Sokolove, James

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Address: 1330 Boylston St. Suite 400, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Lawyer Firm: Sokolove Law, LLC
Phone: 800-673-1995
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Website: http://www.sokolovelaw.com

Areas of PracticeMedical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff, Personal Injury — Plaintiff, Products Liability Law, Social Security — Disability
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Attorney James G. Sokolove is principal of the Law Offices of James Sokolove, an affiliation of over 75 law firms throughout the country concentrating in personal injury law. A pioneer in the marketing of legal services, Sokolove has lectured at law schools on ethics and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs to discuss personal injury law and lawyer advertising. He has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of Greater Boston’s 100 Most Influential Business People of the 20th Century and by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of the Most Influential Attorneys of the Past 25 Years for his efforts in increasing legal access through advertising.

A graduate of Case Western Reserve University in 1966 and of the Suffolk University School of Law in 1969, Sokolove worked as a VISTA volunteer community organizer and lawyer in the early seventies. From 1989 to 1992 he served as a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Advertising. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Boston Legal Services Corporation, a federally funded program providing legal services to the poor.

Sokolove was also appointed to the North Shore Community College Legal Advisory Board. In this capacity, Sokolove shared his experience and expertise with college administrators to improve and expand the paralegal curriculum.

Throughout his professional career, Sokolove has maintained a high level of commitment to public service. In 1985, he established the Law Project for Multi-handicapped Children, a two-year pro bono legal program with funding of $450,000. The Law Project provided free legal assistance and information to families with disabled children throughout Massachusetts and provided training to parents and lay advocates. It received a Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives.

In 1987, Sokolove began a new project, Cycleline, a public safety and information campaign aimed at motorcyclists. Sokolove, a long-time proponent of motor vehicle safety, hopes to reduce the number of motorcycle accidents through public education and awareness. For his work with motorcycle safety, Sokolove received a 1988 Public Service Award from the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the National Safety Council.

An outspoken consumer and safety advocate, Sokolove has also been active in the fight against teenage drunk driving and auto accidents. In 1989, he was awarded a certificate of merit from Students Against Drunk Driving for his work.

Continuing his commitment to the disabled community, Sokolove established the James Sokolove Personal Best Awards in 1990 and the Special Young Visions Art Competition. For six years, these programs honored outstanding achievements by young people with disabilities.

Sokolove has also formed a separate business entity, Trial Lawyers Marketing Inc. (TLMI). TLMI’s goal is to educate attorneys and marketing professionals about practical and effective legal services marketing through seminars, roundtable discussions and networking.

Jim Sokolove has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell the premier rating guide for attorneys. An AV rating is its highest ranking.

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