Across the Charles River from Boston lies Cambridge, MA. The fifth most populous city in the state, it is most famous for containing both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology within its borders. Cambridge was founded as Newe Towne in 1630 by members of the 700 original Puritan colonists of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1638, the town was renamed Cambridge in honor of the English university by the same name; it was officially incorporated as a city in 1846. Along with Lowell, MA, Cambridge serves as the county seat of Middlesex County.
Cambridge’s top employers include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the City of Cambridge, Novartis Institute of BioMedical Research, Mount Auburn Hospital, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Genzyme, Biogen Idec, and Pfizer.
Numerous Cambridge lawyers are attracted to this liberal community’s mix of race, class, and culture. As would be expected, Cambridge lawyers are a highly educated population experienced in handling legal matters such as business and real estate disputes, intellectual property matters, wills trusts and estates, personal injury cases, employment issues, and medical malpractice claims.
Attorneys in Cambridge recently settled a lawsuit filed against the city. The lawsuit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Organization claimed the city arrested and held a man for more than two days for possession of hypodermic needles. The lawsuit alleged the Cambridge police denied the man his epilepsy medications even though he produced evidence that he was an outreach worker for Boston’s needle exchange program.
Massachusetts’s judicial system is structured as a Trial Court (comprised of 7 departments), a Court of Appeals, and the state Supreme Court. Lawsuits filed in Cambridge are often litigated in the Cambridge District Court, the Middlesex Superior Court, the Appeals Court of Massachusetts, or the Massachusetts’s Supreme Judicial Court. A local Cambridge attorney can help navigate any special rules and procedures each court may have.
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Additional information on Cambridge attorneys and the Massachusetts legal system may be found at the following external links:
- Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries
- The Massachusetts Court System
- Boston Bar Association