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Joseph M. Pacella

Joseph M. Pacella

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation, Personal Injury, Land Use & Zoning

About Me

Licensed - United States District Court - Massachusetts 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Land Use & Zoning: 5%



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Contact Info

1380 Main Street
Suite 202
Springfield, MA, 01103




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super Lawyers - Rising StarsBoston Magazine2012
Super Lawyers - Rising StarsBoston Magazine2011
Super Lawyers - Rising StarsBoston Magazine2010
Super Lawyers - Rising StarsBoston Magazine2008
"Forty Under Forty" Most InfluentialBusiness West2007
Super Lawyers - Rising StarsBoston Magazine2007
Super Lawyer - Rising StarsBoston Magazine2006
Super Lawyers - Rising StarsBoston Magazine2005
Bg Brother of the YearBig Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
FounderLaw Office of Joseph M. Pacella2014 - Present
Chief of Criminal Division and Senior Civil LitigatorBrodeur-McGan, P.C.2012 - 2014
PartnerEgan, Flanagan & Cohen, PC1999 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneyNorthwestern District Attorney1997 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Longmeadow Youth Football AssociationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Hampden County Bar AssociationEx-Officio Past President2013 - 2014
Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts chapter)Member2013 - 2014
Massachusetts Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates Member2012 - 2013
Hampden County Lawyers for Justice, Inc.Board of Directors2012 - Present
Hampden County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
Mont Marie Child Care Center, Inc.Board of Directors2004 - 2011
Springfield Library & Museums AssociationPhysical Plant Committee2004 - 2012
Western Massachusetts Law TribuneAdvisory Board2004 - 2004
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Hampden County Bar AssociationSecretary2002 - 2002
Hampden County Bar Association, New Lawyers SectionChair2002 - 2002
Hampden County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2001 - Present
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1999 - 2001
Hampden County Bar Advocates, Inc.Bar Advocate1999 - 2002
Hampshire County Bar Advocates, Inc.Bar Advocate1999 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2001
Hampshire County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Hampden County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Dog Bite$265,000
Indescent Assault and Battery on a MinorDismissed at Trial
Subdivision AppealSummary Judgment for Developer

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Publication NameTitleDate
Western Massachusetts Law TribuneOUI Conviction - A Scar for Life2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Boston College Law SchoolN/AVisiting Student1996
Colgate UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pitfalls in Consumer Real Estate TransactionsChapter 93A2003
Handling Depositions with ConfidenceDepositions2003