Patrick Michael Megaro is a partner at Appeals Law Group. He began his legal career in 2001 at The Legal Aid Society Criminal Defense Division in Manhattan, New York City as a public defender. At Legal Aid, Mr. Megaro represented hundreds of clients charged with misdemeanors
and major felony offenses, gaining invaluable trial experience fighting in court daily for the rights of clients.
Appelatte Lawyer Mr. Megaro entered private practice as a criminal defense attorney in 2004 as an associate at a high-profile criminal defense law firm, Scott Brettschneider, P.C., before forming his own firm in 2007.
In private practice, Mr. Megaro represented clients in New York City, New Jersey, Florida, and various Federal courts around the nation, concentrating on criminal trial defense, sentencing advocacy and mitigation, criminal appeals and post-conviction relief. In private practice he handled many
high-profile media cases in New York City, earning a reputation as a fierce litigator.
Mr. Megaro also successfully represented clients in civil litigation and appeals, as well as Federal civil rights actions brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983 for the false arrests and malicious prosecution, securing hundreds of thousands of dollars in settlements against police departments for clients.
In 2014, Mr. Megaro joined forces with Jaime T. Halscott, Esq., bringing more than a decade of experience to Appeals Law Group.
* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.