Cambridge Lawyer


Sitting just north of Boston, the city of Cambridge is known worldwide for the outstanding research institutions Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Closer to home, Cambridge is also recognized as the fourth largest city in the state. Burns & Jain, with its convenient location in downtown Boston, is easily accessible from Cambridge via the Red Line, bus service, and vehicle and, of course by foot or bicycle. We are proud to have served Cambridge residents since 1985 in the practice areas of personal injury, auto accidents, legal malpractice and personal bankruptcy.The City of Cambridge is in Middlesex County.  Middlesex County has two Superior Court houses:  Cambridge and Lowell.  The Cambridge Superior Courthouse is under renovation at the time of this writing and all Superior Court cases from that division are heard at 200 Trade center, in Woburn.  While inconvenient, the “facility” is new, well maintained, and efficient.

Cambridge District Court, also formally housed in Cambridge, is now presently sitting at 4040 Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford.  Also inconvenient, it is accessible by car, bus and the MBTA.  The District Court covers cases in Cambridge, Arlington, and Belmont.

Many Cambridge clients also file small claims cases in the Cambridge District Court.  To do so, the claim must be for $7,500 or less.  In addition, you can file a claim for motor vehicle property damage in the Cambridge District Court Small Claims division for any amount.  This would cover motor vehicle accidents in Cambridge, Arlington and Belmont.  The positives of doing this is that the filing fee is lower than District Court and a hearing date is assigned immediately; there is no discovery.  Furthermore, the case is heard by a clerk magistrate, who is less booked and has more time than the judges.  The negatives include the fact that you don’t get a jury trial.

For many years, as a member of the Middlesex County Bar Association, Attorney Neil Burns volunteered in the Courthouse aiding and assisting Cambridge, and area, residents in a free legal clinic.  This clinic, subsequently discontinued for administrative reasons, enabled the Cambridge community to go to the courthouse, sign up for a free consultation, and have their questions answered.  Frequently, the MCBA clinic attendees had landlord tenant questions, contract questions, and, of course probate and family law questions.

Burns & Jain have successfully represented clients at the Cambridge District Court and the Middlesex Superior Court, which recently moved from Cambridge to Woburn as stated above. Our office at Six Beacon Street in Boston is located only blocks away from the United States Bankruptcy Court and Suffolk Superior Court. We offer free file review, free hospital visits, and free consultations; call our office at 617-227-7423 or request a free consultation by using the form at the side of this page.

There are multiple driving directions to our office from Cambridge; one is as follows: take  the Longfellow Bridge into Boston. Follow Cambridge Street. Just past Center Plaza, turn right into the garage at One Beacon Street. Use the elevators to exit the parking garage and cross the street to arrive at Six Beacon Street.