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Jamie Mauritz James

Family Attorney at North Andover, MA

4.9   89 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    New Hampshire - NH 12 years
    Massachusetts - MA 29 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NH
    Acquired 2011
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1993
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016

About Jamie

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Jamie Mauritz James has a mission to provide quality legal support and counsel to her clients. She has a reputation for thoroughness and preparedness that is widely recognized and respected in the legal community. She works together with her clients to achieve the most successful client outcome. Jamie Mauritz James' commitment and experience in law allows her to take her responsibilities seriously, knowing that the results of her achievements for her clients will have a lasting impact on their lives. With extensive experience and diversity in the practice of all areas of Family Law, Jamie provide clients with the care, accuracy, and dedication expected of a seasoned litigator.

When families are in need, whether it be divorce, trouble with their young adult children, or child custody battles, they turn to Jamie James. She is aggressive with traditional legal advocacy but also experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution through the Essex County Bar Association Conciliation Program. Jamie is licensed to practice in NH and MA and has over 20 years of experience. She started her own law firm in 1996 and has served the area since that time.

Jamie is uniquely qualified to help your family. In addition to her 25+ years practicing law, she also holds a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is passionate about helping parents and children through the transitions inherent in divorce and separation. Jamie is a Category F Guardian ad Litem. 


Serving Clients' Needs

Her commitment to excellent representation includes:

• Giving Her Clients the Attention They Deserve

• Explaining All Options to Help Clients Make an Informed Decision

• Giving Clients as Much Time as They Need to Speak with Her

• Keeping Clients Informed about the Status of Their Case

• Maintaining Clients' Confidence

• Looking out for Her Clients' Immediate Needs & Long-Term Interests

• Returning Phone Calls Promptly

• Emphasizing Communication with Her Clients, Persistent Advocacy

• Attention to All Aspects of Her Clients' Cases.

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Jamie Mauritz James
575 Turnpike St
Unit 12
North Andover, MA, 01845


4.9 / 5.0
  89 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer Who Really Cares
Legal business is no fun - embarking on one of the greatest challenges of my life - Jamie, and Nichole have been in my corner. As I traverse through the forest of legalities, judges, etc. She provides a guiding light that is nurturing, loving, and demonstrates that she is a true stakeholder in your outcome. She takes on the case as if it were her own Kin, and or even herself. She works with you to ensure that you understand exactly what is happening. She takes diligence in ensuring that you, as a client - feels more like a partner, rather than JUST a client. She is a master at her craft - willing to use everything at her disposal to drive to the best possible outcome. She is forward looking - able to see the big picture, far and wide - rather than stuck in the weeds of the case itself. She is strategic - and cunning. She is your opponents worse enemy - but with impeccable poise. Embarking on legal journeys for whatever the reason maybe - you owe it to yourself, and your cause, do it right. Hire Jamie James.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Effective and efficient
I worked with Jamie and Nichole a few years back for my divorce and most recently for a child support modification. They handled everything efficiently and with my children's needs at the forefront. They communicated with me, handled any issues that came up, and answered any and all questions I had. They did not give up and I am truly grateful for the attention they provided to my case to resolve it in a positive way.
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Posted by Melanie | April 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
For years I tried to deal with my ex-husband’s antics on my own but just couldn’t do it by myself any longer. I am extremely happy I found Jamie and Nichole. They know what they are doing and know how to do it right! I would highly recommend if you need the right people on your side!
Posted by Donna | March 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I recently had the great pleasure of having Atty. Jamie M. James represented my daughter in a most stressful case. Jamie was most professional, kind and compassionate. She worked diligently for my daughter as if she were her own. Jamie possessed extreme composure and the most high work ethic. She went above and beyond while working on my daughter's case. My daughter had the absolute best outcome, given the gravity of her legal issues. I wish to express my most sincere gratitude and appreciation to Atty. James for not only her skills, but her unwavering dedication. I highly recommend Atty. James. She will work professionally and diligently for you, guaranteed!
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Posted by Matthew | November 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Jamie and her team are excellent!
I worked closely with Jamie and Nichole from her office on my divorce. It was a difficult time but they supported me every step of the way. I recommend them to anyone going through a similar situation.
Posted by Rachel | July 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Divorce Lawyer
Highly recommend Jamie James for a divorce attorney. Jamie was my attorney for my divorce, and just now for my custody battle. Both times she fought for me and my children, and always had our best interest in mind. Both cases ended with a win for me and my children. I cannot thank Jamie enough!!! Special shout out to Nichole Medley from Jamie’s office who also helped to support my second case!
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Posted by Lee | July 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Genuine and Hard Working
Highly recommend. Excellent experience. Professional. Ethics I could go on and on about how great they are. My Only regret was I wish I would have found Jamie James when first I filed for divorce. I spent 2 years and $198,000 in excessive charges with a big-name law firm out of Boston because my divorce was highly contentious and my husband owned his own business in his name only. After 2 years of going nowhere except running my finances dry, I knew I needed to find another Attoney when my prior attorney asked how much I had left in my IRA. I was tired of the continuous follow up because my prior firm keep dropping the ball and useless back and forth that went nowhere, except to increase the big firms billable hours. Within 24 hours of finding Jamie she had a clear strategy planned out to manage my divorce. Jamie completely flipped the tables on my ex and put him on the defensive. She did Exactly what she said she would, when she said she would! I did not have to continually follow up as she was extremely proactive. Within 2 months Jamie settled my divorce, doing more in those 2 months than my previous firm did in 2 years! Most impressive is that she did it with integrity and at a fair price. She achieved a FAR better financial outcome for me than my prior settlement offer. Jamie “dug” for what she needed and when she didn’t have what she needed from the opposing council not being forthcoming it did not stop her! She spent the time researching and found it herself! Jamie Jamies is genuine and yet at the same time no-nonsense. Jamie is not a “hand holder” but she does stay laser-focused on the absolute best outcome for her clients and keeps you informed about what she’s doing and what she needs you to do. She did not disappoint! If you need a lawyer who will really fight for you and not take all your money, interview Jamie James before you sign a contract with another attorney. It would have saved me SO much money and aggravation if I had found Jamie first. No Regrets and Highly recommend Jamie and her support staff as they are all there when you need them.
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Posted by Michael Junior | February 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10 out of 10!!
Attorney James is the epitome of a professional and with the help of her and her team I was able to know I was in good hands. I had go through a few attorneys and learn that they are not all the same. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was hiring attorney James for what’s suppose to be an exhausting process with the probate court and it turned into a peace of mind and I’ve gotten everything I’d hope for and more! Attorney James and Attorney Medley together provided impeccable communication and was proactive since day one. I will forever be greatful for their help!
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Posted by Robert | January 28, 2022
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Excellent attorney!!
Jamie took a negative situation that I was in and turned it into a positive victory. No games, no nonsense. She represented me in a way that as I listened and watched her in the courtroom, I knew I would be ok. I would highly recommend her office to anyone going thru divorce and/or separation. Top Shelf Representation!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Jamie James to represent me in a child support modification in the state of New Hampshire, and she was aggressive, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Although Jamie has only practiced in New Hampshire for a few years, she wiped the floor with the opposing counsel (he is highly regarded as one of the most respected and accomplished family attorneys in New Hampshire and has been practicing in the state for over 50 years ). Jamie James is a brilliant, no-nonsense attorney. She was very responsive and always returned my phone calls, text messages, and emails within a short time. She also accommodated my need to have meetings after business hours as I am a surgeon and do not have regular hours. I have a very high income and had an unfair child support order. It was a complex case, and Jamie James did an exceptional job representing me. I am pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by Rick | January 8, 2022
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I have worked with Jamie many times over the past few years. She is well versed in family law and sets attainable goals. We have been successful in all of our situations. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation!
I was referred to Atty James by another attorney who felt my divorce case was a bit complicated and out of their league. From our first meeting I was impressed, Atty James is very direct and thorough with her questions and what is needed to prepare for court. Our first court appearance really told the story, she drove the discussion clearly putting opposing counsel in their place. Every hearing Atty James had control of the situation and I always felt my best interest was protected. My divorce was scheduled for trial, Atty James did an amazing preparation that resulted in opposing counsel to concede on some of their most important items to settle the case prior to trial. I highly recommend Atty James.
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Posted by Matt | May 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Jamie really helped me during a tough time
While going through my divorce Jamie and her team were there for me every step of the way. Jamie made herself available to me and answered all of my questions whenever I had concerns regarding my divorce. Jamie is a fighter who cares a great deal about her clients - both in terms of the legal process, as well as the emotional aspect of what a divorce can do. I felt comfortable putting my trust in Jamie's hands and I am so glad she represented me. Thank you again to you and your team!
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Posted by John | April 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I highly recommend Jamie. She did an excellent job representing me. She is truly a life saver. Her office did a fantastic job and I couldn't be more satisfied with how she handled everything.
Posted by Julie | March 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!!
Jamie pulled through when I was in a desperate situation in a very short amount of time.
Posted by Doug | March 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best around.
I was referred to Jamie from a friend who use to be a paralegal for another attorney. She told me Jamie was the best around. Jamie came through and lived up to her expectation. From the first time I talked to her she told me “you remind me of your son and I’ll tell you exactly what I would tell him”. She did not disappoint. I wish I could give more than a 5 star rating. Will definitely go back to her on all future divorces. Thanks Jamie.
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Posted by William | January 4, 2021
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Jamie James Review
Jamie provided tremendous representation for me over the last couple years. First in helping me to evacuate a tenant and then supporting me through a most difficult time of accusations the former tenant made against me. The anxiety the above has caused me would have been unbearable without Jamie and her entire staff.
Posted by Eric | December 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10 out of 10!
I knew Attorney James was the right person for me the first day I spoke to her. She was compassionate, attentive, and great at communicating. Jamie and her paralegal Nichole made a tough process easy by their professionalism and answering every question I had in a timely manner. I highly recommend and appreciate all their hard work!
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Posted by Adam | November 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very caring and hard working attorney
Attorney James is the 2nd attorney that I have retained to deal with matters related to my divorce and subsequent custody dispute. I wish that I had hired her the first time, as there would likely have not been a need to hire any else. Attorney James has invested an enormous amount of effort and care into my case, and she approaches everything with the utmost tenacity. She has always been responsive, be it by text, phone call or email. I have never felt that I was just another case, or just her job. As a father fighting for custody of his two sons, I wholeheartedly recommend her services. With Attorney James as my lawyer, I finally do not feel alone in all of this.
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Posted by Nina. | October 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jamie James was a hired lawyer for our family in 2018. Jamie James and her associate, Nicole Medley have gone above & beyond for our family in our probate case that has lasted for nearly two years. Jamie James has always worked very hard to identify and put forth all the facts in this case. Jamie James comes highly recommended to anyone who needs help in a difficult legal situation.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Public Reprimand issued in MA, 2016
updated on 06/08/2016

Public reprimand means that an attorney did something wrong, but may still practice law. The attorney was given a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Jamie's comment: “This reprimand has been fully addressed and deals with entrusting accounting to a secretary who deposited funds into a wrong account. She did not follow the strict standards of legal accounting. Not a single client lost any money during this time, and I now ensure strict oversight on bookkeeping with an expert accounting firm. Client satisfaction remains top priority, detailed by numerous client reviews of my zealous, top-caliber representation in countless custody & high-stakes divorce cases.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Jamie Mauritz James and Associates
  • 1993 - Present
  • advertising account manager
  • Hill Holiday
  • 1988 - 1994


  • Capella University
  • Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 2020
  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Bucknell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Davis v. Davis
  • Father won custody
  • Hazing


  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Conciliator
  • 2013 - Present
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Associations
  • 1996 - Present
  • Lawrence Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • Essex Bar Association
  • 1996 - Present
  • Berwick Academy
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek
  • German
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • 3 Years Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 2 Years Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2015
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2015
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  • SJC-11585
  • Commonwealth vs. Juvenile
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Karma
  • Women in Divorce
  • 2017
  • People Contemplating Divorce
  • Divorce Law in Massachusetts
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Jamie
Child support Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. James is an excellent advocate for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend her to a client in need. She is also an asset to the Avvo Community, providing invaluable resources to those seeking help."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Atty James has a strong grasp of the law and works hard to advance her client's best interests in a professional manner. She has earned the trust and respect of other attys and the judges we appear before."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Throughout the many years I have worked with and against Attorney James, she has always shown herself to be a tenacious advocate and has done very well for her clients. She is more than willing to try any case to defend her client and has also proven herself very able to help parties set aside their personal differences and assist them in resolving painful issues to their benefit to the point that both my client and hers thanked her for her assistance. In family law, that is rare, and she certainly earned the praise."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse Attorney James. She is a tenacious opponent and advocate for her clients. Having said that, her zealous advocacy does not negate her ability to maintain a professional relationship with opposing counsel. I am sure that her clients benefit greatly from her abilities."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Jamie is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney in family law. I strongly recommend her for any family law matter.You are in good hands with Jamie !"
Family Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a zealous advocate for her clients and a skilled mediator in contested family law matters."
Family Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is thorogh and complete in representing the interests of her clients as well as an excellent advocate."
Family Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jaime is a very good attorney. I have handled several matters with her and she is experienced, reasonable and a pleasure to work with."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jamie is a tremendous advocate. She has a vast experience in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She has great practical knowledge of the Judges she appears before which aids her in formulating effective strategies and successful arguments. She is fearless and an unabashed advocate for children"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I strongly endorse Jamie Mauritz James. She has been an amazing mentor to me over the years and she really cares for her clients. When hiring a family lawyer, a client should seek someone who is both compassionate to their particular case, but aggressive in asserting their position. It is rare to find both but Jamie possesses both attributes which make her an amazing attorney. In addition, I have not met a more capable or tougher negotiator than her, which is critical in crafting settlements. In closing, I wholeheartedly endorse Jamie and recommend her to all potential clients, no matter if the case is big or small."
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North Andover Family Lawyer Jamie Mauritz James
Jamie Mauritz James
Family Attorney
North Andover, MA
Licensed for 29 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details