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Brian Palmucci

Criminal defense Attorney at Quincy, MA

4.7   37 reviews

About Brian

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
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    Assault, Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Federal Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, OUI, Probation Violations, Theft Crimes, Violent Crimes, Weapons Crimes

Brian Palmucci is a founding attorney of the Quincy criminal defense law firm, South Shore Criminal Defense.  Attorney Palmucci earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and went on to receive his Juris Doctorate degree at the New England School of Law.

 

Attorney Palmucci began his career working in the District Attorney’s Office and prosecuting for thousands of criminal cases, from simple misdemeanors, to OUI/DUI charges carrying a life sentence.  Since then, he has worked on many more cases as a state prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney, Counsel at the Department of Correction, and Special Assistant Attorney General.

 

Attorney Palmucci currently practices criminal and civil law throughout the state of Massachusetts at his private firm.  To find out more about retaining the representation of a Quincy criminal defense attorney, contact South Shore Criminal Defense.

 

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Attorney Palmucci accepting an award for his advocacy from a local environmental organization.
Attorney Palmucci hard at work in his office.
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Licensed for 17 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/19/2022

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

Contact Brian

South Shore Criminal Defense
23 Mechanic Street
Quincy, MA, 02169

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
Posted by William | February 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Right Choice
I would highly recommend Attorney Palmucci. Felt he represented my case the best way possible. Very friendly and helpful. Will definitely use him again should I need too.
Posted by Alex | January 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Brian!
Brian Palmucci did an outstanding job handling my case in a court. He is highly professional, knowledgeable about what to expect, communicate openly and with respect. My case was resolved in the best possible way. I could not be more satisfied with his attitude and skills. I highly recommend Brian!!!
Posted by Brian | September 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer, counselor, therapist, educator all in one
Mr. Palmucci did an outstanding job handling our case. He was professional, holds a masterful law acumen, speaks at our level and was extremely well prepared both in his understanding of the law and his strategy. He was collaborative and left no stone untrurned. He resolved our case after we thought there was less than 30% chance for a positive outcome. He is outstanding. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Jon | March 14, 2019
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Jon Connell
Mr. Palmucci did an OUTSTANDING job representing Me, I highly recommend Him. Thanks Brian!!
Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Paralegal
I walked into my first court session extremely afraid. I was a 23 y/o woman facing an OUI charge with a respectable career—and more to come in the future. Brian assured me he would get the outcome I wanted. He met me with a smile and followed up with me the very next day. This alone set my mind at ease for the next court appearance. Upon doing my own investigating, I realized the outcome would be in my favor so long as I was advised appropriately. I was—Brian was able to answer my questions on the fly and he communicated with me efficiently. This was not a case I was hoping would consume my life, and he understood this point and approached it as such. In my experience, Brian is a professional attorney who will tell you how it is going to play out before walking into a court room dumbfounded. We need more of these in the world. Thanks, Brian!
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2018
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Brian Palmucci, Esq.… Masterful Trial Attorney… Powerful Advocate
Mike Tyson famously stated– “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” All trial attorneys have a plan (i.e., defense strategy), but not all can create a contingency plan to deal with right-now reality in the courtroom. That’s what distinguishes Mr. Palmucci… It's how he reacts to that adversity that defines him, not the adversity itself. If Palmucci were a pro boxer, he would embody the ring presence of The Greatest of All-Time, Muhammad Ali; the brawling power of Iron Mike Tyson; the street toughness of the Brockton Blockbuster, Rocky Marciano; the methodicalness and meticulousness of the Bronx Bomber, Joe Louis; the defensive wizardry of Pernell Sweet Pea Whitaker; the versatility of Sugar Ray Leonard; and the lion heart of Smokin’ Joe Frazier. As a trial attorney and zealous advocate, Mr. Palmucci is elitely talented and skilled. His preparation is consummate. His demeanor is commanding. His thinking is fast. His questioning is powerful. His defense is successful. In a courthouse full of chump lawyers, Brain Palmucci, Esq. stands above as the undisputed champ! Sincerely, Satisfied Client
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Posted by Laura | November 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
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Best lawyet
Brian is by far the best lawyer i have ever had represent me.Brian got the best positive result for my court case he was able to get me off of alot stuff he always kept in touch with me. I am so happy I was able to have Brian as a lawyer is suggest him to anyone when I say best lawyer ever he really is..if I could rate him more than 5 stars thats how great he is.
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Posted by Dee | September 28, 2018
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The Best
We hired Attorney Palmucci to help a family member that was falsely charged with a domestic violence charge. He was always available by phone, email and office visits. He charges a flat rate and never has any hidden fees. This Attorney knows his stuff and is not intimidated by the whole judicial process. If we are ever in need of a Criminal Defense Attorney - Brian Palmucci will be the ONLY call we make.
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Posted by Thomas | July 27, 2018
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Great Lawyer - Highly Reccommend
Brian Palmucci is a great guy to have on your side. He knows exactly what to expect and anticipates your concerns. It took me a year and a half to win my case and Brian was always a phone call away. He’s a respected guy in the courts and in his community for good reason. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2018
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Review of Brian Palmucci
Brian represented me on a restraining order. I met with him at his office and he explained the case to me and what to expect in court. He spoke in simple "legalise language" and made me feel comfortable. I have never been to court before and feeling comfortable was of utmost importance. At the hearing, Brian was punctual, calm, confident and knowledgeable. The case against me was thrown out. It was a WIN!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2018
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An Excellent Lawyer!!
It was my first time that I had to appear in court. Never had any kind of record. Brian returned my call right away and took the time to listen to me over the phone. The first thing he did was put my mind at ease over certain things I was nervous about. Prior to appearing in court Brian explained to me what to expect and he was exactly right!! Once in court I did very minimal talking. Brian spoke on my behalf and he was excellent!! The case was thrown out and would never appear on my record. I had the option of appearing alone. I am very glad I did not for I know the outcome would not have been positive like it was with Brian on my side. Once again, an Excellent Lawyer, Great rates and easy to get a hold of.
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Posted by anonymous | February 12, 2018
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Brian Palmucci
Brian is smart, responsive and understands every form of abuse, be it physical, verbal or emotional. I hired Brian to represent me as a result of workplace harassment and got the outcome I was looking for. I would recommend Brian highly.
Posted by colman | December 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brian took complete control of the case, he spoke knowledgably about my specific situation
I am confident it was brains skills that allowed for my case to be dismissed
Posted by Holly | May 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Brian was very attentive and responded to all of my questions and a took the time to listen to my concerns. He was a great lawyer and I highly recommend him if you need an attentive and thorough lawyer he was able to get the charges against me dismissed. I feel due to his experience and knowledge I had a speedy end to my case.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart Defense !
Couldn't ask for a better Defense. He was always ready and did his homework. Quick thinking on his feet. Gave us real expectations on how it could go. Spoke to us like a real person looking for the best for his client. Kept us from panicking into a decision we would regret. We got the best outcome for our son. We can't thank him enough ! Will always refer him to anyone looking for the best defense you could ask for !
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2017
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Criminal Defense
Awesome lawyer. Helped me out of two situations where I could have received jail time. He also made a point of showing up at all hearings, even though he had prior engagements for one, and he visited me while in custody despite the travel time.
Posted by Barbara | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have asked for a better result!
Brian Palmucci helped my son out with charges stemming from a foolish mistake he made behind the wheel. From the first phone call, he put my mind at ease with his professional, friendly demeanor. Brian responded quickly to my emails, and was honest about all of the possible outcomes of my son's hearing with the Magistrate, and about what he could and couldn't do for us. On the day of the hearing, Brian coached my son on what was going to happen and how he should respond, which helped my son relax and present himself in a positive manner. Brian was able to get my son the best possible outcome from his day in court, and for a very reasonable fee!
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Posted by Timmy Townsend | October 25, 2016
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Palmucci gets the Job Done!
I would like to believe being in Court is most people's nightmare. I was facing multiple charges, in multiple cases. I found Palmucci Law while searching on-line, and I am sure glad that I clicked on that link this night. Mr. Palmucci was professional in every aspect, he spoke to me as a human, not a criminal. Going into this, I thought one charge was definitely a guilty, while the other was a high possibility of getting dismissed. We took the cases to trial, which is where Brian demonstrated his talent and skillful tactics of cross examination and knowledge of the laws. In both cases, Mr. Palmucci was able to maneuver through the hurdles thrown by the DA and you could see their cases slowly dismantle. In the end, Brian had painted a picture that the Judge had to see clearly, one that was full of doubt. To my liking, Brian was able to get them both dismissed with Not Guilty verdicts. I am very pleased with Mr. Palmucci's as my lawyer, and would hire him again if needed. Brian has the talent and know how of any top lawyer out in the field today, but he keeps it honest by not charging to much for his services. Thanks again Brian!
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Posted by Ryan | June 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Criminal Defense
I hired Brian Palmucci to defend me in a criminal matter in Hingham District Court. He was responsive and responsible during the entire case. He was very knowledgeable about what was going on and what was the best way to proceed. We took the case to trial and he ended up getting it dismissed. I would use him again in any case I had.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2016
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Probation Violation Brockton
Brockton Judges are sharks and i walked in there with 2 defaults facing the mandatory 90 day sentence. My probation officers words when i told her my lawyers name , " HOW THE HELL DID YOU FINE HIM? HE USED TO BE THE DA HERE AND IS WELL RESPECTED HERE! YOU HAVE A GREAT LAYWER! her words not mines!Brian was brilliant in representing me.The judge gave Brian hell but he corner her and put her in a position that would had made the Commonwealth look bad had she made me serve 90 days. Brian got my case thrown out and a promise to appear on a default out Dudley. BRIAN IS A BEAST AND HAS THE BEST RATES HANDS DOWN! I'm Puertorican and i feel Brockton discriminates to the point that the would had keep m for them 30 days just to keep the prison full, its business 1st. Everybody that had a public defender got sent to Plymouth.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • South Shore Criminal Defense
  • 2010 - Present
  • Counsel, and Special Assistant Attorney General
  • Massachusetts Department Of Correction
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • McGovern & Ganem, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Plymouth County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2004
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Bachelors
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • SDP v. Commonwealth
  • Pending
  • MATTHEWS vs. BERARD & others
  • Won
  • COMMONWEALTH vs. GODLEY
  • Won, case dismissed
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Associations

  • Norfolk County Bar Association
  • Council Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Quincy Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 40 under 40 Award
  • Stars
  • 2013
  • AFL-CIO Norfolk Labor Council
  • Legislator of the Year
  • 2011
  • Jeffries Advocacy Award
  • Friends of Blue Hills
  • 2010

Publications

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  • None
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

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  • None
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (22)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked as a prosecutor along with Brian and now see him frequently in the criminal courts of the Commonwealth, making great arguments for his clients and pursuing his cases vigorously. He is highly knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of criminal law. He would make a great choice for defense of your criminal case."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Palmucci and I have worked on many cases together over the past several years during which time I have been consistently impressed by his legal acumen, his professionalism, and his dedication to and advocacy for his clients. I strongly endorse Attorney Palmucci."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Mr. Palmucci continues to provide valuable advice on Avvo each time that he responds to a question. Although I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years, including time spent as a judge and magistrate, I continually learn from his answers about different aspects of the law. I would recommend him to everyone."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Palmucci has a good grasp on general legal concepts. His answers to questions posted on AVVO are direct and on point. I endorse Mr. Palmucci."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Even though Mr. Palmucci is a new contributor to Avvo, his answers are consistently analytic, correct and customized to the specific personal needs of Avvo askers. These are precisely the qualities that a client would look for when seeking an attorney to represent them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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