James R. Goodhines

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Springfield, MA

Goodhines Law Offices
 | 175 State Street, Suite 400
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-216-5462
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of Goodhines Law Offices, James R. Goodhines focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, he provides aggressive representation to clients throughout Hampden and Hampshire countries and other parts of the Commonwealth. Mr. Goodhines is a 1995 graduate of Western New England University School of Law in Springfield.

    Mr. Goodhines’s clients are people who have been charged by federal or state authorities with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that he has worked on have included driving under the influence of alcohol, embezzlement, fraud, and other white collar crimes, theft, domestic violence, drug possession and distribution, assault and battery, disorderly conduct and weapons violations. Mr. Goodhines has been able to obtain positive results for his clients, through dismissals, acquittals and reversals on appeal, and he has also negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. His successes both in and out of the courtroom have led to a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo and a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Goodhines has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 in consecutive years.

    Mr. Goodhines has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts since 1996, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. A former member of the board of directors of the Hampden County Bar Association, he continues to be active in that organization as well as the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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    About James Goodhines

    Admitted: 1995, Massachusetts

    Professional Webpage: https://www.goodhines.com/about


    • Martindale-Hubbell® BV Distinguished® peer rating

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board of Directors of the Hampden County Bar Association
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Member, Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services' (CPCS) Hampden County Lawyers for Justice program
    • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
    • United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
    • Massachusetts

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Commissioner of the Parks and Recreation Department and the Community Preservation Commission

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Teacher, Criminal Law and Justice Classes, Bay Path College's Criminal Justice Department
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    Office Location for James R. Goodhines

    175 State Street
    Suite 400
    Springfield, MA 01103

    Phone: 413-216-5462

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    Last Updated: 6/16/2020

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