Dedicated Lawyers for Your Family Law or Criminal Defense Challenge

With offices located in Post Office Square, in the heart of Boston, we offer easy accessibility from all MBTA subway lines. Our law firm is a proven resource for people seeking caring, informed legal counsel and the utmost in professional representation.

Rather than a high-volume practice focused primarily on market visibility and revenue generation, we have built a quality-centered boutique law practice emphasizing discrete practice areas, individual client attention, and the ability to handle complex, high-stakes cases across the spectrum of Criminal Defense, OUI, and Family Law. We also have a track record of success in various forms of civil litigation, including firarms litigation and appeals.

Our accomplished firm, led for the past 9 years by Patrick J. Colvario, is a top-tier, highly successful resource for people facing pivotal life challenges in the areas of:

  • Divorce and family law, across the spectrum from relatively straightforward and amicable divorces to the most intensely contested divorce cases and related matters, including post-judgment modifications, paternity claims, the drafting or litigation of prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, contempt proceedings, child removal/relocation and appeals.

  • Criminal law at the trial and appellate court levels, ranging from creative drunk driving defense, mental health issues, Juvenile specific considerations to complex litigation and appeals encompassing a full range of offenses.

Experienced, Insightful Guidance and Determined Representation

We educate our clients on applicable laws, offer clear information on all legal options and fight tenaciously to achieve the best possible outcomes. Our work is collaborative in all important senses of that term:

  • We work closely with our clients and keep them informed every step of the way through resolution of each case.

  • We call on outside professional experts we know and trust whenever required to prepare the best possible case and strategically pursue our clients' interests.

Please contact our firm to schedule an initial consultation.


Put Our Experience to Work for You

If you face criminal allegations in Massachusetts, you could use some peace of mind — the kind that only a truly experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney can provide.

Charges such as assault, theft, OUI or domestic violence can carry harsh penalties. A conviction to any crime can lead to a criminal record, fines, immigration issues, and even jail time. The repercussions of a criminal conviction can follow you for the rest of your life.

Criminal defense attorney Patrick J Colvario knows what you are up against. He knows that the courtroom may be the last place you see your family for a long, long time. He works hard and litigates harder in defense of every client's freedom and future.

For a closer look at what his years of experience, legal knowledge and courtroom skills can do for you, contact The Law Offices of Patrick J. Colvario in Post Office Square Boston. Your initial consultation is free. If you are in custody, Mr. Colvario will come to you.

Vigorous Representation

Patrick J. Colvario entered the practice of law to advocate for innocent people and right the wrongs committed against them. He believes that every person has a right to a vigorous defense.

  • If the drug charges against you are the product of an illegal search and seizure...
  • If domestic violence allegations have resulted from a family member's vendetta...
  • If the basis for your sex crime arrest is highly questionable...

You need help.

You need help around the clock, help throughout your case; help in pre-trial hearings, help in open court. The Law Offices of Patrick J. Colvario offers the kind of help and hope that gives you a fighting chance. Mr. Colvario has dedicated his life to helping people like you avoid conviction, harsh punishments and separation from your family.


- Attorney Patrick J. Colvario Esq.

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer




Education Law

  • Exclusions

  • Expulsions

  • School Offenses

  • Special Education

  • Truancy

FireArms Law

  • Licensure

  • Seizure

  • Appeals

  • Consulting

  • Firearms Offenses

Juvenile Offenders

  • Delinquency


Criminal Defense

  • Assault & Battery

  • Check Fraud

  • Destruction of Property

  • Domestic Violence

  • Drug Distribution

  • Drug Possession

  • Investigations

  • Larceny

  • Motor Vehicle Theft

  • Operating Under the Influence (OUI)

  • Restraining Orders

  • Shoplifting

  • Trespassing

  • Weapon Related Crimes


Family Law

  • Divorce

  • Alimony

  • Child Support

  • Custody

  • Mediation

  • Paternity

  • Restraining Orders


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.





Patrick J. Colvario, Esq.

Sole Practitioner / Managing Partner

My name is Attorney Patrick J. Colvario. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2002 and from Suffolk University Law School in 2005. I focus my practice on Criminal Defense and Family Law in Massachusetts. For years now, I have been fighting aggressively for my clients' in every case and using every tool at my disposal to win. My experience has taught me that not everybody's problems or questions occur between 9 AM and 5 PM, which is why I am available for emergencies at any hour. 

My sole focus is on your case when you hire me. My attention to your case and my preparation is unmatched. I am also very blunt with my clients. I will always tell you the truth and never sell you out. My ten years of experience has allowed me to understand the DA's policies and strategies in each case and how to attack them. Call me to start protecting you when you are in trouble.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 2005


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts,
  • J.D. 2005
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    • B.A. 2002
    • Major: Legal Studies, History
    • Minor: Psychology

Professional Associations

  • Suffolk Lawyers for Justice
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Commonwealth Second Amendment
  • Gun Owners Action League

Contact Attorney Patrick J. Colvario

Contact us to Discuss the Best Approach to Your Legal Challenge. Our boutique law firm in the heart of downtown Boston — in Post Office Square, next to the Old State House, is easily accessible from all MBTA subway lines. We are a longstanding, trusted resource for people looking for top-quality, results-driven representation in matters of divorce, family law and criminal law. Our experienced attorneys care about our clients' well-being and futures, and we drive toward the best achievable outcomes through negotiation or litigation.

To request a consultation with a lawyer focused on your legal concerns, needs and goals, please call our offices or send an e-mail using the form below. 

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