James P. Horan

Attorney in Worcester, MA

Attorney Horan, a partner at Gould & Ettenberg, P.C., is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on personal injury for only the injured person. He has been practicing for 28 years and is admitted to both state and federal courts in Massachusetts. He has represented many victims of car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents, slip and fall accidents and animal attacks.

Professional associations

- Worcester County Bar Association

- Member of Massachusetts Bar Association and its Joint Bar Committee as Worcester County Bar Association representative.

Community Involvement

- Taught Negotiation and Mediation at Clark University’s COPACE Program at the undergraduate level for 12 semesters

- Volunteer conciliator in state courts

- Past member/Co-chair of the Legislative Committee of the Worcester County Bar Association

- Served on Town of Sutton Finance Committee, including one year as Chair

- Deputy Town Moderator for Sutton, Massachusetts Town Meeting

- President of the Gratian Fund of St. Peter Central Catholic School

- Coached in Sutton, Massachusetts Youth Soccer and Basketball Programs

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in Personal Injury and Litigation
4.6 out of 5.0

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  • Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Posted by a Corporate Counsel on 08/05/13
5.0 out of 5.0
I have had several cases with Jim in the past. I have always found him to be an upstanding individual and highly effective advocate for his clients. He has always been courteous and personable to me and my clients. I would strongly recommend him for AV status.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 08/05/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Mr. Horan is an excellent attorney who works hard for his clients. He is a zealous advocate and I would refer a family member to him if I had the opportunity!
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/31/13
2.2 out of 5.0
Sadly, he can be too aggressive, even to non-parties. I choose not to go into details at this time.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/26/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Attorney Horan should have an AV rating if he does not already.
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Posted by a Private Practice Attorney on 07/26/13
5.0 out of 5.0
Jim is an aggressive and intelligent advocate who is respected by many of his peers in the Worcester Bar.
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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 1985, Massachusetts
2013, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Law School Attended

Western New England College
Class of 1984

University Attended

College of the Holy Cross
Class of 1981

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James P. Horan
 370 Main Street, Suite 1050,
Worcester, MA 01608


Gould & Ettenberg, P.C. (Worcester, Massachusetts)

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