Experienced And Aggressive Criminal Defense In All Federal And State Courts

Serving Springfield, MA


Trusted Lawyer in Springfield, MA

Whether you're dealing with a complex case involving multiple charges and hearings or a simple yet daunting charge that could have long-lasting ramifications on your financial and personal future, finding a Springfield, MA, lawyer who can help is the most important step you can take. At Joseph M Pacella, we stand by our detail-oriented and personalized approach to every case. Our courteous staff can lay out the case before you in common language by skipping the legalese that can make things confusing. We’ll assist you in dealing with:

  • White-collar crimes
  • Domestic violence cases
  • Sexual offense charges
  • Firearms-related offenses

Our flexible scheduling allows us to work around your busy day: We have open hours Monday – Sunday.

Joseph M Pacella has been featured in Boston Magazine's listing of the area's Super Lawyers seven times, and we've garnered other honors for our presence in the community including the Big Brother of the Year award. Because we believe everyone deserves a chance at a fair defense, we provide a free consultation to help you explore your case before committing to working with our Springfield, MA, lawyer. Contact us today to start protecting your rights.


  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Boston Magazine 2012
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Boston Magazine 2011
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Boston Magazine 2010
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Boston Magazine 2008
  • "Forty Under Forty" Most Influential Business West 2007
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Boston Magazine 2007
  • Super Lawyer - Rising Stars Boston Magazine 2006
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Boston Magazine 2005
  • Big Brother of the Year

Associations & Memberships:

  • Board of Directors Hampden County Lawyers for Justice, Inc. 2012–present
  • House of Delegates Member Massachusetts Bar Association 2012–present
  • Member Massachusetts Bar Association 2002–present
  • Board of Directors Hampden County Bar Association 2001–present
  • Member Hampden County Bar Association 1997–present
  • Member Hampshire County Bar Association 1997–present
  • President Hampden County Bar Association 2012–2013
  • Physical Plant Committee Springfield Library & Museums Association 2004–2012
  • Bar Advocate Hampshire County Bar Advocates, Inc. 1999–2012
  • Board of Directors Mont Marie Child Care Center, Inc. 2004–2011
  • Advisory Board Western Massachusetts Law Tribune 2004
  • Secretary Hampden County Bar Association 2002
  • Chair Hampden County Bar Association, New Lawyers Section 2002
  • Bar Advocate Hampden County Bar Advocates, Inc. 1999–2002
  • Member American Bar Association 1999–2001
  • Member Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys 1999–2001
  • Member Federal Bar Association (Massachusetts Chapter)