Patricia Keane Martin

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Patricia Keane Martin

Patti’s practice concentrates on all aspects of elder law litigation involving contested guardianships, conservatorships, will contests, and trust and estate administration disputes. She also advises clients on estate planning matters with attention to long term care planning, special needs and disability planning.

Patti is a frequent lecturer for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education where she presents at the “Masshealth Process from Application to Approval”, created and chaired “Use of Guardianships and Conservatorships for Individuals with Fluctuating Capacity” and “Elder Law Litigation.” She is an active member of the Mass Chapter for the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys in which she serves as chair of the Advocacy Committee. MassNAELA has awarded her with the John J. Ford Advocacy Award in 2014 and 2015 as well as NAEAL Chapter member of the year in 2018. She was honored as one of the Top Women in the Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in 2016.

Patti is a graduate of William Smith College and Suffolk Law School. 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 sites in Ecuador and Egypt. She is an active member of her community in Mansfield where she has served as the coach of several travel and AAU basketball teams. She serves on the development committee and planned giving committee at Xaverian Brother’s High School and is on the board of directors at the Barton/Joslin Camp for children with Type 1 diabetes.


  • 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 – 2018. 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.