James L. Wilkinson

James L. Wilkinson

Of Counsel
Location:
Woburn, Massachusetts
Phone:
781-569-0020
Fax:
781-569-0022
Email:

Jim Wilkinson is Of Counsel to the Massachusetts law firm of Murray, Kelly & Bertrand, P.C. located in Woburn, MA.  Over the last thirty years Jim has concentrated his legal practice in the representation of Massachusetts health care professionals involved in professional liability claims and matters pending before professional licensing boards. Jim serves as a consultant to medical professional liability insurance providers and hospital quality assurance/improvement and risk management programs in the greater Boston area.  He frequently speaks before medical organizations and societies, grand rounds and continuing legal and medical education programs. Jim also serves, pro bono, as Counsel to the Federation of State Physician Health Services.

Jim was born in Brooklyn, and grew up in Levittown, New York.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Hofstra University and was elected to Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society.  Jim also played as a midfielder on Hofstra’s nationally ranked Division I lacrosse team.

Jim graduated from Suffolk University Law School in 1984. While earning his law degree, Jim was selected to the Suffolk University Law Review and published Case Notes concerning Federal and state Constitutional Law issues.  He also represented indigent persons in civil and criminal matters as a member of the Suffolk University Voluntary Defenders program.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • New York, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1985
  • Maine, 1987
  • Illinois, 1989

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Law Review: Suffolk University Law Review, Staff Member, 1983 - 1984
  • Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Comment, Constitutional Law-Supreme Court Further Defines the Scope of Fourth Amendment Protections in Airport Drug Stops, 18 SUFFOLK U.L. Rev. 32 (1984)
  • Comment, Constitutional Law-Equal Protection Clause Does Not Prohibit State From Granting Prosecutor Discretion Whether Individual Subject to Criminal or Civil Sanction for Identical Conduct, 18 SUFFOLK U.L. REV. 801 (1984)
  • Co-author, Medical Malpractice in Massachusetts (NATIONAL BUSINESS INSTITUTE, INC., 1998)