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Patrick Donovan is a highly regarded criminal defense and personal injury attorney. A former prosecutor, Attorney Donovan has tried cases on both sides of the courtroom. Attorney Donovan has had both felony and misdemeanor criminal trials. Attorney Donovan is experience in every court proceeding including clerks hearings, arraignments, pleas, and trials. 

 A lifelong Boston resident Patrick Donovan attended Boston College High School. Patrick graduated from University of Rochester with a degree in political science. After working for a few years in the Massachusetts Statehouse as an aide to House Speaker, Patrick attended Suffolk University Law school. He graduated in 2005 in past the Massachusetts bar on his first attempt.

In 2005 Patrick worked as an assistant district attorney Norfolk County, prosecuting criminal matters in the Quincy District Court, Stoughton District Court, Dedham District Court and Norfolk Superior Court. As an assistant district attorney Patrick played a role in prosecutions ranging from simple misdemeanors to complex white-collar felonies.
After serving as an assistant district attorney, Patrick began his career as a criminal defense attorney. As a former prosecutor Patrick puts the knowledge he learned as a prosecutor to work first clients.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    11 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    11 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    9 years, 250 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    9 years, 20 cases



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Contact info

Law Office of Patrick Donovan

234 Copeland Street
Suite 230
Quincy, MA, 02169


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Zealous AdvocacyCommittee for Public Counsel Services2010
ServiceNorfolk County District Attorney's Office2007
Citation for Years of Service in Norfolk CountyMassachusetts House of Representation2007
Recognized for Prosecutorial Service101st Congress2007
National College of District AttorneysNational District Attorneys Association2006
CertificateAutomobile and Insurance Fraud Task Force Investigations2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Patrick Donovan2007 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyNorfolk District Attorney2005 - 2007
Legislative AssiatantMassachusetts House of Representatives - Speakers Office1997 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Norfolk County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Quincy Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
Norfolk County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
OUINot Guilty
Domestic Assault and BatteryCase Dismissed
Procuring Alcohol for MinorsDismissed Prior to Arraingment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Quincy Bar AssociationYearly Update2013
Quincy Bar AssociationUpdate2013 BlogWhat Every Attorney Needs to Know About Arrests in Mass2012
lawyers.comSpeeding Ticket Appeals in Massachusetts2012 blogWhat to do in a Sobriety Checkpoint2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of RochesterPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.Trying Your First Case in Traffic Court2014
Quincy Bar AssociationTech Update Law2013
Quincy Bar AssociationCriminal Consequnces2013
Staff ConferenceMassachusetts Motor Vehicles Laws2012
Inauguration of Norfolk District AttorneyIntroductions2012
Board of DirectorsYearly Update2012
PTA Lecture SeriesSocial Host Liability2006