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Joseph Pacella | Springfield Criminal Defense Lawyer


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Joseph M. Pacella

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Having tried several hundred cases, I can certainly argue any set of facts; after more than 20 years in practice, I am confident that I know evidence and the law; but as you can see from my background - I also know most of the players.  This combination has provided my clients with consistently successful and outstanding results.  I have been a resident of Western Massachusetts for my entire life.  After serving as a prosecutor in Hampshire County, I was recruited to work in the litigation department of one of the most prestigious firms in Springfield.  I handled a wide array of civil and criminal litigation as the lead counsel.  Due to my hard work, I was one of the two youngest persons to be voted partner in this almost Century old firm.  I was chosen to serve for many years on the firm's three-member Executive Committee.  In late 2012, I left to start my own firm.  When clients were contacted, all but one of the several hundred clients' files that I was working on chose to move their cases to my firm.  That same year, I had been elected to serve as the President of the Hampden County Bar Association, which has over 900 members.  I am continuously rated a 10 and receive awards for customer satisfaction on AVVO.com.  I can help you navigate any of the courts located in Western Massachusetts.  I am also licensed in the (federal) US District Court for Massachusetts.
Position Organization Location Duration
FounderLaw Office of Joseph M. PacellaSpringfield, MA2012 - Present
PartnerEgan, Flanagan & Cohen, PC1999 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneyNorthwestern District Attorney1997 - 1999
School Degree Major Graduation
St. John's University School of LawJ.D. Law School1997  
Colgate UniversityBachelor of ArtsEconomics1994
State / Court Date
Massachusetts1997
  • Joint Bar Committee | Member | 2016 - Present
    Hampden County Lawyers for Justice, Inc. | Board of Directors | 2012 - Present
    Hampden County Bar Association | Board of Directors | 2001 - Present
    Hampden County Bar Association | Member | 1997 - Present
    Hampshire County Bar Association | Member | 1997 - Present
    Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts chapter) | Member | 2013 - 2014
    Hampden County Bar Association | President | 2012 - 2013
    Massachusetts Bar Association | House of Delegates Member | 2012 - 2013
    Springfield Library & Museums Association | Physical Plant Committee | 2004 - 2012
    Western Massachusetts Law Tribune | Advisory Board | 2004 - 2004
    Mont Marie Child Care Center, Inc. | Board of Directors | 2004 - 2011
    Massachusetts Bar Association | Member | 2002 - 2014
    Hampden County Bar Association | Secretary | 2002 - 2002
    Hampden County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section | Chair | 2002 - 2002
    Hampshire County Bar Advocates, Inc. | Bar Advocate | 1999 - 2016
    American Bar Association | Member | 1999 - 2001
    Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys | Member | 1999 - 2001
    Hampden County Bar Advocates, Inc. | Bar Advocate | 1999 - 2002
    Longmeadow Youth Football Association | Board of Directors | 1997 - 2015
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars | Boston Magazine | 2012
    Super Lawyers - Rising Stars | Boston Magazine | 2011
    Super Lawyers - Rising Stars | Boston Magazine | 2010
    Super Lawyers - Rising Stars | Boston Magazine | 2008
    "Forty Under Forty" Most Influential | Business West | 2007
    Super Lawyers - Rising Stars | Boston Magazine | 2007
    Super Lawyer - Rising Stars | Boston Magazine | 2006
    Super Lawyers - Rising Stars | Boston Magazine | 2005
    Big Brother of the Year | Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County | 2003
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    My son and I sat with attorney Pacella, Joe was direct and said he would work to save my sons clean record. His fee was reasonable, as I had talked to other attorney's, and explained any extra charges that might occur above his fee. Joe went thru his part as a lawyer what he could and could not do for us. I felt confident that my son had good representation when we left our meeting. When they went to court it ended up better then we had hoped. I am grateful that I searched around and found attorney Pacella and highly recommend him.

    - Patricia

    I have hired him for multiple felony charges.! He has handled the matter with great communication we were in touch all of the time frame.! Responded to every text phone calls E-mails even after the case was resolved!

    - Alptug

    Attorney Pacella helped me in a most difficult case, when it looked very grim with time to be served attorney Pacella, worked with me patiently and compassionately. I will be forever indebted with the results of my case and would recommend him to anyone who finds themselves in need of a great criminal laywer without him I'm sure the results could've been quite different. All our visits were in his home where I felt comfortable and at ease, his confidence and reassurance are infectious and put me at ease in this most trying time in my life. He was there 24-7 to answer any questions or concerns I had. At no point did Attorney Pacella make me feel ashamed of my wrongdoings, he was very supportive and understanding. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking help I know I will never forget all he's done to help me.

    - Heather

    I was being falsely accused of harassment by an Ex-girlfriend. When another Attorney recommended Attorney Joe Pacella. I met with Joe after a few Texts and Phone calls. I was impressed with his professionalism and direct approach. Joe Promptly returned Emails ,Texts and phone calls. Told me what evidence he would need and took it from there. He appeared in Court ready and prepared. I was amazed at how well he conducted himself in court. Long story short The harassment order was justly thrown out and my way of life was restored. I texted Joe later that evening to once again thank him for what he was able to do for me. He instantly replied to my text. I want to thank you again for your help. BTW all the charges were trumped up and he cut thru the B.S.

    - Joe

    I have had the pleasure of hiring Atty. Pacella several times to represent my company in matters relating to criminal law, corporate matters, real estate and personal injury. Each time we were impressed with Atty. Pacella's zealous representation of us, while being ethical and honest. He was clear on the fees and what he could and could not do for us. I trust him with all of my legal matters and can recommend him without any reservations. He is simply the best lawyer in the area.

    - Craig

    I contacted Atty Pacella about an A&B case with numerous felonies. He took on the case, listened to what I told him, collected facts, and built upon that. He was very professional and personable to work with. He handled the case very well as I was facing 2+ years as the DA would have it. He completed a fair Bench Trial for me and I am not facing jail time. His thoroughness, attention to detail, tenacity, and professionalism was what I was looking for in an attorney.

    - Jim

  • Western Massachusetts Law Tribune | OUI Conviction - A Scar for Life | 2003
    Pitfalls in Consumer Real Estate Transactions | Chapter 93A | 2003
    Handling Depositions with Confidence | Depositions | 2003
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Springfield, MA 01103
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