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James M. Cote

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Practice Areas:

  • Divorce and Family Law
  • Corporate And Business
  • Child Custody And Visitation
  • Estate Planning And Estate Administration
  • Land Use And Zoning
  • Real Estate


James M. Cote attended High School at St. John's Preparatory School and received his Bachelors Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Boston College in 1987 and his Juris Doctor Degree, Cum Laude, from Boston College Law School in 1990. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Cote became associated with the law firm of Russell, Plummer & Rutherford in Boston practicing in the areas of real estate, taxation, estate planning and probate administration. 

In 1992, Mr. Cote joined the law firm of Plunkett & Plunkett in Salem where he practiced in the areas of residential and commercial real estate law, litigation and estate planning and probate administration. In 1994, Mr. Cote, along with Daniel J. Casey, formed Cote & Casey, a general practice law firm, where he practiced in residential and commercial real estate conveyancing, land use, litigation, business law, divorce and family law and estate planning and probate administration.

On April 1, 2011 Mr. Cote formed Cote Law Offices where he continues to maintain a general and diverse practice. Mr. Cote is admitted to practice before all Massachusetts courts, the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is a member of the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association.  Mr. Cote resides with his wife and two daughters in Danvers, Massachusetts.



  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Massachusetts, 1990

Classes & Seminars

  • Real Estate Law, Flipping Boston, 2013 to 2017

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Past Positions

  • Cote & Casey, Partner, 1994 to 2011
  • Plunkett & Plunkett, Associate, 1992 to 1994

Ancillary Businesses

  • Real Estate Broker