1514 Lincoln Way, Suite 301-302
White Oak, PA 15131
I frequently recognize the privilege thatâ€™s mine to be trusted to protect my clientsâ€™ most valuable assets: life, liberty, property, and reputation. Like all things, too, that weâ€™re privileged to do, the privilege seldom comes without toil. And thatâ€™s been true of the history of this practice.
Hard work forged the founding of this firm, and that founding happened in McKeesport, Pennsylvanian. I started James Law nearly out of law school out of the spare room of my home. I did so while working an early-morning shift with a home-improvement retailer.
Hard work has never been something Iâ€™ve shied away from. It, in fact, is what got me through law school at the top of my class, and itâ€™s what propelled me to drive two, two-hour round trips, while in law school, to clerk with a private practice and a public-defendersâ€™ office and to commute to Detroit, staying overnights, to intern with a Michigan Supreme Court justice (without pay).
â€œHard work beats talent when talent doesnâ€™t work hard. â€ Tim Notke Thatâ€™s been the road leading to the inception of this firm. And early on that road went in some pretty remarkable directions. Along with my deep-seated desire to practice law and the confidence that I could do so with the best, I took on nearly any case that presented me the opportunity to make an argument in court. My early engagements, in that regard, covered the spectrum: I opposed large public universities, national insurance companies, public utilities, and dioceses, always with an eye to pursue justice . . . wherever it may be found.
I did so, though, always with a passion and eye towards criminal defense.