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Easton DUI, Criminal Defense and Family Law Attorney

James Madsen

CEO - Founding Attorney

Phone (484)548-0529


James Madsen is the CEO and Founding Partner of the law office.  He engages in general, wholistic representation across a number of legal practice fields.  He has won cases for his clients at every level of the Pennsylvania Courts, including preliminary hearings, trials and Supreme Court argument.

Attorney Madsen has tried cases as District Attorney, Public Defender, and provider of legal services to the indigent before opening his own law practice in 2012.  Since opening his private practice, Attorney Madsen has successfully taken cases to trial in Berks, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Philadelphia Counties.

James was born in Flemington, New Jersey, but spent most of his adult life in Easton, Pennsylvania.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from The American University in Washington, D.C.  James attended American University on an academic scholarship and studied the inner workings of local, state and federal government along with international relations.   James received his Juris Doctor from Drexel University School of Law where he attended under a Law Trustees’ Scholarship with an emphasis on public service.


In his spare time James enjoys travel, amateur bodybuilding, gardening and continuing education.

Pratice Areas

Education & Bar Admission

A.A., Raritain Valley Community College, 2004

  • Recieved Highest Honors while financing education by working one full-time and one part-time job

B.A., American University, 2007

  • Attended on Scholarship
  • Phi Sigma Kappa

J.D., Drexel University, 2011

  • Attended on Scholarship
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Outstanding Community Service Award

Admitted to Pennsylvania Bar, 2011

Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (PACDL), 2014

Practice in Pennsylvania Supreme Court, 2014

Pratice Areas Acheivements

Criminal Defense

  • Pioneered first Individualized ARD Hearing ever granted in Northampton County (2014)
  • Achieved first ever release on bail for prisoner held on Detainer in Northampton County (2017)
  • Pioneered first ever release of prisoners from Northampton County Prison during COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)

Family Law

  • Pioneered First Grant of Grandparent’s rights ever in a Northampton County Children & Youth Matter (2016)
  • Pioneered First Private Dependency Petition ever granted in Lehigh County (2018) 

DUI Defense

  • Achieved first dismissal of a DUI case in Northampton County based upon contemporaneous independent blood test. (2014)


  • Successfully had client’s robbery conviction overturned by Pennsylvania Superior Court based upon insufficient evidence and errors made by the trial judge resulting in client’s immediate release from custody and barring of any retrial (2014)
  • Successfully achieved reinstatement of client’s appellate rights due to ineffectiveness of his prior attorney (2015)
  • Successfully client’s conviction overturned due based upon unconstitutional criminal statute (2016)


By the numbers

Client statistics:
Client Approval Rating97%
Successful Outcomes95%
Retention Rate60%