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Atty. Harrington has the strength, experience, and focus to deliver highly responsive, insightful and efficient counsel and representation to his clients. He is skilled at quantifying and qualifying the risks, alternatives, and costs associated with legal decisions. Contact Joe for your legal needs.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 24%
    21 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 24%
    21 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 24%
    21 years
  4. Litigation: 23%
  5. Dog Bite: 5%



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  • Lawrence James Christopher

    Joe and I worked together as prosecutors in Norfolk County. He has a great reputation in the New Bedford/Fall River area. I have sent him several referrals and my clients have always been extremely satisfied. When someone needs an experienced attorney in Bristol County, I always refer them to Joe.


    Lawrence Christopher Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

190 William Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740-6024


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJoseph P. Harrington, P.C.1998 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyNorfolk County District Attorney's Office1995 - 1998
AssociateHealy & Healy, PC1994 - 1995
Law ClerkHealy & Healy, PC1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bristol County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
New Bedford Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2008
New Bedford Bar AssociationVice President2004 - 2006
Norfolk County Prosecutors AssociationBoard of Directors1997 - 1998
Norfolk County Prosecutors AssociationMember1995 - 1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Boston College Law SchoolEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Defense TrainingCross Examination and Closings in OUI Trials2014
Criminal Defense SeminiarDrunk Driving Penalties2013
Trial Advocacy SeminarPreparing a Client to Testify2009