Patricia Garin

Patricia Garin, Of Counsel

Patricia Garin concentrates her practice in complex criminal defense litigation and civil rights litigation. She has developed particular expertise in parole and sentencing issues and in representing individuals with mental disabilities in both civil and criminal matters.

Ms. Garin is especially known for her in-depth investigations and her dogged efforts to obtain favorable results for her clients. For thirty-five years, she has negotiated advantageous settlements and plea agreements through a solid mastery of the facts and law and an ability to know the best way to approach opposing counsel and prosecutors.

Since 1994 Ms. Garin has been an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University School of Law where she teaches Prisoner’s Rights Law and supervises a clinical program in which law students represent inmates at Parole Board hearings and prison disciplinary hearings. Ms. Garin is the President of the Board of Directors of Prisoners Legal Services. She was a member of the Boston Bar Association Task Force on Parole and Community Reintegration and the legislatively created Special Commission on Criminal Justice. In May of 2000, Ms. Garin received the prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award from the Committee for Public Counsel Services for her outstanding and extensive representation of indigent persons in both civil and criminal cases. In 2003, she was honored by the Massachusetts chapter of the National Lawyers Guild for her outstanding achievements in achieving political and social justice, and in 2016, the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented her with the President’s Award in recognition of her exceptional dedication and commitment to the pursuit of justice.

Ms. Garin is a 1975 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and a 1984 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.