Before entering private practice, Patrick worked for the Committee for Public Counsel Services of Massachusetts as a staff attorney for five years where he represented indigent defendants charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes. He has tried s...
Practice areas & skills: Civil Rights, Criminal Defense
Review: “My job requires constant buisness dealings with attorneys and I found Ms MacKenna very honest, helpful and most important knowledgeable.”
Practice areas & skills: Civil Rights, Contracts & Agreements, Land Use & Zoning, Elder Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
I went to law school in the 1970s because I wanted to change the world. I was fortunate to be able to work in public interest law for 25 years, working in legal aid programs in Nebraska, West Virginia, Worcester and Fitchburg. I ended my public ...
Practice areas & skills: Civil Rights, Education, General Practice, Social Security
Review: “He was very responsive to all my needs. Anytime I had a question he was there to answer it. He kept me informed about my case on a regular. I would refer him to anyone in a heartbeat!”
Practice areas & skills: Civil Rights, Employment & Labor, Discrimination
A civil rights attorney helps protect the personal rights granted to you by the government. When someone violates those rights, a civil rights attorney can help you make them stop these violations, or repay you for any damage they have done to you. Your civil rights are spelled out in federal and state constitutions and in discrimination laws. In fact, civil rights attorneys are sometimes called discrimination attorneys because they frequently handle cases involving a person being treated differently based on gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.