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James Paul Coletta

James Paul Coletta

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, Administrative Law

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    28 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Medicaid Planning: 35%
    23 years, 489 cases
  3. Administrative Law: 25%
    18 years, 300 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (20-25%), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Todd Adam Spivak

    I endorse this lawyer for all estate planning and veterans' disability matters.

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    Todd Spivak Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph Alexander Paletta

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Joseph Paletta DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Schmitt & Coletta, P.C.

850 Washington Avenue
Carnegie, PA, 15106

Schmitt & Coletta Attorneys At Law

301 East Pine Street
Clearfield, PA, 16830

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive198304/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerSchmitt & Coletta, P.C.1995 - Present
AttorneyRaymond F Keisling & Associates, P.C.1993 - 1995
Senior Trial CounselWausau Insurance1986 - 1993
Law ClerkCourt Of Common Pleas Of Allegheny County1983 - 1986

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Veteran AdvocatesAttorney Member2008 - Present
US Court of Appeals for Veteran ClaimsAttorney Member2008 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Third CircuitMember1984 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Resolving Legal and Financial Issues in Elder CareQualifying for Medicaid Long term Care Programs2007
National Business InstituteDrafting Effective Wills and Trusts2007

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
University of Pittsburgh, PittsburghN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Duquesne UniversityN/AN/AN/A