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I am a fomer prosecuter who now defends the rights of the accused. I pride myself on my record of dismissals and not guilty verdicts. I very rarely plea a case out - and only do so in the most dire circumstances. As a prosecutor I handled thousands of criminal cases. Having played on both sides of the field helps me anticipate what the other side is thinking.

Since becoming a defense attorney I have secured hundreds of dismissals and favorable verdicts for my clients. I pride myself on my tenacity and results. In my practice I treat everyone with respect and courtesy and in turn they trust and respect me.

-Christopher B. Coughlin


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    10 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years, 2.5 thousand cases



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Coughlin Law Group, PC

35 India Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA, 02110

Coughlin Law Group, PC

3282 Main Street
Barnstable, MA

North Shore Office

81 Prospect Street
Gloucester, MA, 01930



NHAuthorized to practice law200602/26/2010
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarBoston Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarBoston Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarBoston Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCoughlin Law Group, PC2015 - Present
InstructorHarvard Law School2014 - Present
PartnerMilligan Coughlin LLC2009 - 2015
Legal InternSuffolk County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2006
Assistant District AttorneyCape and Islands District Attorney's Office2006 - 2009
Legal InternMassachusetts Attorney General's Office2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Suffolk Lawyers for JusticePanel Member2013 - Present
New Hampshire Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Boston Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2009 - 2014
Barnstable County Bar AdvocatesPanel Member2009 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth of MA v. J.H.Not Guilty after Required Finding
Commonwealth v. C.S.Case Dismissed
Commonwealth v. A.G.Not Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Saint Anselm CollegeBusinessBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Living off Campus: Knowing Your RightsCriminal Defense & Civil Rights2013
Living off Campus: Knowing Your RightsCriminal Defense & Civil Rights2012
Living off Campus: Knowing Your RightsCriminal Defense & Civil Rights2011