Joseph P. Kittredge

Attorney at Law

Joseph Kittredge is a founding partner of Rafanelli Kittredge and a well-respected trial attorney. Joe devotes his time to advocating for clients throughout Massachusetts. He has litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in Massachusetts as well as New Hampshire and Rhode Island. He has appeared before the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court, and the United States Federal Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In addition, he has represented clients before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and Civil Service Commission.

Representing a large segment of the Massachusetts law enforcement community, in both their professional and private lives, Joe is recognized as one of the leading civil rights defense attorneys in Massachusetts. He is a vigorous advocate, protecting the professional careers of his clients. When a member of the law enforcement community needs an attorney for their family or friends, Joe is retained to provide the same passionate representation.

Joe negotiates corporate executive compensation packages and severance agreements for employees and executives. Business owners rely on Joe’s knowledge and legal expertise for their purchase or sale of a business as well as in their daily operations. He has secured substantial monetary awards in personal injury cases. Joe is also a trained mediator and applies his vast litigation experience to help parties resolve disputes through mediation.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Bryant University – BS, Public Administration and Economics
  • New England Law Boston – JD

Activities & Affiliations

  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association
  • Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce
  • President of His Homeowners Association
  • Past Director of Community Education Youth Basketball