criminal defense attorney

Areas of Practice

Business/ Corporate Litigation
Civil Litigation
Personal Injury
Real Estate

Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors
Schuylkill County Development Corporation (SEDCO) – Board of Directors
Firefighter I –  Hose, Hook & Ladder Fire Company #1, Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Vice President – Pine Grove Fireman’s Relief Association, Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Past Coach – Pine Grove Area High School Mock Trial Team, Pine Grove, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

J.T. Herber, III primarily practices in the fields of criminal defense and civil litigation, including personal injury.

His criminal defense practice includes the representation of clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges, as well as serious traffic violations in the Courts of Common Pleas throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania.

Previously, Attorney Herber served as an Assistant District Attorney in Schuylkill County. As an ADA, he prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases ranging from shoplifting and DUI to major drug violations, aggravated assault, and other serious felonies, handling cases from the initial preliminary hearing through both jury and bench trials.

In civil cases, J.T. represents plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of civil disputes, including personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as real estate, commercial, construction, landlord-tenant, and collections matters. Despite being the youngest partner in the firm, he has achieved numerous six and seven-figure recoveries in personal injury/premises liability, real estate, estate, and collections litigation. In addition, Attorney Herber has also achieved numerous defense victories, prevailing with respect to many cases by having them dismissed early in litigation through the use of preliminary objections, or via summary judgment.

J.T. frequently represents clients with respect to legal matters throughout not only Schuylkill County, but in numerous other counties throughout the region including Lebanon County, Berks County, Dauphin County, Northumberland County, Carbon County, and Lehigh County.

In addition to the criminal and civil litigation, J.T. also drafts wills, powers of attorney and living wills/healthcare powers of attorney, and handles real estate transactions through the firm’s in-house title insurance agency, Penn National Abstract Services, Inc.

Attorney Herber is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and North Carolina and is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Schuylkill County Chamber of Commerce, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Schuylkill County Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO).

Outside of the practice of law, J.T. is also very active in the community. In 2015, he was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Pine Grove Area School District. He serves as the Chair of the PGASD’s Policy Committee and is also active on the District’s Curriculum and Extra-Curricular Committees.

Furthermore, J.T. is also a volunteer firefighter with Hose Hook and Ladder Fire Company No. 1 in Pine Grove, holding the position of Captain. In his twenty-five (25) years with the fire company, he has earned a variety of certifications including Firefighter I and Vehicle Rescue Technician. He is also the Vice President of the Pine Grove Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Association, which provides funding to the fire company for training and equipment. He also currently serves as head coach for a Pine Grove Area Youth Soccer Association team, is a Cub Scout Den Leader for Cub Scout Pack 650, teaches Continuing Legal Education courses to other Pennsylvania attorneys, and regularly gives presentations to community groups, business, and trade associations, as well as to various school groups from the elementary to high school level. He is married with two children. His hobbies include travel, cooking, and kayak fishing.

Attorney Herber primarily practices out of the firm’s Pottsville, Tamaqua, Pine Grove, and Orwigsburg offices, but is also available at the firm’s Hegins and Shenandoah offices by appointment.

Law School: Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2004
College: Lafayette College, B.A., 2000
Admitted: 2004, Pennsylvania; 2008, North Carolina
Schuylkill County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association
American Bar Association

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