James F. Martin, Partner

James F. Martin

Jim sees the role of a good business lawyer as similar to that of a coach. As a student-athlete in Springfield, MA, a college athlete at Georgetown University, and later a youth sports coach in Springfield and Longmeadow, he learned that a good coach is an advisor, a motivator, and a problem solver.

As a lawyer, he works to understand his clients’ culture and their concerns so that he can provide sound counsel based on what serves their goals and objectives and is in the best interests of their businesses. He analyzes transactions and litigation from a business perspective, creating innovative and efficient solutions.

Jim is recognized as a leading automotive franchise attorney throughout New England and has successfully handled the purchase and sale of numerous car dealerships and related real estate, franchise negotiations, floor plan and real estate financing and all types of litigation arising from the operation of a dealership.


James F. Martin AV Preeminent  American Bar Foundation


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Contact Information:
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Phone: (413) 732-2301
Fax: (413) 452-0332

Legal Assistant:  Lori Baru
Paralegal: Sue Graney

Practice Areas:


  • Georgetown University, B.A., 1975
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1978

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 1978
  • Indiana, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
  • U.S. Tax Court

Bar Associations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association


  • Member Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • Massachusetts Automobile Dealer Association

 Honors & Awards:

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006–2007, 2009–Present
  • Best Lawyers, 2001–Present

Community Involvement:

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Massachusetts Bar Foundation
  • Springfield Riverfront Development Commission
  • Western Massachusetts Georgetown University Alumni Association
  • Committee Member for the Springfield Museums
  • Chairman, Board of Directors Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic
  • Former Chairman, Board of Trustees of Baystate Medical Center