James J. Conaboy - Wilkes-Barre, Scranton Personal Injury Lawyers

Attorneys

James J. Conaboy

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.

If you would like a free consultation to discuss your case with Jim, contact him at: Phone (570) 348-0200 or acalawoffices@law-aca.com

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)

Practice Areas

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.

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Education

  • Dickinson School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1996
  • Villanova University, B.A., cum laude, 1993

Professional Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association)
  • Northeast Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lackawanna Bar Association
  • American Association of Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association)
  • American Bar Association

Leadership

  • Past President, Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Director and Chair of Civil Rules Committee, Lackawanna Bar Association

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

Community Involvement

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.

Recent Awards

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

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Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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