James B. Sheils, a resident of East Longmeadow, concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial finance law, creditors’ rights, banking law and telecommunications siting matters. He is a graduate of the Boston College Law School (1975) where he was the recipient of the John F. Cremens Award for legal services work. Mr. Sheils also attended the College of the Holy Cross, where he graduated with a Bachelors of Art and cum laude honors (1972). He has been awarded by the Goodwill Industries of the Pioneer Valley – John Auchter Award (2012) – and has been recognized as a leader in the law by selection to the Super Lawyers List (2015-2016), The Best Lawyers in America® list (2015-2018) and a Boston Globe Top Rated Lawyer in 2015. He was also Town Moderator for the Town of East Longmeadow for many years.