Christopher B. Coughlin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Boston, MA

Coughlin Law Group PC
 | 35 India Street, Suite 3
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-758-8700
Fax: 855-758-8811
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Christopher B. Coughlin is the founder and owner of the Coughlin Law Group, PC, in Boston, Massachusetts. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 13 years of legal experience, Mr. Coughlin focuses his practice solely on criminal defense, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Boston metro area and surrounding areas who stand accused of serious criminal violations, including any of the following:

    ·       DUI/DWI/OUI

    ·       Drug crimes

    ·       Assault and battery

    ·       Domestic assault

    ·       Sexual assault and rape

    Early in his legal career, Mr. Coughlin served as a prosecutor with the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office, so he has invaluable insight into the criminal justice system from both sides. This enables him to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for the accused, and he has achieved a long record of securing favorable result for clients.

    Licensed to practice in New Hampshire as well as Massachusetts, Mr. Coughlin has tried more than 100 criminal cases in state and federal courts in both states, and he has successfully handled thousands of criminal cases overall. From his efforts, he has gained a reputation for his integrity and honesty as well as his zealous approach toward protecting the rights, liberties and freedoms of those he serves.

    Recognized for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Coughlin has earned top rankings and endorsements from his peers along with "Superb, 10 out of 10 client" ratings on Avvo as well as the site's Clients' Choice Award. He has also served as the site's Independent Legal Evaluator, and he has served as instructor at Harvard Law School’s prestigious Trial Advocacy Workshop.

    Additionally, Mr. Coughlin has conducted lectures and seminars at Boston University and before various legal organizations involving criminal defense and other related topics. He also serves as panel member of the Suffolk Lawyers for Justice and former panel member of the Barnstable County Bar Advocates. He is an active member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bar Associations and the Boston Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

    A 1998 graduate of Saint Anselm College, Mr. Coughlin obtained his Juris Doctor from New England School of Law in 2006. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Overdrawn Bank Account, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

    Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016

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    About Christopher Coughlin

    Admitted: 2006, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage:


    • Kappa Delta Phi
    • Rising Star, Boston Magazine
    • SuperLawyers 

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop
    • Massachusetts
    • New Hampshire
    • U.S. District Court District of New Hampshire
    • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
    • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Boston Bar Association
    • New Hampshire Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Indigent Criminal Defendants

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Criminal Defense, Boston University
    • Perfect 10.0,
    • Instructor, Trial Advocacy Workshop, Harvard Law School


    • OUI Trial - Not Guilty  , 2020

    Educational Background:

    • Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire, B.A. in Business Administration
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    Office Location for Christopher B. Coughlin

    35 India Street
    Suite 3
    Boston, MA 02110

    Phone: 617-758-8700

    Fax: 855-758-8811

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    Last Updated: 4/13/2020

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