Patricia Keane Martin

Patricia Keane Martin

A nationally recognized, highly decorated member of the Massachusetts Elder Law bar, Patti concentrates her practice in probate litigation, including contested guardianships, conservatorships, will contests, and trust and estate administration disputes. She also advises clients on specialized estate planning subjects such as long-term care planning, special needs and disability planning.

Patti was honored as one of the “Top Women in the Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2016.  And the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys presented Patti with its prestigious John J. Ford Advocacy Award in both 2014 and 2015.

Patti’s expertise is also valued by the many attorneys who attend her various lectures for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. She has spoken on complex topics such as negotiating the labyrinth of MassHealth/Medicaid applications and fashioning guardianships for persons with fluctuating capacity.

In 2020, Patti on behalf of MassNAELA authored amicus curiae briefs in Kendall v. MassHealth and Guilfoil v. MassHealth, cases which led to landmark decisions by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Patti also argued before the Court in the Kendall case.

As a prominent member of the Mansfield, Massachusetts community, Patti’s activities range from coaching AAU basketball teams to serving on the Board of Directors at the Barton/Joslin Camp for children with Type 1 diabetes; Board of Directors for the Public Guardianship Service; and the Advancement Committee at Xaverian Brothers High School.

Patti is a graduate of William Smith College and Suffolk Law School. Prior to law school she served as a research assistant on archaeological sites in Ecuador and Egypt and was also an instructor at the prestigious Ethel Walker School prep school in Simsbury, Connecticut.


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

Admitted to Practice:

  • Massachusetts


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

Patricia Keane Martin

Rated by Super Lawyers

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Selected to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: 2016 – 2023. As one of a small number of attorneys selected to Super Lawyers, Patricia Keane Martin gained this recognition through professional achievement, peer recognition, and other distinguishing criteria.

Selected to Boston Magazine’s list of Top Lawyers in 2023 & 2022.