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Law Office Of James M. Caramanica, P.C.

James Caramanica, Esq.

James Caramanica, Esq.
5 Star Reviews

“Attorney Caramanica was very responsive and proactive from the start and throughout the judicial process and explained the most likely outcome which was exactly how the case was decided and in our favor. He was very personable and kept us in the loop on everything. Definitely recommend!”

Bill


“I hired James right before the pandemic hit. I thought it would be months before I had to go back into court for a hearing but almost immediately after the courts reopened he was able to get all charges dismissed via a Zoom hearing. Very professional, reassuring, and caring. Even after I left his office he made sure to check in with me. Hire James!”

Elizabeth


“Attorney Caramanica listened in great detail of my problem without interruption, however he recommended a civil attorney, he was honest in answering a question I had that I wanted his professional opinion on. I would recommend his legal services.”

Emmylou


5 Star Reviews

"Jim's one of the best criminal defense lawyers around. Has a lot of experience and skill and fights for his clients. Highly recommend."

Bill F., Divorce and separation Attorney


"Jim and I represent 2 of 5 Co-defendants accused of murder. I have seen Jim's work first hand and highly recommend his services. I look forward to working with him again in the future on cases together."

Randall P., DUI and DWI Attorney


"Attorney Caramanica is a great attorney who knows the law and will ensure your rights are protected!"

Amber C., Family Attorney


"Jim is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost skill, knowledge, and understanding. I can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."

John E., Criminal Defense Attorney


14 Endorsements

License

  • Licensed for 26 years in MA

What Makes Attorney James Caramanica Uniquely Qualified To Represent You?

When you are charged with a crime, everything can change. With over 20 years of experience defending clients charged with crimes, Attorney James M. Caramanica has the in-depth knowledge and insights to help you focus on living your life without feeling overwhelmed worrying about your case. At the Law Office of James M. Caramanica, P.C., your problem is our problem.

Attorney James M. Caramanica studied criminal justice at Northeastern University, where he made the Dean’s List. He went on to graduate from the Massachusetts School of Law, where he also made Dean’s List and was a member of the Law Review. He later also graduated from Suffolk University Sawyer School of Management with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

He is on the murder panel with CPCS where he represents indigent clients who have been charged with murder. He has handled murder cases in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and has represented clients in a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases in both states.

Education

  • Suffolk University – Master of Business Administration (2002)
  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover – Juris Doctor (1993)
  • Northeastern University – Bachelor of Science (1985)

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers (2020)
  • Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (2016)
  • Law Review – Mass School of Law (1992)

Work Experience

  • Attorney – Law Office of James M. Caramanica (2010 – Present)
  • Partner – Carleen & Caramanica, P.C. (2005 – 2010)
  • Associate Attorney – Law Office of John Carleen, P.C. (1997 – 2005)
  • Sole Practitioner – Law Office of James M. Caramanica (1994 – 1997)

Associations

  • Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member (2017 – Present)
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates – Supervising Attorney (2017 – Present)
  • CJA Panel Attorney – Panel Attorney (2015 – Present)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member (2013 – Present)
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates – Mentor Attorney (1997 – Present)
  • Bristol County Bar Association – Member (1995 – Present)
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates – President (2016 – 2017)
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates – Supervising Attorney (2013 – 2016)
  • Bristol County Bar Advocates – Board Member (2011 – 2012)
  • Rhode Island State Bar – Member (2001 – 2018)

Speaking Engagements

  • Bristol County Bar Advocate Training – District Court Probation Violation Proceedings (2014)
  • CPCS Zealous Advocacy Training – Cross-Examination of Witnesses (2013)
  • Bristol County Bar Training – Current Issues in Odor of Marijuana Cases (2013)
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. – Melendez – Diaz Practice (2012)
  • Bristol County Bar Advocate Training – Delayed Disclosure in Sexual Assault Cases (2011)

“Attorney Caramanica was very responsive and proactive from the start and throughout the judicial process and explained the most likely outcome which was exactly how the case was decided and in our favor. He was very personable and kept us in the loop on everything. Definitely recommend!”

Bill


“I hired James right before the pandemic hit. I thought it would be months before I had to go back into court for a hearing but almost immediately after the courts reopened he was able to get all charges dismissed via a Zoom hearing. Very professional, reassuring, and caring. Even after I left his office he made sure to check in with me. Hire James!”

Elizabeth


“Attorney Caramanica listened in great detail of my problem without interruption, however he recommended a civil attorney, he was honest in answering a question I had that I wanted his professional opinion on. I would recommend his legal services.”

Emmylou


5 Star Reviews

"Jim's one of the best criminal defense lawyers around. Has a lot of experience and skill and fights for his clients. Highly recommend."

Bill F., Divorce and separation Attorney


"Jim and I represent 2 of 5 Co-defendants accused of murder. I have seen Jim's work first hand and highly recommend his services. I look forward to working with him again in the future on cases together."

Randall P., DUI and DWI Attorney


"Attorney Caramanica is a great attorney who knows the law and will ensure your rights are protected!"

Amber C., Family Attorney


"Jim is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost skill, knowledge, and understanding. I can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."

John E., Criminal Defense Attorney


14 Endorsements

License

  • Licensed for 26 years in MA