James C. Shah
James C. Shah joined SFMS in 2000. He is admitted to practice law in the States of California and New Jersey, as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and numerous federal courts, including the United States District Courts for the Southern District of California, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, District of New Jersey, Eastern District of Wisconsin and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition to these courts and jurisdictions, James has worked on cases with local and co-counsel nationwide and internationally.
James concentrates his practice on antitrust, consumer and insurance litigation, as well as complex commercial and employment matters. He also has significant experiencing representing clients in a wide variety of corporate governance, securities, construction defect, employment and wage/hour cases. Finally, James has represented clients in a number of FINRA arbitrations and other proceedings, as well as in a variety of United States and international arbitral and other alternative dispute resolution forums.
James earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon and his law degree from Temple University School of Law. James was a member of Temple's nationally acclaimed Trial Team and also participated on Moot Court. Before joining the Firm, James practiced as a litigator in Philadelphia with Pelino & Lentz, P.C., where he concentrated his practice on employment and labor law, securities disputes and general commercial litigation. In 2000, James joined forces with Scott Shepherd at which time the Firm was created and, since that time, has been involved in all aspects of the Firm's practice.
James is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, as well as the American Association for Justice, the National Association of Securities and Consumer Attorneys. He resides with his family in Collingswood, New Jersey and is active in community, faith oriented, political and charitable activities.
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U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Arts, 1994
Temple University, Juris Doctor, 1997