James B. Winston Law Office
Attorney & Counselor at Law
Licensed in Massachusetts and Connecticut
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Attorney James B. Winston focuses his practice in the following areas of law: Family Law, Employment Law, and Social Security Appeals (SSDI & SSI cases).
Attorney James Winston is a Northampton native and a graduate of Western New England College and Western New England College School of Law. While in law school, Jim received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, for Advanced Topics in Evidence.
He was a former legal intern for the Honorable Kenneth Neiman, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court. Jim also has the experience of internships with both the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, and the Attorney General’s Office, in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Attorney Winston has also served as a law clerk during a one-year clerkship for the Probate and Family Court of Massachusetts, working in the Hampshire, Hampden, Berkshire and Franklin Probate and Family Courts. The clerkship provided the unique opportunity to work for all of the Probate and Family justices in western Massachusetts, which gave a behind-the scenes look of how the different justices operate their courthouses.
Attorney Winston is licensed to practice law in both the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut. He is admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, as well as the U.S. District Court of Connecticut. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, as well as the United States Supreme Court.
Jim is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Hampshire Bar Association, as well as the Hampden County Bar Association.
In 2005, Attorney Winston was honored by the Hampden County Bar Association for meritorious service in support of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. This honor stemmed from Jim’s work on behalf of the Trial Lawyers Care Victim Compensation Fund.
Additionally, Jim has a background in alternative dispute resolution, having completed a 30-hour mediation training for attorneys through Dispute Resolution Services, and has successfully served as a conciliator in both the Hampden and Hampshire Probate and Family Courts.
Jim enjoys teaching, and he is an adjunct professor in the School of Business at Western New England College, where he teaches Business Law. Jim also has taught a course in Sports Law at Elms College. Additionally, Jim has served as a judge in the annual high school Mock Court completion.
Attorney Winston’s practice is located in the heart of downtown Northampton, at 142 Main Street, above the Bank of America, right next to Thornes Marketplace.
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Please Call : (413) 584-1110
Please Call : (413) 584-1110