P5 Legal

Much of life is about managing choices and making decisions. Most decisions will not require the assistance of a lawyer. However, there will be occasions when you need legal advice in order to make an informed decision. Unfortunately, people tend to put off contacting a lawyer until they have a problem. Too often the problem has "gone legal" before a lawyer is contacted. If you are being sued or are looking to sue, it's too late to solve the problem efficiently and it's now a question of how much you will have to pay (in court costs, attorneys' fees, settlements and other expenses) to get the particular problem resolved.

At P5 Legal we strongly recommend addressing legal questions or concerns immediately. To this end, in addition to our regular practice, we offer walk in hours four days a week.


the perfect opening statement…


Attorney Jeff Bellas of P5 Legal in Cape Cod, MA

Jeff Bellas


Sometimes the road less travelled produces a roadmap for greater success. As someone who was born with "that old travelin' bone" (with thanks to John Fogerty), I hitchhiked through each of the lower 48 states as well as the 10 provinces of Canada. I rode freight trains and Forrest Gumped multiple pairs of walking shoes. I worked as a day laborer at hundreds of jobs including, commercial fishing, on the railroad, and apple, orange, tomato picking. I spent many years with people that society deemed "on the fringe". It was, without question , the formative experience of my life and taught me many things, but, perhaps, most importantly, don't judge a book by its cover.


After settling down, I discovered that I am a better worker than employee . I refer to this as being a reluctant entrepreneur. I started and ran a greeting card company, which I sold. I also served as the start up and operating partner of a millwork company which specialized in custom windows and doors. Both businesses continue to operate successfully today. My experience as a business owner, reinforced my belief that you need to, do what you say you are going to do.


I started my formal education by earning my GED. I then spent a year at community college at night, while working full time. From there, I moved on to U-Mass Amherst while growing my greeting card business. And, finally, I attended William and Mary School of Law while running the very same, but much larger multi-location greeting card company and actively helping to care for my infant twin boys. While I'm bragging a little, my real point is that I learned not only to work hard, but also to work smart.

These are the principles that I bring to my practice of the law.

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