James MoynihanSharna Favuzza

Phone: (781) 914-3771

Jim is a trial lawyer with over ten years’ experience representing companies, fiduciaries and individuals in commercial disputes, real estate cases and probate litigation matters. Before becoming an attorney, Jim was a self-employed carpenter. He combines the skillful precision and attention to detail acquired in the workshop and lumberyard with the lessons he learned as a small business owner to help his clients solve their legal problems, effectively. Jim is an inventor too. He holds an international patent for a yard waste holding product that he designed in 2012. He brings this inventiveness and curiosity to his legal work for DeMoura|Smith clients. In 2018, Jim was recognized by his peers in Massachusetts Super Lawyers® as a ‘Rising Star’ for his work for Estate and Trust Litigation clients.

Jim’s recent matters, highlighting the breadth and depth of his practice, include (a) the successful defense of an internet reseller against claims by a national manufacturer alleging improper resale of their goods, (b) achieving a favorable settlement for a beneficiary in a will contest where the client received more than what he had been bequeathed in the will, (c) handling a Probate Court contested guardianship involving multiple stakeholders including a hospital, nursing home and social services agency, and (d) obtaining summary judgment in favor of his client in Land Court preventing the development of adjacent lots containing wetlands.

He is admitted to practice in all Massachusetts state courts. Jim graduated from Northeastern University School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree in English from Colgate University. While he was a law student, Jim clerked for the Massachusetts Trial Court.

He is a past director and chair of the business education committee of the Beverly Chamber of Commerce. Jim is a member of the Boston Bar Association and ProVisors.

Jim lives in Hamilton, Massachusetts with his wife Jacquelyn and four children. He coaches youth sports and enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is very active in the Hamilton-Wenham Touchdown Club, the booster club for the high school football team, currently serving as its President.

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