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James L. Messenger

Partner

(617) 902-0098
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Boston
21 Custom House Street
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02110


Education

J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 1985

B.A., Sociology, summa cum laude, Boston University, 1978

Honors

Rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell

James L. Messenger is a partner in the Boston office of Gordon & Rees and co-chair of the firm's Energy Infrastructure practice group. Mr. Messenger focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation in areas such as intellectual property, business transactions, shareholder disputes and breach of fiduciary duty claims, environmental and bankruptcy matters. He regularly acts as lead outside counsel to energy and utility companies on infrastructure projects.

Mr. Messenger has obtained successful outcomes for complex litigation clients at every stage of the trial process including case-ending motions to dismiss, summary judgments, trials and appeals.

Admissions

Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Memberships

New England Legal Foundation, Former Board of Directors
Boston Chapter of the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights: Board Member
Cooperating Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
Boston Law Journal: Former Editor
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
American Bar Association

Community Involvement

Norfolk County Children’s Advocacy Center: Board Member