Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone: (215) 972-8000
Email: James Colleran
James E. Colleran, Sr., Esquire obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Scranton in 1965 and his J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law in 1968. Upon completion of law school, Mr. Colleran served as the sole law clerk to the late Honorable Michael J. Eagen, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
After the clerkship, Mr. Colleran began his practice of law with a well-respected firm, trying major civil jury cases in venues throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 1995, Mr. Colleran founded The Colleran Firm and maintains a large and vigorous practice throughout Pennsylvania, particularly in Philadelphia.
In over forty-five years of intense practice, Mr. Colleran has tried well over 150 major civil trials to verdict. While most of those trials were in Philadelphia, he has also tried complete cases in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton and Schuylkill counties. Mr. Colleran has also tried civil cases to verdict in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He has also tried and won a major civil case in the Supreme Court of New York in Manhattan.
Over the last twenty years, Mr. Colleran has predominantly represented plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases but continues to represent injured plaintiffs in general personal injury matters and product liability cases. During that time, Mr. Colleran has achieved many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
As a result of his extraordinary achievements, Mr. Colleran has been a frequent faculty member and lecturer at many Continuing Legal Educations courses and seminars over the years, including those sponsored by PBI, and the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers organizations.
Mr. Colleran has made many television appearances in order to discuss topics involving medical malpractice and other personal injury issues and has annually been recognized as a Pennsylvania “SuperLawyer” since 2004 and was named in the Top 10 Lawyers in Pennsylvania in 2007.