Bulkley Richardson partner John P. Pucci has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (the Academy), an invitation-only organization limited to 500 members from the United States. The Academy seeks out, identifies, acknowledges and honors those who have achieved a career of excellence through demonstrated skill and ability in jury trials, trials before the court and appellate practice.
Pucci joins fellow Bulkley Richardson partner, Francis D. Dibble, Jr., as a member of the Academy. Dibble also serves on the organization’s Board of Directors.
Pucci is one of Massachusetts’ top civil and criminal trial lawyers, with particular experience in the areas of white-collar criminal defense and state and federal regulatory agency matters. John is the former Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield. He has been a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers since 2002. Membership in that organization is limited to 1% of the lawyers in each state. In his career, John has been named to The Best Lawyers in America, and Boston Magazine’s Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Top 100 Lawyers in Massachusetts. He also received the Department of Justice’s Distinguished Service Award which is awarded annually to its best trial lawyers in the nation. In his public service career, Pucci sat on Senators Kerry’s and Kennedy’s committees in 2011 and 2009, respectively, to recommend three federal judges, the U.S. Attorney, and the U.S. Marshal for Massachusetts.
Members of the Academy are engaged in civil practice on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s side of the courtroom, and the trial of criminal cases. The organization invites only lawyers who have attained the highest level of advocacy. Pucci was evaluated by his colleagues and the judges in his jurisdiction and was highly recommended by them as possessing these qualifications and characteristics. Chartered in 1954, the Academy’s general purposes are to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the Administration of Justice, and elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession.