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Patrick Michael Coughlin

Patrick Michael Coughlin

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Family, DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

I am a hard-working, energetic, and compassionate attorney who strives to achieve the best results for his clients. I am a readily accessible, affordable, and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to your criminal case. 

I have practiced as a public defender and as a private attorney so I understand how to manage a caseload effectively, communicate with the district attorney or opposing counsel and get results. 

Contact me for a free consultation. 


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    6 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Family: 25%
    4 years, 100 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    6 years, 500 cases
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    5 years, 100 cases



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Ravinder Singh Johal

    Mr. Coughlin is a zealous advocate for his clients and is thorough, reliable, and effective in getting results. I would recommend his services.


    Ravinder Johal Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • No photo

    I've seen Patrick at work. He is very bright and committed to his clients. He is the kind of lawyer any client would be lucky to have work on their behalf. Hire him.


    Manny Daskal DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Earl Carter and Associates

1735 North First Street
Suite 105
San Jose, CA, 95112



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Of CounselThe Law Office of Leon Mezzetti2012 - Present
Panel AttorneyCriminal Court Appointed Attorneys Program- Alameda County Bar Association2012 - Present
Appearance AttorneyKapsack and Bair2012 - Present
Deputy Public DefenderHumboldt County Public Defenders Office2010 - 2011
AssociateRutledge & Rutledge2008 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A2008 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A2008 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Traffic Ticket San Mateo CountyReduction in charge/fine

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005