Massachusetts Criminal Attorney Patrick Donovan the some of the most positive reviews of any Massachusetts Attorney. For over 10 years, Attorney Donovan has fought for each client to get the best possible result for their case.
See what past clients are saying about Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Patrick Donovan.
“Thoughtful, exceptionally competent, extremely well versed in the Law, upfront & no frills. Patrick is a really good attorney, I suggest you consult with him & decide for yourself…..with Attorney Donovan you get personalized service not some big name law firm where a Junior attorney handles your case. Patrick was present at each of the 4 scheduled court dates. On the fourth date, as planned, Patrick’s motion for a dismissal of all charges was heard & successfully thrown out. Needless to say I am hugely grateful for his expertise, the fee structure was upfront & fair with no extra’s added. If you are in trouble & need legal help I strongly recommend you visit him in Quincy.” Thomas O. Plymouth District Court
“If you need a professional attorney who understands all aspects of your case and can offer the best counsel, we would highly recommend Patrick Donovan. He did a terrific job for us!” client initials GWO, Dedham District Court.
“Prior to returning to the Military in 1990, I had some legal issues in the Plymouth District Court that remained open with 5 active criminal warrants for the last 24+ years. I am now 58 years old and have lived in the Tampa Bay area since exiting the Military. Recently and due to modern technology I was not able to renew my Florida Driver’s License until I cleared up my legal issues in Mass. so that my Mass. driving privileges could be restored (Mass. License was suspended for failure to appear). Plus I have been carrying this monkey on my back for so many years and always feared getting pulled over and those old Mass. warrants popping up. I contacted Patrick Donovan’s office the 1st weekend of August 2015. He immediately put the wheels in motion for me. I flew to Mass. the 3rd week of August, walked into court with Mr. Donovan and within 4-hours had all 5 warrants recalled and 4 of the cases dismissed. The 5th case was filed improperly by the Plymouth County Clerk of Court/DA’s office so it had to be set for another date. Mr. Donovan got my appearance requirement waived so I wouldn’t have to spend another $1000 for airfare, hotel and other traveling expenses. On Oct 16th – 2015, that case was also dismissed. A BIG thank you to Patrick. I would also like to comment on the efficient online communication Patrick has set up – very cool and very convenient.” Arlene, Plymouth District Court
“I would like to thank Attorney Donovan for representing me at a Clerks Magistrate Hearing in Quincy Trial Court. I was being charged by Weymouth Police Department with leaving the scene of accident, Lane violations, Speeding, and Unlawful passing. In the days leading up to the hearing I was very nervous and anxious to get the case over with as I hate going to court. Attorney Donovan managed to explained the possible outcomes and made me feel like he knew what he was doing. So I trusted him and little did I know I was able to get the case DISMISSED!!! He represented me well and I swear if I would’ve went alone I would’ve had to go to trial. Truly a professional and well respected Attorney. His fee was reasonable and far less cheaper than that of other attorneys I consulted with. Attorney Donovan saved me thousands of dollars by helping me get the case dismissed. I couldn’t be any happier and grateful. God forbid but in the future if anything happens to me or anyone I know I will either refer or utilize his services again. Again, thank you Patrick Donovan.” Hector- Quincy Court
“It very difficult to put into words the gratitude that myself and my family feel for the help that Mr. Donovan provided me. I had never been in court or in trouble, so it was an extremely stressful situation. I had a restraining order issued against me for an unfounded accusation. Meeting in his office, he explained the affidavit and the next steps in the process. The court date arrived and the level of professionalism displayed by Mr. Donovan during the hearing was exemplary. The restraining order was dismissed. I cannot thank him enough for what he did for me and my family. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Donovan to represent anyone in need.” RJ Quincy
“Never having been in trouble with the law before, I was extremely nervous when I was caught underage drinking at a bar with false identification. Mr. Donovan was so extremely helpful at helping me understand my case, the potential outcomes, and putting my nerves at ease. He kept in contact with me and my mom who was two hours away the entire time until the morning of my court date, where he met met at the court house. He represented me so well. I really couldn’t have asked for a better attorney.” Ann Boston
“Attorney Patrick Donovan represented me when I was charged with a criminal offense. I have never had a legal issue or even been in a courthouse. Mr. Donovan calmed my nerves, clearly explained legal process and what I should expect at hearings.. He was accessible and promptly responded to my calls and questions. Most importantly he negotiated on my behalf and the charges were dismissed. I have no criminal record.” John Dorchester Court
“When I first contacted Patrick about my case and gave him the details, he told me what was going to happen from that point in time until the case was closed. He was exactly right and everything went as he said, step-by-step. In the end, my case was dismissed accordingly and correctly. Patrick’s service was excellent and the price was very reasonable. I don’t plan on being party to a criminal defense matter anytime soon, but should it happen, I’ll call Patrick.” Jeremy Hingham Court
“I highly recommend Mr. Donovan for all your legal needs. The judge literally said if it weren’t for him I would have gone to trial. Patrick saved me from a criminal record and tens of thousands of dollars in court fees. Thank you Patrick!” Nick. Concord
“Very satisfied with Attorney Donovan. He’s a straight forward kind of guy, doesn’t play games and tells it like it is. Knows the ins and outs of the Boston court houses and has lots of experience dealing with students in Boston.” Nicholas Roxbury
“Patrick made my first legal experience an incredibly easy one. It took one consultation, one materials gathering, and then one court appearance. Without him, I would have had no chance in front of the clerk. I would easily recommend Patrick.” Tom Framingham
“Fantastic Attorney. I felt confident with Patrick as my lawyer and had a great outcome with my case. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who’s looking for legal representation.” Sean Quincy
“Attorney Patrick Donovan represented me when I was charged with a criminal offense. I have never had a legal issue or even been in a courthouse. Mr. Donovan calmed my nerves, clearly explained legal process and what I should expect at hearings.. He was accessible and promptly responded to my calls and questions. Most importantly he negotiated on my behalf and the charges were dismissed. I have no criminal record.” John Dorchester
“Patrick Donovan did an outstanding job in a recent case involving my daughter, a college student in the Boston area. She was cited for presenting a false id in a Boston club. Pat prepared her very well, was obviously respected by the court and the result was a dismissal of charges.” Ann Boston
“Never having been in trouble with the law before, I was extremely nervous when I was caught underage drinking at a bar with false identification. Mr. Donovan was so extremely helpful at helping me understand my case, the potential outcomes, and putting my nerves at ease. He kept in contact with me and my mom who was two hours away the entire time until the morning of my court date, where he met met at the court house. He represented me so well. I really couldn’t have asked for a better attorney.” Courtney Boston
“Patrick Donovan did an outstanding job in a recent case involving my daughter, a college student in the Boston area. She was cited for presenting a false id in a Boston club. Pat prepared her very well, was obviously respected by the court and the result was a dismissal of charges.” JW
“I highly recommend Mr. Donovan for all your legal needs. The judge literally said if it weren’t for him I would have gone to trial. Patrick saved me from a criminal record and tens of thousands of dollars in court fees. Thank you Patrick!”- Nick M Concord
“Very satisfied with Attorney Donovan. He’s a straight forward kind of guy, doesn’t play games and tells it like it is. Knows the ins and outs of the Boston court houses and has lots of experience dealing with students in Boston.” Boston Area College Student
“Patrick made my first legal experience an incredibly easy one. It took one consultation, one materials gathering, and then one court appearance. Without him, I would have had no chance in front of the clerk. I would easily recommend Patrick.” Tom B
“Fantastic Attorney. I felt confident with Patrick as my lawyer and had a great outcome with my case. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who’s looking for legal representation.” Sean, Quincy
“What can I say about my dealings with Patrick Donovan? Well, let me sum it up with a few words. Competent. Fair. Results.” Phillip Quincy
“Patrick Donovan was great! As this was my first time ever having to deal with the legal system to any extent, Patrick did an amazing job at keeping me informed and making sure I knew what was going on every step of the way. Highly knowledgeable about the system and knows how to get the best results. The outcome was more than I could have hoped for!” Mitch Orleans
“Patrick Donovan did an excellent job keeping me informed and helping me pick the best of several settlement choices. He saw the case through to the end we settled on and has always been available for questions. His flat-fee for handling cases is very fair since some cases can drag on depending upon the whims of the judicial system. I would definitely recommend him to any one involved in a traffic case with the state of MA.” P. Newton District Court
“Attorney Donovan was terrific to work with. My teenage son got himself into a fair amount of trouble and Attorney Donovan’s expertise was just what we needed. He communicated every step of the way and told us honestly about each of the potential outcomes–worst case scenario and best case scenario respectively. His patience, advice, and expertise helped us to get the best outcome that we could have hoped for and we are very much appreciative.” Brian, Roxbury
“I want to thank Patrick for his amazing work and service! He was able to successfully turn my $260 speeding ticket into a “not responsible”. He is extremely kind and thorough. I would definitely recommend him for ANY legal matter.” Peter Brighton
“Attorney Donovan got a traffic related arrest warrant cancelled without any repercussions to my driving record or my insurance. He achieved the best possible result for a very reasonable fee. He handled my case professionally and with care and more importantly, did so with my residing out of the state of Massachusetts. After talking to different lawyers, I chose Mr. Donovan because he did not make too many promises up front and was honest about the possible different outcomes. He explained things simply and with patience, returned my calls promptly, and showed genuine interest in achieving the best possible result. I would recommend him to any of my friends if needed and so I highly recommend his services to anyone else.”Tina Brookline Court
“Patrick communicated well, educated and led me through the legal process successfully with my traffic citation. He was responsive, knowledgeable, easy to work with. All positives.” Marty, Boston Municipal Court
“Attorney Patrick Donovan is the one you want to go with, without hesitation! From our first meeting, he was prepared and gave me solid advice and SOLID representation. You just know you’re in good hands…anytime I had a question for him throughout the process, he was extremely responsive and knowledgeable. I feel I received the best representation possible and I’m very grateful I met Patrick Donovan. In addition to being a defense attorney, he is a former ADA so he knows the court system from both sides which is why I wanted to hire him initially….smart move” Donna West Roxbury District Court
“Attorney Donovan handled two cases for my family in a skillful and professional manner. I would recommend Mr. Donovan for any legal cases as he was knowledgeable, honest, and he achieved the best possible outcome for both cases.” Joe Quincy District
“Attorney Donovan handled my criminal defense hearing in a professional, skillful and admirable manner. At our initial meeting, Attorney Donovan explained in detail his plan and goals for my case. I felt very comfortable being represented by such an honest and experienced attorney. We achieved the best possible outcome for my case, and I cannot be sure I would have reached this outcome had I not hired Attorney Donovan. I knew I could trust Attorney Donovan to do his best for me, and I would recommend his services to anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney.” Daniel Brighton District Court
“Patrick was accessible, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with. It was a great experience” Lisa Roxbury Court
“I have a horrible driving record and he accompanied me to the hearing in front of the court magistrate. I was able to come out of the hearing with a favorable outcome. I would recommend Mr. Donovan for any legal cases as he was knowledgeable and kept me informed through the whole process.” MD Quincy
“I missed the court date and had an arrest warrant. He was responsive and took all the pressure off of me. He knew his stuff and when I got to the court house with him it was clear he was connected in the Boston system and within an hour and a half I was out all charges dropped. I would highly recommend him to anyone!!!” John Boston Municipal Court
“Patrick had great advice, his fee was reasonable, he was easy to work with, and he got the exact result desired. Highly recommended” Leigh, East Boston
!”He is clear on everything , giving me clear options, and explain carefully. I was dismissed at end. He helped me a lot not just on the case, but also on other things that I got trouble with because of the case. He is great!” Melanie, Somerville
“I received my third speeding ticket within a three year time frame, which would cause further detriment to my insurance. I contacted a few attorneys and wanted to find one who was knowledgable and also someone who I had a rapport with. Mr. Donovan was very thorough about explaining the process of contesting a ticket and the potential outcomes. He doesn’t make any guarantees but does his best to provide the most optimal outcome. Fortunate for me I was found not responsible and managed to save myself money on higher insurance rates and the ticket. I am positive that only by working with Mr. Donovan, I was able to achieve the best outcome” Vanessa Framingham
“Patrick talked me through the whole process and kept me updated on what was going on and what he was going to do. He exceeded my expectations on helpfulness. He gave me all the information I wanted and need to know.”Kathy Hingham
‘Mr Donovan represented me in important matter to me. He was professional, knowledgeable. He was very helpful in explaining to me exactly what was going on. Mr Donovan helped me get through my bad situation with good results. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.” Alisa Boston.
“I hired Patrick T Donovan to defend against a potential criminal complaint for driving on a suspended license in Quincy, MA at Quincy Courthouse. The suspension was for civil offenses. I was concerned as my driving record is not good and I have appeared at speeding ticket hearings previously to no avail. Patrick was able to get my case dismissed without a fine or any further requirements on my behalf. I am sure if I appeared on my own the clerk magistrate would have peppered me with questions and fined me or suspended my license again or who knows what else. The court could have even found me guilty of criminal offense. If you have a case like this or even a speeding ticket, trust me, having Patrick there makes a big difference After Patrick had my case dismissed, without question, I will never appear on my own again.” Alex, Quincy
“I highly recommend Attorney Donovan as a defense lawyer for criminal matters. He came to my arraignment after I called him only the night before (I had called several lawyers and he was the only attorney to call me back that morning). His fees are reasonable and he is very knowledgeable. He took the time to explain what I needed to know and had an excellent plan for how to handle my case. He was very understanding about my situation and made me feel confident about relying on his expertise. He was able to negotiate effectively with the prosecutor, but I believe he would have been very tough in defending the matter at trial if we had needed to get that far–we didn’t because he negotiated an excellent deal.” Client Concord District Court
“I hired Mr. Donovan based on reading reviews on this site and I was not disappointed. I had received a serious traffic citation (passing a stopped school bus with its lights on), which I did not do, but I did not know the first thing about traffic court. Mr. Donovan was accessible, explained how the system works, outlined our approach, and alleviated much of my stress about the process. The hearing went quickly and the case was resolved in my favor. I would have fared poorly without Mr. Donovan’s participation at the hearing.” Sarah -Natick
“Patrick is an excellent, detail-oriented Attorney who is very interested in the well-being of his clients.” Jay Goodman, Senior Counsel
“Patrick, I hope I never have to use you myself again, but if I or anyone I know gets into trouble again, I will use or recommend they use you if they are smart. You are worth more than your fee not merely because of a successful result but because of your support and instructions showing you know the right response at each phase of the process.” Scott, Boston
“Mr. Donovan is an excellent attorney who works hard to obtain the best possible result for his clients.” John Shook, Personal Injury Lawyer in Las Vegas,
“My girl friend had an anger outburst and falsely accused me of domestic violence. Even though I did not commit any violence either physically or verbally, the police still took her statement seriously and set an unusually high bail for me to get out of jail. The DA also seemed to want pursue the case hard. Mr. Donovan used the best strategy to defend me, and in end (4 months later) the judge simply dismissed the case. I would recommend Mr. Donovan for anyone who needs a good lawyer in similar situations.” Shu Wan, Quincy
“Mr. Donovan is a very knowledgable lawyer. He was always punctual and responded immediately to any of my questions. He won my case with no problem. I have no record and was very satisfied!” Julia, Norwood.
“Thank you so much for all your help with this case that seems not to be ending. You’re a true credit to the profession. I just wanted you to know I really appreciate all you’ve done and continue to do to help me. All I can say is “thank you” I am a very grateful client.” Mary Stoughton District
“I received my third speeding ticket within a three year time frame, which would cause further detriment to my insurance. I contacted a few attorneys and wanted to find one who was knowledgable and also someone who I had a rapport with. Mr. Donovan was very thorough about explaining the process of contesting a ticket and the potential outcomes. He doesn’t make any guarantees but does his best to provide the most optimal outcome. Fortunate for me I was found not responsible and managed to save myself money on higher insurance rates and the ticket. I am positive that only by working with Mr. Donovan, I was able to achieve the best outcome.”V. C. Framingham District Court
“Patrick was a terrific source of support and guidance to help me navigate the Massachusetts legal system. He was honest and upfront about my issue, and offered me valuable advice before taking me on as a client. He offered me potential solutions that I could pursue to resolve my matter without having to pay for his services, and only took my case when it was clear that I could not resolve it on my own.Once he took my case, he was diligent and professional. I hope not to need his services again, but if I ever need a lawyer in Massachusetts, he will be my first call.” Andres Brookline District Court.
“Patrick helped me to recover significant damages as the victim in a personal injury case. Our initial discussion left me comfortable with the direction he was taking my case. Subsequent discussions only increased my confidence in him. He promptly returned all questions I had and raised issues an average attorney would have overlooked. I was more than satisfied with his services and would highly recommend him in the future.” Mike , Boston
“Patrick T. Donovan took my case on very short notice and made my process as smooth as possible. Never got in trouble until one bad night out in Boston a few years ago. Mr. Donovan was confident he could get me the best possible outcome and he delivered. He kept me informed and at ease throughout the process. He went above and beyond when I recently contacted him to get some facts of the case for a background check I had to do. He took time out of his busy schedule to quickly get this information to me. Do not hesitate to let Mr. Donovan represent you.” Duane, Boston Municipal Court.
“I was stopped by a state police officer in a routine traffic stop where criminal charges were brought against me. I signed Patrick as counsel after a terrible experience with another attorney. Patrick took my case on a reasonable flat fee basis and I was found not responsible for all charges against me, including a speeding infraction. Patrick is an empathetic and helpful person and a fantastic attorney, I would recommend him to anyone with civil or criminal charges against them. His communication with clients is excellent, he sets the proper expectations for results and his office is friendly and helpful when you do need to get in touch with Patrick.” B. F. BRIGHTON DISTRICT COURT
“Attorney Donovan explained the criminal trial process to me in great depth. It was the first time I had to deal with hiring a lawyer and he was very good at explaining everything going on. I would recommend Mr. Donovan to anyone needing a lawyer.” Andy, Brighton District Court
“Patrick Donovan was an amazing attorney during my DUI case. He was always completely honest about possible outcomes and there to guide me during my fight. He took his time to carefully go over all the details to know which direction we should proceed in and never failed to answer any questions or doubts I had. Patrick Donovan is a very courteous, respectable and humorous attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone., Kenny, Brighton
“Thank you for all of your help, we greatly appreciate it.” Edward, Stoughton District Court
“Attorney Patrick Donovan was a great help to me in dealing with a speeding citation for going 61 in a 30 mph zone. When I first contacted Attorney Donovan, he was upfront and honest about the possible results I could expect and made no false promises. Since I drive for my job, it was important for me to get this ticket reduced down or dismissed completely. Attorney Donovan handled himself very professionally during my court hearing – arriving early and well prepared to represent me. As a result, I was found not responsible for this ticket as well as any associated fines or fees. I am very happy with this result and would definitely recommend Patrick Donovan to family, friends and colleagues” – John Charlestown, MA
“Attorney Patrick Donovan heard my side of the story and prepared a well articulated defence that completelly removed the traffic viloation citation and I had only to pay court costs. No insurance surcharges or more expensive civil infraction penalties that would also impact my driving history.” – John Natick, MA
” I had accident and state trooper gave me ticket i was almost lose my license, before one day of my hearing in court i called Patrick and told him about my case and i hire him as my lawyer he did great job in court hearing and make me not resposible for accident ,he is best of best” – J.P. Malden Ma
“Great lawyer, knew the legal system up and down. Was able to negotiate an incredibly good deal with the DA for my case.” – Jake, Boston, MA
“Patrick Donovan was a great lawyer. He was very knowledgeable and kept me informed throughout my case. He was willing to go the extra mile. I would definatly recommend him. He was amazing in court.” – Jaclyn Boston, MA
“Patrick did a fantastic job for me. He was able to take care of my case in a quick and efficient manner and it cost me no extra money in fees or fines. I would highly recommend him for helping you out with your case.” – Frank Quincy, MA
“The very best criminal defense attorney.. He saved me from real disaster when I thought my career would be ruined. I can not express how diligent this guy is when it comes to law. He was always available when i need him and never once missed out on a court date.” – David Cambridge, MA
“I can speak on behalf of my son and myself, that Attorney Donovan went above and beyond his call of duty for my son. He is a compassionate person that works towards a fair and just outcome. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer.” – Kathy Stoughton, MA
“I had Patrick represent me with my Ro (restarining order) hearing recently, He was excellent. His advice did help me to keep my cool during the whole stressfull period. His one of the greatest advice is “Just stick to the truth” and i did it. Today my RO has been vaccated. If i am ever be in situation like the past (which i dont hope to be:)) my first call would be going to reach help from patrick.” – V.P. Norwood, Ma
“I hired Patrick Donovan originlally in 2008 and he is still the attorney today to which I turn for all legal questions and advice. Mr Donovan defended me excellently and through his hard work, excellent knowledge of the legal system and unmatched knowledge of the Laws of Massachusetts he has defended me without equal. I would recommend Mr Donovan for any legal issues that anyone has in MA. He is truly a fantastic lawyer who makes an effort to know and understand all the concerns of the client as well as all the intricacies of any case that he works on. He is the lawyer to go to…you will NOT be disappointed.” –Erick, Newton, Ma
“Patrick Donovan helped us resolve a 14 year old out of StateTraffic Violation in no time. Everything that Patrick Donovan stated; he delivered. I highly recommend Patrick Donovan 10 out of 10.” – John Albany, NY
” I’m a private investigator and consequently have had a lot of contact with many different attorneys on a wide range of matters. Pat Donovan was easily one of the easiest ones with whom I’ve worked. He found a creative solution to my problem and got me the result I wanted. And he did it at a reasonable price, even at one point dissuading me from taking him with me to court for one aspect of my case so I could save his fee. And he kept me in the loop throughout he whole process, picking up my call or calling me back soon every time I called him. I highly recommend him.” – Tom Dorchester, Ma
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