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Criminal defense Attorney Joe Serpa fights for outcomes that result in no criminal record for our clients. READ what recent clients are saying about Attorney Serpa's Boston criminal defense case results HERE.

"More than just a good lawyer Joe Serpa is a good, caring man who has always treated me with respect and compassion."

"I can't say enough about how helpful Joe Serpa has been for me and my family. I went through a long and unproductive process with a public defender who did not respond to phone calls and frequently failed to appear at my court dates without communicating with me. I felt that I needed to find a new attorney and I am very happy to have found Mr Serpa. He got right back to me within an hour of my calling and took the time to listen to all of my concerns and offer advice right away before I had even officially hired him. Whether by phone or through E-mails Joe has always been available to answer any of my questions quickly and thoroughly.

I never would have expected to be in a situation where I would need a defense attorney but Mr Serpa has done wonders to ease my fears during an uncertain and scary situation. Should you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of requiring a criminal defense attorney you really want someone like him on your side. More than just a good lawyer Joe Serpa is a good, caring man who has always treated me with respect and compassion. At no time have I ever felt that he was giving my case anything less than 100% of his effort. He has always treated me like not merely a client but a person who he genuinely cares about helping."Client, 2017.

“You want Joe as your advocate!”

"To say Joe is an exceptional lawyer is an understatement. Joe will be by your side every step on the way. He is a caring attorney and is passionate about getting a fair outcome for his clients, i.e. you. His extensive expertise and diverse case load provides you with an attorney that knows the system and can provide you with realistic advice. I wouldn't trust my life or career in anyone else's hands. He offers creative approaches to best advocate for you. He is serious, taken serious, and well respected. You have a sense of calmness, even when faced with stressful situations, knowing Joe is in your corner. He works hard to make your representation the best it can be, and he doesn't miss any little detail. Hiring Joe is the best decision you will ever make. Listening to him will be the second."

"Best legal experience one could hope for."

"This was by far the best legal experience one could hope for! Attorney Serpa was diligent in responding to my needs. When you ask him a question his responses and thoughts are expressed in a very clear and concise manner. He prevented a life changing event from negatively impacting my life. If you have any criminal issues, problems or charges or anything, you really should call Joe Serpa. He is one of the few attorneys’ that I know who will give you their cell phone number and take calls and text at any hour day or night. Thank you Joe!"

"Extremely fortunate to have had Attorney Serpa represent me."

"I feel extremely fortunate to have had Attorney Serpa represent me. He has a lot of experience and a strong knowledge of law and how our justice system operates. As mentioned in many other reviews, he was always available to patiently answer questions."

"I have a chance at a brighter future!"

"Thank you, Joe, for helping me with my Clerk Magistrate's Hearing. Because of your expertise, I have a chance at a brighter future. With great gratitude."

“Great, attentive attorney!”

"Mr. Serpa represented my son in a criminal case involving a fight in a bar. Things were pretty concerning because there were significant injuries to the other kid in the fight. Mr. Serpa (miraculously) worked out a resolution with the DAs Office that kept my son in college and saved him from a criminal record. I understand now what all the other reviewers said about Mr. Serpa being accessible and concerned about his clients. I don't think I ever waited overnight for a call back, and usually got him on the phone or by email immediately to answer all my questions. I really recommend this lawyer without hesitation."

"Excellent lawyer!"

"Mr. Serpa helped me out of a hard time. He prepared me for the proceeding, he took time to answer all of my questions and was very reassuring. He made me feel like he had a handle of what was going on.. I'm very grateful, he did a wonderful job."

"Would recommend Mr. Serpa to anyone who needs a lawyer!"

"Joe Serpa helped my family member get out of some serious charges. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a lawyer. Joe always made sure that we were updated on the case, that we knew exactly what the next step was, and set a good plan of defense."

“Wonderful Experience!”

"My experience with Attorney Serpa was wonderful! He represented me in two different cases and was impressive to say the least. Always a phone call or text message away. Confident and aggressive when he needed to be. Calming and thorough when meeting with me. Attentive to detail. Both of my cases ended in dismissals thanks to the help of Attorney Serpa. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Attorney Serpa to anyone who needs a GOOD lawyer because he is the best!"

"Really Ahead of the Game!"

"Joe was really ahead of the game with my case. He predicted three possible outcomes for it and worked to achieve the best of the three possible outcomes. Joe worked tirelessly to understand me as a person and hold up that image in the court room and when speaking to members of the court. He was ambitious and fought hard to get me cleared. He reached the best possible outcome for my case and I was let free of charges because of his hard work and focus on the case. We persevered and made it to the end of the case with no issues and I couldn't be more relieved with the results. I'm so grateful for the work he did following hiring him."

“Represented me at trial falsely alleging rape.”

"My ex’s sister falsely accused me of horrific crimes over several years. I literally watched my life fall apart from one day to the next when I was arrested and charged. Joe Serpa took over my case and instantly put me at ease. Within days I was out of jail on a lower bail. I returned to work and waited the two years for my trial to begin. Mr. Serpa was an active lawyer from day one. His investigation found witnesses to dispute that my accuser we in the places she alleged that I had assaulted her. At trial, he was professional and steady as he dismantled her credibility as well as that of her friends. I was found not guilty. Rape cases are horrifying and without a talented lawyer a false accusation can destroy a person. I owe Mr. Serpa my life."

“College Sexual Misconduct Accusation.”

"I worked with attorney Joe Serpa for a period of over two months. His work on my case was twofold: he helped me settle a harassment prevention order that was brought against me on a false accusation in the Dedham district court and he assisted me with communicating with a college that was accusing me of sexual misconduct. Joe is a very hard working, diligent and trustworthy professional. He made all complex legal aspects very clear and easy for me to understand before and during the court hearing. Joe also provided the best advice when communicating with my accusing party . He is well versed and up to date about the current legal and political climate of college sexual misconduct policies. Joe not on only got me through a though legal situation, but undoubtably also provided firm moral support through this difficult time period . Joe is a tremendous asset and I would recommend his legal services to anyone in need of a professional lawyer."

“I would highly recommend Joe Serpa to friends and family.”

"Mr. Serpa did excellent work in getting a protection order for my daughter. He returned my call promptly and met with us the same day. He had a plan and worked through the evening so that we could go to court the next day. He spoke reassuringly to my daughter and walked her through the court process. He was very knowledgeable about the proceedings and worked with us to meet our goals of keeping our daughter safe. Joe cares about his clients and makes himself available for consultation during and outside of normal business hours. I would highly recommend Joe Serpa to friends and family."

“Judge Threw Out the Evidence”

"Mr. Serpa represented my loved-one in a repeat-offense drunk driving case. The evidence was strong and there was mandatory sentence that would have been devastating to my family. Mr. Serpa argued a motion to suppress hearing for us, and the judge threw out some very important pieces of evidence. The case was weakened so much that the DA’s Office and the judge allowed a reduction of the charges to a first offense, which would have been impossible otherwise. Mr. Serpa has great legal skills and knows the law, and will get you your best result."

“Would Highly Recommend!”

"Mr. Serpa was patient, understanding, knowledgeable and he kept me well informed. He provided his input and opinion on handling my case and still managed to uphold my desires throughout my case. I would highly recommend him."

“Helped a lot!”

"Joe was a great lawyer. He was quick to get to work on the case and always kept me informed in everything that was happening even if that meant he hadn't heard anything and we were still waiting. He was very forthright with what to expect and got me the best possible deal that I could've asked for. Would definitely recommend him to anyone."

“Not guilty.”

"Mr. Serpa took over my case from my original lawyer. He had my bail reduced and me out of jail within a week. My case was eventually dismissed after a hearing in which a judge threw out the evidence against me. Mr. Serpa knew the law and knew how to use it to get me out of trouble."

“Attorney Serpa saved my life and my sanity.”

"I was falsely accused of a horrific crime. There were times I didn’t think I’d make it through. Attorney Serpa was a steady supporter and got me through to a not guilty. He never ignored my case, my constant emails or my calls. I will never forget what he did for me."

“Knows his way around a courtroom. A skilled litigator.”

"Joe handled a very serious armed robbery case in superior court like a pro. I was very happy dealing with him and the way he handled the case. Only a few lawyers could perform the way he did in this type of case. Good job Joe. Will use you no matter what the situation in the future."

“Handled my son’s university drug case. Case dismissed.”

"Joe represented my son in an accusation by his college that he was selling drugs from his suite. The university suspended him and he was charged with Distribution of a Class A Substance. Neither the college nor the police seemed to care that my son was one of four kids living in the on campus suite, and it was a relief to speak to Joe and hear him say what we had been saying all along. You can’t accuse and convict based on guilt by association. Joe wrote and argued a fantastic dismissal motion and the judge dismissed the case. My son returned to school and his criminal record was restored. I was impressed by Joe’s skill in court but more so by how much attention he paid to my son and us, his parents. Great, hard working lawyer."

“Joe is what we should all look for in an attorney.”

"I am not terribly comfortable in describing what I went through on a website, but I will say that Joe Serpa got me out of a serious mess and saved my career and my family. He is an incredibly smart lawyer who is deft in front of judges and with opposing counsel. He was able to find errors in the police work in my case to the extent that the prosecutor agreed (after over a year of fighting and motions) to dismiss my case. Joe always was there to answer questions and he made me believe he cared about me, my future and my family… because he did. I believe lawyers should be kind, smart and tough. That is what you get with this attorney."

“Excellent attorney.”

"Joe represented me in court and my case was dismissed thanks to his hard work and obvious expertise. He was always available to answer my questions or hear out my concerns. I don’t think you can do better."

“Best lawyer I’ve ever had.”

"I recommend Joe Serpa as the best lawyer I’ve ever had or seen in court. He got my case dismissed. He’s really, really smart. He always answered my calls and was always available to talk. He really cared about my future and my case."

“Handled my drunk driving case.”

"I was found not guilty of drinking and driving. The jury was out for less than a 1/2 hour. Joe’s cross examination of the officer who arrested me left the DA’s Office”s case in pieces. Highest recommendation."