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James D. Cormier

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Swampscott, MA

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Contracts and agreements
    Drafting custom contracts of various types, including purchase agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture, operational contracts, master service agreements, terms of service/terms and conditions, privacy policies, and more.

    12 years

  2. Business
    Consulting and advising startups, emerging businesses, and entrepreneurs.

    12 years

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    Organizing and structuring business entities ranging from LLCs to corporations to partnerships.

    8 years

  4. Criminal defense
    After three years as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases, left the public sector to focus on criminal defense in private practice. Over 3000 cases and 30 jury trials.

    16 years

  5. Intellectual property
    Advising on IP issues for startups and emerging business.

    12 years

I am the principal attorney at BeaconLegal LLC, a new Boston-based firm focused on providing high-quality legal services to startups, emerging businesses, and entrepreneurs at affordable rates.  I started BeaconLegal to provide modernized, online services with a personal, boutique touch that goes beyond the commoditized services available on other legal websites.

I have ten years of experience in a variety of practices areas, including litigation, business and commercial law, intellectual property, and family law.  I spent three years as an Assistant District Attorney before going into private practice. 

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BeaconLegal, LLC
Licensed for 15 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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BeaconLegal LLC
53 Magnolia Road
Swampscott, MA, 01907


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  • Hourly Rates $ 100-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • BeaconLegal LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of James D. Cormier
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Cormier & Cormier, L.L.P.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Principal
  • The Law Offices of James D. Cormier
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Office of Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard T. Leone, Jr.
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Student Prosecutor
  • Office of the Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard T. Leone, Jr.
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Legal Intern
  • Middlesex County Juvenile Court, Lowell Session
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Intern
  • Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • 2005 - 2007
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  • Suffolk University Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • Suffolk University
  • B.A.
  • 2004
  • St. John's Preparatory School
  • High School Diploma
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Opus Marketplace Terms of Service
  • Successfully implemented agreement
  • Commonwealth v. Aguirre
  • Client plead to a CWOF
  • Commonwealth v. Goulet
  • Nolle prosequi (case dropped by prosecution)
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  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Suffolk University Law School Mentor Program
  • Mentor
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Greater Lowell Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Lowell Council on Aging
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Advanced Evidentiary Issues Certification
  • MDAA / CPCS / Suffolk University Macaronis Institute for Advanced Legal Studies
  • 2010


Speaking Engagements

  • Internal Monthly Training
  • Drafting Motions in Limine to Introduce Rebuttal Evidence
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (14)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Extremely professional as a prosecutor. Attention to detail, and great courtroom presence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney James Cormier is a hardworking, zealous, and competent attorney. I endorse his work as a criminal defense and trial attorney without any reservations."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Cormier!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cormier is knowlegable and experienced. He provides detailed, helpful answers and makes beneficial suggestions. Attorney Cormier's experience shows in his answers, as does his dedication to his practice and clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cormier’s advise is clear, concise and always on point. I admire his ability to reduce complex legal issues to their core elements and convey their implications in simple and understandable terms. I endorse attorney Cormier."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cormier is one of the finest Attorneys I have had the privilege of practicing with in my career. His knowledge of the criminal law in Massachusetts is thorough and well informed. His skills in front of jury are formidable and commanding. I wholeheartedly endorse his work."
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