James C. Shah

James C. Shah

Collingswood, New Jersey
856-858-1770 (Local)
877-891-9880 (Toll Free)
James C. Shah joined SFMS in 2000.  He is admitted to practice law in the States of California, New Jersey, New York, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as well as numerous federal courts, including the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, District of Connecticut, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, District of New Jersey, Eastern District of Wisconsin, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Ninth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.  In addition to these courts and jurisdictions, Jim 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, Public Justice and the National Association of Securities and Consumer Attorneys.  He resides in South Jersey and is active in community and charitable activities.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2000

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust
  • Consumer and Insurance Litigation
  • Complex Commercial and Employment Matters
  • Employment and Wage/Hour Cases

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America


  • Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Member of Temple's Nationally Acclaimed Trial Team
    • Honors: Participated on Moot Court
  • University of Oregon
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey Bar Associations, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National Association of Securities and Consumer Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Pelino & Lentz, P.C., Litigator