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James F. Radke Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Boston
Email: jradke@murthalaw.com
Phone: 617-457-4130
Fax: 617-482-3868

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Bar & Court Admissions

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

Education

  • Northeastern University (J.D., 2006)
  • Trinity College (B.S., 2002)

James F. Radke


James Radke is a commercial litigator who helps clients resolve a wide variety of business disputes.

Jamie represents auto dealers, manufacturers, franchisors, commercial landlords, general contractors, assisted living facilities and many other businesses in connection with contractual disputes, employment discrimination and wage issues, franchise and distributor issues, landlord/tenant matters, collection actions, tort and product liability matters, noncompetition cases and others. Jamie also represents clients who have experienced data breaches of personal and confidential information. Jamie's practice includes regular appearances in Massachusetts state and federal courts, including bench and jury trials, participation in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and handling appeals in state and federal courts.

In his automotive practice, Jamie has represented auto and heavy equipment dealers in disputes with manufacturers over issues such as assigned territory, performance metrics, termination of franchise agreements, protests of new dealer appointments, warranty reimbursement issues, and violations of M.G.L. c. 93B.

Jamie has served as a mentor to law students with the Boston Lawyers Group and has served on the Firm’s Diversity, Professional Development and Associates Committees. During law school he served as a legal intern for the Honorable John C. Cratsley of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

Jamie is a member of the Dana Farber Leadership Council.  Outside of work, he can often be found enjoying live music and the outdoors. 

Representative Matters:

Represented the City of Hartford, Connecticut in a five-week jury trial over the construction of a minor league baseball stadium and the termination of the surrounding development rights.  Murtha Cullina’s trial team was able to defend the developer’s claim for over $98 million and obtained a unanimous jury verdict in favor of the City.  

Represented a commercial property owner at trial in a dispute with tenant, a national healthcare company, and obtained judgment of approximately $1.1 million in the client’s favor.

Represented an international company in a noncompete dispute concerning a former employee’s disclosure of trade secrets to a competitor and obtained favorable resolution.

Ongoing representation of a multinational corporation in product liability cases throughout New England alleging exposure to hazardous substances.

Represented an auto dealer threatened with termination by manufacturer in a dispute concerning performance metrics, assigned territory and inventory allocation and successfully implemented a defense strategy to avoid franchise termination.

Represented a general contractor in class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act and overtime laws.

Represented a Massachusetts industry association at the Massachusetts Appeals Court in successful defense of claims alleging defamation and violations of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93A. 

Represented a financial services firm in a dispute with an employee’s former employer concerning alleged violations of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements.
 

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for Business Litigation
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts State Auto Dealers Association
  • Dana Farber Leadership Council
  • Boston Lawyers Group – Mentor
  • Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyer Project
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity Committee
  • Murtha Cullina Professional Development Committee
  • Murtha Cullina Associates Committee
  • Judicial Intern, Massachusetts Superior Court, Summer 2004
Overview

James Radke is a commercial litigator who helps clients resolve a wide variety of business disputes.

Jamie represents auto dealers, manufacturers, franchisors, commercial landlords, general contractors, assisted living facilities and many other businesses in connection with contractual disputes, employment discrimination and wage issues, franchise and distributor issues, landlord/tenant matters, collection actions, tort and product liability matters, noncompetition cases and others. Jamie also represents clients who have experienced data breaches of personal and confidential information. Jamie's practice includes regular appearances in Massachusetts state and federal courts, including bench and jury trials, participation in alternative dispute resolution proceedings and handling appeals in state and federal courts.

In his automotive practice, Jamie has represented auto and heavy equipment dealers in disputes with manufacturers over issues such as assigned territory, performance metrics, termination of franchise agreements, protests of new dealer appointments, warranty reimbursement issues, and violations of M.G.L. c. 93B.

Jamie has served as a mentor to law students with the Boston Lawyers Group and has served on the Firm’s Diversity, Professional Development and Associates Committees. During law school he served as a legal intern for the Honorable John C. Cratsley of the Massachusetts Superior Court.

Jamie is a member of the Dana Farber Leadership Council.  Outside of work, he can often be found enjoying live music and the outdoors. 

Representative Matters:

Represented the City of Hartford, Connecticut in a five-week jury trial over the construction of a minor league baseball stadium and the termination of the surrounding development rights.  Murtha Cullina’s trial team was able to defend the developer’s claim for over $98 million and obtained a unanimous jury verdict in favor of the City.  

Represented a commercial property owner at trial in a dispute with tenant, a national healthcare company, and obtained judgment of approximately $1.1 million in the client’s favor.

Represented an international company in a noncompete dispute concerning a former employee’s disclosure of trade secrets to a competitor and obtained favorable resolution.

Ongoing representation of a multinational corporation in product liability cases throughout New England alleging exposure to hazardous substances.

Represented an auto dealer threatened with termination by manufacturer in a dispute concerning performance metrics, assigned territory and inventory allocation and successfully implemented a defense strategy to avoid franchise termination.

Represented a general contractor in class action lawsuit alleging violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act and overtime laws.

Represented a Massachusetts industry association at the Massachusetts Appeals Court in successful defense of claims alleging defamation and violations of Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93A. 

Represented a financial services firm in a dispute with an employee’s former employer concerning alleged violations of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements.
 

Recognition
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for Business Litigation
Memberships
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts State Auto Dealers Association
Community Activities
  • Dana Farber Leadership Council
  • Boston Lawyers Group – Mentor
  • Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyer Project
Firm Activities
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity Committee
  • Murtha Cullina Professional Development Committee
  • Murtha Cullina Associates Committee
Prior Experience
  • Judicial Intern, Massachusetts Superior Court, Summer 2004
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Education
  • Northeastern University (J.D., 2006)
  • Trinity College (B.S., 2002)
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