James D. Thrasher

James D. Thrasher

Managing Partner
Mansfield, Massachusetts
Attorney Jim Thrasher has practiced law in Massachusetts since 1983. In that time he has handled thousands of cases for a full range of clients. Atty. Thrasher began his trial career in 1984 as a bar advocate criminal defense attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services where he secured not guilty jury verdicts in his first 8 trials. Since then, Attorney Thrasher has handled trial and litigation matters in various District, Superior and Probate Courts throughout Massachusetts and at the U.S. District Court in Boston. At the outset of his legal career, Atty. Thrasher was also fortunate to have had the opportunity of representing one of Boston's major real estate lenders in thousands of residential mortgage transactions. Over his three decade career, Atty. Thrasher has handled now over five thousand real estate transactions as counsel to the lender, buyer, seller or realtor. The litigation practice at James D. Thrasher, P.C. has handled products liability and negligence actions that resulted in a settlement award of over $4 million dollars. The personal injury department is skilled at representing plaintiffs in all areas of negligence law. A recent automobile / pedestrian accident that Atty. Thrasher handled as lead trial counsel resulted in a settlement of over $800,000. The success of the practice in many areas of the law is the result of years of attention to detail and training. With Atty. Jim Thrasher the client always comes first, and he has instituted a lost cost consultation program to open the doors of his practice to clients of all means. Atty. Thrasher is always growing and expanding the firm's areas of expertise. In 2015 Atty. Thrasher became certified by the Massachusetts Children and Family Law Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services to represent indigent clients in guardianship and child law matters. In addition to his legal duties, Atty. Thrasher is also an inventor and together with his business partner owns Reach The Beach, Inc. the company the invented and patented the all-terrain beach cart sold throughout the United States as the Wonder Wheeler®.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Personal Injury
  • Corporate / LLC / Business Buy-Sell
  • Consumer Protection / Unfair Business Practices / 93A
  • Insurance / Commercial Contracts
  • Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. cum laude - 1983
  • Holy Cross College of the Worcester, MA.
    • B.A. - 1977
    • Major: Political Science


  • Adjunct Professor Real Estate Law, Northeastern University, 1988 - 1991

Honors and Awards

  • Foxborough Board of Selectmen (Chairman 2008), 2005 - 2009
  • Foxborough Advisory Committee, 2002 - 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Norfolk County Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Attleboro Area Bar Association, Member, 2016 - Present
  • Massachusetts District Court , Appointed Court Conciliator, 1995 - 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Cohen, Boyle, Sorgi & Thrasher, Associate, 1983 - 1987


  • English