James A. Swetz


Practice Areas
Criminal Defense; DUI/DWI; Drug Crimes; Felonies; Homicide; Misdemeanors; White Collar Crime; Juvenile Law; Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Wrongful Death; Civil Rights; Litigation

Admitted: 1976, Pennsylvania; 1977, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1991, Florida; 1994, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2015, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2016

Law School: Villanova University, J.D.

Member: Monroe County Bar Association; The Florida Bar; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors 2005-2009; Vice President-Middle District, 2009-11; President-Elect 2011-12; President 2013-2015, Immediate Past President 2015).

Biography: Staff Member, 1974-1975, and Case and Comment Editor, 1975-1976, Villanova Law Review. Author: Casenote, 20 Villanova Law Review 520, 1974-1975. Public Defender, Monroe County, 1979-1980. Listed, Pennsylvania Superlawyer, 2007, 2009-2017. Named in 2012 to Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers’ Association. Named Pocono’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyer for 2013 by Greatest Around the Poconos. Named to the “10 Best” list by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.

Board Certification and Peer Recognition

Not every lawyer is Board Certified. You expect your doctor to be a board certified specialist. Why not your lawyer? The National Board of Trial Advocacy certifies trial lawyers in Pennsylvania. Only lawyers who have the necessary experience, recognition by peers and judges, and the ability to pass a written examination achieve the certification recognized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Attorney Swetz is certified in criminal trial advocacy and civil trial and pretrial advocacy. He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for over 15 years. An AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell is the highest possible rating a lawyer may obtain for legal ability and adherence to ethical standards. He has been named a Pennsylvania Superlawyer in 2007, 2009-2016. Superlawyers honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Pennsylvania Superlawyer list is published each June in Superlawyer and Philadelphia Magazines.

Attorney at Cramer, Swetz, McManus & Jordan, P.C., located in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania serving Monroe County and surrounding areas including Northampton County, Lehigh County, Carbon County, Pike County, Wayne County, Lackawanna County and Luzerne County.