James G. Atchison

James G.Atchison - Of Counsel


Contact Info

Email: jatchison@darroweverett.com

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Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island
  • United States District Court for the District of Vermont


  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D.
    cum laude
  • University of Rhode Island, B.A., Political Science


  • 2015-2019 RI Super Lawyers Rising Star

Of Counsel


James G. Atchison is Of Counsel in the Restructuring and Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Groups. Jim concentrates his practice in bankruptcy, receivership, and insolvencies; loan workouts; business reorganization and restructuring; and creditors and debtors’ rights matters. Jim also handles a wide range of complex commercial and business litigations and disputes, including construction, securities, M&A, bankruptcy, and partnership disputes.

Jim regularly counsels individuals and business lenders, borrowers, employers, insurance carriers, financial institutions, institutional investors, and bondholders regarding bankruptcy, receivership, and out-of-court reorganizations; employment litigation; business disputes and dissolutions; and distressed entity/debt restructuring, sales and acquisitions.

Prior Experience

Before joining the DarrowEverett team, Jim worked as an attorney for two Rhode Island based firms. In those roles, Jim served as a court-appointed receiver of real estate and operating businesses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and counsel to the Special Master in connection with the operation and sale of Landmark Medical Center; managed bankruptcy and receivership sales and liquidation of numerous businesses; represented borrowers and lenders in loan workouts and out-of-Court restructurings, represented construction contractors, businesses and government agencies in corporate, and state, federal, and bankruptcy court litigation matters; and successfully litigated real estate sales, auctions, ship foreclosures, bankruptcy preference proceedings, and fraudulent transfer actions.

Related Practices:


  • Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court Attorney Advisory Committee – Member
  • Rhode Island Bar Association – Debtors’/Creditors’ Rights Committee
  • Rhode Island Bar Association Federal Bench/Bar Committee – Member
  • Smithfield Economic Development Commission – Member
  • Tockwotton on the Waterfront – Board Member
  • Turnaround Management Association – Member