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Anthony R. Riccio

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Phone: (508) 226-4500
Fax: (508) 226-4501

228 County St
Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703

Attorney Anthony R. Riccio has quickly developed a reputation in the legal community as an excellent criminal defense attorney and one of the best young lawyers in Massachusetts. He was selected to the Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers for Criminal Defense in 2016, 2017 & 2018; a distinction awarded to only 2.5 % of attorneys in Massachusetts. The complete list of attorneys selected was published in the November 2016 edition of New England Super Lawyers Magazine.

As a Quincy criminal defense attorney, Attorney Riccio represents individuals charged with felonies and misdemeanors in superior and district court throughout Massachusetts. Attorney Riccio handles cases involving charges of armed robbery, home invasion, drug trafficking, distribution and possession, sexual assault (rape, indecent assault & battery), operating under the influence (OUI Alcohol, OUI Drugs), firearm offenses, violations of restraining orders (209A Violations), breaking & entering, kidnapping, and assault & battery. With an acquittal rate of nearly 90%, Attorney Riccio has proven to be a skilled trial attorney.

In 2016, Attorney Riccio was admitted to practice in the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts and opened a second office in Quincy, MA, located near Quincy District Court and just minutes outside of Boston. With offices in Quincy and Attleboro, Attorney Riccio is easily accessible to those seeking a Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer or personal injury attorney.

Previously, Attorney Riccio worked at a law firm in Boston, MA defending insurance companies against personal injury claims. He worked on claims involving injuries individuals sustained in motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, and slip-and-falls. With knowledge of what the insurance companies and their lawyers look for when defending personal injury claims, Attorney Riccio is a Quincy personal injury lawyer who understands what it takes to bring a successful claim for damages.

Attorney Riccio was a prosecutor for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office from 2012 - 2014. He worked at New Bedford District Court and Attleboro District Court prosecuting thousands of criminal cases, including both misdemeanor and felony charges. Attorney Riccio was the lead prosecutor in nearly forty (40) trials, involving charges of operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OUI/DUI/DWI), assault & battery, larceny, indecent assault and battery, and other criminal offenses.

Attorney Riccio is a member of the Bristol County and Attleboro Area Bar Associations. In 2017, he was appointed Secretary of the Attleboro Area Bar Association. In 2018, Attorney Riccio was appointed to serve on the Wrentham Developmental Center’s Human Rights Committee.

Attorney Riccio received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Syracuse University College of Law (Syracuse, NY) in 2011. After graduating law school, he passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam in July 2011 and was admitted to practice in the Commonwealth later that year. Prior to law school, Attorney Riccio received his Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2007. He grew up in North Attleboro, MA and graduated from North Attleboro High School in 2003, where he played football and basketball. An avid sports fan, Attorney Riccio enjoys golfing and playing basketball.


J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 2011
Dean’s List, Spring 2010

B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2007

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2016
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2011
  • 2016, 2017, & 2018 Rising Stars (criminal defense), Super Lawyers
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Wrentham Developmental Center: Human Rights Committee (HRC)
Member: 2018 - present

Bristol County Bar Association
Member: 2012 – present
Board Member, 2013-2014: Young Lawyers Division (Attleboro area representative)

Attleboro Area Bar Association
Member: 2016 – present
Secretary, 2018

Bristol County Bar Advocates, Inc.
Member: 2015 – present
Represent indigent clients charged with criminal offenses at Taunton District Court

Norfolk County Bar Advocates, Inc.
Member: 2016 – present
Represent indigent clients charged with criminal offenses at Dedham & Quincy District Courts

Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member: 2016 - 2018

Client Reviews
Id refer Anthony to anyone in search of a professional defense. Easy going, reliable, and Confident attorney Riccio is a winner. He is dedicated to his clients and my case. I can assure anyone, he takes pride in what he does which shows in court/trial. JHK
Anthony went above and beyond with my case. Not only did he keep me in the loop with any relevant information regarding my case, but he put me at ease by not treating me like just another client. He is very personable and easy to talk. All in all, he was on top of everything 100% of the time. William
Anthony was very impressive in all areas of dealing with someone in an upsetting legal matter. He was; 1) A pleasure to speak to initially with being very respectful as well as very informative. 2) Efficient in getting needed steps done along the way. 3) Communicating progress and path forward thoroughly. 4) Meeting and walking through a solid plan. 5) Effectively driving home a solid solution ending up with great results. Mark
Right off the bat I could tell Anthony knew his stuff. His experience as being a prosecutor completely gave him the knowledge of the criminal court system from that side. Now as a defense lawyer, you couldn't ask for a smarter guy who knows everything about what the other side is doing. Don't to call him, you won't be disappointed. Former Client