James Ballentine

Position: Associate Attorney

James (Jim) Ballentine is an associate attorney at National Litigation Law Group, and a Business and Trial Attorney from Massachusetts.  Jim obtained a business degree with emphasis in paralegal studies in 1998 from Hesser College, later graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.  While attending law school at night, he was a Paralegal with the NH Department of Environmental Services, and the Appeals Clerk to the four NH Environmental Councils.  Upon his admission to the Massachusetts Bar in 2005, Jim worked as corporate counsel to military contractors, as a creditor’s rights attorney and as a litigator for the Boston Dog Lawyers – assisting in animal rights and pet custody matters.  Jim is a well-decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the fall of the Berlin Wall, Operation Desert Storm and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Jim is a five-star-rated, internationally-published author of science fiction/adventure/fantasy & urban crime/thriller novels. He is also an avid outdoorsman who enjoys mountain hiking and survival camping.

PREVIOUS PRACTICE AREAS:
Environmental Law
Corporate Law
Creditor Law

ADMISSIONS:
Massachusetts
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts

BAR AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY:
Massachusetts Federal Bar

PUBLISHED WORKS:
NH Dept. of Environmental Services Compliance Assurance Response Policy 2000 – contributing and listed credited team member
Author and creator of the novel series “The Adventures of the IEC

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
Hesser College, A.A.S. (Paralegal), 1998
Hesser College, B.S. (Criminal Justice), 2001
Massachusetts School of Law, J.D., 2004

HONORS & AWARDS:
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement medal w/2 OLC
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal iso Desert Storm
Cold War Victory Medal
NH Dept of Environmental Services – Quarterly Award of Excellence 2001

CLASSES TAUGHT:
Hesser College, Manchester NH Professor of Paralegal Studies
Intro to Paralegalism
Legal Research
Criminal Law
Family Law
Wills Estates & Trusts
Business Association Law
Administrative Law
Torts
Property Law

COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Boy Scouts of America

MILITARY SERVICE:
United States Army

LEGAL ASSISTANT: Hayley Todd
PARALEGAL: Sheila Loveless