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Jim Swetz is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy, Civil Pretrial and and Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a founding member of Cramer, Swetz, McManus & Jordan, P.C., one of Monroe County's oldest and largest law firms. He is Immediate-Past President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL). He served on the Lawyers' Advisory Committee to the Judges of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania from 2008-11 and is a member of the Pennsylvania and Florida Bars. In his practice, Jim has defended many high-profile criminal cases in state and federal court. In addition to criminal defense, Jim is well versed in civil litigation handling a broad range of cases including plaintiff's personal injury.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Litigation: 15%
  4. Civil Rights: 10%



Hourly ($275-300/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark M. Mack

    I give Atty. Jim Swetz my unqualified and highest endorsement. We have worked together . Jim goes above and beyond for his clients. One of the best legal minds in the business.


    Mark Mack Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brian Christopher Jordan

    Unparalleled reputation, experience and knowledge. Highly recommended.


    Brian Jordan Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cramer, Swetz, McManus & Jordan, P.C.

711 Sarah Street

Stroudsburg, PA, 18360-2121


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2013 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida BarMemberN/A
Monroe County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Manhattan CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973