Posted by anonymous
In the law enforcement profession, we hope to never have to need an attorney, but one night at 11pm when I arrived at work, I found an envelope in my mailbox indicating that my agency was investigating me. The first phone call I made was to the Legal Defense Fund, and as luck would have it, Attorney Gambaccini was the lawyer handling the emergency calls to the law firm at that time.
From that night on, Attorney Gambaccini was extremely helpful in offering a different perspective on the situation I was being investigated for. I believe that with his input and guidance at each step of the way, he helped me navigate through waters that proved to be extremely challenging at the time.
It turned out that the first investigation that Attorney Gambaccini helped navigate me through was just the beginning. Over the course of the next few months, I would come to depend upon Attorney Gambaccini's feedback and knowledge many, many more times.
Through the numerous (and I mean numerous) phone calls that the two of us had, Attorney Gambaccini listened like a friend and offered help as I needed an attorney to do. A year has passed since having to utilize Attorney Gambaccini's expertise, and since successfully helping me with with my ordeal, I can say that I still keep in contact with Andy. I wouldn't hesitate in reaching out to him in his official capacity should I ever need legal assistance again in the future, but am happy that I get to keep in touch with him as a friend at this stage in my career.
Posted by anonymous
Andy was intorduced to me by another member of his firm. He has helped me through some difficult situations, including a civil suit. The case was dismissed without further action. He went out of his way to keep me informed and placed my mind at ease on many occassions. He is always courteous, professional, and extremely helpful. He has taken the time to speak with me on other matters, including both job related and personal. In my position, I have the opportunity to work with numerous attorneys in the public and private sector. He is an outstanding lawyer and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Peter
I was first introduced to Andy through the MPA's legal defense fund. I needed the assistance of an attorney with a civil service employment issue. Andy and his associates at Reardon, Joyce and Akerson worked tirelessly towards my case. Andy kept me up to date with constant communication. His knowledge of the law, particularly of the civil service process, was impressive. Even though I was just one of his many clients, I felt a level of personalization between he and I that made the whole ordeal more manageable. I would strongly encourage anyone questioning whether or not they should sign up for the legal defense to do so. You never know what life will throw at you next and having the legal defense fund makes that uncertainty more manageable. I would have never guessed that one day I would have needed the assistance of the legal defense, but I am glad I singed up for it.
I would highly recommend Andrew Gambaccini and his colleagues at RJA for any of your legal needs. I know they will treat you will the same respect and dedication that they gave me.
Posted by JDA Essex County PD
As a Law Enforcement Manager ( Deputy Chief of Police) I had occasion to use the MPA Police Legal Defense Fund several times. I was quite fortunate to get Mr. Andrew J. Gambaccini as my attorney. Whether it was for a personal matter or in my case three (3) separate Civil Lawsuits, Andy was there for me and my family. His outstanding work ethic gave me confidence , even as my faith in the legal system was shaken. With him representing me I have succeeded on every occasion. During the court proceedings he always kept me informed on the cases. Often times there was quite a bit of public scrutiny and poor publicity which required a timely and effective reply. Every single time his advice was correct and the response helpful in the eventual outcome of the ongoing litigation. Andy is one of the most honest hard working person I have ever encountered in my professional career. I whole heartedly recommend him for any matter that you might have and feel quite fortunate to have him not only as my attorney, but as a friend.
Posted by Ken
I found Attorney Andrew Gambaccini to be a skilled labor lawyer knowledgeable in Massachusetts municipal police operations. He protected my rights during an investigation that was launched by me as a second line supervisor and ensured proper protocol was observed during my interview by investigative personnel. Mr. Gambaccini made himself available after the initial matter had been resolved to the city's satisfaction to ensure that my personal and professional exposure was protected. He is a gentleman and well-respected member of the Massachusetts Bar.
Posted by anonymous
Attorney Gambaccini represented me in a law suit a few years ago. He answered all my questions clearly. He always answered my calls and was quick to respond. He worked diligently on my behalf. He informed me of every detail along the way and provided me with copies of all documents sent or recieved on my behalf. I never heard from the cities attorney's in regard to my law suit and Andy was always there.
He is a great attorney and person.
Posted by Mark
I can think of few things worse than getting wrongfully terminated from a job you spent so many years trying to obtain and love so much. I can think of absolutely no one that I would want to represent me than Andrew, at what I view was the worse time of my life.
From day one, he was right there, standing side by side with me. I mean literally, he was standing with me. He traveled to Western Mass without hesitation for interviews, hearings, and consultations. He met several times with me at his office for strategy sessions.
Over the years, I have heard people complain about their attorneys and the biggest complaint is communication. That is one of the things that stand out the most about Andrew. Without hesitation, Andrew is all about communication. Andrew always got back to me in a timely fashion. He would always call me back or send or answer an email. Andrew always let me review documents before they were submitted. He was very proactive in letting me assist in strategy sessions and really listened to what I had to say and what my opinions were. I cannot say how good it makes you feel when you get promptly a correspondence from your attorney after you sent it. Sometimes the emails would come at midnight or on a weekend. What that did was make me feel like Andrew was working for me personally all the time. That is a great feeling to have.
It is a long, drawn out process to get your job back. During this time, thousands of scenarios and questions are constantly whirling around in your head. Andrew always took the time to answer my hundreds of questions, explain legal matters and process to me, and always did so in a friendly manner even though I knew sometimes I was being a real pain.
Besides communication skills, the next thing about Andrew that impressed me was his knowledge of labor law. Andrew has an impressive ability to think on his feet and meet every twist and turn without skipping a beat. At one of my hearings, the Town Attorney handed Andrew all the paperwork that would be used against me in my termination and the witnesses the Town was calling, literally five minutes before the hearing. In those five minutes, Andrew reviewed the documents and then proceeded to soundly trounce the Townâ€™s Attorney. At my arbitration hearing, Andrew again was faced with unexpected complications and soundly beat the Townâ€™s Attorney. I have testified in court numerous times, I have never observed a lawyer maneuver as fluidly as I have observed Andrew do so many times now.
After the birth of my daughter, the next best day was when Andrew called to inform me that we had triumphed in the Arbitration hearing. I canâ€™t even put into words how happy I was and how glad I was that I had Andrew on my side. I have tried to think of so many ways to thank him for being there, for listening to me, for explaining things to me, for his patience with me, and for getting my job back. There is no way to thank him properly for all those things, perhaps than to say, he is the best and I appreciate everything he has done for me from the bottom of my heart.
Without any reservation, I wholeheartedly recommend Attorney Gambaccini for any legal issues that someone might experience. If you are a member of the MPA, you can feel safe knowing that you are well represented by one of the best firms you can get in Massachusetts.
Posted by Joseph
I have been represented and advised by Attorney Gambaccini since 2005 on various situations and causes of action. Including an administrative action, two federal civil rights lawsuits and a state civil rights lawsuit. With his representation I have prevailed in each instance. During the preceding he continuously kept me up to date on all aspects of the cases. Some of the cases received a significant amount of publicity which required a 24/7 presence and the ability to respond to rapidly developing reporting. In each and every case he responded timely, professionally and effectively.
I have reviewed numerous filings and briefs that were filed by him on my behalf. I have found him to be extremely well prepared, knowledgeable and highly intelligent. As a result of my profession I have twenty-five years experience of working closely with attorneys on a weekly basis and in many cases a daily basis. Attorney Gambaccini is by far the most exceptional attorney I have ever worked with.
I highly recommend Attorney Gambaccini to anyone who is in need of legal representation. I have in fact recommended him to my closest friends.
Posted by Jon
Andrew mediated a dispute between a police chief (this writer) and the appointing authority. The appointing authority had been trying for years to remove the civil service chief. Under the guise of a disciplinary proceeding for improper use of On the Job Injury time it was rumored the appointing authority was going to fire the chief. The chief had a legitimate injury and Andrew turned the hearing around to allow the chief to return to a proper OJI status until his previously announced retirement date 6 months later.
Andrew was punctual, explained legal items in easily understood terms and was honest and open in his approach to the problem. He is obviously very experienced in these matters and created a calm atmosphere for a very stressful situation. I felt confident from the first conference with Andrew that the matter would be resolved in a manner fair to the me and fair to the town.
Posted by anonymous
As a law enforcement officer, a civil lawsuit was the last thing I needed to worry about. As frivolous as I thought the the lawsuit was, the entire process became lengthy and at times somewhat stressful. I could not have had better representation on my side than Andrew Gambaccini. Mr. Gambaccini was extremely helpful, knowledgable and professional. His representation helped me and law enforcement earn a judgement in our favor!
JMAG - APD