Meet The Team
Joseph J. Voccola, Esquire
Joseph graduated from Boston University in 1986 with his Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration. He then went to New England School of Law earning his Juris
Doctor degree in 1989. His concentration practice area is Criminal Law. Mr. Voccola has
been selected by the National Trial Lawyers as one of their top 100. He has been
consistently recognized as being ranked in the top 10 in in his field by the National
Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Institute or Criminal Law
Attorneys and the American Jurist Institute. He has been honored with awards from the
American Registry, Lawyers of Distinction for Personal Injury and the American Institute
of Criminal Defense Attorneys for client satisfaction. In 2020, Mr. Voccola received a
Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition and appreciation of exemplary
accomplishments and contributions in the field of law from the Top 100 Registry of
Business Leaders and Professionals. He's also a recipient of America’s Top 100 Lawyers
Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2022, Mr. Voccola had the honor of being singled out as
a member of the top 1% of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Thomas F. Connors, Esquire
Thomas served in the United States Army from 1966-1969 in the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, serving in Vietnam 1967-1968. Thomas then went on to attend the University of Rhode Island earning his Bachelor’s degree in 1974. While attending URI he was active on campus and received many awards including Kappa PHI, Honorary Biological Sciences Society Phi Sigma, Outstanding senior student, Northeast Branch American Society Agronomy Plant & Soil Science, Graduate fellowship, Alpha Zeta National Honorary fraternity Washington D.C. He then attended Suffolk Law School earning his J.D. in 1978. Thomas’s areas of practice include Criminal Law, State and Federal along with Extensive Trial practice. He is currently a member of the R.I. Bar, Federal Bar, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, National Rifle Association, and the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 1991 Thomas was the Citizen of the Year Recipient Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Tom passed away on Tuesday April 12th, 2016.
David P. Morra, Jr., Esquire
David attended the University of Rhode Island, graduating in 2010 earning his bachelor’s degree. He then went to attend the University of Massachusetts School of Law- Dartmouth, earning his Juris Doctorate in 2013. While attending law school, David was a member of the Criminal Law Society, as well as the Student Veteran’s Association. After graduating from law school, David focused on Property Law, specializing in successfully obtaining mortgage loan modifications for Rhode Island and Massachusetts homeowners who were in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. David also focused on defending Rhode Island and Massachusetts homeowners against foreclosure proceedings initiated by big banks and lending institutions. Now an Associate at Joseph J. Voccola and Associates, David’s concentration area of practice is Criminal Law. He is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and the American Bar Association. David’s bar admissions include the State of Rhode Island, the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Robert Watt, Esquire
Robert attended the University of Pennsylvania from 1965-1966 and the University of Massachusetts 1972-1975. He served in the United States Navy from 1968-1972, then went on to Law School at George Washington University graduating in 1978. Roberts many activities include Board of Directors, Progreso Latino 1979-1985; 1992-1995, Chairman, Warwick Community Action 1984-1987, Assistant City Solicitor Warwick, 1979-1990, Federal District Court, RI, Federal District Court, MA, 1st Circuit Court Appeals, Rhode Island Bar, Massachusetts Bar, Pawtucket Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Member of National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member of American Immigration Lawyer Association.
Domenic J. Carcieri, Esquire
Domenic attended Suffolk University earning his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He later went on to Boston University obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1988. Domenic’s areas of practice are Workers’ Compensation including work-related injuries and personal injury including automobile accidents, slip & fall, motorcycle, and pedestrian. His Bar Admissions include Rhode Island Bar, United States District Court, and United States Supreme Court.
David J. Colantonio, Esquire
Family law attorney David Colantonio has been practicing law for over 24 years. His primary focus is domestic relations including divorce, child
custody, visitation, child support, guardianship, restraining orders and DCYF matters. Having been involved in thousands of family law matters in
the state of Rode Island, he puts that experience to use in every case he handles. He focuses on the unique needs of every family and applies his
expertise to tailor the best legal representation. David is graduate of the University of Rhode Island. He obtained his law degree for Roger Williams
University and has been a member of the RI Bar Association since 1997.
Angelica L. Bovis, Esquire
Angelica is an associate attorney who joined the firm in September 2021. Her practice focuses on traffic matters, personal injury including motor vehicle accidents, slip & falls, and criminal defense. She is licensed to practice in both The State of Rhode Island and The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Prior to joining our team Angelica graduated from Roger Williams University in 2018 with a bachelor’s
degree in political science and legal studies. She then went on to earn her Juris Doctor at Roger Williams University School of law in 2020, where she graduated cum laude. While in law school Angelica served as a Rule 9 student attorney at the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General and was a member of Moot Court. After graduating Angelica worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Debra L. Olsson of the Appellate Division of the Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation Court.
Lisette Gomez, Esquire
Ms. Gomes is a first generation Cabo Verdean with close ties to the Latin community by way of Central Falls, where she grew up and graduated from high school in 2004. Lisette attended Salve Regina University, graduating in 2008 and earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration. She then went to attend the University of Toledo College of Law located in Toledo, Ohio. She graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2011. Lisette made a conscious decision not to abandon her roots and returned to Rhode Island after graduation. In 2013 Ms. Gomes became the Housing Prosecutor for the City of Central Falls. As the prosecutor she oversees housing code violations for the City. Lisette also serves as the Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Pawtucket. As the Assistant City Solicitor she assists in the prosecution of misdemeanor criminal violations, defends the City against civil claims and handles labor arbitration. Lastly, Ms. Gomes serves as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of East Providence. Now an Associate at Joseph J. Voccola and Associates, Lisette’s concentration area of practice is Family Law. Her bar admissions include the State of Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Michele Prinscott, Esquire
Born and raised in New York City, Michele graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She later went on to St. John’s University School of Law earning her Juris Doctor degree. Now an associate attorney at Joseph. J. Voccola, Esq. & Associates, Michele’s concentration areas of practice are Personal Injury/ Civil Litigation and Traffic law. Prior to that, her experience includes working as a litigation associate, concentrating in the area of Criminal law. Michele also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens, New York in the felony trial bureau. She was appointed as an Administrative Hearing Officer for the New York City Police Department at their headquarters in Manhattan. Michele has also worked as a U.S. Department of Labor attorney in their Wage and Hour division. Michele’ activities include membership in the R.I. Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and membership in the Rhode Island Association for Justice. Michele’s bar admissions include the State Of Rhode Island, the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York.