Packel is a police detective who investigated the death of Jill Hodgkins. He made his sole appearance in "Dog Fight".
- "Mr. Specter, you are accusing a police officer of tampering with evidence."
"Yes, I am. When the results of the DNA test came back, they didn't line up, and Detective Packel changed the custody documents."
- ―Judge Gus Benjamin and Harvey Specter
Twelve years later, in 2011, Harvey discovered that Cameron had buried the evidence and sought to secure Clifford's release, much to Packel's ire. With the camisole being declared inadmissible, Harvey resorted to tricking Matt and Jason and obtained their DNA, and proved to Packel hat they were the killers. Along with Mike Ross, the trio ticked Matt into thinking Jason was going to kill him to tie up loose ends, prompting Matt to confess and sign a deal. Packel then took Matt into custody; in return, Clifford was freed, with his record expunged, while Jason and Matt were incarcerated.