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Courtney Kanaga Fogarty

Criminal defense Attorney at New Bedford, MA

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Fogarty Law, Law Office of Courtney K. Fogarty

  • State Years
    Massachusetts - MA 9 years
    Virginia - VA 12 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MA
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2011
    Associate No misconduct found

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

About Courtney

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Attorney Fogarty is an experienced litigator who specializes in Criminal Defense law. She serves the greater Boston area. She has extensive litigation experience in the District and Superior Courts in Massachusetts and this experience includes time she spent practicing as an Assistant District Attorney.  Prior to moving to Massachusetts, she was an attorney in Virginia. She advocates zealously on behalf of her clients and tailors her practice to meet each client's needs. 

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New Bedford Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney


Fogarty Law
414 County Street
New Bedford, MA, 02740
Fogarty Law
46 S. Orleans Rd
Orleans, MA, 02653
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Posted by Jean | April 13, 2022
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Can't be more grateful
I have a warrant don't even knew about it..I was charge with 2 felonys and 1 minor I was really frustrated cause never before I being on court for something like that she guide thru everything explaining pros and cons of my case to be ready for anything but always with those final word u gonna be allright...and let me do my think I love it all 3 cases drop 1 of the felony with a 6 month of stay out of trouble and everything go away she is a beast and the best thanks Courtney
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Posted by Blake | February 2, 2022
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Complaint Not Issued
Courtney was able to get all serious charges dropped at the magistrate hearing. She was able to build a profile on me and display to the clerk everything good in my life. She was also able pick the police report apart and find all of their mistakes and present them to the clerk in a very compelling way. And she pulled the officer aside and had a short conversation with them about me before entering the court room which I believe really helped in the end.
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2022
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Charges Dismissed
Attorney Courtney Fogarty represented me with great integrity, knowledge and respect ultimately getting my charges dismissed. She was well prepared and helped me feel secure and understood. Never having been in this situation I’m so glad I had Courtney’s expertise on my side. I highly recommend her compassion and confidence to deliver a good verdict! Leaving the hearing with a clean record was a world of relief I owe to her. Thank you so much for your help!
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2022
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Intelligent, Professional, and Thoughtful
I was recently falsely accused of a horrible crime, but thanks to the effort Courtney put into the preparation of my case, it didn’t even move on to trial! Initially, I was worried after many fallen through consultations with other lawyers, but she actually took my case on and believed I was innocent. Any time I needed to contact her, she made herself available in a short time frame, ready to actually pay attention to me and my case. Come the day of my hearing, she came prepared with the materials and knowledge required, alongside her friendly demeanor. I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Sara Elmoussaoui | December 19, 2021
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Defense Attorney
I didn’t have to go to court because Courtney she did everything for me.. she is an amazing lawyer!!
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2021
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Top Notch Defense Attorney
Attorney Fogarty was nothing short of amazing. She is knowledgeable, responsive and a great advocate. She was optimistic but did not sugar coat my situation and made me aware of all potential outcomes. This was a very difficult time for me and Attorney Fogarty made me feel as though she was personally invested in my best interest. She got the worst charge dropped at the show cause hearing and she was able to get me a CWOF on the lesser charge. Given the specifics of my case this was an end result beyond what anyone had hoped. I highly recommend Attorney Fogarty.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2021
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Great job
I had a hearing and Attorney Fogarty represented me. She argued the case well and the charge the police tried to bring was dismissed. I now have a clear record thanks to her hard work. Highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2021
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Top-notch trial attorney
Courtney is an outstanding attorney. Knowledgeable, experienced, detail-oriented, and always prepared. She's been a blessing during my darkest hour!
Posted by George | July 8, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Courtney is one of the most talented and effective attorneys I know. She is an incredible advocate who cares deeply for her clients, and she is very experienced. I highly recommend her.
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Courtney K. Fogarty
  • 2020 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Plymouth County District Attorney's Office
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Intern
  • Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
  • Norfolk County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Judicial Intern
  • Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Practicum/Intern
  • National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Research Assistant
  • Office of Benjamin Madison, III
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Assistant
  • Office of Charles Wright
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Legislative Aide
  • Office of State Representative Shirley Gomes
  • 2004 - 2005
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  • Regent University School of Law
  • Judicial Doctorate
  • 2011
  • Framingham State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Clerk Magistrate's Hearing: Sexual Assault Charges
  • Criminal complaint did not issue.


  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • 2021 - Present
  • Plymouth County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Founding Member: Washington Chapter
  • 2010 - Present
  • Military Spouse JD Network
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2019
  • James Kent American Inns of Court
  • Mentee
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Spot Light Award
  • Massachusetts District Attorneys Association
  • 2019


Speaking Engagements

  • Training of Police Academy Trainees
  • How to Testify
  • 2019
  • N/A
  • The Importance of Police Testimony
  • 2019
  • Family Law: Regent Law
  • Domestic Violence: "Do you know her?"
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Courtney is one of the finest attorneys I've had the pleasure of working with. As a former prosecutor, I witnessed first-hand her intelligence, diligence, courtroom skill, and knowledge of the law. She brings that same level of devotion and capability to criminal defense. I highly recommend her!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Attorney Fogarty since she was an Assistant District Attorney in Plymouth County. While on opposite sides, I found her to be a worthy competitor, and a fierce advocate. Now that she is in private practice, I know that Attorney Fogarty will zealously fight for her clients, and I welcome her to the defense bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
New Bedford Criminal defense Lawyer Courtney Kanaga Fogarty
Courtney Kanaga Fogarty
Criminal defense Attorney
New Bedford, MA
Licensed for 12 years
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