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Patricia  Keane Martin

Patricia Keane Martin is a Partner at Pabian & Russell, LLC, concentrating in a broad range of estate matters including elder law, special needs and disability planning, trust planning, and general estate planning. In addition to estate and elder law matters, Patricia concentrates on all aspects of probate litigation involving will contests, estate administration disputes, trust and fiduciary, and contested guardianships and conservatorships.

Ms. Keane frequently lectures on special needs planning, elder law, and probate controversies. She has been a lecturer for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and was an instructor in business law at Northeastern University

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Patricia Keane Martin

Areas of Practice

  • Probate Litigation and Special Needs & Disability Planning, Elder Law, Estate & Tax Planning, Estate & Trust Administration

Education

  • B.A., 1986, William Smith College
  • J.D., 1992, Suffolk University Law School

Honors & Awards

  • Top Women in the Law List 2016, presented by Lawyers Weekly
  • John J. Ford Litigation Advocacy Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys 2015 & 2016
  • Named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyer List 2016 & 2017, published in Boston Magazine

Teaching & Speaking Engagements

  • Instructor in Business Law at Northeastern University
  • Speaker at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) event titled,  “'1st Look' at What the Daley & Nadeau Decisions Mean to Irrevocable Trusts & Medicaid Planning” 2017
  • Created and Presented at the MCLE’s Elder Law Litigation Seminar and Guardianship & Conservatorship with Fluctuating Capacity Seminar 2017
  • Speaker at the MCLE’s Elder Basics event series 2016
  • Speaker at Massachusetts Elder law Conference 2017
  • Speaker at MCLE Conference 2015 covering "MassHealth Process from Application to Approval". 
  • Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney’s annual Elder Law Institute 2017
  • Speaker Massachusetts Guardianship Association's "Guardianship in Massachusetts - Examining an Ever Changing Landscape" seminar 2017
  • Hosting the HalfMoon Education's MassHealth 2017 Update seminar 
  • Presenting at the Mass Bar Association's 5th Annual Probate Law Conference 2017

Representative Matters

  • Patricia was mentioned in the Massachusetts Judicial Supreme Court Daley and Nadeau decision. Patricia Keane Martin filed and was the chair of th amicus brief in the case on behalf of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. 
  • She as also a chair on the amicus brief in the Heyn (Roche) vs. Thorn (Office of Medicaid), which led to the Massachusetts Appeals Court decision that allows th use of Irrevocable Income Only Trusts in long-tem-care planning. 
  • Testified before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary at the Massachusetts State House regarding the amendment of Bill No. S705, the spousal share elective statute
  • Testified before the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs at the Massachusetts State House in support of House Bill No. H01097 regarding personal care or managerial services contracts for families caring for elderly relatives

Prior legal experience

  • Prior to joining Pabian & Russell, Patricia was a partner at the Worcester based law firm of Bowditch & Dewey.

Professional Associations

  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys - Public Policy Committee; Litigation Review Committee
  • Board of Trustees of the Barton Center for Diabetes Education 
  • Member of the Plan Giving Committee and Advancement Committee at Xavarian Brothers High School 
  • Member, Boston Bar Association - Fiduciary Litigation Committee
  • Member, Mansfield Women of Today (a community service organization)

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Patricia Keane Martin is a partner at Pabian & Russell, LLC concentrating her practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, disability benefits planning, probate and trust administration. In addition she has extensive experience with all aspects of probate litigation involving will contests, estate administration disputes, trust and fiduciary disputes, and contested guardianships and conservatorships. She regularly serves as trustee of special needs trusts and as a court appointed guardian ad litem.

Ms. Keane Martin frequently lectures on special needs planning, elder law, and probate controversies. She has been a lecturer for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and was an instructor in business law at Northeastern University. Prior to entering law school, she was an economics and United States government instructor at the Ethel Walker School and a research assistant on several archaeological digs in Ecuador and Egypt.

She is an active member of her community in Mansfield where she has served as president of the Mansfield Women of Today (a community service organization) and the coach of several travel and AAU basketball teams.

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