James Duckworth

Keller & Goggin PC
1528 Walnut Street,Suite 900
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 735-8780

James M. Duckworth, Esquire is superior and experienced trial attorney who represents catastrophic and disabled rail workers throughout the United States. Jim is a union approved lawyer for several railroad unions. Jim has represented trackmen, electric traction workers, third rail workers, engineers, conductors, and other crafts that form a railroad. Along with Robert Goggin has earned millions of dollars in settlements and trial verdicts for injured railroad employees at Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, SEPTA, Norfolk Southern, and CSX to name a few. Jim’s clients love his skills and ability to communicate complex legal concepts into terms that anyone can understand and apply to their personal situation. Jim is a graduate of St. Joe’s Prep, Penn State, Widener University School of Law (Juris Doctorate), and Temple University Beasley School of Law (LLM in Trial Advocacy). Jim is admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey, United States District Court of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Jim also has represented injured employees in New York, Delaware, Washington D.C., Michigan, Missouri, Illinois and California with special permission from those jurisdictions. Prior to joining Keller & Goggin in 2003, Jim practiced in the City of Philadelphia’s Solicitors Office, Civil Rights Unit, representing police officers and other City Officials accused of violating citizen’s rights under the United States Constitution. Jim also served in the City of Philadelphia’s Prison System and eventually sat on its Board of Trustees. In addition to representing the injured, Jim is a recognized expert in the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) and Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA  whistleblower) and teaches union members through the region and country about their rights under these railroad safety statutes at union sponsored meetings, educationals, and seminars. If Jim has not been to your local, ask your local union leadership to invite him. EDUCATION Temple University  Beasley School of Law  Master of Laws (LLM)in Trial Advocacy Widener University  Delaware School of Law  Juris Doctor The Pennsylvania State University St. Joseph’s Preparatory School ADMITTED Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State of New Jersey United States District Court  Eastern District of Pennsylvania United States District Court  New Jersey United States District Court  Washington D.C. AFFILIATIONS Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys American Association of Justice Philadelphia Bar Association AREAS OF PRACTICE Railroad law Personal and Professional Negligence Construction Accidents Motor Vehicle Accidents Transportation Injuries (buses, train, etc.)