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Madsen Law Offices is an established general practice firm located in Easton, Pennsylvania.  James Madsen and our affiliated attorneys serve clients through Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton Counties in a variety of matters.  Our Attorneys have successfully represented children, parents, defendants, drivers, and unemployed individuals throughout Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Jim Thorpe and Stroudsburg.   Our Practice Areas include: Appeals, Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal Defense, Divorce, DUI, Family Law, Traffic, Unemployment and various other matters.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    8 years, 125 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    6 years, 32 cases
  3. Child Custody: 10%
    5 years, 23 cases
  4. Divorce: 10%
    5 years, 10 cases
  5. Appeals: 5%
    5 years, 6 cases



Hourly ($150-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (20%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amanda Lauren Kurecian

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Madsen is a very active member of the Northampton and Lehigh County Bars. I would recommend his services.


    Amanda Kurecian Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tyler J Hall

    James and I worked together during law school and his passion for criminal defense has carried over to his own practice. I have the utmost confidence in James and his clients are in good hands.


    Tyler Hall Trucking accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Spitale Vargo Madsen & Blair

680 Wolf Avenue
Easton, PA, 18042

Madsen Law Offices

1000 Paul Street
Easton, PA, 18045



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best DUI AttorneysAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Public Interest FellowshipNorthampton County Public Defender2012
Outstanding Service HonorsDrexel Law2011
Pro Bono Service AwardEarle Mack School of Law2011
Law Trustees ScholarshipDrexel University2011
Law Trustees ScholarshipDrexel University2010
Law Trustees ScholarshipDrexel University2009
Law Trustees ScholarshipDrexel University2008
Dean's ListAmerican University2005
ScholarshipAmerican University2005
Dean's ListRaritan Valley Community College2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Conflicts CounselCourt Of Common Pleas Of Lehigh County2012 - Present
Owner/AttorneyMadsen Law Offices2011 - Present
Campaign ManagerLance Wheeler for District Judge2012 - 2013
Public DefenderNorthampton County Public Defender's Office2011 - 2012
Certified Legal InternCommunity Legal Services of Philadelphia2010 - 2011
Certified Legal InternDefender Association of Philadelphia2010 - 2011
Certified Legal InternLehigh County District Attorney's Office2010 - 2010
Legal InternHunterdon County Office of the Public Defender2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Juvenile Defenders Association of PennsylvaniaAttorney Member2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
Northampton County Bar Association, Criminal Law/Criminal Court Rule CommitteeAttorney Member2012 - Present
Northampton County Bar Association, Family Law & Family Court Rule CommitteeAttorney Member2012 - Present
Northampton County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner (Ad Hoc) CommitteeAttorney Member2012 - Present
Northampton County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Phi Sigma KappaSecretary2005 - Present
Student Bar AssociationRepresentative2008 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth. v. U.Client charged with attempted homicide in a highly publicized case. Case resolved with a misdemeanor disposition and probation.
In re JuvenileClient charged with misdemeanor shoplifting ($150+). Investigation I conducted yielded advertised prices lower than those included in the petition. The charges were reduced and my client simply paid a fine.
Commwealth v. C.Client charged with and convicted of possession of drug paraphernalia. Sentencing guidelines called for a period of incarceration but my client received a short period of probation.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Preliminary Hearing TranscriptsHow To Cross Examine the Arresting Officer in a DUI Refusal2014
onlineHow to interact with the police2012
websiteCriminal Court Process in Northampton County2012
Continuing Legal Education Seminar publicationRepresenting parents with pending criminal cases.2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drexel University Earle Mack School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
American UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2008
Raritan Valley Community CollegeSocial SciencesAssociate's Degree2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WeddingBest Man's Speech2012
Community Networking EventIntroducing James Madsen, My Easton Attorney2012
Phi Sigma Kappa Networking EventStudent Rights2011