About Us

Jack E. Houghton Jr. is solo practitioner who has been serving individuals and businesses throughout Western Massachusetts since 1977. His principal areas of practice include; litigation, estate planning, tax proceedings, real estate, personal injury, probate and divorce proceedings, social security, landlord tenant law, and wills and trusts. The main focus of the Law Offices of Jack E. Houghton Jr., is commercial and consumer bankruptcy law. Attorney Houghton has been the Berkshire County Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Panel Trustee appointed by the United States Department of Justice since 1991.

Admitted to Practice:

  • Massachusetts State Courts, 1977
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1978
  • Massachusetts Federal District Court, 1979
  • Northern District of New York, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, (First Circuit), 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education and Credentials:

  • State University of New York at Oswego, B.A., 1972
  • Western New England School of Law, J.D., 1976
  • Western New England College, M.B.A., 1987
  • Boston University, L.L.M., Banking and Financial Studies, 1995

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities:

  • Listed in: Who's Who in American Law, 1978
  • Chapter 7 Panel Bankruptcy Trustee, U.S. Trustee's Office, 1991 -Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Western New England Law School, 1996-1997
  • Member and regional delegate of the Massachusetts Bar Associations 1996-1998
  • Current Member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney
  • Current Member and Former President of the Berkshire County Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bankruptcy Association
  • Certified in Creditors' Rights Law and Business Bankruptcy Law by the Commercial Law League of America.

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