JAMES P. MORIARTY – To succeed in the legal profession a man must have broad general knowledge, highly specialized training, an acute mind, and ability to study hard. To begin on co-exigent a career presupposes ambition and energy, qualities that James P. Moriarty showed early in his career. He determined to educate himself thoroughly for the profession which above all others he chose to pursue, and he wisely specialized on one branch, counseling credit firms. James P. Moriarty was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, December 27, 1899, con of Thomas J. and Catherine (Griffin) Moriarty. His father was foreman in the plant of the Fiske Rubber Company.
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James P. Moriarty was given every encouragement in his love of study and was sent to excellent schools. His early education he acquired from the public schools, supplemented by high school work in the parochial schools. Holy Cross offered his next opportunity; and his legal training was procured at Boston University Law school, from which he graduated with the Degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1921. In January, 1922, he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar. He immediately engaged in the general practice of law at No. 31 Elm Street, Springfield, where he has continued ever since. As he specializes in credit work, he is counsel for numerous credit firms, to whom he gives such satisfaction that his clientele is steadily increasing. The somewhat larger field of corporation law Mr. Moriarty is also developing. His career, like that of many another young man, was interrupted by the patriotic demands of the World War. He enlisted in the Infantry of the United States Army, and later entered a Reserve Officers’ Training Camp, stationed at Holy Cross College, Worcester. Mr. Moriarty is a member of the Roman Catholic Church, and an excellent example of the present generation of well-trained, popular, and energetic young men who chow such promise.