|John P. DiNatale
B.A. University of Massachusetts 1974
M.A. St. Louis University 1976
John P. DiNatale is the senior partner of DiNatale Detective Agency. He began his apprenticeship with his father Phil when he was in his late teens. John accompanied him on surveillances and investigations, took notes during interviews of criminal defendants, penned witness statements learning the art of investigation through practical experience. John apprenticed part-time throughout college and graduate school. He joined his father in 1976 with eight years experience. After 43 years, John has conducted and supervised over 10,000 investigations for Massachusetts' elite criminal and civil attorneys, corporations and insurance companies.
John is a charter member of the Licensed Private Detectives Association of Massachusetts. He served on the Board of Directors for 5 years, and as President from 1994-95.
He has lectured at Suffolk Law and the New England School of Law on interview techniques including securing signed statements from witnesses. He has also lectured on behalf of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys. His topics included automobile accident investigations, and the product identification of toxic tort claims.
As part of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Annual Conference John was asked to participate in a panel discussion on the electronic access of court records in Massachusetts. He was also a featured speaker at the 2009 Annual Conference of the American College of Trial Lawyers regarding the theft of paintings from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
John has published several articles in Lawyers Weekly and the Journal of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys regarding privacy issues, and the use of computers in investigations.