Our clients come from all backgrounds and demographics and need a criminal defense attorney for various reasons.  We have helped fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, wives, husbands and minor children.

We have helped professionals whose jobs were at stake and high school students who were trying to get into college.

Our clients and their reasons for hiring us are all unique, but they do have one thing common — all our clients’ matter to us and so does their future.

Attorney Gerald J. Noonan founded The Noonan Defense Firm after serving the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for many years as an Assistant District Attorney. Throughout his prosecutorial career, Attorney Noonan argued and tried hundreds of criminal cases including homicide, attempted murder, arson, rape, armed robbery, drug crimes, driving under the influence and cases involving many other serious criminal offenses.

As a criminal defense attorney, Gerald J. Noonan has over 340 successful criminal trials. Attorney Noonan knows the legal strategies and tactics both law enforcement and district attorneys use when trying to get criminal convictions. He has criminal trial experience on both sides of a criminal case, which is invaluable when you are looking for an attorney to represent you.

Our law firm represents and defends individuals arrested and charged with felonies and misdemeanors, federal crimes, juvenile crimes, and can assist with expungement of criminal records (record sealing.)  To learn more about how we have helped others, we invite you to browse or case results below, and read our CLIENT REVIEWS.

The following are case results for some of the many clients we have helped throughout our criminal defense career.

Motor Vehicle Accident – $50,500

In 2014 Client was a front seat passenger involved in a low impact rear-end accident in New Jersey. She did not take an ambulance from the scene of the accident and sought treatment several weeks after returning home to Massachusetts. An MRI administered several months after the accident revealed a disc bulge in her neck/cervical spine at the C6-7 level. The client later developed radiculopathy/radicular symptoms in her right arm. An EMG was ordered to evaluate for any neurodiagnostic purposes. The EMG revealed the Right C6 paraspinal and Right C7 paraspinal muscles showed increased insertional activity. This led to a diagnosis of right C6-C7 radiculopathy. Client underwent two cervical epidural steroid injections. She did not do physical therapy or chiropractics. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the claim with New Jersey insurance company for $35,000. Bringing an insurance claim in New Jersey is very difficult. Law suits for pain and suffering are prohibited in New Jersey unless an injury results in:

  1. Death
  2. Dismemberment
  3. Significant disfigurement or significant scarring
  4. Loss of a fetus
  5. Displaced fractures
  6. A permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement. An injury shall be considered permanent when the body part or organ, or both, has not healed to function normally and will not heal to function normally with further medical treatment. N.J.S.A. 39:6A-8.

Before the New Jersey case settled and while undergoing treatment for the injuries from the New Jersey accident, the client was involved in another rear-end accident. This time in Massachusetts in 2015. The only medical treatment the client received after the second accident was a third cervical epidural steroid injection. The insurer from the second accident argued that the first accident was to blame for the client’s cervical injuries, symptoms and treatment.

Case Results: Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the second car accident claim at the same time as the New Jersey accident claim. He settled the second accident claim for 15,500. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled both cases for a total of  $50,500.00.

Out-of-Country Motor Vehicle Accident – $53,000

Out-of-Country Motor Vehicle Accident resulting in low back injury: Client was rear-ended in 2015 while driving his vehicle in Canada. The client suffered a low back injury and underwent chiropractic treatment.

Case Results: Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to negotiate a $53,000 settlement.

Motor Vehicle Accident – $60,000

Exacerbation of previously existing low back injury—Motor Vehicle Accident:  In 2014 our 32 year old client was involved in a mild impact rear-end accident that resulted in $700 in vehicle damage. The client sustained multi-level herniated discs in her lumbar spine. She underwent 3 lumbar epidural steroid injections and a round of radiofrequency ablation. The insurance company contested the causal link between the accident and the client’s injuries and treatment.

Case Results: Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to negotiate a $60,000 settlement.

Motor Vehicle Accident – $60,000

Nasal Fracture Deviated Septum: In 2015 our 20 year old female client was traveling as a front-seat passenger in a Jeep. The roads were covered in snow and ice. The driver intentionally started drifting his Jeep when he lost control and crashed into a tree. Client struck her face on the dashboard and her nose started bleeding instantly. Rather than drive the client to the hospital the 21 year old driver proceeded to drive to a new years eve party. Upon arriving at the party the driver told the client to stay in the car. Several minutes later he exited the house with some tissues and got back in his jeep. He gave the client the tissues and then proceeded to drive the client to her house. It took the driver 45 minutes to get to the client’s house. On the drive they passed a Hospital but the driver did not bother bringing the client to the emergency room. Instead he dropped her off at her home and then he left. During the course of his investigation Attorney Brendan J. Noonan learned that the driver had been drinking earlier in the day. Attorney Noonan also worked with an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to document the nature and extent of the nasal fracture and deviated septum injury. The client incurred $3,500 in medical expenses.

Case Results: Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to negotiate a $60,000 settlement.

Slip and Fall/Automatic Door Accident – $80,000

On April 21, 2008, Client was entering a department store when the automatic sliding doors suddenly closed causing her to fall to the ground. Client sustained a compression fracture to L1 and L2. Client had a complicated and extensive medical history, which included a multitude of pre-existing medical conditions. Previously, Client suffered from a lower back injury in which an MRI revealed a compression fracture to the end-plate of L-3. At Mediation, Insurance Company argued that the Client’s compression fracture at L1 and L2 was attributable to her pre-existing compression fracture at L3. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan established that the slip and fall caused a new injury (compression fracture to L1 and L2) that was separate and distinct and completely disassociated from the pre-existing compression fracture at L-3. In addition, Insurance disputed liability arguing that the automatic sliding doors were open and obvious to the Client.

Case Results: After Mediation, Client was awarded $80,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident – $82,000

54-year-old visiting nurse was involved in a low impact rear-ended accident while driving from one client’s home to another client’s home. Client went to the emergency room where she is diagnosed with a cervical strain. The client later presented to her primary care physician who ordered an X-ray of the cervical spine. The x-ray revealed Cervical spondylosis, moderately advanced, hypertrophic changes, multi-level disc degeneration and bilateral foraminal stenosis. Client then had an MRI of the cervical spine which revealed cervical stenosis and cervical spondylosis. Client then had an EMG which came back negative for radiculopathy. She underwent physical therapy and 3 cervical spine epidural steroid injections.

Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to settle the car accident claim for $82,000. He also helped the client get a lump sum workers compensation settlement in the amount of $77,500. He also helped the client get over $50,000 in lost wages.

Case Results: Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the claim in 2016 $82,000.00

Motor Vehicle Accident – $97,500

On June 14, 2011, Client was involved in a rear-end collision. Client did not go to the emergency until 06/22/11, 8 days after the accident. At the emergency room, the client did not complain of shoulder pain. Client first complained of left shoulder pain on 06/29/11 when treating with a chiropractor. Client was referred to physical therapy where he received treatment for the left shoulder injury without success. On July 30, 2011, an MRI disclosed a very thin tear to the supraspinatus tendon. On October 19, 2012, client under surgery to repair to the torn rotator cuff. The insurance company made an initial settlement offer of $11,000, citing certain degenerative findings in the MRI and the client’s failure to report any shoulder pain until 15 days after the accident.

Case Results: Case settled for $97,500.00.

Child on Bicycle Struck By Motor Vehicle

On July 13, 2003, Client was struck by a motor vehicle while she was riding her bicycle. She sustained a fracture of the left medial malleolus and a fracture to the left ankle, which required surgery. The case settled with the bodily injury carrier for the policy limit of $20,000. Our law office pursued a claim against the under-insurance carrier seeking the policy limit of $80,000 because Client sustained a left knee injury, which also required surgery. The under-insurance carrier denied that the left knee injury was causally related to the car accident because the Client did not complaint of left knee pain until 15-months after the accident.

Case Results: After extensive negotiations, Attorney Gerald J. Noonan settled for the policy limit of $80,000 making the overall settlement $100,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident – $100,000

On December 30, 2006, Client was passenger in a low-impact rear-end collision. Client did not seek medical attention until January 8, 2007 at which point he complained of neck pain and lower back pain. Approximately 6 months before the MVA, Client was involved in an accident in which he sustained injuries to the cervical spine for which he received treatment. In connection with this MVA, client received a series of epidural injections and radiofrequency injections to the cervical spine and lumbar spine. Attorney Gerald J. Noonan filed suit and the matter was heard at Arbitration. The key issue at Arbitration was the Client’s per-existing injuries to the cervical spine.

Case Results: After Attorney Gerald J. Noonan Arbitrated the case and the client was awarded $100,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident – $100,000

Client was a front seat passenger in T-bone collision in 2014.

Case Results: Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the claim for policy max of $100,000.

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Massachusetts Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers

The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan has been representing defendants against criminal charges throughout southeastern Massachusetts for more than three decades.