Colleen A. Laffin
Ms. Laffin’s practice focuses on the areas of family law, domestic violence, and criminal defense. Prior to joining FITCH, Ms. Laffin worked as an Assistant County Attorney in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. Ms. Laffin prosecuted a broad array of felony cases in Rockingham Superior Court, ranging from drug crimes to domestic violence and serious assaults.
Education And Distinctions
- Boston University School of Law, J.D.; Member of the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law
- Boston College, B.A., magna cum laude
More About Colleen A. Laffin
Ms. Laffin successfully tried a multitude of felony cases while an Assistant County Attorney, obtaining convictions for domestic violence, assault and battery, violation of no contact orders, and driving while under the influence.
During law school, Ms. Laffin successfully argued two appeals before the Massachusetts Appeals Court as an intern with the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Laffin continued her appellate practice as a Fellow with New Hampshire’s Office of the Attorney General, authoring state appellate briefs.
While in law school, Ms. Laffin also participated in the Boston University Criminal Law Clinic, serving as a student prosecutor in Quincy District Court.
Cases of Note
As An Advocate
- Ms. Laffin successfully represented the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Com. v. Heye, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 1124 (2015) (Rule 1:28 opinion), where the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
- Ms. Laffin also successfully represented the Commonwealth in Com. v. Ganley, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 1112 (2015) (Rule 1:28 decision), where the Massachusetts Appeals Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a narcotic drug.
Professional Activities and Associations
- Admitted to the Massachusetts and New Hampshire state bars.
Honors and Awards
- Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star (2020)
- Contributing editor, MCLE Trying Divorce Cases in Massachusetts – 6th Edition (2020)