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James W. Gately

Associate (Pending admission to the Mass. bar) / Boston

Overview

James W. Gately is an associate (pending admission to the Massachusetts bar) in Nutter’s Private Client Department.

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Prior to law school, James worked as a paralegal in the Boston office of an international law firm and as a paralegal specialist at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C. While at the DOJ, James was awarded the Antitrust Division Award of Distinction for his service as lead paralegal in U.S. v. H&R Block, the government’s first successfully litigated high tech merger enjoinment in over a decade. 

In addition to his summer associate work at Nutter, James’s professional experience includes serving as a summer associate at an international law firm in San Francisco, CA. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), James received the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law and served as a Publishing Editor of the California Law Review. The journal published his comment, Caetano: A Dangerous Misreading of Unusual in Heller, in 2017.

Active in the community, James has coached an under-10 boys league at Hill House in Boston and served as an academic mentor at For the Love of Children in Washington, D.C. In 2011, he ran the Boston Marathon, raising nearly $20,000 for the Limbs for Life Foundation to provide prosthetic care and support to amputees. 

Education & Admissions

Education

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), J.D.

Trinity College, B.A.

Admissions

  • Pending admission to the Massachusetts bar

Industries

In the Community

James has coached an under-10 boys league at Hill House in Boston and served as an academic mentor at For the Love of Children in Washington, D.C. In 2011, he ran the Boston Marathon, raising nearly $20,000 for the Limbs for Life Foundation to provide prosthetic care and support to amputees. 

Noteworthy

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), James received the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Law and served as a Publishing Editor of the California Law Review.

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