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I am an attorney with over eight years of experience in a variety of practice areas.  I spent three years as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting criminal cases in the Massachusetts District and Juvenile Courts.


 


In private practice I specialize in criminal defense, family law (including divorce, separation, child custody, child support, alimony, and all related matters), estate planning, small business needs, and a variety of other legal areas.

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Cormier & Cormier, L.L.P.

53 Magnolia Road
Lowell, MA, 01907

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    5 years
  2. Family: 25%
    5 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 25%
    9 years, 3 thousand cases
  4. Business: 13%
    5 years
  5. Real Estate: 12%
    5 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($100-200/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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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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    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph Goldberg-Giuliano

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

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    Joseph Goldberg-Giuliano Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MAActive200706/26/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
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
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Suffolk University Law School Mentor ProgramMentor2011 - Present
Greater Lowell Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2011
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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Publications
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
Education
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