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Charles J. Sclafani, Jr., was born in Boston, Massachusetts and has been a resident of Western Massachusetts since 1981. He is a graduate of the Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Peabody, Massachusetts, the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and the Western New England University School of Law. He initially practiced law with the Springfield, Massachusetts law firm of Weitz & Sclafani from 1988 to 2002 and with the firm of Johnson, Sclafani & Moriarty in West Springfield, Massachusetts from 2002 to the present. He also served as Town Prosecutor for the Town of Agawam from 1989 to 1994 and as Associate Solicitor for the Town of Agawam from 1989 to 1998 and from 2008 to 2010.

Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

I recently tried a case for a client charged with Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol, 3rd Offense. This was a long time client who was caught in a situation where the officers wrongly decided he was operating a motor vehicle while impaired due to the consumption of alcohol. After reviewing the facts, we never considered a plea, but determined trial was the only option. Furthermore, a conviction on this offense would have involved jail time and an extended period of loss of license, plus extensive probation conditions and fees. We were ultimately successful at trial, with the booking video (not offered into evidence by the prosecution) becoming a significant part of the defense decision leading to acquittal. At the close of the trial, instead of being cuffed and lead to jail with this on his record, my client walked out the front door of the court house with a huge feeling of relief. Most certainly, this result made a big difference in this client's life.

How did you build a successful practice?

I built a successful practice by focusing on each new client and their issues, treating each one as the most important concern at that time. It has always been most important to listen to each person's needs and feelings while clearly identifying the desired result and the manner of achieving that result. Right from the start I look to alleviate client's fears and anxieties and put together a plan of action that makes sense.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

Clients should look for a compassionate and competent attorney who gets the job done for a reasonable fee.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

Local knowledge is always a great advantage. It is not a deal breaker, but adds significant advantage to the situation.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

A free phone conference allows me to obtain the necessary outline of the person and their issues. I can then make an initial determination of the correct course of action and appropriate recommendations.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

In an initial phone consultation I require an accurate outline of who the client is, the particulars of his/her situation and pertinent information about the issues facing the client.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

I have been in practice for over 30 years and have an extensive background as a local prosecutor, defense attorney and trial experience in many varied areas of law, including family law. I also have been a bankruptcy law and general practice attorney for the same period of time. This myriad and varied areas of experience allow me to be comfortable and proficient with analysis, preparation and follow through with many areas of law.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is helping deserving client's achieve their desired result.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

I am a very active person outside of the law. I enjoy spending time with my family, including with my three adult sons and yellow lab ""Lucy"", playing baseball, tennis, golf, weigh training, boating, martial arts, cooking, reading and, of course, the Red Sox and Patriots.

Are you involved in your community?

I participate in varied community issues, including community preservation matters and animal rights.

Position Organization Location Duration
PartnerJohnson, Sclafani & MoriartyWest Springfield, MAPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Western New England University School of LawJ.D. Law School1987  
University of Massachusetts, AmherstBachelors1983
State / Court Date
Federal, District of Massachusetts1990
Massachusetts1987
  • Hampden County Bar Association | Member
    Business Network International | President/Vice President | 2010 - 2012
  • BV Rated        Martindale-Hubbell | 2016
    Rated Attorney | Lead Counsel | 2015
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2019-08-07Phone413-306-3675, 888-385-1183
2019-08-07Firm NameJohnson & Sclafani
Charles J. Sclafani
776 Westfield Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
42.1037804,-72.6367158

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