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Michael Matthew Harrington

Elder law Attorney at Boston, MA

5.0   8 reviews

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Estate Planning, Retirement and Business planning, Asset Protection Planning, Medicaid Planning and Applications, Trust and Estate Administration, and Probate Administration.

    18 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Estate Planning, Retirement and Business planning, Asset Protection Planning, Medicaid Planning and Applications, Trust and Estate Administration, and Probate Administration.

    18 years

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    25%
    Estate Planning, Retirement and Business planning, Asset Protection Planning, Medicaid Planning and Applications, Trust and Estate Administration, and Probate Administration.

    18 years

  4. Trusts
    25%
    Estate Planning, Retirement and Business planning, Asset Protection Planning, Medicaid Planning and Applications, Trust and Estate Administration, and Probate Administration.

    18 years

Michael Harrington received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and a B.A. in psychology and a B.A. in philosophy from Boston College.  Michael has been practicing elder law and estate planning since 2005 when he started his own law practice in Boston, Massachusetts.  In 2008, he opened an office in Nashua, New Hampshire.  Michael enjoys working with elders and their families. He is an ombudsman for Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley.  As an ombudsman, Michael checks in on residents of a nursing home to make sure that they are being cared for in a compassionate and ethical manner.  

Licensed for 18 years
State NH
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/05/2013
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 09/19/2022
State PA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 2004
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Michael

Law Offices of Michael M. Harrington
Ten Post Office Square
8th Floor South
Boston, MA, 02109
Michael Matthew Harrington
20 Trafalgar Square
Nashua, NH, 03063
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Posted by Hanna | February 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent trusts attorney
I was recommended to attorney Harrington by a friend. I hired him to create an estate plan for my husband and I. He did an excellent job and answered every question we had about how trusts work and funding the trust so that we could avoid probate.
Posted by Marlon Ramírez | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Michael M Harrington, was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our option appear limited and resolution seemed nigh on impossible. not only was he able to defend us , but was the only one willing to take our case in a short time notices. Mr Harrington is a great immigration lawyer with a lot of experience and was able to give me my green card. My family and I are eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Mr Harrington without reservations.
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Posted by Mohamed Eddib | July 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great immigration Lawyer
Mr Harrington helped me in the darkest time of my life. If you want your case to be handled the right way hire Mr Harrington.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2014
Micheal Harrington 5 star service at an affordable price.
Hi, I came to the US on a student visa but because of some personal issues I was having wasn't able to go to school so I guess that messed up my Student visa status. Long story short I met a lovely lady and we got married and lived together. We decided to file for adjustment of status basing on that fact and furthermore, all the lawyers I had consulted with either were too expensive or they had advised us that the not attending school part might cause us some major issues at the green card interview. When I contacted Micheal, he was very positive that this wasn't going to be an issue and was well prepared considering I called him 24 hours before the interview looking for an attorney to represent my wife and I. He kept in touch all through those agonizing hours, told us what documents to bring to prove that our marriage was real and we loved each other and was even on time for the interview the next day. He reviewed us shortly before the interview and was with us every minute and advised us how we should react when asked about my absence from school. The interview went excellently and I was approved on the spot. I got my green card like two weeks after the interview and all this time He still kept in touch making sure the process went on the way it should. I would recommend Micheal Harrington one hundred percent to anyone that has immigration issues because he offers 5 star service at an affordable rate. And would and will refer any body that I know with Immigration issues to him because he is the best. Thank you Micheal Harrington.
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Posted by regina | April 4, 2014
Review for attorney Michael Harrington who represented me in the insurance settlement for an auto accident.
I hired Michael to represent me in an auto accident insurance settlement for an accident that happened in 2010. He was extremely punctual and patient as he negotiated the settlement with the insurance company while always keeping me aware of the developments. I was impressed with his straight forward and honest approach with me as he assisted me in navigating through this ordeal. Michael is a compassionate and generous attorney as he modified his fee to ease my financial burden. I would recommend his services to family and friends.
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Posted by Ludy | March 21, 2014
Very good lawyer
Attorney Harrington represented me in a criminal matter. I had a lot at stake; if I was convicted I wouldn't be eligible for a green card and would have been deported. Attorney Harrington got the case dismissed. The district attorney knew what kind of situation I was in and he threw all kinds of deals at me; deals that wouldn't have caused problems with immigration but would have cost me a lot of money in court fines and costs. I wanted to take a deal because I was so desperate not to jeopardize my immigration case and to have it over and done with. Attorney Harrington told me to be patient; he said the government had no case, that the district attorney couldn't prove anything because the evidence they did have wasn't admissible in court and he was just trying to get something out of me. Just as Attorney Harrington said the case got dismissed. The district attorney begged the judge for more time but Attorney Harrington persuaded the judge that the district attorney wouldn't have a case if he had all the time in the world. Case dismissed!
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2014
Excellent lawyer and a great person!!
He was able to respond to all my questions and gave me accurate legal advice.
Posted by Ganimeta | July 16, 2013
Need the best imigration lawyer Mr. Harrington is who you need to hire
This is our 2nd lawyer in my brothers case to get deported ,my brother had a criminal record ,and I am very thankfull that we hired Mr. Harrington because he is a criminal and a immigration lawyer.He fought his case and won my brother gets to stay in America.I would highly recomend this lawyer to anyone.Also he answers his emails and phone calls,unlike the first lawyer we had,so I was pleased about that too,and he will keep you updated on everything.He is very dedicated and he even called us on the weekends to ask questions,I can't say it enough I am so happy that we chose this lawyer.He saved my brother from getting deported.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Michael M. Harrington
  • 2005 - Present
  • Clerk to the Honorable Genece Brinkley
  • Court Of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Court Of Common Pleas Of Philadelphia County
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Peter Levin
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Boston College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. B.S.
  • Not Guilty
  • In re: G.F.
  • Dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. Reid
  • Conviction vacated
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Associations

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Program
  • 2012 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2005 - Present
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Awards

  • Top Contributor Crimnal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • District Court Certification
  • Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Deposition Skills
  • Deposition Skills
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (60)
Given (76)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Harrington. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Great attorney who works hard to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"10 years of practicing law and a clerkship for judge Brinkley is very experienced. His knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor if you are in or near Boston and schedule a consultation with him first."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Other
"Michael is a well known immigration attorney who works diligently and vigorously on each one of his case. He is honest, smart, hardworking. I strongly recommend him."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly respected in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent contributions and an asset to the AVVO community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. Highly respected attorney in the legal community with a reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Harrington. He is a highly knowledgeable and skilled attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is well versed in the law and an asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Michael is an excellent attorney who is highly respected in the legal community. He has the extensive knowledge and experience required to successfully pursue any immigration case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Harrington has perfectly blended his criminal and immigration practice, assisting a burgeoning population in both the Commonwealth and the neighboring states. He has the skill and experience to properly defend some of the most difficult and perplexing cases that involve that volatile mix of circumstances that often result in revocations and removals of foreign nationals and resident aliens. His contributions and experience make him a valued contributor on AVVO and more importantly in his clients' lives."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney and a highly respected one in the legal community."
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Boston Elder law Lawyer Michael Matthew Harrington
Michael Matthew Harrington
Elder law Attorney
Boston, MA
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation