his clients. For Michael, his clients come first. Through this client-centered approach to the practice of law, and relentless dedication to justice, Michael ensures that his clients receive the remedy that they most deserve.
Michael earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Babson College and his J.D. from New England Law Boston. Michael is admitted to practice in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Gioia Law, LLC provides legal services throughout Massachusetts including the following areas: Suffolk County including Boston, Dorchester, and Revere; Middlesex County including Cambridge, Framingham, Lowell, Malden, Natick, Newton, Somerville, and Waltham; Norfolk County including Brookline, Braintree, Dedham, Milton, Quincy, and Wrentham; Essex County including Haverhill, Lawrence, and Salem; Brsitol County including Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton; Worcester County including Fitchburg, Leominster, and Worcester; and Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth and Wareham.
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