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I am a founding partner at Cormier & Cormier, L.L.P., a small family law firm located in Lowell, Massachusetts.  


After spending several years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, I took the trial experience I gained there and applied it toward opening my own private criminal defense practice.  Partnering with my father in our new firm has expanded my resources as an attorney opened my practice up to new opportunities.  Our firm's unique combination of complementary legal expertise provides a reliable, community-based source of legal services for the Greater Lowell area.


We are ready to help guide you with any of your legal problems.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    9 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Family: 20%
    6 years
  3. General Practice: 5%
    6 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Joseph Goldberg-Giuliano

    Extremely professional as a prosecutor. Attention to detail, and great courtroom presence.


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Contact info

Cormier & Cormier, L.L.P.

755 Dutton Street
Lowell, MA, 01854


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Advanced Evidentiary Issues CertificationMDAA / CPCS / Suffolk University Macaronis Institute for Advanced Legal Studies2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCormier & Cormier, L.L.P.2011 - Present
PrincipalThe Law Offices of James D. Cormier2011 - 2011
Assistant District AttorneyOffice of Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard T. Leone, Jr.2008 - 2011
Student ProsecutorOffice of the Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard T. Leone, Jr.2006 - 2007
Legal InternMiddlesex County Juvenile Court, Lowell Session2006 - 2006
Legal InternMassachusetts Supreme Judicial Court2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2011
Suffolk University Law School Mentor ProgramMentor2011 - Present
Greater Lowell Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Lowell Council on AgingBoard Member2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. GouletNolle prosequi (case dropped by prosecution)
Andrews v. RossPending
Commonwealth v. AguirreClient plead to a CWOF
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cormier & Cormier, LLP Blog7 Tips on What to Do When You Get Stopped by Police2012
Cormier & Cormier, LLP BlogFive Reasons to Get a Will2011
Cormier & Cormier, LLP BlogShould I Take the Breathalyzer?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
Suffolk University Law SchoolGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
St. John's Preparatory SchoolN/AHigh School Diploma2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Internal Monthly TrainingDrafting Motions in Limine to Introduce Rebuttal Evidence2010