Helping clients in the areas of employment law, bankruptcy and personal injury.I help employees in workplace disputes, including discrimination, wage and hour & wrongful dischargeRepresenting tenants in housing disputes.Representing victims of motor vehicle accidents and premises liability.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2012|
|CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Legal History||CALI||2006|
|Honors Diploma - Cum Laude||Western New England College||2006|
|CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Income Tax||CALI||2005|
|Partner||Dinsmore Stark, Attorneys At Law||2011 - Present|
|Special Prosecutor - Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program||Office Of The Massachusetts Attorney General||2013 - 2013|
|Attorney||Law Office of Raymond Dinsmore||2008 - 2011|
|Attorney||Western Mass Legal Services||2007 - 2008|
|Intern||Western Mass Legal Services||2004 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Massachusetts Bar Foundation||Fellow||2015 - Present|
|Advisory Committee - Western Massachusetts, MCAD regulatory changes||N/A||2015 - Present|
|Safe Passage||Legal Advisor/Outside Counsel||2015 - Present|
|HIV/AIDS Law Consortium of Western Massachusetts||Volunteer Attorney||2012 - Present|
|United States Tax Court||N/A||2012 - Present|
|U.S. Supreme Court||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Springfield "No One Leaves" Program||Volunteer Attorney||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Hampshire County Elder Law Program||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Federal Court - District of Massachusetts||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Hampshire County Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Hampden County Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Massachusetts Justice Project Volunteer Lawyers Service||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Springfield Housing Court "Lawyer for the Day" Program||N/A||2008 - Present|
|State Bar - Commonwealth of Massachusetts||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Western New England College Law Review||Assistant Editor||2005 - 2006|
|Class Action Litigation||Resolved|
|Graves v. Chubb & Son||pending|
|Retail Class Action Matter||pending|
|See all legal cases|
|An Advocate's Guide to Unemployment in Massachusetts||Unemployment Advocacy Guide (Contributor)||2007|
|Western New England College School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|
|WNEU - Discussion on Employment Discrimination||Employment Discrimination||2015|
|Wage and Hour Law in Massachusetts||Wage and Hour Law||2015|
|The Intersection of Housing Law in Child Welfare Proceedings||Housing Law in Child Welfare Proceedings||2013|
Posted by Stephanie
Raymond is a wonderful lawyer. He is understanding and compassionate and you don't feel like you are being judged for your situation. He represented me in a bankruptcy and always responded to my questions. He was also extremely helpful with other legal questions I had. I can't say enough about him other then if you are looking for a good lawyer, he's your guy.
Posted by Erin
Needing an attorney is typically not a pleasant experience...sort of like going to the dentist. Despite the circumstances that led me to seek out legal help a little over a year ago, I truly can't say enough good things about Attorney Ray Dinsmore. I needed help when I discovered that a house which my ex-partner and I had owned was very near foreclosure. I had been mistakenly advised that my name was no longer attached to the house. I found myself on the verge of having my credit ruined and possibly needing to file bankruptcy even though all of my other finances were in good standing. Needless to say, I was panicked. I met with Ray and he helped me come up with a plan. He had a firm grasp of the situation and was clearly knowledgable about what needed to be done which I found very comforting. Ray took on my case. Little did I know that this would turn into a year-long debacle of ups and downs. He remained steadfast even when it seemed like the situation was hopeless. He hung in there even when I was ready to give up. I was kept informed of every new piece of information and Ray let me know when there were things that I could do myself so that I didn't accumulate exorbitant legal fees. I'm happy to report that because of Attorney Ray Dinsmore I was able to get this issue successfully resolved and I've been able to move on with my life. If you're looking for an attorney who is knowledgeable, skilled, and will get the job done, contact Attorney Raymond Disnmore.
Posted by Heather
We hired Attorney Ray Dinsmore for an issue with our previous landlord who was unethically and, as we found out, illegally taking money out of our security deposit.
We felt helpless, unsure of the law, and worried that our case wouldn't hold up, or that it would cost too much. We were so lucky to find Ray!
He was prompt in getting back to us, and updated us throughout our case. He was friendly and encouraged us to call him by his first name, which put us at ease. Ray is extraordinarily knowledgeable about tenancy law, which is a rarity (mainly because it's not lucrative;Real Estate law is not the same thing), and researched what he didn't know. He also outlined what we could and couldn't ask for; he didn't promise outlandish results, just reasonable ones.
He translated Legalese into regular English, so we knew our rights and what our plan was. Ray is not only a great communicator, but an excellent listener. We felt heard. We felt cared for. When you're in the midst of what feels unfair, it feels so good to be heard.
Ray was generous with his time, and incredibly reasonable in his fee. He didn't end up charging us for all the time he spent writing our unreasonable landlords who refused to communicate by phone. He was quietly tenacious with our requests, and dedicated. He was respectful, patient, and determined.
The fact is, Attorney Ray Dinsmore gave us hope -- not just for our case, (which we won) -- but about the legal system, in general.
I can't recommend him more.
Posted by anonymous
I know Mr. Dinsmore is a respected lawyer because as we walked throughout the court building several judges and clerk magistrates smiled and said hello when they saw him.
A good lawyer will always urge parties to settle, which Mr. Dinsmore did. In my case my adversary refused to settle so we had our case heard by a clerk magistrate and we won.
Mr. Dinsmore knows his area of law, explained it to me and let me know ahead of time what to expect.
I trust Mr. Dinsmore and would highly recommend his services.
Peter Lane, Lemon law Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse Raymond Dinsmore without hesitation. Attorney Dinsmore is a conscientious and zealous advocate for the rights of employees who have been discriminated against or are owed back wages. His experience and knowledge are not only a great asset to the individuals he represents, but also to our local economy that relies on a fair and equitable workplace.
Erick Diaz, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Attorney Dinsmore is one of a handful of attorneys I consult with whenever I have questions about MA employment laws. We have worked together on a few employment cases, and I have been impressed with his commitment to being a zealous advocate for his client’s positions. He advocates for his clients even when other lawyers would have compromised or given up. His dedication to his client’s cause is unparalleled. For example, in one case, I remember him showing up and vigorously advocating for his client’s position at a mediation conference notwithstanding the fact that he was so ill that most people in his position would have stayed in bed and rescheduled the mediation. He is also one of the most ethical lawyers with whom I have co-counseled.
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