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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Georgetown University Law Center (LL.B., 1956)
  • Boston College (B.S., 1952)

James R. DeGiacomo

James DeGiacomo has extensive experience in areas of civil litigation, including business litigation, fiduciary litigation, legal malpractice defense, and domestic relations. He was appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to the Board of Bar Overseers in 1988, and served as its Chairman in 1990-1991.

James also has extensive teaching experience. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the New England School of Law from 1959 to 2001. He is also active in bar association programs and has lectured at numerous seminars for attorneys.

James participates in mediation programs for all courts and is called upon to accept fiduciary appointments in probate matters.

James joined the firm of Roche & Leen in 1963. After Mr. Leen was appointed to the Superior Court, the firm name was changed to Roche, Carens & DeGiacomo. In 2000 that firm merged with Murtha Cullina LLP.

  • Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow in the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel
  • Former Vice President of the Massachusetts Bar Association
  • President of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. ('MCLE')
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Boston Lawyer of the Year in the area of Family Law for 2014 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of BET-The Company Litigation (2010), Commercial Litigation (1993 - 1994), Family Law (1993 - 1994), Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants (2011), and Trusts and Estates (1993 - 1994) (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)
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