Austin Joyce is the most senior member of the firm, joining the firm in 1983. He has over forty years of trial and litigation experience, having successfully tried cases in all the federal district courts in the Commonwealth, in many of the state’s trial courts, and in front of numerous administrative agencies and appointing authorities. He has also represented clients during the appellate process in the federal and state courts. His practice emphasis has been on personal injury, police misconduct and employment discrimination matter. Austin has also worked on residential real estate, probate, criminal and business organization matters during his years with the firm.
Austin completed his undergraduate education at Assumption College in Worcester, earning his B.A. degree magna cum laude. He received his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, where he was a member of the school’s law review.
He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, the federal District of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
Over the years, Austin has written articles for the law review and on civil liability issues for police chiefs and law enforcement personnel. He has also lectured and instructed on these subjects for the state’s police training agency, police chiefs’ groups and police departments.