James A. Goodhue



Wellesley, Massachusetts

781-235-3300 (ext. 230)


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JAMES A. GOODHUE, a partner, joined the firm in 1988. His practice is concentrated in civil litigation, including personal injury, estate planning and probate administration, business law, municipal law, and real estate law, both residential and commercial, including purchase and sale, leasing, landlord-tenant and zoning matters. Mr. Goodhue has extensive trial and appellate experience in both state and federal court.

He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1985, the U. S. District Court (Massachusetts) in 1986, and the U. S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit) in 2001. He is rated AV (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Mr. Goodhue was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is a long time resident of Wellesley. He is a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, and received a B.A. in Government from St. Lawrence University in 1982. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 1985. A former Commodore of the Wild Harbor Yacht Club in North Falmouth, his hobbies and interests include sailing, woodworking, alpine skiing, tennis and cycling.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1988

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning & Probate Administration
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2001


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. cum laude - 1985
  • St. Lawrence University
    • B.A  Government - 1982

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member