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Peter E. Padula

Criminal defense Attorney at Franklin, MA

4.7   34 reviews
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Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Rhode Island - RI 25 years
    Massachusetts - MA 34 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State RI
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Peter

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Practice areas

You’ve been arrested and chances are you are uncertain what steps you should take or whom you should reach out to for help. This is when you need a skilled criminal defense attorney to make sure your rights are protected. Anyone charged with a crime has a Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. This is the recommended course of action until you speak with an attorney. An attorney will need to understand the time line of events leading up to your arrest as well as the overall circumstances of your arrest; however, until you have contacted us, do not speak with law enforcement agencies beyond providing your name.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2020,2018
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2018

Location

Padula & Associates PC
247 E Central St
Po Box 91
Franklin, MA, 02038-1315

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tom | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Peter......
I was provided Peter’s name through a mutual contact and reached out to him for legal assistance and advice, during a particularly stressful time for me personally. I was looking for someone to help represent me in a criminal defense capacity. The first thing that impressed me was how Peter took our initial call to discuss my situation, while he was on vacation. His immediate response demonstrated to me, I would be able to count on him. The second thing I noticed was his approach. He wanted to understand my current situation, how things were impacting me, and how I was handing it as a person. He provided guidance and acted initially, more like a friend rather than an attorney. That impressed me, even before I decided to hire Peter. As for the preparation around the case itself. Peter was very straightforward in what he needed and expected from me as a client. I was impressed with his compressive review of the facts around potential outcomes in my case. I appreciated his insights and strategic thinking as he developed our approach. Always keeping me involved and part of the decision making process prior to the court appearance. The outcome of my case was very positive and clearly was a result of all the work Peter did behind the scenes leading up to the court appearance. I would recommend Peter’s services to anyone looking for legal representation in and around the Boston area.
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Posted by Steve | March 29, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Lucky to have met him
I hired Peter to handle a situation I needed help with. He was always available and took detailed information from me through out the process. I would strongly recommend him. P.S. we won the case
Posted by Rob | April 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied guy.
Peter has the reputation of being very bright and having a well thought out common sense approach to each individual case. This was my first experience with the legal system at 60 years old. Not only did I learn how complex the legal system can be, Peter made it so much better. Peter is one of the easiest persons to speak with. He is sincere, honest and does put in the foot work and does the research.
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Posted by Mike | January 16, 2024
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Great lawyer
Talking with Peter is like chatting with a friend really. He is very understanding and willing to really listen to your side of the story. I would absolutely recommend Peter if you are looking for a lawyer who is actually willing to listen to you instead of just taking your money
Posted by Caroline | October 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Peter was my attorney for a restraining order. He was prompt with responses, easily accessible for urgent and non-urgent needs, easy to communicate with, and very strategic. He truly had my best interest and fought for what was just. He was very knowledgeable with many years of experience. I would use Attorney Padula again in a heart beat, and would recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who can get the job done.
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Posted by Matt | September 18, 2023
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DUI
Peter was an incredible lawyer and made everything doable. Do incredible work outside the court room facilitating only one trip to court.
Posted by Bill | October 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very helpful & got us the outcome we were looking for!
Peter cared a lot about me & my case and helped me work through every issue I had along the way. Outcome was exactly what we were hoping for and is always happy to take my calls to answer questions I had even after the case was over.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I have to say Peter was great in every aspect of my case. Very responsive, professional, hard working and knowledgeable. I highly recommend anyone to use Peter as their attorney.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Peter did an amazing job in such a small time frame. Im very happy with his service and would recommend his services to anyone.
Posted by Heather | July 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Peter Padula
I would absolutely recommend Peter. From day one and up until my last court date he was always readily available. Peter personally answered every single phone call and always kept me up to date. On the day of my hearing I was a nervous wreck, Peters’s calm professional demeanor and his ability to garner the best possible result I could ask for, had me walk away from one of the most difficult experiences with the weight of the world off my shoulders.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2021
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Melissa M.
Attorney Padula helped guide me along every step of the way through a restraining order I needed to ensure my safety. He was kind, patient, and understanding to me during this difficult time. I would recommend Attorney Padula to anyone who needs a warm friendly Attorney to help assist with their legal proceedings during their difficult time.
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Posted by Nick | September 21, 2020
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Very professional
From the start Peter was very helpful with consulting me through the process, always asking if I had any questions about anything and if he was being clear enough. He constantly kept me updated on the case, when ever he got news of something he notified me right away. He made the trial process easy by meeting with me before the trial and give me a rundown of how it was going to go, being my first time having to go through a trial it made it less stressful. I appreciate the great service that he did for me and would recommend him to anyone need legal assistance.
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Posted by Colston | August 30, 2020
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Great to work with
Except service, delivered exactly what was promised. Very hard working and to the point. Would recommend to anyone.
Posted by James | August 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
My lawyer
Peter was hired a couple months back when my license was suspended. He helped me with my appeal and did an excellent job helping me out with the whole process. I ended up winning my appeal with the help of Peter and his work which I am very grateful for. I would definitely recommend Peter if you need a lawyer. He will give you all of his time and get you the best result he possibly can with your situation. Overall I had a great experience with Peter.
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Posted by Robert | August 6, 2020
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Greatest Lawyer ever!!
Peter realy helped me get through some serious things in my life and got me off free and clear in my books. He was always at court on time and on time to all of our meetings, he very caring and considerate and will keep fighting for you until your satisfied. He has realy cared and taken care of me in all my legal situations since I met him. Highly recommended to anybody who needs the right man for the job in anything you need.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2020
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The best of the best
I was referred to Attorney Padula by a divorce Attorney. Peter returned my initial phone call within 1 hour and met me in person the same day. From day 1 to the conclusion of my case, Peter gave 200% every step of the way and is a "no nonsense" type of attorney. He returned my phone calls as soon as possible, and answered all of my questions with detail. He provided me with every scenario possible, both good and bad at each step, and while it's sometimes hard to hear the negative side, he always was prepared on how to handle it, if it occurred. Peter's lengthy experience and understanding of the law and my case provided me with not only the assurance that we would get a fair shake, but also relieved me of the burden and stress of going through this process. I would highly recommend Attorney Padula for any size case, he is someone you want in your corner.
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Posted by Vin | June 16, 2020
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Knowledgeable, smart and direct
Attorney Padula was there for us in the short period of time we needed his assistance and knowledge. Our legal issue became a time crunch and Attorney Padula took the bull by the horns. I asked him if he was aggressive and would argue on this complicated matter. Not only did he know exactly what the law was but he fought extremely hard with all his expertise. Because of this we hired him for more issues that will need attention. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Joan | April 21, 2020
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Attention to Detail
We needed counsel to represent us when seeking a restraining order. Mr. Padula returned calls promptly and professionally, explained the legal process in detail, and worked diligently to represent us and secure the order we required.
Posted by Alex | March 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great criminal defense lawyer
Peter did an amazing job as my criminal defense lawyer. He was very good at communicating about the situation to me. I was more than happy with the result of my case, and I would hire him again should the need ever arise.
Posted by Jack | January 25, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent LAwyer gets results - OUI 4
Atty. Peter Padula is an outstanding lawyer who puts 200% into his cases. Not only did he win my case, but also got my license reinstated after a 4th OUI and a refusal. He's the most thorough and competent attorney I've ever met. Atty. Peter Padula is very well versed in Constitutional & Criminal law. I highly recommend Atty. Peter Padula. He's the BEST!!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • SPECIAL ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY
  • Middlesex District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Padula & Associates, PC
  • 2007 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • WOZNIAK & PADULA PC
  • 2001 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • PADULA & DIVITTO ATTORNEYS AT LAW
  • 1998 - 2001
  • BAR ADVOCATE
  • NORFOLK COUNTY BAR ADVOCATES, INC.
  • 1990 - 1995
  • BAR ADVOCATE
  • BAR ADVOCATES OF WORCESTER COUNTY, INC.
  • 1990 - 1995
  • ATTORNEY
  • PETER PADULA ATTORNEY AT LAW
  • 1990 - 1998
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Education

  • Southern New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • North Adams State College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • COMMONWEALTH v FERRIS
  • NOT GUILTY

Associations

  • Norfolk County Advisory Board, Finance Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - Present
  • Western Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Milford Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Western Norfolk County Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyer Program "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Director
  • N/A
  • Town of Franklin
  • Town Counselor
  • N/A
  • Western Norfolk County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Padula for over 10 years. He is a wonderful advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
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Franklin Criminal defense Lawyer Peter E. Padula
Peter E. Padula
Criminal defense Attorney
Franklin, MA
Licensed for 34 years
Virtual consultation available