Patricia DeJuneas

Patricia DeJuneas l One McKinley Square l Boston, MA 02109 l (617) 529-8300 l dejuneas@sdappeals.com

 

Patricia “Patty” DeJuneas was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Trumbull, Connecticut. She has lived in Boston, Massachusetts since 2000. She graduated magna cum laude from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1993 and received her Juris Doctorate with high honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1996. She is a member of the Connecticut and Massachusetts bar and is admitted to practice in the District of Connecticut, District of Massachusetts, and First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Attorney DeJuneas served as a law clerk for the Honorable E. Eugene Spear of the Connecticut Appellate Court and for the Honorable Donna F. Martinez, United States Magistrate Clerk, in the District of Connecticut. She was also selected to participate in the United States Justice Department’s Honors Attorney program and has practiced civil and criminal law at both the trial and appellate levels at Shipman & Goodwin, LLP, Day, Berry & Howard, LLP (now Day Pitney), and the Law Office Of Richard Egbert. While working with Attorney Egbert, Attorney DeJuneas represented high profile clients in courts in several states, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Florida, and Texas. In 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, she was nominated by her peers as a “Superlawyers Rising Star” in the field of criminal defense.

From 2009 until 2012, Attorney DeJuneas was a solo practitioner and focused her practice almost exclusively on appeals. After collaborating on several appeals, Attorneys DeJuneas and Sibbison decided to formalize their association and established Sibbison & DeJuneas, a boutique appellate law firm. As an appellate lawyer, she has represented civil and criminal clients in the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Supreme Judicial Court, First Circuit, and United States Supreme Court.

Attorney DeJuneas dedicates a significant amount of time each year to pro bono work on behalf of individual clients, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, the New England Innocence Project, the American Humanist Association, and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Attorney DeJuneas serves as co-chair for MCLE 2016 Appellate Conference and is a co-author of Chapter 15, Special Considerations for Criminal Appeals, in MCLE’s Appellate Practice in Massachusetts. She also speaks on various topics at appellate and criminal law conferences. A life-long animal lover, she also serves on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Animal Coalition and does volunteer work in the animal welfare community.