Jim is a Board Certified Civil Trial attorney in Northeastern Pennsylvania with 19 years experience in personal injury litigation. His representation of autistic children who were abused by their teacher resulted in a recovery for the students in excess of $10 million. Additionally, Jim secured on behalf of an injured client one of the largest verdicts in the history of Wyoming County for a car accident case.
Professional Certifications and Recognition
Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by The National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Accredited Agency (2004, re-certified 2009, 2014)
Certified Member Multi Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forum – Membership limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
Top 100 Trial Lawyers – The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers, and who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer (2011- 2015). No more than 5% of the lawyers in the state achieve this recognition. The selection process for Super Lawyers is a comprehensive, good-faith and detailed attempt to produce a list of lawyers that have attained high peer recognition, meet ethical standards, and have demonstrated some degree of achievement in their field.
Pennsylvania Rising Star – recognized by Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine as one of the top 2.5% of lawyers statewide under the age of 40 (2005 -2010)
Jim is known for his aggressive and successful representation of clients seriously injured in auto, truck and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, wrongful death and other catastrophic loss claims, construction accidents, medical malpractice, as well as accidents involving burns, amputations and product liability claims. He has successfully represented clients in jury trials in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Wayne, Wyoming, Lehigh, and Bucks County, as well as in the Federal Courts in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.
Jim also handles Workers’ Compensation claims and has received numerous favorable awards on behalf of seriously injured clients.
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
2012 – Lackawanna Bar Association – The Commonwealth Medical College Joint Mock Trial Presentation
2007 – Lackawanna County Bench Bar Conference – Civil Litigation Update
2004 – PATLA Auto Law Strategies
2002 – Lackawanna County Bench Bar Conference – Auto Law Update
Jim is very active in community affairs. He has served as a coach for little league baseball and youth basketball teams, and has been a lector for his church, Divine Mercy Parish in the Minooka section of Scranton.
|Award Name||Granting Organization||Date|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Equal Access to Justice Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2014|
|Pro Bono Award||Pennsylvania Bar Association||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Equal Access to Justice Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2013|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2013|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2012|
|Equal Access to Justice Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2012|
|Pro Bono Award||Pennsylvania Bar Association||2012|
|Pro Bono Award||Pennsylvania Bar Association||2011|
|Equal Access to Justice Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2011|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2011|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2010|
|Equal Access to Justice Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2010|
|Pro Bono Award||Pennsylvania Bar Association||2010|
|Pro Bono Award||Pennsylvania Bar Foundation||2010|
|Pro Bono Award||Pennsylvania Bar Association||2009|
|Equal Access to Justice Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2009|
|Pro Bono Award||Pennsylvania Bar Association||2007|
|Equal Access to Justice Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2007|
|Pro Bono Award||Pennsylvania Bar Association||2006|
|Equal Access to Justice Award||Lackawanna Bar Association||2006|