Anthony R. Riccio

Anthony R. Riccio

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Quincy, MA

Law Offices of Anthony R. Riccio
 | 234 Copeland Street, Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 508-226-4500
Fax: 508-226-4501
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Prior to opening his own practice, Anthony worked at a law firm in downtown Boston focusing on insurance defense.  Anthony handled personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls and construction site accidents.

Previously, Anthony worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.  During his time with the District Attorney’s Office, Anthony prosecuted thousands of criminal complaints. Spending countless hours in the courtroom, Anthony gained the experience and knowledge needed to be an effective trial attorney.  Anthony served as the lead prosecutor in approximately 35 trials.

Prior to being admitted to the Massachusetts bar, Anthony received his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2011.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2007.

About Anthony Riccio

Admitted: 2011, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:


  • Risings Stars, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted to United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2016
  • Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, 2011
  • Bristol County Bar Association, 2013 - present; Board Member, Young Lawyers Division, Attleboro Area Representative (2013-2015)
  • Attleboro Area Bar Association, 2016 - present, Secretary (2018)
  • Norfolk County Bar Advocates, 2017 - present
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates, 2015 - present
  • Wrentham Developmental Center, Human Rights Committee (HRC), 2018 - present


  • Commonwealth v. TC: (April 24, 2018) Result:  Case dismissed after Motion to Suppress (warrantless entry & search of residence) was allowed. Charge: Knowinlgy Present Where Heroin Being Kept, Attleboro District Court, 2018
  • Commonwealth v. WL (2 cases): (April 13, 2018) Result: Cases dismissed, Charge: Indecent Assault & Battery on Person Under 14 (x5), Taunton District Court, 2018
  • Commonwealth v. WC: (April 3, 2018) Result: Case Dismissed, Charges: 1) Rape; 2) Witness Intimidation; 3) Sell/Deliver Alcohol to Person Under 21, Plymouth District Court, 2018
  • Commonwealth v. SA: (April 2, 2018) Result:  Not Guilty, Charges: 1) OUI- Liquor; 2) Negligent Operation, Dedham District Court, 2018
  • Commonwealth v. JS (March 1, 2018) Result: Not Guilty, Charge: OUI- Liquor, 2nd Offense, Dedham District Court, Summary:  The Defendant was pulled over for committing two marked lanes violations while driving in the town of Dedham.  Through cross-examination of the witnesses, Attorney Riccio was able to establish that his client's ability to drive a motor vehicle safely was not impaired.  The jury found the Defendant Not Guilty of 2nd Offense OUI and Guilty of Resisting Arrest., 2018
  • Commonwealth v. CR: (February 14, 2018) Result:  Not Guilty, Charge: 1) Receiving Stolen Property + $250.00, Attleboro District Court, 2018
  • Commonwealth v. MS (January 11, 2017) Result: Dismissed, Charge: Assault & Battery on Family/Household Member, Attleboro District Court, Summary: After rejecting the Govt.’s plea offer, the client elected to proceed with a jury trial. On the day of trial, the case was dismissed., 2017
  • Commonwealth v. TD (April 3, 2017) Result: Dismissed, Charge: Assault with Dangerous Weapon, Attleboro District Court, Summary: On the day of trial, Attorney Riccio argued a Motion to Dismiss which was denied by the Judge. After the Motion was denied, the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge., 2017
  • Commonwealth v. JG (April 12, 2017) Result: Dismissed, Charge: Assault & Battery, Attleboro District Court, Summary: After the Defendant rejected two plea-offers on a previously scheduled trial date, the case was dismissed on its second trial date., 2017
  • Commonwealth v. JC: (October 4, 2017) Result:  Dismissed, Charges: 1) OUI- Drugs; 2) Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle, Taunton District Court, 2017
  • Commonwealth v. SA: (June 13, 2017) Result:  Dismissed, Charge: 1) Leave Scene of Accident Causing Property Damage, Boston Municipal Court (Central), 2017
  • Commonwealth v. JB: (September 7, 2017) Result:  Not Guilty, Charge: 1) OUI- Liquor, Attleboro District Court, 2017
  • Commonwealth v. KB (May 8, 2017) Result: Not Guilty, Charge: 1) OUI- Drugs (marijuana), 4th offense, Taunton District Court, Summary:  After receiving a 911 call from a civilian who reported following a car that was all over the road and struck a telephone pole, the police located the vehicle and observed it crossing the center line and nearly strike the curb.  When the vehicle was pulled over, its two right tires ended up on the sidewalk.  Police testified that the Defendant fell asleep three different times while speaking with them and admitted to smoking 5-6 joints only 30-45 minutes prior.  Police testified that the Defendant had difficulty getting out of his vehicle and eventually fell back into his truck while speaking with them.  The Government presented an expert witness who testified to the effects of marijuana.  Attorney Riccio successfully argued that the Government failed to establish the Defendant was under the influence of marijuana while he was driving.  The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty on the charge of OUI- Drugs, 4th Offense and Guilty on the charge of Reckless Operation., 2017
  • Commonwealth v. CR: (March 7, 2017) Result:  Not Guilty, Charges: 1) OUI- Liquor; 2) Negligent Operation of Motor Vehicle, Taunton District Court, Summary: Defendant was involved in a motor vehicle accident and when the police arrived on scene Defendant was standing outside of the car by herself. Officer detected an odor of alcohol and the Defendant admitted to drinking earlier in the night. The officer testified that the Defendant swayed during the field sobriety tests and was unable to complete the tests as instructed. After trial, the Defendant was found Not Guilty on both charges., 2017
  • Commonwealth v. DT (March 2, 2016) Result: Not Guilty, Charge: Assault w/ Dangerous Weapon, Taunton District Court, Summary: The Defendant was alleged to have pulled a box cutter on his father during an argument at their home. At trial, there were a number of inconsistencies during the testimony and it was established that the box cutter did not have a blade in it., 2016
  • (February, 2016) Client was injured on his motorcycle after being struck by the operator of a motor vehicle.  After an initial offer by the insurance company of $36,000.00, and five months of subsequent settlement negotiations, a settlement in the amount of $72,500.00 was reached., 2016
  • Charges: 1) Carrying a Firearm; 2) Possession of Ammunition; 3) Assault w/ Dangerous Weapon (initially charged as Assault to Commit a Felony); 4) Assault; Result: 1) Dismissed; 2) Dismissed; 3) Dismissed; 4) Continuance without a Finding ("CWOF")- 18 months; Taunton District Court May 2, 2016 Summary: Attorney Riccio negotiated a plea deal, which included a dismissal on three of the four charges. The remaining charge was continued without a finding for 18 months and will be dismissed upon the defendant’s successful completion of probation., 2016
  • Client charged with Assault & Battery- Family/Household Member. During trial, the CW introduced the 911 call from the alleged victim stating that her boyfriend, who she identified as my client, was hitting and beating her. A police officer testified that, upon his arrival, he came into contact with the alleged victim and she had a fat lip, several bumps on her head, and it appeared as if she had been crying. Through cross-examination of the police officer and the alleged victim's mother, Attorney Riccio was able to establish a number of inconsistencies between their testimony and the 911 call, resulting in the jury returning a verdict of Not Guilty., 2015
  • Client charged with: 1) OUI; 2) Negligent Operation of MV; 3) Unlicensed Operation; 4) Unregistered MV; 5) License Plate # Violation; 6) Uninsured MV. Prior to trial, count 2 (negligent operation) was dismissed by the Judge after hearing Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. Counts 3 - 6 were dismissed by the Judge after hearing Defendant's Motions in Limine. The breath test was excluded from evidence prior to trial after Attorney Riccio successfully argued the Commonwealth failed to establish that the breath test machine was properly certified at the time the Defendant's breath test was administered. At the close of trial, where the evidence was the Defendant had a strong odor of alcohol coming from her person, did not pass all of the field sobriety tests, and had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, a jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty., 2015
  • Settled personal injury claim resulting from two-vehicle accident for $230,000.00.

Educational Background:

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of Massachusetts- Amherst, B.A., 2007
Office Location for Anthony R. Riccio

234 Copeland Street
Quincy, MA 02169


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Last Updated: 7/25/2018

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