Brianna L. Paton

Associate

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Contact

Boston Office: 617-439-4990  

Direct Line: 617-603-3734


As a student attorney, Brianna was accepted into Northeastern’s Prisoners’ Rights Clinic where she represented individuals serving life sentences at parole hearings. Subsequently, as a teaching assistant with the Clinic, Brianna supervised other law students and their parole cases. During her clinic and supervisory work, Brianna went to prisons weekly, spending an average of 10 hours a week face-to-face with clients. This experience allowed her to better understand the criminal justice system, how to communicate with clients, and the sensitivity required when working with incarcerated individuals and their families. At the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Brianna worked closely with attorneys to investigate, research and litigate cases of sexual and physical abuse of children. During a 5-week first degree murder trial, Brianna assisted with witness preparation, including expert witnesses, and researched various legal issues.

Brianna enjoys cooking, crocheting, and hiking during autumn in New England.





Brianna joined Lawson & Weitzen in 2020 as a law clerk and became a litigation associate in 2021. She is a fierce and attentive advocate, always working to ensure the best representation for her clients. During law school, she held various internships with the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Civil Rights, and the Middlesex and Suffolk County District Attorneys’ Offices. With each internship, Brianna honed her legal skills working with diverse populations and sharpened her ability to understand and identify her clients’ needs.


As a student attorney, Brianna was accepted into Northeastern’s Prisoners’ Rights Clinic where she represented individuals serving life sentences at parole hearings. Subsequently, as a teaching assistant with the Clinic, Brianna supervised other law students and their parole cases. During her clinic and supervisory work, Brianna went to prisons weekly, spending an average of 10 hours a week face-to-face with clients. This experience allowed her to better understand the criminal justice system, how to communicate with clients, and the sensitivity required when working with incarcerated individuals and their families. At the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Brianna worked closely with attorneys to investigate, research and litigate cases of sexual and physical abuse of children. During a 5-week first degree murder trial, Brianna assisted with witness preparation, including expert witnesses, and researched various legal issues.

Brianna enjoys cooking, crocheting, and hiking during autumn in New England.





Professional Affiliations & Memberships


Massachusetts Bar Association

American Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

Women's Bar Association




Awards & Recognition


Northeastern University School of Law, Law Review, Senior Note Editor

Seton Hall, Social Work Excellence Award





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