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James Paul Madsen

Criminal defense Attorney at Easton, PA

4.6   11 reviews

also known as James Madsen


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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    15 years, 225 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    13 years, 100 cases

  3. Child custody
    10%

    12 years, 60 cases

  4. Divorce and separation
    10%

    12 years, 40 cases

  5. Appeals
    5%

    12 years, 10 cases

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.

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Licensed for 11 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/04/2022

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

Contact James

Madsen Law Offices
1000 Paul Street
Easton, PA, 18045

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Francis | September 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
James represented me in a divorce. I’ve spoken with friends who went through the same thing I can say that my experience was far better. Both the outcome and the cost.
Posted by Jordan | February 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
I was charged with a second offense DUI and Mr. Madsen was able to greatly reduce the charges. He made the entire process relatively simple and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. I would recommend him to any friends facing a similar situation.
Posted by Keyon | May 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great result in a traffic case
Mr. Mattson is a very engaging lawyer. He answered my calls and my questions and concerns about this case. I received a traffic ticket in Easton and I hired him and he was able to get it reduced to no points. Highly recommend five out of five stars.
Posted by Krystal | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended used in various legal matters
I have known Mr. James Madsen for approximately 6 years. Mr. Madsen is an outstanding lawyer and a master strategist. Mr. Madsen has provided outstanding legal advice and guidance to me. He has represented me in the most professional manner. James ethics are at the highest standards. His experience, knowledge and honesty have become very important to me when he has handled various legal matters for me. Should the situation arise, I will not hesitate to seek representation from James Madsen again. He made me feel confident that he will do his best and in turn I felt so good knowing I had him on my side. I will continue to use Mr. Madsen in any and all my legal needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation.
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Posted by Craig | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic/Accident case
My first use of an attorney for a traffic court issue. I originally retained Mr. Madsen's representation completely through the phone and email - a must with my hectic travel schedule. James was very knowledgeable on the law and process and quickly executed a defense strategy that resulted in a not-guilty. I definitely recommend him to anyone needing honest and professional representation at very reasonable rates.
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Posted by Felix | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First and Last Attorney I'll Ever Use
Mr. Madsen represented me in a custody dispute with my ex. I had never hired an attorney before but James made the entire process easy to understand and when we got to court I got even more time than with my daughter that I ever expected.
Posted by Ron | April 7, 2014
DUI case
After a recommendation by a friend, I hired James to represent me during my DUI case. He represented me during a 2 hour long preliminary hearing, after which the Assistant District Attorney offered us a guilty plea that would have reduced my charges down from a 5 year sentence to a minor DUI charge that required no jail time. But, because I would have lost my job, Attorney Madsen recommended we turn the deal down and go to trial anyways. It was stressful time for me but Mr. Madsen stood by me throughout the entire case. He obtained expert witnesses and documentation to prove my innocence and I don’t have a DUI conviction today because of his help. If you have a DUI, he is the attorney you want to hire!
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Posted by James F. | May 17, 2013
Great Lawyer To Work With
I highly enjoyed working with James in a not so enjoyable legal situation I was recently involved in. He was prompt in returning all of my calls and emails and kept me informed on every aspect of my case. James was also very knowledgeable on how to go about handling my situation in order to have the most positive outcome. He made a difficult task look effortless and stayed confident throughout, which in turn made me feel confident during a stressful time. James is efficient and effective, I highly recommend his services!
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Posted by Ryan | April 13, 2012
A serious up and comer.
Attorney Madsen is a serious up and comer comapred among current top defense lawyers I have had the experience in dealing with in the past. I would put my full trust in this attorney from minor infractions to major cases. His personality is suited to "real world in-practice law" and his off hand statute law for an "up and comer" is remarkable. One would assume Attorney Madsen has been at from quite some time with just a brief conversation with him. He brings a big city breath of fresh air to a stuffy local legal bar normally found in the Lehigh Valley. James could have practiced in the big city no doubt, but his choosing to serve the Lehigh Valley/ Central Jersey just again demonstrates his character. I fully recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Joe | April 11, 2012
Good experience
Always fast to answer all of my questions. Quickly helped me get all of the issues I had resolved.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Misdirected, under qualified for my case.
Madsen was under qualified for my case from the very beginning. His best attempt at representation continually added fee agreements and a running tabs of “other fees” that I was not even made aware. He lacks professional communication skills and often has too many clients to correctly communicate with you. I would shop around before hiring him, even ask other attorneys what they think of him during consultation, or get a public defender. You do not have to take my word for it, ask around.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Spitale Vargo Madsen & Blair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Conflicts Counsel
  • Court Of Common Pleas Of Lehigh County
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Madsen Law Offices
  • 2011 - Present
  • Conflicts Counsel
  • Northampton County Court of Common Pleas
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Campaign Manager
  • Lance Wheeler for District Judge
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Public Defender
  • Northampton County Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Defender Association of Philadelphia
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Lehigh County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Hunterdon County Office of the Public Defender
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. K.G.
  • Dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. L.N.
  • dismissed
  • Commonwealth v. G.O.
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Juvenile Defenders Association of Pennsylvania
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Northampton County Bar Association, Family Law & Family Court Rule Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Northampton County Bar Association, Criminal Law/Criminal Court Rule Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Northampton County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner (Ad Hoc) Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Phi Sigma Kappa
  • Secretary
  • 2005 - Present
  • Student Bar Association
  • Representative
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • 10 Best DUI Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Public Interest Fellowship
  • Northampton County Public Defender
  • 2012
  • Law Trustees Scholarship
  • Drexel University
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Earle Mack School of Law
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Service Honors
  • Drexel Law
  • 2011
  • Law Trustees Scholarship
  • Drexel University
  • 2010
  • Law Trustees Scholarship
  • Drexel University
  • 2009
  • Law Trustees Scholarship
  • Drexel University
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • American University
  • 2005
  • Scholarship
  • American University
  • 2005
  • Dean's List
  • Raritan Valley Community College
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Chichkin DUI Relief via PCRA
  • 2020
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar publication
  • Representing parents with pending criminal cases.
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wedding
  • Best Man's Speech
  • 2012
  • Community Networking Event
  • Introducing James Madsen, My Easton Attorney
  • 2012
  • Phi Sigma Kappa Networking Event
  • Student Rights
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Madsen is a very active member of the Northampton and Lehigh County Bars. I would recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Other
"I had the great privilege of attending Law School with James. He and I served together on a number of student administrative boards. During our work together James demonstrated himself as a thorough, detail oriented, and focused individual. I'm quite confident James will meet all the needs of his clients swiftly, effectively, and efficiently."
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