James G. Boulos was born and raised in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Cheverus (a Jesuit preparatory school) in 1969; Holy Cross College (Worcester, Massachusetts) in 1973; and the University of Maine School of Law in 1976. Formerly an Assistant Attorney General (Criminal Division), Jim is the acknowledged "dean" of OUI lawyers in the State of Maine, having concentrated in that area of law for over thirty years. During that time he has represented more people charged with that offense than any lawyer in the state.
Described by The Portland Press Herald as " a lawyer accustomed to winning," he has been a presenter on the topic of drunk driving at continuing legal education seminars and is a regular attendee at drunk driving conferences all over the country. He has received a certificate of completion and competency in the Intoxilyzer 5000 operator's course, the requirements of which exceeded the recommendations of the National Safety Council for the training and certification of Breath Test Operators. He is a member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Jim is also a member of USA Weightlifting (Olympic weightlifting); the American Powerlifting Federation (presently the holder of 3 Maine records); and the National Physique Committee (competitive bodybuilding).