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James Burke | Principal
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Attorney James M. Burke has more than 37 years experience providing quality, reasonable legal advice to individuals, small businesses, and corporate clients, in Southeastern Massachusetts. During his career, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the County of Plymouth, Public Administrator for the Commonwealth, and legal counsel for the Brockton Redevelopment Authority.

His representative clients have included:

  • The Brockton Hospital
  • The City of Brockton
  • The Community Bank
  • The Town of West Bridgewater
  • Vieola
  • Yum Brands
  • Numerous banking institutions, business owners and contractors

Attorney Burke has tried matters before the United States District Court, Federal Bankruptcy Court, and various trial courts of the Commonwealth including the Superior Court, District Court, Land Court, and various Probate Court Departments. He has appeared before the Appellate Tax Board for the Commonwealth. He has successfully argued matters before the Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Supreme Judicial Court, Appeals Courts, and the Appellate Division of the District Courts. He is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Attorney Burke prides himself on the many long term/client attorney relationships which have developed from his personalized approach to legal practice.

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

Commonwealth vs. John G. Grant & Sons CO., Inc., 403 Mass. 151Northeast Reclamation Corporation vs. Town of Wareham, 54 Mass App Ct. 564
Kevin Jones vs. Zoning Board of Appeals of Brockton, 10-P-1602
Memorandum and Order Pursuant to Rule 1:28

EDUCATION

Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, Juris Doctor conferred in 1974
The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, B.A., History (1970)

CIVIL ACTIVITIES: Past and Present

Old Colony YMCA Board of Directors
Brockton 21st Century Corporation (Founding Member)
Brockton Hospital Foundation
Massasoit Community College Foundation
David John Louison Foundation
Member, Plymouth County Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association