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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



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

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Shawn Neely Wright

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim's the go-to lawyer for Veterans Disability cases. He's very thorough and conscientious.


    Shawn Wright Tax Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Schmitt & Coletta, P.C.

850 Washington Avenue
Carnegie, PA, 15106

Schmitt & Coletta Attorneys At Law

301 East Pine Street
Clearfield, PA, 16830





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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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


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


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


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