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Andrew J. Gambaccini

Andrew J. Gambaccini

Practice areas:

Litigation, Civil Rights, Appeals

Andrew Gambaccini

About Me

Andrew Gambaccini focuses his practice in the areas of appellate advocacy and general civil litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of employment law and disputes implicating constitutional concerns and interests. In addition, Attorney Gambaccini has extensive experience in defending law enforcement officers in connection with all manner of claims made against them, or otherwise in vindicating their interests in various settings.


With respect to his appellate practice, Attorney Gambaccini has briefed and argued matters pending before the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Massachusetts Appeals Court, and also has briefed matters presented to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.  In connection with his litigation practice, Attorney Gambaccini has secured successful outcomes in criminal and civil matters in various fora, including matters pending in federal and state court, before state agencies, before state and local boards and commissions as well as before appointing authorities and hearing officers across the Commonwealth.   That experience has covered successful work on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.


In addition to his representation of members of the Massachusetts State Police and campus police officers for a number of colleges, Attorney Gambaccini has defended police officers in well more than one hundred municipalities across Massachusetts.  That broad and deep experience with law enforcement officers consistently includes the defense of officers in civil rights and other forms of civil action in federal and state court, the defense of officers with regard to charges of discrimination before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and in court, the defense of officers during disciplinary hearings at local levels and before the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission and at arbitration, the defense of officers in criminal proceedings and the representation of officers who are subjected to professional standards or internal affairs inquiries.


Attorney Gambaccini is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where he received an A.B. degree both in history and in political science and where he was a founding staff member of the Holy Cross Journal of Law and Public Policy. Attorney Gambaccini also is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. While in law school, Attorney Gambaccini was a member of the Moot Court Board and the National Italian American Bar Association, served as a lead articles editor for the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal and for two years served as a constitutional law teaching assistant for Professor Loftus E. Becker, Jr. Also during law school, Attorney Gambaccini received the Federal Bar Council’s Cornelius Wickersham Award in Constitutional Law as well as CALI awards for excellence in the study of contracts, in constitutional law and in an advanced constitutional law class focused upon the structural limitations associated with federalism and the separation of powers.


Following graduation from law school, Attorney Gambaccini served as a law clerk to the Honorable Flemming L. Norcott, Jr., Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.


Attorney Gambaccini is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts, as well as the First Circuit Court of Appeals.  A member of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Attorney Gambaccini also is a member of the Worcester County Bar Association as well as a charter member of the National Constitution Center. Attorney Gambaccini is a member of the Federal District Court Committee of the Worcester County Bar Association, is a volunteer attorney for the Pro Bono Center of the Federalist Society and also has sat on the By-law Committee for the Town of West Boylston and the Board of Directors for the Holy Cross Lawyers Association.


In 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Attorney Gambaccini was selected by Law and Politics Media, Inc. as a Massachusetts “Rising Star.”  Massachusetts Rising Stars  is published annually in Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition and in Boston magazine.


In 2011, Attorney Gambaccini was selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of twenty “Up and Coming” Lawyers.  The award is given to selected attorneys who have been members of the bar for ten years or less “but who have already distinguished themselves in some manner and appear poised for even greater accomplishments.”


Having handled a number of high profile cases during his career, Attorney Gambaccini has appeared on the television and radio broadcasts of several media outlets, while also regularly being interviewed by newspapers across the Commonwealth.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Civil Rights: 40%
  3. Appeals: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (33-40%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Bunker L. Highmark

    Andrew is a dedicated, determined and skilled attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. I fully endorse this lawyer.

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    Bunker Highmark Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gambaccini is an outstanding attorney and a strong zealous advocate for his clients. He is a credit to the legal profession and I highly endorse him.

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    Howard Lewis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

4 Lancaster Terrace
Worcester, MA, 01609

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200304/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2012
Up and Coming LawyerLawyers Weekly2011
Award of RecognitionMassachusetts Police Association2011
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2011
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2010
Rising StarMassachusetts Super Lawyers2008
Cornelius Wickersham AwardFederal Bar Council2001
Excellence for the Future Award in Advanced Constitutional LawCALI2001
Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional LawCALI2000
Excellence for the Future Award in ContractsCALI1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateReardon, Joyce & Akerson, P.C.2003 - Present
Clerk to the Honorable Flemming NorcottConnecticut Supreme Court2003 - 2004
Law ClerkEdward P. Reardon, P.C.1998 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hearing Committee Member for the Massachusetts Board of Bar OverseersHearing Officer2015 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Superior Court Committee, Worcester County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Worcester County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Trial Practice Section, Worcester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy StudiesMemberN/A
National Constitution CenterMemberN/A
Federal District Court Committee, Worcester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Holy Cross Lawyers AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
By-law Committee for the Town of West BoylstonCommittee MemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Solomon v. City of MethuenCivil Service Commission appeal allowed; reinstatement of Chief of Police with a significant award of back pay
Cronin, et al. v. City of Methuen, et al.Summary judgment granted in favor of the Chief and Deputy Chief
Argueta v. City of Revere, et al.Judgment in favor of the officer following motions filed on the officer's behalf

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyExcellence in the Law2011
Massachusetts Police Association SentinelLegal Defense Fund CornerN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawN/AJ.D.2002
College of the Holy CrossHistory and Political ScienceA.B.1998

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Worcester Police AcademyTips for New OfficersN/A