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  1. Personal Injury: 24%
    20 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 24%
    20 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 24%
    20 years
  4. Litigation: 23%
  5. Animal & Dog Bites: 5%



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  • Lawrence James Christopher

    Joe and I worked together as prosecutors in Norfolk County. He has a great reputation in the New Bedford/Fall River area. I have sent him several referrals and my clients have always been extremely satisfied. When someone needs an experienced attorney in Bristol County, I always refer them to Joe.


    Lawrence Christopher Criminal Defense Attorney
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190 William Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740-6024


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJoseph P. Harrington, P.C.1998 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyNorfolk County District Attorney's Office1995 - 1998
AssociateHealy & Healy, PC1994 - 1995
Law ClerkHealy & Healy, PC1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
New Bedford Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2008
New Bedford Bar AssociationVice President2004 - 2006
Bristol County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Norfolk County Prosecutors AssociationBoard of Directors1997 - 1998
Norfolk County Prosecutors AssociationMember1995 - 1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Boston College Law SchoolEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Defense TrainingCross Examination and Closings in OUI Trials2014
Criminal Defense SeminiarDrunk Driving Penalties2013
Trial Advocacy SeminarPreparing a Client to Testify2009