Attorneys James F. Ogorchock

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Jim chairs the firm’s Family Law practice group, which has substantial experience in complex divorce litigation. He also serves as a mediator for divorces and has wide-ranging commercial litigation experience including arbitrations, trials and appellate practice involving banks, large corporations and small businesses. He has practiced with the firm since 1992.

Divorce matters involve parenting disputes, property settlement issues, alimony and child support issues. However, they can also involve tax issues, end of life planning and other less obvious issues. As a full service law firm, Sheehan Phinney can advise in virtually every area related to divorce.

In addition to divorces, Jim has experience with guardianship and probate litigation.

Key Cases

  • Numerous divorce matters for high net worth clients throughout the State.
  • Achille v. Achille, 167 N.H. 706 (2015) (Domestic violence verdict affirmed by Supreme Court.)
  • South Willow Properties v. Burlington Coat Factory, 159 N.H. 494 (2009) (Invalidated commercial lease of, and evicted, Burlington Coat Factory.)
  • Obtained a verdict in favor of a commercial creditor that invalidated a fraudulent family trust set up by the debtor fifteen years earlier. Following oral argument at the New Hampshire Supreme Court, the debtor paid the creditor.
  • Successfully represented a fixed-based operator in the aviation industry in litigation against a party that breached its contract by removing the aircraft to a competitor. The case resulted in a favorable six-figure settlement.
  • Prevailed in a will contest at both the trial court and New Hampshire Supreme Court, resulting in a favorable distribution to the client.

Admissions

  • State of New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire Bar Association

Civic Involvement

  • Previously: Board of Directors, Families in Transition
  • Previously: NH Bar Association CLE Committee

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Family Law, Commercial Litigation
  • New England Super Lawyer®, Business Litigation

Publications