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Jim sees the role of a good business lawyer as that of a coach. As a college athlete and later a youth sports coach, he learned that a good coach is an advisor, a motivator and a problem solver. 

As a lawyer, he works to understand clients' circumstances and their concerns so that he can provide sound counsel based on what fits their needs and is in the best interests of their businesses. He analyzes transactions and cases from a business perspective, looking for creative and efficient solutions.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Real Estate: 25%


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Contact info

1500 Main Street
Suite 1600
Springfield, MA, 01115

16 Armory St.
Northampton, MA, 01060



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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ListedBest Lawyers in America2013
ListedBest Lawyers in America2012
ListedSuper Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
ListedBest Lawyers in America2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
ListedBest Lawyers in America2010
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ListedBest of U.S. - Lawyers2008
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRobinson Donovan, PC1981 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar FoundationMemberN/A
American Bar FoundationFellowN/A
National Association of Dealer CounselMemberN/A
Massachusetts Automobile Dealer AssociationMemberN/A
Board of Trustees of Baystate Medical CenterFormer ChairmanN/A
Western Massachusetts Georgetown University Alumni AssociationMemberN/A
Board of Directors Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off ClassicChairman1993 - 1994
Springfield Technical Community College Foundation Board of DirectorsMember1992 - 1995
Springfield Riverfront Development CommissionMember1986 - 1989
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hoosac Wind ProjectSuccess
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Georgetown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Forming a Business Entity including FranchisesAutomobile Franchising LawN/A