BACKGROUND

Areas of law practice involve Criminal and Civil Litigation.

Areas of law practice involve Criminal and Civil Litigation.

My criminal defense practice is the Massachusetts' District, Superior and Juvenile Trial Courts.

I've handled over 1,200 criminal cases.

I represent individuals in all types of misdemeanor and felony criminal matters. I successfully represent clients in: OUI, Drug possession and Distribution, Assault and Battery, Larceny/ Embezzlement, "white collar" crimes, etc. If you need a trial attorney then make sure you hire someone who is consistently in the courtroom. I am. I have tried cases in all courts including indictments to Superior Court.

In Civil Litigation I have the experience to successfully resolve any Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Car Accident or Slip and Fall case. I can mediate, arbitrate or litigate any general civil matter.

My Commercial Practice involves representing some of the county's largest Commercial Contractors, Medical Service providers and businesses. I review and draft all types of contracts, resolve business disputes and handle commercial collection matters.

My past Business/Commercial work includes 10 years in Boston as an Attorney/Finance executive in secured lending.

Upon request I can provide Alternative Dispute Resolution services as either an Arbitrator or Mediator. I am active as an Industry Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (formerly NASD) with available Public published decisions. My Mediation training was completed in conformity with Rule 8 of the Rules of Uniform Dispute Resolution as adopted by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Background:

Born: 1958
Married to Isabel W. Colonna, Esq.

Home:

Williamstown, MA

Office:

Berkshire Common
One West Street, Suite 70
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Office phone: 413.447.1961
Office Fax: 413.447.1962
Mobile: 413.896.3350
email: Joseph.colonna@verizon.net

Territory:

Western Massachusetts; Boston; New York.

Education:

Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT. M.S.L., cum laude, 1991
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA., J.D., 1989
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ., B.A. Comparative Literature 1982