Providing strategic, client-centered approaches to solve your complex legal ​problems.
Patrick M. Gioia
Tel. (617) 959-0862
Fax. (617) 249-1645

A second-generation Boston area attorney, Patrick M. Gioia has spent his career pursuing justice for his clients. Patrick has extensive experience litigating felony and misdemeanor criminal cases in the Massachusetts court system. He has successfully litigated hundreds of criminal cases and has tried several cases to a jury verdict. Patrick also has experience assisting clients with their other legal matters, including obtaining or defending restraining orders, sealing criminal records, and various other civil related litigation.

Patrick feels at home in the courtroom, standing besides his clients, and advocating passionately on their behalf. Born and raised in the Greater Boston area, he has a great appreciation for the local legal system, the culture of Massachusetts, and its cities, neighborhoods, and people. This unique perspective, cultivated over a lifetime, allows him to understand all aspects of a case and to achieve the best outcome for his clients and their families.

Patrick has one mission: to serve his clients. After being retained by a client, Patrick will create an individualized plan tailored to meet each client’s particular goal.  His success in implementing uniquely creative legal strategies has brought Gioia Law clients with exceptionally interesting and challenging work. As a client of Gioia Law, you come first, and each step of your case will be handled with exacting precision and the utmost care.

Areas of Practice

Gioia Law specializes in criminal law, government investigations and general litigation. 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.

2019 Recent Highlights

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. Boston Municipal Court: Failure to register charge nolle prossed day of trial – case dismissed.

Case Dismissed - Assault and Battery with Dangerous Weapon - Brookline District Court

Four months after arraignment all charges were dismissed after Attorney Gioia argued a motion to dismiss that was allowed by the Court.  See related media links below:


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2018 Highlights

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.

Education: Admissions; Organizations & Awards; Employment History

• 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 Member
• Quincy Bar Association – Treasurer
• Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Awards and Honors:

• Norfolk County Bar Association 2016 Pro Bono Award
• Speaker: Correctional Crisis Interventional Training, May 2017
• First Circuit Federal Judicial Conference Invitee, October 2017
• Guest Speaker at Mental Health Court MCLE, May 2018
• Rated as 2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers

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Employment History

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." Jesse 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." Peter 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.
"My landlord hired a big law firm and moved to evict me. I hired Attorney Gioia. He filed several counter claims on my behalf. Attorney Gioia was then able to negotiate a deal where my eviction case was dismissed." S.D.
"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." Henry 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 my OUI charge was dismissed." S.H.
Attorney Michael Santomaro, Of Counsel
21 Thomas McGrath Hwy., Suite 404
Quincy, MA 02169
Tel: (617) 472-7500
Fax: (617) 249-1645

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 prides himself on his knowledge, preparedness, and achieving 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. Michael worked 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 has taken those tools and now applies that experience to his litigation practice to maximize his clients’ ability to attain first-rate results.

Michael’s practice is focused on litigation, primarily criminal defense, restraining orders, business litigation, and personal injury. Michael is adapt at handling all types of criminal manners including, operating under the influence, (OUI / DUI), drug violations, and marijuana related investigations. Michael has an in-depth knowledge of constitutional rights and police procedures which he uses to gain an advantage for his clients in the courtroom. By gaining such an advantage, Michael enables his clients to garner extraordinary results.

Michael’s civil practice is focused on business litigation and personal injury. Michael draws from his business background to successfully negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel. If no settlement can be reached, then Michael is prepared to go to trial to 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 financial 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.


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