Areas of Practice
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
Prior legal experience
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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