Jim Sweeney is State Trial Counsel for the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. In that role, he consults, advises and works on litigation across the Office, both affirmative and defensive. He has been an Assistant Attorney General for over 30 years, serving for many years in the Office’s Trial Division, handling primarily defensive civil litigation. He also served as Managing Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Trial Division. In those positions, he handled all aspects of civil litigation, from motion practice through discovery, trials and appeals. Jim also served as Chief of the one of the Office’s regional offices. Jim is also Co-Director of Boston College Law School’s Attorney General’s Civil Litigation Program. Prior to joining the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Jim was an Assistant Attorney General and Counsel to the House of Representatives in New Hampshire. Jim is a graduate of Boston College Law School and Providence College.