Profile

James is Chair of the Personal Injury Practice Group and also practices in the Litigation and Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Groups. In his distinctive practice, James represents commercial and business clients in a wide variety of disputes, and also represents individuals who have suffered significant personal injuries.  Because James has substantial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants and both businesses and individuals, he possesses a unique ability to assess a case from all angles and to anticipate the possible challenges and arguments by opposing parties.

For his corporate and business clients, James focuses on representing them regarding contract challenges, premises liability issues, and risk management strategies. He also advises corporate clients in first-party insurance coverage disputes.  James frequently counsels businesses regarding compliance with state and federal wiretapping and electronic surveillance statutes.

In his Transportation, Distribution and Logistics practice, James represents and counsels clients in general transportation matters, including responding to accident scenes and counseling drivers following transportation accidents; accident litigation; defending against citations and/or sanctions imposed by the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; providing advice and representation in driver license and motor vehicle matters; and providing day-to-day advice to transportation companies regarding corporate liability, insurance coverage, and asset protection issues.

In his Personal Injury practice, James focuses on helping individuals and families who have suffered personal tragedies and resulting injuries due to the negligence of others.  His background as a trial attorney and counselor have made him optimally positioned to help people who are experiencing the most vulnerable moments of their lives. James helps guide his clients through their emotional and physical recoveries and assists them through the litigation process, with the singular goal of getting his clients the recovery they need in order for them to get back on their feet. He represents individuals and families throughout Pennsylvania, in both federal and state courts, and through mediations and arbitrations.  James strongly believes in a collaborative and team-oriented approach with his clients, and thus he actively involves his clients in every step of the recovery and litigation processes.

James resides in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.

EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 2006, summa cum laude 

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2009, magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Senior Topics Editor, Order of the Coif, University of Pittsburgh Moot Court Board, Community Service Award

HONORS/AWARDS

Lawyers on the Fast Track, The Legal Intelligencer, 2018

MEMBERSHIPS

Dauphin County Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition, District Coordinator South Central Pennsylvania Region

Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Transportation/Trucking Committee

Leadership Harrisburg, Class of 2017

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

PUBLICATIONS

April 18, 2019 - McNees Litigation News
Copyrighting Your Body, Revenge Pornography, and Safeguarding Employees' Information

December 6, 2018 - McNees Litigation News
“Mandatory” Arbitration Clauses: Courts Take Uber’s Terms of Service for a Ride I Marriott Announces Massive Data Breach

June 29, 2018 - Litigation News
Recent Supreme Court Decisions Strengthen Drivers’ Privacy Rights l The Cost of Online Fundraising: Crowdfunding Campaigns and Their Potential Use in Civil Litigation

April 1, 2018 - Anticipating Automated Drivers: Liability Issues
Highway Builder Magazine

March 19, 2018 - Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies Reach of Commonwealth’s Consumer Protection Law l Hoverboards, Magnetic Balls, and Pet Food: Products Liability in Online Sales
Litigation News

December 1, 2017 - Removing Human Drivers - Anticipating changes to automobile insurance coverage
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

October 27, 2015 - Litigation Hold Letters

July 24, 2015 - Is your tech telling on you?
PennLive Interview

July 17, 2015 - Is Your Tech Telling on You?

June 23, 2015 - The Detective On Your Wrist And In Your Phone

May 17, 2015 - The Increasing Visibility of Driver Health

May 5, 2015 - The Ever-Expanding Scope of Social Media Discovery

April 25, 2015 - Potential for Vicarious Liability Under the Graves Amendment

July 23, 2014 - Potential Employer Liability for Late Manifesting Occupational Diseases

May 15, 2014 - FMCSA's Certified Medical Examiner Mandate to Start on May 21, 2014

November 17, 2013 - Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Alert
Avoiding Potential Litigation Pitfalls Associated With On-Board Video Cameras

July 4, 2013 - Litigation News - Summer 2013
In this issue: Can Bankruptcy Be A Tool To Combat Eminent Domain? Probably Not  l  Finding the Facts Before the Lawsuit Begins:  Pre-Complaint Discovery in Pennsylvania