Location: Boston, Massachusetts
LEONARD E. MILLIGAN III
Len Milligan is a founding partner of the firm. His practice focuses on litigation in state and federal courts.
Len’s work is well-respected by his peers. Every year since 2009, Len has been named a ‘Rising Star’ by the editors of New England Superlawyers and Boston Magazine-an honor bestowed to less than 2.5% of lawyers practicing in New England. In 2010, he was a scholarship recipient to the National Criminal Defense College, learning and working with ninety-six of the best lawyers from around the country on cutting edge trial issues. In 2011, Len was featured by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Excellence in the Law Awards as an “Up & Coming” Lawyer.
Len is a trusted teacher of the practice of law. He is a member of adjunct faculty at Northeastern University School of Law, where he teaches a clinical course in Criminal Advocacy. He also teaches courses in trial advocacy each fall at the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law. Len also teaches Zealous Advocacy for MCLE and CPCS. Len has given expert legal commentary on Fox, ABC, NPR, and WEEI.
Len has extensive experience in serious felony criminal defense litigation and has represented hundreds of people in state and federal courts. He is a member of the CJA Panel for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, making him one of a select group of attorneys whom the Court has designated to represent federal criminal defendants in Boston. Len is also certified by the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) to represent individuals in Superior and Appellate Courts in Massachusetts. Len prides himself on his reputation among his peers as a dedicated and focused lawyer.
Len also represents companies, large and small, in business litigation matters with serious consequences. His thorough work product and unique approach to dealing with opposing counsel often sets Len apart from other litigators in the field. Many of the firms’ largest business litigation clients were referred to us by former opposing counsel that, for one reason or another, needed to pass along a needy client to another attorney.
Len is a member of the Board of Directors for the not-for-profit USA Ski Cross, which fields the Ski Cross team representing the United States in World Cup and Olympic competition.
Areas of Practice
U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court District of Colorado
U.S. District Court District of Vermont
New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Trial Advocacy, Harvard Law School
Criminal Advocacy and Clinic, Northeastern School of Law
MCLE/CPCS Zealous Advocacy
Honors and Awards
New England SuperLawyers Magazine–Rising Star, 2009 – 2017
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly – Excellence in the Law, 2011
Scholarship recipient to the National Criminal Defense College
Professional Associations and Memberships
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2010
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2007
Past Employment Positions
Salsberg & Schneider, Associate, 2007
Milligan & Associates, Principal, 2007-2009
Milligan Coughlin LLC, Partner, 2009-2015