James W. Sexton

Jim is a seasoned litigator with over 25 years of trial and appellate experience.  He has defended lenders in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Truth In Lending Act cases, as well as bad faith and defensive foreclosure matters.  He has represented individuals, corporations, and other business entities in general liability, construction liability, products liability, trucking liability, and dram shop cases. He has also advised clients with respect to purchase and sale agreements, contract disputes, and real estate matters, and participated in related negotiations.  Jim has also successfully defended manufacturers and suppliers in toxic tort and environmental cases and currently serves as National Coordinating Counsel for a manufacturer in asbestos litigation.

 Jim formerly worked as a solo practitioner and was a Public Defender with the Essex County Bar Association Advocates.  He has tried numerous bench and jury trials in the District and Superior Courts of Massachusetts and has argued successfully before the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.

 Jim is a former adjunct Professor of Accounting at Salem State University.


  • Suffolk University Law School, JD, 1985; cum laude
  • Suffolk University, BS/BA, 1979; cum laude


  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court: District of Massachusetts

Professional Activities

  • Massachusetts Bar Association