Firm launches new Divorce Litigation & Family Law Practice Area

March 6, 2012

WORCESTER, MASS., Mar. 5th - Bowditch & Dewey, LLP, the Worcester, MA -based full service law firm with offices in Boston and Framingham, today announced the addition of James J. Richards as a Partner who will head the firm’s newly created Divorce Litigation & Family Law Practice Area. Mr. Richards also practices in the firm’s Probate Litigation Practice Area. Mr. Richards has over 13 years experience as a probate and divorce attorney and is returning to Bowditch & Dewey from the law firm Murray, Murray & Richards, LLP, where he was a name partner. At Bowditch & Dewey Mr. Richards will be working closely with the Firm’s Chairman, Michael Angelini, who also has extensive experience in complex divorce litigation. Mr. Angelini and Mr. Richards have collaborated in the past on several cases that changed Massachusetts law in the area.

According to James Hanrahan, Managing Partner of the firm, “The addition of Bowditch & Dewey’s Divorce Litigation & Family Law practice continues the firm’s focus on listening to our clients and providing them with the services and advice they need. We are pleased that we continue to be attractive to attorneys of Jim Richards’ caliber to ensure that we provide exceptional client service.”

Mr. Richards added, “I have been working for or closely with Bowditch & Dewey for the bulk of my legal career. I have also been practicing in the Probate and Family Court. Divorce and family law matters are life changing. Our clients have to make critical personal and business decisions regarding their assets, income and children under very difficult circumstances. Our team of attorneys and paralegals has the expertise and resources to support and guide our clients through these difficult times. We make sure our clients understand their options and help them to achieve their goals. We also have the advantage of the firm’s business, real estate, tax, estate and appellate attorneys as well as the firm’s network of non-legal professionals to help us guide our client’s through these uniquely personal matters.”

About Bowditch & Dewey, LLP 
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP is a midsize law firm with the comprehensive skills and knowledge to handle transactions and solve legal issues confronting New England businesses and institutions. With over 65 lawyers in three Massachusetts locations – Boston, Framingham and Worcester - Bowditch & Dewey offers a depth of practice in its core areas of business, real estate, litigation, labor and employment and estate and tax planning that rival much larger firms. As active listeners, we welcome and thrive on feedback that helps us continuously raise the bar on client service.