Joseph J. Voccola, Esquire

Joseph graduated from Boston University in 1986 with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  He then went to New England School of Law earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1989.  His concentration practice area is Criminal Law.  Mr. Voccola has been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of their top 100.  The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has presented Mr. Voccola with its nationally ranked top Ten attorney awards.  Joseph’s activities include Rhode Island State Representative for the town of Johnston 1995-2007, Johnston School Committee 1992-1995, Assistant town solicitor for the town of Johnston, past member of Rhode Island Supreme Court Judicial Performance Evaluation, Board of directors of Justinian Law Society of Rhode Island member, United States District Court of Rhode Island member, Federal Board/Bar Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association member, American Association of Justice member, Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association member, United States Supreme Court member, National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers member, National American Bar Association member, Sons of Italy, Loggia Victoria Lodge #585 member, Communicant Our Lady of Grace Parish, member of Board of Director, R.I. Reds Baseball, Member of Aurora Civic Association, University club of Rhode Island member.



Thomas F. Connors, Esquire 1948-2016

Thomas served in the United States Army from 1966-1969 in the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, serving in Vietnam 1967-1968.  Thomas then went on to attend the University of Rhode Island earning his Bachelor’s degree in 1974.  While attending URI he was active on campus and received many awards including Kappa PHI, Honorary Biological Sciences Society Phi Sigma, Outstanding senior student, Northeast Branch American Society Agronomy Plant & Soil Science, Graduate fellowship, Alpha Zeta National Honorary fraternity Washington D.C.  He then attended Suffolk Law School earning his J.D. in 1978.  Thomas’s areas of practice include Criminal Law, State and Federal along with Extensive Trial practice.  He is currently a member of the R.I. Bar, Federal Bar, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, National Rifle Association, and the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  In 1991 Thomas was the Citizen of the Year Recipient Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.  Tom passed away on Tuesday April 12th, 2016.  If you wish to view Tom Connors obituary please see the link here.



Richard H. Pacia, Esquire

Richard is a graduate of Boston University, earning distinctions as a "Triple Terrier" with the awarding of three degrees: a Bachelor of Science ('74) and a Master of Science ('75) from the College of Communication and a graduate law degree (LL.M) from the School of Law. Richard also graduated from the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. ('78), where he earned his Juris Doctor degree.  Richard's legal career spans more than five decades and includes broad experience in personal injury, civil litigation, real estate, family law, worker's compensation and bankruptcy.  He has litigated trials in all the courts of Rhode Island, including the Supreme Court, Superior Court, District Court, Family Court, Workers' Compensation Court and Bankruptcy Court.  He is a member of the bar of the State of Rhode Island, the United States Supreme Court, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Distric Court and the United States Tax Court.  He was awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Lexis-Nexis, which is the highest rating that can be attained and reflects preeminent legal ability based upon confidential attorney peer review evaluation.  Richard is a Past President of the Rhode Island Bar Association, a Past President of the Justinian Law Society, the recipient of the Rhode Island Bar Association's Pro Bono Publico Aaward and Continuing Service Award and a former Chairperson of the Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Committee.  He maintains membership in several professional associations including the American Bar Association, the Rhode Island Bar Association, the Pawtucket Bar Association, the National Italian American Bar Association and the Justinian Law Society.  He is a licensed Rhode Island Real Estate Broker and principal broker of The House Depot.  He is a Past President of the Da Vinci Center for Community Progress and throughout his career has been active in numerous law-related, civic and community endeavors.



Michele Prinscott, Esquire

Born and raised in New York City, Michele graduated from St. John's University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  She later went on to St. John's University School of Law earning her Juris Doctor degree.  Now an associate attorney at Joseph. J. Voccola, Esq. & Associates, Michele's concentration areas of practice are Personal Injury/ Civil Litigation and Traffic law.  Prior to that, her experience includes working as a litigation associate, concentrating in the area of Criminal law.  Michele also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens, New York in the felony trial bureau.  She was appointed as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the New York City Police Department at their headquarters in Manhattan.  Michele has also worked as a U.S. Department of Labor attorney in their Wage and Hour division.  Michele' activities include membership in the R.I. Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and membership in the Rhode Island Association for Justice.  Michele's bar admissions include the State Of Rhode Island, the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern, Northern,Eastern and Western Districts of New York.




Robert Watt, Esquire

Robert attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1965-1966 and the University of Massachusetts 1972-1975.  He served in the United States Navy from 1968-1972, then went on to Law School at George Washington University graduating in 1978.  Roberts many activities include Board of Directors, Progreso Latino 1979-1985; 1992-1995, Chairman, Warwick Community Action 1984-1987, Assistant City Solicitor Warwick, 1979-1990, Federal District Court, RI, Federal District Court, MA, 1st Circuit Court Appeals, Rhode Island Bar, Massachusetts Bar, Pawtucket Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Member of National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member of American Immigration Lawyer Association.





David J. Colantonio, Esquire

David received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Philosophy and Journalism from the University of Rhode Island in 1991.  He later went on to receive a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University in 1997.  He concentrates in Rhode Island Family Court matters, including but not limited to, Divorce, Custody and Child Support.  David also litigates various civil matters Landlord/Tenant issues.








Domenic J. Carcieri, Esquire

Domenic attended Suffolk University earning his Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  He later went on to Boston University obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1988.  Domenic’s areas of practice are Workers’ Compensation including work related injuries and personal injury including automobile accidents, slip & fall, motorcycle and pedestrian.  His Bar Admissions include Rhode Island Bar, United States District Court and United States Supreme Court.






David P. Morra,Jr., Esquire

David attended the University of Rhode Island, graduating in 2010 earning his bachelors degree.  He then went to attend the University of Massachusetts School of Law- Dartmouth, earning his Juris Doctorate in 2013.  While attending law school, David was a member of the Criminal Law Society, as well as the Student Veteran's Association.  After graduating from law school, David focused on Property Law, specializing in successfully obtaining mortgage loan midifications for Rhode Island and Massachusetts homeowners who were in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure.  David also focused on defending Rhode Island and Massachusetts homeowners against foreclosure proceedings initiated by big banks and lending institutions.  Now an Associate at Joseph J. Voccola and Associates, David's concentration area of practice is Criminal Law.  He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  David's bar admissions include the State of Rhode Island, the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.


Amanda Delfarno, Esquire

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Attorney DelFarno is a graduate of Boston College (B.A. 2009) and Roger Williams University School of Law (J.D. 2012).  During law school, Attorney DelFarno was a Rule 9 intern at the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General, studied European Union Law in London, United Kingdom, and served both as president and vice-president of the Roger Williams School of Law International Law Society.  Attorney DelFarno has been practicing with Joseph J. Voccola, Esq. and Associates since November 2015.  Prior to that she dedicated her time to assisting sick, injured, and disabled individuals while working as an associate in a law firm specializing in applications for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).  She continues her passion for helping others while working within the Personal Injury/Civil Litigation Department at Joseph J. Voccola, Esq. and Associates.


John R. Pollino, Esquire

John graduated from Rhode Island College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Socialogy and a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies.  While attending Rhode Island College, John was a member of Alpha Kappa Delta and was awarded the Lauris B. Whitman Award for his commitment and dedication to the field of Socialogy.  John then attended Suffolk University Law School and earned his Juris Doctor in 2013.  As a law student, John devoted his education to Constitutional law and Criminal Defense.  For his third year of law school, John attended the Univeristy of California, Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall) as a Visiting Student. While attending Boalt Hall, John was an Articles Editor for Berkeley La Raza Law Journal- a prominent Latino law journal that establishes a forum for Legal Scholars to discuss and analyze social issues.  After receiving his Juris Doctor, John continued his legal education and was accepted into Boalt Hall's Master of the Laws program.  As an L.L.M. student, John became Co-Editor-in-Chief for Berkeley La Raza Law Journal and was a graduate student researcher for the Wrongful Convictions Project at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy.  John focused his L.L.M. education on social issues and public policy and received his L.L.M. in 2014.  John is now a licensed attorney in the state of New York.



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