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James William Cummings

James William Cummings

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  • Criminal Law, Divorce, Estate Planning ...
  • California, Connecticut, New York
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At your side, on your side, every step of the way

Respected personal, family, business and general practice lawyer James W. Cummings stands by his clients every step of the way. The Cummings Law Firm is the optimal choice for legal representation in the greater Waterbury, Connecticut area and in Litchfield, New Haven and Fairfield counties.
Experience, integrity, and community service

With over 25 years of legal experience, attorney Cummings listens to your special circumstances, ensures you understand all of your options, and works tirelessly to ensure you are treated fairly and justly.
A rare combination of talents

James Cummingsâs experience as a businessman, large law firm attorney, and a history of helping clients regardless of their station in life make him a rarity. He is sophisticated and street smart. He knows precisely when to draw on these talents to get the best results on your behalf.

Some of the hallmarks of James Cummingsâs legal practice include:

A deep knowledge of the law
Sound judgment
Sensitivity to your needs
Incredible attention to detail
Ferocity when its matters most

His record of success speaks for itself.

He treats everyone with the respect they deserve. In these challenging times, he is direct about what can be done within your budget.

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Serving Waterbury area clients with over 25 years experience

Attorney James W. Cummings serves clients throughout the state of Connecticut from his office in Waterbury. Rates are fixed hourly or on a fixed fee basis. Most major credit cards are accepted. Whether you need help with a sensitive family matter, business challenge, or virtually any issue that requires legal advice and advocacy, call 203-754-7779

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Workers' Compensation
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Field, Fisher & Martineau
Intern at international solicitor firm.
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
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Rollins College
B.A. | Business and Economics
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Top 100 Trial Attorney
National Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Trial Attorney
National Trial Lawyers Association
10 Best
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award
Martindale Hubbell
Attorney Cummings is the Recipient of the Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award for excellence in quality of service, value of services, responsiveness to client needs, and client communication.
Professional Associations
Waterbury Bar Association
- Current
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Connecticut Bar Association
- Current
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Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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New Haven Bar Association
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 2488161
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Rules of Evidence, Continuing Legal Education, Waterbury, CT
National Business Institute
Continuing Legal Education for Attorneys presentation regarding witness testimony and reports.
LL.M. Masters of Law in Taxation
McGeorge School of Law
Websites & Blogs
Cummings Law Firm
Cummings Law Firm
Contact & Map
Cummings Law Firm, LLC
21 Holmes Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06710
Telephone: (203) 754-7779
Telephone: (203) 754-7775
Fax: (203) 754-7778
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