Attorney John K. Vigliotti joined the firm of Reardon, Joyce & Akerson, P.C. in March, 2005 after spending several years as an Assistant District Attorney in Worcester County. While with the District Attorney’s Office, John was able to develop substantial skills as a litigator through the handling of hundreds of criminal cases in the District Courts located throughout Worcester County, with a substantial number of those matters resulting in bench or jury trials. In 2000, Attorney Vigliotti was given an award by the Tri County Task Force based upon the impressive results that he had achieved in the prosecution of narcotics cases.
Since joining the firm, Attorney Vigliotti has applied his considerable litigation skill and experience to a broad range of practice areas emphasizing those talents and that considerable background. Attorney Vigliotti, as an attorney associated with the Massachusetts Police Association Legal Defense Fund, has represented and defended members of law enforcement in criminal, civil and administrative matters in federal and state courts, in appointing authority hearings and before arbitrators and Civil Service commissioners. Attorney Vigliotti’s litigation practice also has seen him achieve great successes in representing individuals in criminal matters, in unemployment hearings and in domestic relations cases involving issues of divorce, child custody and child or spousal support. Individuals who have been injured in car accidents or who otherwise have been damaged by the conduct of others, as well as employees who have been subjected to sexual harassment, discrimination and hostile work environments, also have enjoyed the benefits of Attorney Vigliotti’s good advice, valuable legal guidance and experienced representation.
Beyond his litigation work, Attorney Vigliotti has assisted individuals in real estate matters and in the preparation of wills and other documents making provision for present and future health care and financial needs, such as powers of attorney and health care proxies.
Attorney Vigliotti is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
In 2012 and 2013, Attorney Vigliotti was selected by Law and Politics Media, Inc. as a Massachusetts “Rising Star.” Massachusetts Rising Stars is published annually in Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition and in Boston magazine and is awarded to no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in Massachusetts under the age of forty who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law.
Attorney Vigliotti is a 1995 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he received a B.A. in Political Science and was awarded Dean’s List honors. While in college, Attorney Vigliotti also served as Vice President of his fraternity, Alpha Chi Rho. In 1998, Attorney Vigliotti graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.
An active member of political, legal and community groups in the Worcester area, Attorney Vigliotti is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and has been a longtime member of the Worcester County Bar Association, serving on its executive committee from 2008 through 2012. In addition, Attorney Vigliotti was appointed to the City of Worcester Planning Board in 2013 and recently was reappointed to that body for a five year term. Attorney Vigliotti also volunteers his time as a soccer and basketball coach for Venerini Academy and a baseball coach for Jack Barry Little League.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Personal Injury
- Massachusetts, 1999
- U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 2004
- First Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012
- Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
Honors: Dean’s List
- University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, 1995
Honors: Dean’s List 1994, 1995
Major: Political Science
- Massachusetts Police Association
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Worcester County Bar Association, Member
- Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
Past Employment Positions
- Worcester County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1998 – 2004
- Alpha Chi Rho
- Worcester, Massachusetts