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Joseph M. Pacella

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Licensed - United States District Court - Massachusetts 


Practice areas


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



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1380 Main Street
Suite 202
Springfield, MA, 01103


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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
Joint Bar CommitteeMember2016 - Present
Hampden County Lawyers for Justice, Inc.Board of Directors2012 - Present
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Hampden County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2001 - Present
Hampden County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Hampshire County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts chapter)Member2013 - 2014
Hampden County Bar AssociationEx-Officio Past President2013 - 2014
Massachusetts Bar AssociationHouse of Delegates Member2012 - 2013
Hampden County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - 2013
Springfield Library & Museums AssociationPhysical Plant Committee2004 - 2012
Western Massachusetts Law TribuneAdvisory Board2004 - 2004
Mont Marie Child Care Center, Inc.Board of Directors2004 - 2011
Hampden County Bar Association, New Lawyers SectionChair2002 - 2002
Hampden County Bar AssociationSecretary2002 - 2002
Massachusetts Academy of Trial AttorneysMember1999 - 2001
Hampden County Bar Advocates, Inc.Bar Advocate1999 - 2002
Hampshire County Bar Advocates, Inc.Bar Advocate1999 - 2016
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - 2001
Longmeadow Youth Football AssociationBoard of Directors1997 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aggravated Rape of a MinorNot Guilty
Indescent Assault and Battery on a MinorDismissed at Trial
Dog Bite$265,000
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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