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
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.