Easy going, likeable, easy to talk with for clients but very aggressive in the courtroom in being very efficient in getting things done. organized and gives great advice, but allows and shows the client that he's the final decision-maker in any important matter. Is a former high-ranking dept head in the U.S. Attorney's Boston office that ws known for his tenacity and high conviction rate which makes him very well aware of prosecutorial tactics and how to best circumvent and counter them to your best benefit because of his vast supervisory experience on 'that side' of the courtroom. I fired an attorney I had in Fed court for 18 months that could not get me bail or a hearing for it. Within 30 days of hiring Joe (that's what he likes to be called) I was at a bail hearing and freed on a bracelet shortly thereafter because of joe's effective and convincing oral argument.