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James Henderson Bonner

Criminal defense Attorney at Media, PA

4.1   9 reviews

also known as James H. Bonner, Jim Bonner

  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 8 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 9 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2014
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Attorney James H. Bonner is a former Delaware Country Assistant District Attorney and Special Victims Unit District Attorney. He has a thorough knowledge of criminal law and local criminal court procedures, understands how the prosecution thinks and pursues cases, and has tried numerous cases before juries. Today, he dedicates his efforts to protecting the rights of criminal defendants, holding the prosecution to its burden of proof, and fighting for the most favorable resolution possible.

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  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Humming Bird | May 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer for NJ & PA
I live in NJ and I received a high points speeding ticket and careless driving ticket (possible suspension) while driving through PA. Knowing that it will impact my insurance and driving record I was very stressed and scared. I called every lawyer in that jurisdiction for help. I stopped searching when I came across Attorney Bonner. Attorney Bonner listened to me and heard my horrible experience with the cop. Attorney Bonner didn't point fingers at me or judge me, right away that's a big difference I noticed from other lawyers. He answered all my questions without rushing to end the call. He is a very knowledgeable lawyer, with a background in the special victims response unit. It shows in his professionalism. His response and manners helped right away. Even my family noticed the difference in me after I spoke to him, a major stress reduction. Attorney Bonner took care of my case. I did not have to drive 2hrs each way. My results were no points on my records and fines were reduced. His fees are reasonable and worth every penny. It's surprising (and helpful) to come across a humble lawyer who actually provides customer service. If the lawyer you just spoke with didn't listen to you, do yourself a favor.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Amazing lawyer very swift with the process & will be be my lawyer for now on out thanks again James !
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James Bonner - Excellent Lawyer
James Bonner is an excellent lawyer. He was not only willing and able to help, but went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable. Bonner always made room to talk to us, which really made the difference. He made us feel like he really cared about us our problem. I recommend him 100%. You will definitely be in good hands.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's Got Your Back
James is a great layer, he fought tirelessly to ensure the best outcome for my case. You won't regret having James represent you in the court of law.
Posted by Kimberly | April 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It was a pleasure to work with Mr. Bonner in this very unpleasant time in my nephew's life. He was available, answered the questions and concerns and gave a good break-down of what we could expect. I believe that he did the best for us that he could and was always honest about what to expect. Hopefully we will not need another criminal attorney, but if we did , I would not hesitate to call Mr. Bonner again in the future!
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A top lawyer in Delco
James did his job as a top lawyer to help my fiancé get sentenced as a human not a career criminal. He worked/ faught with the DA for a reasonable jail sentence and kept his word from the very beginning. He kept me informed from our first consultation to the day of sentencing. He was honest and let me know from the start what we were in store for. I highly recommend him for any criminal cases out there!
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Posted by Scott | March 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Keep his card in your possession
Jim got me the best I was going to get through his knowledge of the system. His brevity, saving me money, was refreshing. Get his card. Keep it on your person. Nice guy too.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dishonest, unreliable
I have a Legal Shield membership that gives me a discount for attorney fees, and Mr. Bonner took my case from Legal Shield. However, he does not return my calls or reply to my emails after he took the case. Also, he does not hand back the case to Legal Shield for another attorney to take over. I am not able to hire another attorney with the discount that Legal Shield offers because he is holding tight to the case while he does not want to communicate with me. Very very harmful.
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
James bonner seems to be a great “I want to help you lawyer in the beginning. I looked him up read the reviews and made the choice to contact his office to represent my husbands case. He said he could help so we signed all necessary papers, paid the fee to begin the process and shortly after it was hard to get in contact with the attorney, he didn’t have time to take a call or return calls before or after court. I wasn’t able to set up an appointment just to get an update. It was a lot of run around in that office. His secretary lied a few times about giving him messages to return calls and then played unaware that she didn’t know he didn’t call us. It was just way ti much and know I’m taking him to court. We basically fired him and he had not responded nor sent out a final bill or any money owed to us as noted via correspondence.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Hearing Master - Domestic Relations
  • Delaware County Common Pleas Court
  • 2018 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • James H. Bonner, Esquire, PC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Delaware County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Delaware County District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014
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  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Villanova University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. C.J.
  • Case dismissed.
  • Commonwealth v. A.S.
  • Commonwealth v. D.G.
  • Misdemeanor assault and drug charges dropped. Summary ticket issued.


  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • No Value
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Brehon Law Society
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James Bonner because he is very bright and hard working attorney. He goes above and beyond the call of duty for his clients. While maintaining a very professional and courteous demeanor. I’d hire James if I was in trouble."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James has a sterling reputation in the legal community. He is known for his strong advocacy, client communication, and getting great results for his clients. You can't go wrong hiring James as your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Bonner from when he was an outstanding and ethical Assistant District Attorney. As a defense attorney, he has proven himself to be an outstanding advocate for his clients. He is always prepared in court and has an excellent relationship with local police and local judges. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim is a great choice for your criminal defense and personal injury matters. He is well organized and dedicated to his clients!"
Media Criminal defense Lawyer James Henderson Bonner
James Henderson Bonner
Criminal defense Attorney
Media, PA
Licensed for 9 years
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