James J. Conaboy
Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate with over 25 years' of experience.
Jim is a Board-Certified Civil Trial attorney in Northeastern Pennsylvania with 25 years' of 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, 2019)
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.
Certified Mediator- Middle District of Pennsylvania – This certification is by invitation only and is granted only after completing multiple days of training and testing.
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- 2022). 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.
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Dickinson School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1996
Villanova University, B.A., cum laude, 1993
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Lackawanna Bar Association
Monroe County Bar Association
National Trial Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association)
Past President, Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Executive Director and Chair of Civil Rules Committee, Lackawanna Bar Association
Presentations and Speaking Engagements
2017 – Lackawanna County Bench Bar Conference – Civil Litigation Update
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, as well as youth lacrosse teams.
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers - 2013-2022
Multi-Million Dollar Advocate - Million Dollar Advocates Forum - 2010-2022
Pro Bono Award - Pennsylvania Bar Association 2006-2007, 2009-2021
Equal Access to Justice Award - Lackawanna Bar Association - 2006-2007, 2009-2021
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Pennsylvania Super Lawyers - 2011-2023