Attorney James Sokolove is the founder of Sokolove Law, LLC. A pioneer in the marketing of legal services, Jim has lectured at law schools on ethics and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs to discuss personal injury law and lawyer advertising. He has been recognized by the Boston Business Journal as one of “Greater Boston’s 100 Most Influential Business People of the 20th Century” and by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of the “Most Influential Attorneys of the Past 25 Years” for his efforts in increasing legal access through advertising.
A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and of the Suffolk University School of Law, Jim worked as a VISTA volunteer community organizer and lawyer in the early seventies.
Throughout his professional career, Jim has maintained a high level of commitment to public service. In 1985, he established the Law Project for Multi-handicapped Children, a two-year pro bono legal program. The Law Project provided free legal assistance and information to families with disabled children throughout Massachusetts and provided training to parents and lay advocates. It received a Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives.
In 1987, Jim began a new project, Cycleline, a public safety and information campaign aimed at motorcyclists. For his work with motorcycle safety, Jim received a 1988 Public Service Award from the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the National Safety Council.
Jim also has been active in the fight against teenage drunk driving and auto accidents. In 1989, he was awarded a certificate of merit from Students Against Drunk Driving for his work.
Continuing his commitment to the disabled community, Jim established the James Sokolove Personal Best Awards in 1990 and the Special Young Visions Art Competition. For six years, these programs honored outstanding achievements by young people with disabilities.
Jim also formed a separate business entity, Trial Lawyers Marketing Inc. (TLMI). TLMI’s goal was to educate attorneys and marketing professionals about practical and effective legal services marketing through seminars, roundtable discussions and networking.
In 2008, Jim’s Sokolove Charitable Fund partnered with Stanford University’s Center on the Legal Profession to launch the Roadmap to Justice Project. The Project convened a renowned group of academicians, lawyers, judges and business innovators to create an action plan for greater access to civil justice for the majority of Americans.