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John Espinosa

John Espinosa

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Summary

Attorney, educator, mediator, and former career paralegal. John has over 15 years combined experience in the legal field from multiple perspectives. Focused on fixed-fee services using a virtual law practice model, John provides advice and consultation, education, and services in both law and conflict resolution.

John Espinosa began their legal career as a paralegal in 2002, graduated from The University of Michigan Law School with a JD in 2009, and from UMass Lowell with a MA in Peace and Conflict Studies - Conflict Resolution in 2012. After becoming a licensed attorney in Massachusetts in 2010 John taught legal studies and paralegal courses for 6 years, and still teaches mediation training in the summer. John's focus has always been on encouraging empowerment and independence through education in order to help keep people out of court. In 2016, John began John Espinosa, Esq. as a solo virtual law practice focused on providing affordable fix fee flat rate legal advice and services without the need to visit an office. All legal work and communication regarding your matter will be done through John's secure client portal Clio Connect. For your convenience John is also available to meet with clients in private office space by appointment only in both Lowell and Danvers as necessary.

Education
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
M.A. (2012) | Peace & Conflict Studies: Conflict Resolution
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Internships: Lowell High School - Peer mediation program, Dec. 2011-Sept. 2012
Honors: Teaching Assistantship for three semesters
Activities: Developed new undergraduate course in Restorative Justice for the University
University of Michigan Law School
J.D. (2009) | Law
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Internships: Wayne County Mediation - Mediation clinic intern, Fall 2009 ACLU of Massachusetts - School-to-prison pipeline, Summer 2009 Children's Law Center of Mass - Education law, Summer 2008 Family Law Project - Domestic violence/child custody, 2007-2008
Honors: Academic prize in Greek from Dept. of Classical Studies, 2009 Dean’s Public Service Fellow, 2009 Massachusetts Bar Foundation Legal Intern Fellow, 2008 Sonnenschein Scholars Foundation Public Service Fellow, 2008 Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Fellow, 2008 Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow, 2008 Student Funded Fellowships Fellow, 2008 Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar, 2008
Activities: Public Service Chair, Latino Law Students Association, 2008-2009 Events Chair, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, 2008-2009 Moot Court competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law, 2008
Suffolk University
B.S. (2006) | Paralegal Studies, minor in Philosophy
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Worked full-time as a paralegal while attending Suffolk University.
Honors: Featured in alumni magazine, March 2010 Highest Distinction (top two percent of class), January 2006 Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society, January 2006 Phi Sigma Tau, Honor Society in Philosophy, January 2006 Named Outstanding Paralegal Student of the Year, 2006 Dean's High Honor List, Fall 2004-Spring 2005
Activities: Wrote independent study paper on business ethics,.
North Shore Community College
A.S. (2004) | Paralegal Studies
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Internships: Essex South District Registry of Deeds - Clerk's Office, Summer 2003 Essex County Probate and Family Court - Clerk's Office, Spring 2003
Honors: Dean’s List, Fall 2002-Spring 2004 Honors Certificate for high academic achievement, January 2004
Activities: Worked full-time as a paralegal while attending North Shore Community College.
Professional Experience
Adjunct Faculty, Peace and Conflict Studies
University of Massachusetts Lowell
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Teach Restorative Justice and Mediation courses.
Assistant Professor of Legal Studies
Middlesex Community College
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• Taught courses to diverse students, including: Business Law, Introduction to Law, Real Estate Law, Paralegal Internship, Computer Applications, and Conflict Resolution Skills. • Advised students regarding college courses, transfer opportunities, and career options. • Represented the College in year-long Mill Cities Leadership Institute, a diverse cohort of socially responsible leaders and innovators in Lowell and Lawrence, class of 2014.
Adjunct Faculty, Paralegal Studies
North Shore Community College
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• Taught Computer Applications for Paralegals, placed students in paralegal internships.
Attorney, Children and Family Law Division
Committee for Public Counsel Services
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• Performed pre-trial investigation, client interviews, legal research and writing.
Paralegal
Attorney James M. Sears
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• Coordinated real estate closings, prepared income tax returns, managed bookkeeping. • Analyzed and drafted contracts, wrote legal memoranda, conducted legal research.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Andromahi's Journal - Translation and Transcription of Greek Poetry
University of Michigan, Department of Classical Studies, Modern Greek Program Website
Speaking Engagements
Using Smartphones in the College Classroom, American Association for Paralegal Education Annual Conference, Phoenix, Arizona
American Association for Paralegal Education
Certifications
Massachusetts Real Estate Broker
MA Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons
Awards
Dean's Public Service Fellow
The University of Michigan Law School
ACLU of Massachusetts, School to Prison Pipeline Project
Legal Intern Fellow
Massachusetts Bar Foundation
Awarded for Education Law internship with the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts.
Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellow
The University of Michigan Law School
Professional Associations
Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association
Member; Board of Directors
Current
Activities: Judiciary & Amicus Committee, Legislative & Regulatory Committee, Scholarship Committee, Communications Committee. John is also the Board's liaison with the Committee for Transgender Inclusion.
American Bar Association
Member; Vice-Chair for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity committee in the section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Current
Massachusetts Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Mock Trial volunteer judge.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fixed fees available depending on the matter, no retainers or contingent fees. $39 for a 15 minute phone advice session.
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
Languages
  • Greek: Spoken
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Lowell Makes Conference Room
Meetings Available By Appointment Only
Not A Mailing Address
115 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852
USA
Telephone: (978) 288-1468
Shared Office Space
Meetings Available By Appointment Only
Not A Mailing Address
7 Federal Street, Suite 16
Danvers, MA 01923
USA
Telephone: (978) 288-1468
Mailing Address Only
141 John Street
Suite R18
Lowell, MA 01852
USA
Telephone: (978) 288-1468