About

Patrick Michael Megaro is a partner at Halscott Megaro PA. His primary areas of practice are criminal defense, criminal appeals, post-conviction relief, civil appeals, and civil rights litigation.

Education

Mr. Megaro received his Law Degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 2002 (Dean’s List, 2001-2002; Award recipient 2002 for criminal defense advocacy).

Before law school, he studied History and Secondary Education at Hofstra University and received his B.A. Degree in 1999.

Professional Career

Patrick Megaro began his legal career in 2002 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 in the area of criminal law.

Mr. Megaro entered private practice as a criminal defense attorney in 2004 as an associate at a high-profile criminal defense law firm in New York City 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 criminal cases in New York City, earning a reputation as a fierce litigator in the area of criminal law. 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. He continued to practice criminal law and appellate law exclusively in New York and New Jersey until 2014.

Since 2014, Mr. Megaro has been a partner at Halscott Megaro PA, based  in Orlando, Florida, focusing in criminal defense, criminal appeals, post-conviction relief, and civil rights litigation. In his current position, he represents clients in legal appeals, post-conviction litigation, and at the trial court level. At the law firm of Halscott Megaro PA, Mr. Megaro joined forces with Orlando criminal defense attorney Jaime T. Halscott, Esq., bringing more than a decade of experience to Halscott Megaro PA in the area of criminal law.

Videos on Professional Subjects

Introductory Video “Orlando Appeals Attorney, Appellate Lawyer, Patrick Megaro,” https://youtu.be/ZnxONPkJ0eI

“Never Talk to the Police” by Patrick Megaro, Criminal Defense Attorney, https://youtu.be/QSijyBOTgdg (also available as audio at https://soundcloud.com/victor-c-fuentes/never-talk-to-the-police-patrick-megaro-criminal-defense-attorney)

“Orlando Drug Attorney Patrick Megaro,” https://youtu.be/M1z_scM28ms

“How is a Civil Case Different from a Criminal Case? By Patrick Megaro Criminal Defense Attorney,” https://youtu.be/M1z_scM28ms

“What does Appeal mean?” by Patrick Megaro, Criminal Defense Attorney, https://youtu.be/M1z_scM28ms

“Appellate Attorney Patrick Megaro Esq - Rene Lima-Marin Petition” (Please Sign the petition to Free Rene Lima), https://www.change.org/p/john-w-suthers-release-rene-lima-marin

“Ineffective Assistance” by Patrick Megaro, Criminal Defense Attorney, https://vimeo.com/187674555

“Staten Island Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro, Criminal Defense NY,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xuyqma5c6c4

“Queens Appeals Attorney Patrick Megaro, Criminal Defense NY,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eyU8n1bmLQ

“Three Strikes Law by Patrick Megaro, Criminal Defense Attorney,” https://vimeo.com/187674829

“What is a Federal Subpoena? By Patrick Megaro, Criminal Defense Attorney,” https://vimeo.com/187674778

“What happens at an Arraignment hearing? By Patrick Megaro, Criminal Defense Attorney,” https://vimeo.com/187674807

“What is a Federal Charge? By Patrick Megaro Criminal Defense Attorney,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFiEscWKOiI

References

Website: https://www.appealslawgroup.com

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-michael-megaro-esq-%E2%AD%90-877b284/

Better Business Bureau: https://www.bbb.org/central-florida/business-reviews/attorneys-and-lawyers/appeals-law-group-in-orlando-fl-90326269

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NewYorkWeeklyRoundup/reviews/?ref=page_internal

Professional listing: https://solomonlawguild.com/patrick-michael-megaro