James Conaboy was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is married to the former Joette Krisiewicz. They are the parents of 2 children, Chloe and Jake. He attended Villanova University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree, cum laude, in 1993. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1996. He was admitted to the Bar of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania in 1996. BAR ADMISSIONS • Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court,Middle District of Pennsylvania • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit EDUCATION • Dickinson School of Law, J.D. • Villanova University, B.A. (cum laude) PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS • Pennsylvania Bar Association • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association) • Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (Secretary 2006, Treasurer 2007, Vice President 2008, President 2009) • Lackawanna County Bar Association (Executive Director, 2008-present; Member, Civil Rules Committee, 2006 - present (Chair, 2007-2009) • American Association of Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association) • American Bar Association PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS • Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by The National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Accredited Agency (2004, re-certified 2009) • Certified Member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum PRESENTATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 2002 Lackawanna County Bench Bar Conference - Auto Law Update 2004 PATLA Auto Law Strategies 2007 Lackawanna County Bench Bar Conference - Civil Litigation Update PRACTICE AREAS Jim has become well known for his aggressive and successful representation of seriously injured clients. His personal injury practice focuses upon the areas of auto, truck, & motorcycle accidents, slip & fall, wrongful death, medical malpractice, construction accidents, burns, amputations, and product liability claims. Jim has regularly obtained substantial jury verdicts for his clients in both State and Federal Courts. In 2002, he obtained a verdict for a client which was believed to be one of the largest, if not the largest, verdict in a motor vehicle accident case in the history of Wyoming County. Jim also regularly handles Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability claims. He is very experienced in these areas of practice, having received numerous favorable awards on behalf of seriously injured clients. Jim is often called upon to serve in leadership positions within the legal community. In 2009, he was elected President of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, an organization consisting of over 100 experienced trial lawyers. Jim was the Chairperson of the Civil Rules Committee of the Lackawanna County Bar Association from 2007 to 2009. Jim has been recognized by Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine as a "Pennsylvania Rising Star" every year since 2005. This peer recognition acknowledges the top 2.5% of lawyers statewide under the age of 40. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Jim is very active in community affairs. He has served as a coach for little league baseball and youth basketball teams. He has been a lector for his church, The Church of St. Joseph in the Minooka section of Scranton.