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“I take a practical and efficient approach to resolving complicated business disputes.”

James F. Radke is an experienced commercial litigator and trial lawyer who handles disputes for businesses across a number of industries.

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'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.

Outside of work, Jamie can often be found enjoying live music and the outdoors. 

  • 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.

  • American Bar Association

  • Boston Bar Association

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  • Massachusetts Bar Association

  • Massachusetts State Auto Dealers Association

  • Murtha Cullina Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

  • Murtha Cullina Professional Development Committee

  • Murtha Cullina Associates Committee

  • Co-Author, “Lawmakers File Bills Affecting Dealers,” Massachusetts Auto Dealer (April 2023)

  • Co-Author, “Factories Failing to Pay Markup on EV Battery Replacements,” Massachusetts Auto Dealer (March 2023)

  • Co-Author, “FTC Seeks to Ban Non-Compete Agreements,” Massachusetts Auto Dealer (February 2023)

  • Co-Author, “Be Wary of New Franchise Agreements,” Massachusetts Auto Dealer (January 2023)
  • Speaker, "Ten Mistakes Commercial Landlords Make When Evicting Tenants," International Council of Shopping Centers ‒ ICSC + U.S. Law (October 27, 2023)
  • Boston Lawyers Group, Law Student Mentor

  • Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyer Project

  • Dana Farber Leadership Council

  • Judicial Intern for the Honorable John C. Cratsley, Massachusetts Superior Court (Summer 2004)

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