Areas of Practice

Personal Injury Litigation, including Social Security Disability and Workers Compensation
Business Law, including the formation and operation of corporations, non-profit corporations and limited liability companies
Family Law, including adoptions, divorces and custody matters.
Municipal Law, including representing townships, zoning hearing boards and municipal authorities.
Estate Planning and Administration


Attorney Crossen has vast experience in representing individuals, corporations, non-profit organizations and municipalities for over 20 years. He is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

He has considerable courtroom experience, both in state and federal court. He recently won a trial in federal court against a major bank for violating Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices Act. In that case, the court awarded treble damages and attorney’s fees, in addition to compensatory damages. Mr. Crossen, a former Assistant District Attorney, has won civil and criminal cases, both at the trial court level and on appeal. He has recovered millions of dollars in settlements over his career for his clients.

Besides assisting clients in court, Mr. Crossen serves as solicitor to municipal bodies, and works with corporations and non-profit corporations in carrying out their legal needs.

He also assists families with estate planning, including drafting Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney forms.

Community Activities/Involvement

Treasurer, Orwigsburg Business and Professional Association
Board Member, Schuylkill County Society for Crippled Children
Member, Tamaqua Rotary
Solicitor, Orwigsburg Veterans Memorial Building Taskforce
Past Director, Orwigsburg Library
Past Director, Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce
Past Director, Orwigsburg Ambulance, Inc.
Past President, Orwigsburg Lions Club
Past Lecturer, Alvernia College: Instructor of MBA and undergraduate business law and accounting courses.

Law School: Villanova University, J.D., 1993; Member,
Villanova Law Review
College: University of Scranton, B.S., 1990
Other Education: Certified Public Accountant since 1994
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Schuylkill County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Association of Attorney-CPAs

James E. Crossen, III

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