|NH||Authorized to practice law||1999||02/22/2013|
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Massachusetts.
A reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.
Amy’s comment: “A representation was made by me to a court that should not have been made. However, the Board also stated "The panel is convinced of Ms. McGarry's diligence, her devotion to her clients and her fundamental good faith." My lesson was learned and my diligence and devotion have only gotten stronger.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Maine State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New Hampshire Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Massachusetts Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New Hampshire Federal Bar||Member||N/A|
|Maine Federal Bar||Member||N/A|
|Washington University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Criminal Law for Paralegals||Criminal Law||2014|
|Criminal Law for Paralegals||Criminal Law||2013|
Posted by Phil
I am very pleased at the services I received from this firm.
I was the defendant in a difficult divorce proceeding. Even with legal help from family attorneys, I found it exceedingly difficult to select a lawyer to represent me.
McGarry law legal aid helped this process. Even considering that the firm's hourly rate (attorney time) was more than some of the other firms I considered, the retainer and fee structure was pointed out clearly and seemed fair. I live on a relatively low, fixed income. For this reason, retaining any legal assistance was very daunting. I was able to make very good use of a 30 minute free consultation with the attorney who ultimately represented me.
The firm helped with my difficulty in ponying up the retainer. The fees were clearly defined and well delineated. Much of the work is done by paralegal assistance, and as such, at a considerably reduced rate.
The outcome of my case was favorable. The decisions which I made along the way were wholly my own but made with the experience of 20 years legal work to help me consider my optimum path.
I was well informed as to the details but not "nickel and dimed"– the firm is efficient yet thorough with low overhead.
I highly recommend McGarry Law Offices and will use this firm again.
Posted by K.V.
I was being charged with a serious Class B Felony. Amy was always respectful and listened. After a lot of diligence and her hard work in my case, she got the serious charge dismissed. What a relief it was to have an attorney like her on my side. You helped save my life and my record! Thank you!
Posted by K.V.
Amy helped me with a long term family case for guardianship. She was so helpful toward me and my family and also honest which is hard to come by in a lawyer these days. Thank you again, You rock and are the best!
Chris Nielsen, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Amy for 7 years, and during that time I have become very impressed with Amy as a zealous advocate for her criminal defense clients. Not one to back down from the State, her dogged determination has served her clients well both outside and inside the Court room. Keep it up Amy!
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