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Patrick Madden Gioia

Criminal defense Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Extensive experience concerning felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, arraignments, bail arguments, dangerousness hearings, restitution hearings, probation detention hearings, motions practice, expert witnesses and trials.

    12 years

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Litigation

A native of Brookline, Massachusetts, Attorney Patrick M. Gioia tenaciously pursues his clients' interests.

He has tried several cases to a jury and his practice is committed to providing superior representation.

 2018-2019 Highlights: Wrentham District Court: Client found not guilty of kidnapping, strangulation, threats and domestic assault and battery after jury trial. Attorney’s General Office: After investigation, no charges to issue. Boston Municipal Court: Appear for Defendant at hearing for Harassment Prevention Order - Order not extended. Wrentham District Court: After jury trial, client found not guilty of OUI marijuana and negligent operation. Boston Municipal Court: Carry a dangerous weapon and distribution of a controlled substance in a park zone- Dismissed. Dorchester District Court: Appear for Plaintiff at Hearing for Harassment Prevention Order - Order Extended. Dudley District Court: Petition to Seal criminal record Allowed. Hingham District Court: Assault and battery on a family member dismissed – case dismissed. Quincy District Court: Motion to dismiss breaking and entering and vandalism allowed – case dismissed; Quincy District Court: motion to suppress evidence from search allowed; motion to suppress statements allowed. Malden District Court: Assault and battery charge dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. Suffolk Superior Court: No probation violation found after full hearing. Brookline District Court: Petition to seal allowed. BMC-West Roxbury: HPO order terminated. BMC-Central: Accord and Satisfaction prior to arraignment allowed – case dismissed. Cambridge District Court: Motion to dismiss charge of reckless endangerment of child allowed. Quincy District Court: Receiving stolen property charge dismissed at motion to suppress hearing – case dismissed. Suffolk Superior Court: Motion to dismiss felony larceny allowed. Taunton District Court: Client given pre-trial diversion for abuse prevention order violation. Falmouth District Court: Larceny charge dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. Quincy District Court: OUI Drugs, dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. Boston Municipal Court: Failure to register charge nolle prossed day of trial – case dismissed. Malden District Court: Motion to remove default denied, judgment for Plaintiff entered. Boston Municipal Court: Violation of restraining order charge dismissed day of trial – case dismissed. Woburn District Court: Violation of wiretapping statute nolle prossed prior to arraignment – case dismissed.

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Gioia Law, LLC
1 Boston Place
Suite 2600
Boston, MA, 02108

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by James | November 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James T Colamaria
I have been represented by Mr. Gioia on multiple occasions. I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants an attorney that they can trust and feel confident in. Mr. Gioia always made himself available to me, taking my phonecalls from jail, and he kept me aprised of any and all updates to my cases. He negotiated everything i asked for, on my behalf, spectacularly. From bail review hearings and conditions, to then putting in motions, and eventually the plea deals I ended up accepting. I couldn't have asked for anything more. When you are being charged with crimes that carry significant sentences, you don't need the added stress of having ineffective council, and I had a really good feeling about Mr. Gioia's abilities right from the beginning, and he really came through for me every single time.
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Posted by SR | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer. Highly recommend
Patrick Gioia went above and beyond to assure that I got the best legal service humanly possible. From researching supreme court cases that could assist in my defense to checking in on me in between court dates to giving me a dress shirt to look more presentable in court Patrick made sure I had the best chance I could at getting all my charges dropped and this enormous effort on his part ammounted in just so. He was even able to get my negligent operation charge dropped that I received along with my OUI charge, something that is very hard to do due to the vague wording of the offense making many driving scenarios fit under its description. Patrick was very well spoken in every single one of my court cases and took the time to prepare written statements and memorize then to the dot. On top of this Patrick did this all pro bono, as he was court appointed to me, demonstrating that he was very dedicated to his work. Additionally Patrick was always 100% honest with me and explained to me thoroughly every option I had before each of my court appearances so that I knew my choices, and he always allowed me to ultimately pick the course of action taken but never without making sure I was 100% up to speed. Overall I was very happy and lucky to have had Patrick as my lawyer and I would definitely seek his legal counsel again if I was ever to be charged with another crime, even if were to cost me a substantial fee. I highly recommend his counsel to anyone seeking legal advice or representation.
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Posted by JB | August 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Patrick diligently worked to have my case dismissed and was eventually successful. Then he was able to negotiate the return of my property that the police had seized when I was arrested. Patrick treated me with respect and dignity and was always honest with me. I am very thankful I had him as my lawyer.


  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Gioia Law, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Committe for Public Counsel Services
  • 2011 - 2016


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of New Hampshire
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wrentham District Court OUI Trial, Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty, all counts
  • Wrentham District Court Strangulation Jury Trial, Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty Strangulation and Kidnapping
  • Milford District Court
  • Case Dismissed
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  • Boston Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Quincy Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2017 - Present
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • 2016 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Invitee to 2017 First Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Honorable Rya W. Zobel
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mental Health Court: Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Defense Attorney's in Mental Health Court
  • 2018
  • Crisis Intervention Training
  • Criminal Defendants and Mental Health
  • 2018
  • Correctional Crisis Intervention Training
  • Criminal reform
  • 2017
  • Norfolk County Bar Association Annual Dinner
  • Mental Health Court
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (16)
Endorse Patrick
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick works very hard for his clients and is well respected within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gioia is dedicated, energetic and careful. I strongly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Attorney Gioia as an experienced, well-trained, seasoned, and diligent attorney. He is committed to providing his clients top-notch advocacy at all costs. You will not find a better criminal defense attorney. I wholeheartedly and without reservation, endorse Attorney Patrick Gioia."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick is a compassionate, creative, dedicated, and passionate advocate. Even given the toughest cases and clients I have always seen him as nothing less than professional and when conferencing cases together he has proven himself to be very creative which can be an important asset to a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gioia is a zealous and dedicated advocate for his clients. We worked together for several years at the Public Defender's Office, and I had an opportunity to view Attorney Gioia's work first-hand. He has a tremendous courtroom presence, excellent reputation, and makes his clients his number one priority. I highly endorse Attorney Patrick Gioia."
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