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Former Town Lawyers Launch New Firm

Wed, 10/20/2021 - 18:10
Thomas Crouch and Jameson McWilliams, former attorneys for East Hampton Town, have formed their own firm.
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Thomas Crouch and Jameson McWilliams, who until recently were assistant attorneys in the East Hampton Town attorney’s office, have announced the opening of the Crouch McWilliams Law Group, PLLC. The firm, located at 10 Pantigo Road in East Hampton Village, will specialize in real estate, land use, and zoning law.

Mr. Crouch represented the town’s planning board for the last two years. Before that, he represented buyers and sellers in residential real estate transactions with Roy Greenberg, Esq.

Ms. McWilliams has represented the town board, the planning board, and the town’s architectural review board and zoning board of appeals. She negotiated the town’s leases at East Hampton Airport and with personal wireless carriers.

“We’ve been discussing starting our own firm for a while, and it’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a few years now,” Mr. Crouch said. “There’s been a lot of changes lately in how attorneys are running small firms and making things more client-friendly, in terms of using technology, structuring your services and fees, and that’s something we’re excited about implementing. We both enjoy working with real estate and land-use issues, and we intend to make our knowledge and expertise more accessible to clients, which might be different than how law firms have operated in the past.” 

“Thomas introduced me to a lot of the books and research he had on small law firm practices and how things can, and in many cases should, be modernized, including a better use of technology to improve the client experience,” Ms. McWilliams said. “After a lot of research, we saw how these processes could also improve our attorney work product and we decided to take the leap of faith and open our own office.”

“Using our new tools, our knowledge of the municipal codes, my connections and love to my hometown of Southampton, and our collective connection to East Hampton through our work with the town, we are ready to hit the ground running,” she said.

The new firm’s website is, and its telephone number is 631-527-5103.

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