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Firm Overview

At the Law Offices of James J. Cipoletta we concentrate on only very specific areas of the law – criminal defense, complex litigation, municipal matters, and zoning & land use cases.

We pride ourselves on our successful representation of our clients in each of these areas. We rely on our success and professionalism to maintain the positive relationships we have with our clients, other attorneys, government officials, and the courts.

Attorney Cipoletta began his legal career practicing exclusively criminal defense. He has represented clients in criminal matters in state and federal courts in  seventeen states and federal districts.. Cases include such high profile matters as murder charges, importation of controlled substances, conspiracy, racketeering, gaming, vehicle homicide,  corporate investigations, defense procurement violations, and drug and alcohol-related offenses. He also has represented physicians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals in criminal, administrative, and licensing matters as well as DEA diversion investigations. He continues to represent individuals and corporations suspected or accused of wrongful behavior.

Over the past 25 years, Boston’s North Shore has experienced an explosion in the area land use and development, especially along the waterfront.   In response, Attorney Cipoletta’s  practice has evolved to include representation of clients who develop condominiums, marinas, shopping centers, mixed-use developments, and major retail centers. A sample of these projects include permitting for Atlantis Marina and Condominium, Wonderland Marketplace, Super Stop & Shop, Ninety-Nine Restaurant, Hess Gasoline, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Sunoco, Thrifty Car Rental, Oxford Airport Technical Services, East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Wonderland Greyhound Park, Hertz Corporation,  East Boston Savings Bank,  Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, Marriott Hotels, The Beach House on Revere Beach, Eastern Bank, the former Winthrop Hospital site,  Chelsea Jewish Assisted Living Center, Dunkin’ Donuts, and dozens of residential developments in Greater Boston and the North Shore. Additionally, Attorney Cipoletta is counsel for several marinas and yacht clubs around the Boston and North Shore waterfront in connection with environmental issues and marina expansion.

As a result of the good relationships that we maintain with the cities and towns where we generally work, we have been called upon to represent the Town of Winthrop in matters litigated in the Suffolk County Superior Court,  and the City of Revere in matters litigated in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Suffolk Superior Court.