A second-generation Boston area attorney, Patrick M. Gioia, Esq., is the Principal at Gioia Law, LLC. A bedrock principle of Attorney Gioia’s practice is an unwavering commitment and loyalty to his clients. 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 puts his clients first, he earns their trust. And thus, the basis of a winning legal formula is forged.
Attorney Gioia is firmly 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 that enable him to render high caliber legal services. When Attorney Gioia takes a case, it is well known in the legal community that the matter will be throughly investigated, researched, and prepared for litigation. He was named in 2020 and 2019 as a Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers, has been rated by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2020 and 2019, and has a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo. Attorney Gioia’s successful results in the courtroom are a direct result of his steadfast approach, and his clients continue to exceedingly benefit from his skill and counsel.
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.
BMC – Central Division: Client found not guilty by reason of mental illness after trial on charge of assault and battery.
BMC – Central Division: Client receives pre-trial probation on nine charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Suffolk Superior Court: Trafficking +100 grams of Class B reduced to possession with intent at suppression hearing.
DCF investigation – Middlesex County: Allegations of abuse and neglect 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.
Plymouth District Court: Bail appeal allowed over objection – client released from custody.
Supreme Judicial Court: Emergency 211/3 petition allowed by Single Justice – client released from custody.
BMC – Central Division: Charge of narcotic conspiracy nolle prossed by Commonwealth after motion to dismiss and motion to suppress filed – case dismissed.
Suffolk Superior Court: Conditions of GPS and home confinement vacated after motion pursuant to Commonwealth v. Norman, allowed.
Lynn District Court: Charges of assault and battery on police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct nolle prossed – case dismissed.
Suffolk Superior Court: Violation of probation not found after full hearing, client returned to previous status.
BMC – East Boston: Plaintiff’s motion to extend restraining order denied after full hearing – order terminated.
Malden District Court: Charges of violation of harassment prevention order and threats dismissed after motion – case dismissed.
Framingham District Court: Client’s request to extend restraining order allowed after full hearing.
Cambridge District Court: Plaintiff’s motion to extend restraining order denied after full hearing – order terminated.
Quincy District Court: 25(b)(2) motion for new trial allowed after trial judge determined Commonwealth’s failure to disclose exculpatory evidence likely influenced jury verdict. Conviction for indecent assault and battery overturned; new trial in the interest of justice granted.
Cambridge District Court: Client receives pre-trial probation on assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and a second count of assault and battery after extensive pre-trial litigation.
Noise Complaint, Questionable Arrest, Alleged Beating at Police Station: Three police officers handcuffed Victor White and two friends and hauled them to Lynn police headquarters on charges of public drinking, an arrest that one expert called questionable. Attorney Gioia represents Messrs. White and Armand on their quest for justice.
SJC Orders 3 Prisoners Released Because Of COVID-19: The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts used three opinions released Friday to send a message to lower courts: Follow the guidelines we set when determining whether to release prisoners because of the coronavirus pandemic. Attorney Gioia’s client was one of three whose appeal was allowed and was ordered released.
Attempted Kidnapping Suspect: A Boston man was charged after he allegedly tried to kidnap a woman and then led police on a pursuit. Attorney Gioia defends his client on case which garnered national attention.
Brothers Plead Not Guilty to Shooting: Two brothers pleaded not guilty Monday to a July 4 shooting in a city park that injured the 8-year-old daughter of one of the suspects and may leave another man paralyzed from the waist down, prosecutors said.
Medway Man’s Illegal Weapons Stash: A Medway man who police say kept a stash of illegal guns and explosives in his Legion Avenue home was deemed dangerous and ordered held without bail pending indictment to the superior court.
Brookline District Court: Assault and Battery with Dangerous Weapon -case dismissed. Four months after arraignment all charges were dismissed after Attorney Gioia argued a motion to dismiss that was allowed by the Court.
Hingham District Court: Assault and battery on a family member dismissed day of trial – case dismissed.
Quincy District Court: motion to suppress evidence from search allowed; motion to suppress statements allowed – case dismissed.
Suffolk Superior Court: No probation violation found after full hearing.
Brookline District Court: Petition to seal allowed.
BMC – Central Division: Accord and Satisfaction prior to arraignment allowed – 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.
Malden District Court: Motion to remove default denied – judgment for Plaintiff entered.
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 – client discharged from court.
Brookline District Court: Harassment prevention order terminated.
BMC – Central Division: Application for complaint denied after Clerk’s Magistrate Hearing.
DCF – Middlesex County: After Fair Hearing, reversal of three findings of neglect.
Cambridge District Court: Motion to suppress evidence and statements allowed.
BMC – Central Division: Client found not guilty of operation under the influence after jury trial – client discharged from court.
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.
Wrentham District Court: Client found not guilty of operation under the influence after jury trial – client discharged from court.
BMC – East Boston: Application for complaint denied after clerk’s hearing for possession with intent to distribute – 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
• 2020, 2019, Rated as Rising Star by Super Lawyers
• 2020, 2019, National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40
• 2018, Speaker: Mental Health Court MCLE
• 2017, Speaker: Correctional Crisis Training
• 2017, F. Cir. Federal Judicial Conf. Invitee
• 2016, Norfolk County Bar Pro Bono Award
Before entering private practice Attorney Gioia spent five years as a Massachusetts state staff attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services. At CPCS, Attorney Gioia received valuable training and trial experience. He represented criminal defendants in Massachusetts courts charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes. According to Attorney Gioia, “My time at CPCS gave me valuable insights into the criminal justice system and how disadvantaged people are adversely impacted. I also learned how to evaluate and defend a case, and often obtained favorable results for my clients." Attorney Gioia remains committed to assisting those less fortunate, and does so by taking cases in the superior court for Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, where he represents those charged with serious felonies.
"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 and Chelsea; Middlesex County including Cambridge, Concord, Framingham, Lowell, Malden, Newton, Somerville, Waltham and Woburn; Norfolk County including Braintree, Brookline, Dedham, Milton, Quincy, and Wrentham; Essex County including Haverhill, Lawrence, Lynn and Salem; Bristol County including Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton; Worcester County including Fitchburg, Leominster, and Worcester; and Plymouth County including Brockton, Hingham, Plymouth and Wareham.
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