39 Market Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
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Hello, my name is James Robert O’Leary.
James Robert O’Leary
My family and I have made our home in Amesbury, Massachusetts since 1985. I grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts; graduated from Peabody Veteranís Memorial High School, attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and graduated from Salem State College (cum laude). I have been solo practioner in Amesbury, Massachusetts for the past nine years, having begun my legal career in 1988 following my graduation from New England Law that year. The early part of my career was primarily focused on civil litigation in the District and Superior Courts all over the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Since May of 2000, when I opened my own practice, the focus has been mainly on representing individuals, families and small businesses with their real estate, life planning, estate planning and advocacy needs.

My practice involves attentive listening to my clients to guide them through what is often a muddled world of laws and regulations. I counsel my clients in matters such as mortgages, commercial mortgages, home equity loans, refinance, small business formation, liquor licensing, municipal permits, contracts, personal injuries, landlord - tenant actions, workerís compensation matters, land use and zoning, municipal law, revocable trusts, nominee trusts and family trusts, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Power of Attorney for Health Care.

What is more, I zealously advocate for my clients in various disputes, some of which are resolved and others end up in court. These disputes may include, for example, contract disputes, partnership contests, Will contests, misdemeanor criminal defense, probate court appointments, probate accounting issues and land issues including permitting, ownership, use, and boundary dispute.

I am admitted to practice before state and federal courts in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

My view toward the law is that it is a profession, not just a business. I hope to provide professional services to my clients. I understand my role is a legal professional that tries to assist my clients with all of the legal issues that they may encounter. I try to be flexible to adjust to the needs of the clients to represent them fairly and efficiently with all of their business, real estate, estate planning, and litigation concerns.

At the law office of James R. O’Leary in historic Amesbury, Massachusetts, we seek to develop long-standing relationships with the individuals, families and small businesses that we work with. If you need an experienced attorney in Essex County, Massachusetts and throughout southern New Hampshire, please contact us.

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