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James A. Donnelly Jr.

James A. Donnelly Jr.

Fall River, Massachusetts

At the Law Office of Brenda L. Panaggio, we focus on our clients' critical needs while providing highly personalized, convenient, and cost-effective representation to clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the following practice areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business and Corporate
  • Municipal Law
  • Family and Domestic Issues
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury

Based in Fall River, we are convenient to our clients throughout Bristol County, Plymouth County and Norfolk County, Massachusetts, as well as most of Rhode Island.

The practice of law is a service-oriented profession, and we strive to provide high quality and responsive service to each client throughout all stages and developments a legal issue. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your legal concerns, and our attorneys are accessible by phone and by e-mail. We always treat our clients with respect and courtesy and respond promptly to inquiries. Our office has a professional and personable environment in which clients can feel comfortable and assured that their legal needs are being understood and addressed.

James A. Donnelly, has been part of the local legal community since 1970. With more than three decades in practice, Mr. Donnelly and our firm have the experience, resources, and staff to offer each client exceptional service. We are proud of our reputation for providing high quality legal services in innovative and cost-effective ways.

Areas of Practice

  • Child Support
  • Criminal Law
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Real Estate Law
  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1970
  • Rhode Island, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1970
  • Providence College, Providence, RI
    • B.A. - 1967
    • Major: Political Science


  • Bristol Community College, Adjunct Faculty Member

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tiverton Rhode Island Lions Club, 1978 - Present
  • Fall River Bar Association, 1970 - Present
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, 1982 - Present
  • Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • Family Service Association of Greater Fall River, Director, 1984 - Present
  • Solicitor Town of Tiverton, 1982 - 1996
  • Solicitor Town of Tiverton, 1998 - 2002
  • North Tiverton Fire District, Moderator, 1980 - Present
  • Town of Tiverton Charter Commission, Chairman, 2003
  • Providence College Club of Fall River, Past President, 1970 - Present
  • Town of Tiverton , Municipal Court Judge

Pro Bono Activities

  • Moderator, Town of Tiverton, 2002 - Present


  • Delta Theta Phi
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