James B. Winston-Personal Attorney in Northampton, MA
Additionally, Attorney Winston has a background in alternative dispute resolution, having completed a 30-hour mediation training for attorneys through Dispute Resolution Services, and has successfully served as a conciliator in both the Hampden and Hampshire probate and family courts.
While in law school, Jim received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award, for Advanced Topics in Evidence.
In 2005, the Hampden County Bar Association honored Attorney Winston for meritorious service in support of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. This honor stemmed from Jim's work on behalf of the Trial Lawyers Care Victim Compensation Fund.
Jim is the President of the Holyoke North chapter of Business Network International (BNI) and the President of the Walter Rabbit Maranville Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
He enjoys teaching, and is an adjunct professor of Business Law and Employment Law in the School of Business at Western New England University. Jim has also taught a course in Sports Law at Elms College. Additionally, Jim serves as a judge in the annual high school Mock Court competition, as well as a judge of oral arguments at the Western New England University School of Law.
Jim is a member of the Franklin County Bar Association, Hampden County Bar Association, Hampshire County Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, as well as the Massachusetts Employment Lawyers Association, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives.