James C. Sargent

Partner

  • Appellate
  • Litigation
  • Employment
  • Municipal, Land Use, and Condemnation Law
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As Co-Chairman of Lamb McErlane’s Appellate Advocacy Group and Litigation Department, Jim Sargent has represented major national and multinational manufacturers in litigation and appeals involving class action, product liability, taxation, warranty, fraud, employment and consumer protection law claims.

Named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for appellate law since 2006, Jim’s practice regularly includes commercial contracts, real estate and banking law, construction litigation, restrictive covenants, and employment contracts.

A former assistant attorney general of New Hampshire under former U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter, and former law clerk to Chief Judge Collins Seitz, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Jim commenced practice in the Philadelphia area with Pepper Hamilton, where his work included products liability defense for major drug manufacturers, mass tort claims and construction defect litigation.

Jim is the head of the firm’s Post-Trial and Appellate Advocacy Group. He frequently consults for other law firms, speaks at Bar seminars on preparing briefs and arguments for appeal. Jim is chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Amicus Curiae Brief Committee and is past vice-chair of the Pennsylvania Appellate Procedural Rules Committee and has served as expert witness on appellate practice. He is also past vice-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy Committee. In addition, Jim was an Adjunct Professor at Villanova Law School for ten years.

OTHER PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Construction Litigation
  • Restrictive Covenants

ADMISSIONS:

  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Supreme Court of New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

EDUCATION:

  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD
  • Law Review, Managing Board
  • Yale University, B.A. – Architecture

COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS:

  • Chairman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Amicus Curiae Brief Committee
  • Member and Past Co-Chair of the PBA Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Chester County Historical Society
  • Past Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania Appellate Procedural Rules Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA)
  • Third Circuit Bar Association
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • PBA Appellate Advocacy Committee
  • ABA Appellate Practice Committee
  • S.A.V.E.
  • Buck and Doe Conservation Fund
  • South Walnut Street Neighborhood Association
  • Youth Soccer

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