J is a member of Barley Snyder’s Litigation Practice Group. Since joining Barley Snyder, J has broadened his practice, assisting clients with matters pertaining to breach of contract, real estate, landlord and tenant litigation. He is also a member of the firm’s Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, where he handles bankruptcy and debt collection. J has worked with contractors, corporate landlords and leasing companies on their collection efforts and has asserted the priority of mortgages and liens. He also deals with real estate litigation, ejectments and evictions.
J has previous experience working as the lead litigator at the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) as part of the Office of General Counsel within the governor’s office. He was able to successfully recover an excess of $15 million taxpayer dollars through judgments, bankruptcy and settlement agreements. He once served as counsel to the coordinator for the City of Harrisburg through the city’s progression toward financial recovery through the DCED. J’s experience handling administrative appeals comes from a familiarity with procedures and government appeals from administrative agencies. Additionally, J has made appellate decisions in the Commonwealth Court and Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Prior to his experience in Pennsylvania, J. served as a law clerk to the Hon. Michael J. Kassel in the New Jersey Superior Court. A Harrisburg native, J is very active in the Dauphin County community and currently lives in Lancaster with his wife, Christina and their daughter. Outside of the firm, J. is active with the Dauphin County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division as treasurer of the organization.
- Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center’s Light of Liberty Award (2022)
- Central Penn Business Journal’s “Legal Excellence Awards” – Up and Coming Lawyers (2021)
- “The Commonwealth as a Creditor”, Bankruptcy CLE (May 2017)