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James Goodhines | Springfield Criminal Defense Lawyer


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James Goodhines received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in May 1992 from Le Moyne College (Syracuse, N.Y.). Goodhines enrolled Western New England College School of Law in August of 1992. In May of 1993, Goodhines worked as a law clerk for then Madison County (N.Y.) District Attorney Donald Cerio. In June of 1994, Goodhines began an internship for former Hampden County District Attorney William Bennett working in the Springfield District Court. Goodhines continued to work for Bennett throughout law school until his graduation in May of 1995. Upon graduation, Goodhines passed the Massachusetts Bar and was sworn in as an attorney in 1995.

From December 1995 until December 2011, Goodhines served as an Assistant District Attorney for Hampden County. During that time, Goodhines handled over 3,000 cases and worked in all of the criminal courts of Hampden County as well as a special Assistant District Attorney in Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester and Berkshire counties. In 2000, Goodhines was sworn in as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, a position he maintained until 2008.  Goodhines has tried over 250 criminal trials in the Federal, Superior, District and Juvenile Courts.

Since entering private practice in December of 2011, Goodhines has handled criminal cases throughout the entire Commonwealth in both state and federal courts.  He has tried many major felony cases, including firearm, narcotics, sexual assault, and other violent crime cases.  He has written briefs and argued successfully before the Massachusetts Appeals Court.  Goodhines continues to defend citizens against serious criminal charges in all Massachusetts courts.

Jim and his wife Lori have threee children, and they live in Western Massachusetts.
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OwnerGoodhines Law OfficesSpringfield, MAPresent
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Western New England University School of LawJ.D Law School1995  
Le Moyne CollegeBachelors1992
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Massachusetts1995
  • Hampden County Bar Association | Board of Directors | 2014 - 2016
    Hampden County Bar Association | Member | 2011 - Present
    Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Member | 2011 - Present
    Massachusetts Bar Association | Member | 1995 - Present
  • Distinguished | Martindale-Hubbell | BV Rated | 1998-Present
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers | National Trial Lawyers | 2013-Present
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James R. Goodhines
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Suite 400
Springfield, MA 01103
42.1021845,-72.5852553

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