Patrick W. Boatman

Patrick is the founder and principal of the firm. Since 1980, Patrick has litigated in the state and federal courts of Connecticut and Massachusetts and has prosecuted appeals to the fullest extent, advocating on behalf of clients at the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. For much of his professional career, Patrick served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army National Guard, Judge Advocate’s Division, before retiring in 2001. Veteran’s affairs remain an issue which Patrick holds near to his heart.

Throughout his career, Patrick has been selected by creditors to serve as Trustee in multi-year bankruptcy proceedings involving substantial assets and voluminous litigation. Patrick has also served as special counsel to several Panel Trustees. At times, Patrick also consults with attorneys who require a bankruptcy expert in state court litigation.

In his free time, Patrick enjoys hiking, kayaking, and piloting his boat up and down the Mystic River.

Education:
Boston University School of Law (J.D. 1979)
Webster University (M.A. 1975)
California State Polytechnic University (B.A. 1973)

Honors:
Editor, Boston University Law Review (1977-1979)
Law Clerk to the Honorable William A. Grimes, Chief Justice, New Hampshire Supreme Court (1979-1980)

Admissions:
Connecticut
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States District Court, District of Connecticut
United States District Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Second Circuit Court of Appeals
First Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court