Since 1982, James's practice has been concentrated in the defense of matters pertaining to medical and professional liability, motor vehicle liability, premises liability and product liability. He is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has tried a considerable number of cases to conclusion before juries. Among the multitude of matters that James has handled are attorney malpractice, broker malpractice and medical malpractice cases, as well as hospitals and hotels.
In 1967 James graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Following graduation, he served as a deck officer in the United States Merchant Marine, eventually obtaining a chief mate's license. Thereafter, James attended law school at the College of William and Mary where he received his juris doctor in 1973. He served as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Portsmouth, Virginia, for two years, where he headed up the felony section. Thereafter, he was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
When not busy with his law practice, James provides time to the Waverly Community House, Waverly, Pennsylvania, a unique not-for-profit organization with a mission to enhance the lives of individuals and families in the region by fostering educational, recreational and cultural opportunities.
•“Must Plaintiffs Establish the Elements of Common Law Fraud to Make Out a Case Under the 'Catchall' Provision of the UTPCPL?, ” Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013
• PA Court of Common Pleas Define Duty Owed by Temporary Employment Agencies to Workers They Place in Jobs, Defense Digest, Jun. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2000
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•Attorneys Listed by Best Lawyers in America - Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants, 2017
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2009, 2011-2013, 2015-2016
•Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Year Joined Organization
Must Plaintiffs Establish the Elements of Common Law Fraud to Make Out a Case Under the Catchall Provision of the UTPCPL?
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2013
By James J. Wilson, Esq.*Key Points:Bennett v. A.T. Masterpiece Homes, 40 A.3d 145 (Pa. Super. 2012) would lighten the burden for plaintiffs proceeding under the catchall provision of the UTPCPL by no longer..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013