Patrick S. Kauffman is a founding partner of Feinman & Kauffman, P.C. Before that Patrick was a Staff Attorney at the Nassau County Legal Aid Society for over five years, where he defended numerous criminal defendants accused of both misdemeanor and felony level charges. Prior to becoming a public defender, Patrick served as the Law Clerk for the Honorable Francis R. Hodgson, handling all stages of the Court docket for family, matrimonial and criminal matters. He was also qualified as a Court-appointed mediator. He is experienced at every stage of criminal litigation, including arraignment, plea negotiations, motion practice, grand jury, hearing, trial, and appeal. On merit scholarship, Patrick obtained a Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University School of Law. During his time in law school, Patrick also studied abroad in Italy, at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid in the Netherlands, and at the Faculte de Droit de I’Universite de Nice in France. Prior to that, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Law at the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he also taught classes as a Teaching Assistant.