Patrick J. Noonan was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. Patrick is the son of Gerald J. Noonan, a former Plymouth County Assistant District Attorney, Brockton Public School teacher, and now criminal defense practitioner. Patrick is the grandson of Joseph B. Noonan, who served on the Brockton Police Department for 40 years as a Sergeant. Patrick is the great-grandson of Joseph A. Noonan, one of the first Irish-Catholics elected to city government in Brockton. Patrick is the youngest of four boys with three older brothers: Sean, Ryan, and Brendan.
Patrick J. Noonan attended Coyle & Cassidy High School in Taunton, Massachusetts where he was a three-year letterman on the varsity football team. During his senior year, Patrick was elected Captain of the varsity football team. Patrick was a standout two-way starter for the Warriors. Patrick was the smallest offensive lineman in the league and he was the smallest defensive lineman on the team. During high school, Patrick was also the Captain of the Raynham Powerlifting Team. During his junior year, Patrick won the Massachusetts State Powerlifting Title and he placed Third in the New England Open Powerlifting Championship. In 2002, Patrick won the Raw National Powerlifting Championship for his weight class.
Patrick attended Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. Patrick was a Dean’s List student at Stonehill and earned membership to Phi Alpha Theta for his conspicuous attainments and scholarship in the field of History. Patrick earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and graduated with Honors.
Patrick attended the University of Massachusetts School of Law at Dartmouth. Patrick earned the distinction of Dean’s List as a first-year and third-year law student. Based on his excellent academic performance, Patrick was awarded the honor of serving on the editorial staff of the law review’s publication of Trends and Issues in Terrorism and the Law. (5 U. Mass. Roundtable Symp. L. J. (2010). At UMass, Patrick received an award for his contributions to the Dean’s Pro Bono Program. Patrick also received a Special Recommendation from the Dean of the Law School for his valiant efforts in saving the life of a fellow student. A fellow law student collapsed in the library and stopped breathing. Patrick immediately performed CPR and resuscitated him before the ambulance arrived. Patrick was a member of the first graduating class at UMass School of Law. Patrick graduated with High Honors near the top of his class.
While attending law school at night, Patrick worked full-time at the Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan as a law clerk. As a law clerk, Patrick researched and drafted Criminal Motions on a wide variety of legal issues. Patrick drafted Motions to Dismiss and Motions to Suppress Evidence that were filed and argued in the District and Superior Courts. Patrick worked under the tutelage of his father, Attorney Gerald J. Noonan, a very experienced and seasoned trial lawyer. Patrick gained invaluable experience working alongside his father by second-seating many evidentiary hearings, district court trials and serious felony trials in the Superior Court.
Upon graduating and passing the Massachusetts Bar Exam, Patrick dove right into practice and within his first week as a newly licensed attorney Patrick won a dismissal in an OUI-Liquor case in which his client flipped his vehicle on the highway, rolled over several times, and crashed into construction equipment.
Since then, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan has been fighting zealously for his clients. He’s represented clients on a wide variety of cases, such as violent crimes, sex crimes, drug crimes, firearms crimes, theft crimes, property crimes, and operating under the influence. Patrick has earned hundreds of dismissals, negotiated favorable plea agreements, won cases on legal arguments, suppressed incriminating evidence, permanently sealed criminal records, saved his clients from serious jail time, and he’s tried and won Not Guilty verdicts on cases ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies.
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