(March 15, 2007. Manchester, NH.) - James Shirley, a trial lawyer and partner at the law firm Sheehan Phinney, has been admitted to the International Society of Barristers. Members (or Fellows) are elected by the society's Board of Governors after being nominated by one of their peers.
As a trial lawyer with nearly 40 years experience Jim has handled cases before the state and federal courts in New Hampshire, as well as in neighboring jurisdictions. Over time, he has increasingly concentrated on commercial litigation. His practice focus consists of professional negligence, product liability, toxic torts, real estate and insurance coverage claims. In 2005 he was listed among the Best Lawyers in Americain the Business Litigation Section.
Jim is a 1964 graduate from Dartmouth College, received his MA from San Francisco State University in 1967 and graduated from the University of San Francisco Law School in 1970.
Created in 1965, the International Society of Barristers is an honor society of outstanding trial lawyers that seeks to preserve trial by jury, the adversary system, and independence of the judiciary. The Society has Fellows from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and Mexico.
Sheehan Phinney is a regional business law firm with offices in Manchester, Concord and Hanover, NH, and in Boston, MA. The firm provides a broad range of sophisticated legal services to businesses and institutions in traditional and emerging areas of the law. Its diverse client base includes local and regional organizations, as well as national and international businesses with interests in the Northeast.