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James M Caramanica

Criminal defense Attorney at Attleboro, MA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Jim


Licensed for 28 years

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%
    Representation of clients in Massachusetts in all felonies and misdemeanors - including murder, sexual assault, violent crimes, theft, OUI cases, drug offenses, and other offenses.

    28 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Sex crime
    15%
    Involving Rape, Indecent Assault Battery, Statutory Rape and Aggravated Rape.

    28 years, 750 cases

  3. Violent crime
    15%
    Murders, Attempted Murders, Assault and Batteries, Assault and Battery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and other offenses.

    28 years, 750 cases

  4. Federal crime
    5%
    Drug Trafficking, Conspiracy, and Money Laundering

    28 years

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With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and decades of proven legal experience, Attorney James Caramanica has established himself as the Attleboro criminal defense lawyer clients can trust when their rights are on the line. Handling charges ranging from theft crimes to sex offenses, his team at the Law Office of James M. Caramanica, P.C. has handled thousands of cases and knows what it takes to build a strong defense. You don’t have to face your charges alone. Call their team now to schedule your free consultation and begin planning how to tell your side of the story in a compelling way.

Attorney James M. Caramanica studied criminal justice at Northeastern University, where he made the Dean's List. He went on to graduate from the Massachusetts School of Law, where he also made Dean's List and was a member of the Law Review. He later also graduated from Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management with a Master's Degree in Business Administration.

He is on the murder panel with CPCS where he represents indigent clients who have been charged with murder. He has handled murder cases in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and has represented clients in a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases in both states.

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Licensed for 28 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/26/2022
State RI
Status Not Authorized to Practice - Removed from the Master Roll
Acquired 2001
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Law Office of James M. Caramanica
Law Office of James M. Caramanica
70 South Main Street
Fall River, MA, 02721
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Reviews

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Posted by Olivia | November 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A force to be reckoned with!
Jim took over my case in the middle of it due to my previous lawyer needing to recuse herself. Jim immediately put in motions that my previous lawyer failed to do and I believe it was his hard work that helped the judge see that my charges should all be dismissed. He stood by me as I was summoned to be a testifying witness before, during and after the pandemic as the case in which I had to testify had been deemed a mistrial the first go around. He made sure I was not exposed to any potential charges after I was granted full immunity. He believes in what's right is right and doesn't get wrapped up in the politics. I am so greatful he was the one who stepped up for me. If I ever need an attorney for anything, I will be calling him immediately.
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Posted by Jenny | December 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
I had James as a lawyer he definitely is a beast he helped me and my brother and was amazing kept me out of jail and was a great help and I owe it to him the best decision I made
Posted by Sandon Gonsalves | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
the # 1 top notch lawyer here and all over the world is James M. Caramanica
James M Caramanica , is the # 1 best lawyer in.the USA , that everyone should have as his or her representative of all natures course
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Caramanica was hired to help us with a case of assault resulting from a serious mental health breakdown. He was extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. He always took the time to make sure we understood every aspect of the process.
Posted by Elizabeth | June 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% Recommend
I hired James right before the pandemic hit. I thought it would be months before I had to go back into court for a hearing but almost immediately after the courts reopened he was able to get all charges dismissed via a Zoom hearing. Very professional, reassuring, and caring. Even after I left his office he made sure to check in with me. Hire James!
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Posted by Bill | June 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST Attorney in the area!!!
Attorney Caramanica was very responsive and proactive from the start and throughout the judicial process and explained the most likely outcome which was exactly how the case was decided and in our favor. He was very personable and kept us in the loop on everything. Definitely recommend!!!
Posted by Jordan moore | March 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Defense Attorney
This guy is a beast worked with me and for me to make sure he got me out did everything he could . Appealed a hearing for me to superior court and Won
Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
He gave us clear direction of the case and it fits our request. Explanations of detail were easy to understand and sufficient. We are really satisfied with his support.
Posted by Rob | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you want a good powerful lawyer, look no future.
I highly recommend James Caramanica. He is professional, powerful, honest and VERY knowledgeable! He took care of my case in no time and had everything dismissed. Kept me informed through out everything. He listenes and understood what I was feeling and going through. Without a doubt if you want a excellent lawyer he is your guy!
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Posted by Emmylou | May 13, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Attorney Caramanica listened in great detail of my problem without interruption, however he recommended a civil attorney, he was honest in answering a question I had that I wanted his professional opinion on. I would recommend his legal services.
Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2014
Great Lawyer, Great Guy
Jim answered all our questions, got back to us via email quickly and explained everything to us so we knew what was going to happen in the court room. We never knew how long it takes everything to happen in the judicial system! Jim guided us through every step of the way. We will be forever grateful for his service to our family.
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Posted by Michael | December 4, 2014
Follow-up paper work
I lost an old docket from 10 years ago and he located it for and sent it to my home in Mesa AZ 3000 miles away. No charge for this service. This was very important to me for my new job.
Posted by Ron | December 4, 2014
Review of Attorney James Caramanica
I have worked with Attorney Caramanica for over 15 years; he has represented my business in real estate transactions as well as me personally. Jim is highly knowledgeable, professional, and will work diligently in his representation on your legal matter. I highly recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2014
good lawyer !
kept me up to date with my case and he did the best things possible he could do for me. i thought he was a great lawyer also has a good personality. i feel not just as a lawyer but a human bean. i would definitely recommend him!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of James M. Caramanica
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Carleen & Caramanica, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of John Carleen, P.C.
  • 1997 - 2005
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Office of James M. Caramanica
  • 1994 - 1997
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Education

  • Suffolk University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2002
  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Northeastern University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. CC (2022)
  • Not guilty on 13 counts - RELEASED.
  • Commonwealth v. MG (2022)
  • Dismissed.
  • Commonwealth v. JS (2022)
  • Not guilty.
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Associations

  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates
  • Supervising Attorney
  • 2017 - Present
  • CJA Panel Attorney
  • Panel Attorney
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates
  • Mentor Attorney
  • 1997 - Present
  • Bristol County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates
  • President
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates
  • Supervising Attorney
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Rhode Island State Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Law Review
  • Mass School of Law
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • Bristol County Bar Advocate Training
  • District Court Probation Violation Proceedings
  • 2014
  • CPCS Zealous Advocacy Training
  • Cross Examination of Witnesses
  • 2013
  • Bristol County Bar Training
  • Current Issues in Odor of Marijuana Cases
  • 2013
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc.
  • Melendez - Diaz Practice
  • 2012
  • Bristol County Bar Advocate Training
  • Delayed Disclosure in Sexual Assault Cases
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim's one of the best criminal defense lawyers around. Has a lot of experience and skill and fights for his clients. Highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is a great lawyer with tremendous experience and an incredible work ethic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim and I represent 2 of 5 Co-defendants accused of murder. I have seen Jim's work first hand and highly recommend his services. I look forward to working with him again in the future on cases together."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Caramanica is a great attorney who knows the law and will ensure your rights are protected!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer,he is very knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Other
"Jim is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer, I also give them 5 stars."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
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Attleboro Criminal defense Lawyer James M Caramanica
James M Caramanica
Criminal defense Attorney
Attleboro, MA
Licensed for 28 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available