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James Dean Helm

Personal injury Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2018
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James Helm is a Philadelphia personal injury attorney and the founder of TopDog Law. He is a life-long native of Pennsylvania. Helm was born and raised in Media, Pennsylvania and is a proud alumni of the Penn State Nittany Lions. To date, James Helm remains actively involved in Delaware County, participating in a number of community initiatives. In particular, he spends his time and money to combat the opioid epidemic – an issue that he cares deeply about.

James graduated cum laude from Rutgers Law School and cum laude from Rutgers School of Business. During law school, he had the opportunity to intern for Judge Jerome Simandle, Chief Judge for the United States District Court, District of New Jersey. Later, he spent a full scholastic year as an intern for Judge L. Felipe Restrepo at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. These experiences, along with spending a summer at a big defense firm in Philadelphia, left him convinced that he wanted to dedicate his life advocating for victims of tragic accidents – not insurance companies.

Outside the legal profession, James is a believer in building a “life resume” and is constantly looking for new challenges that stretch his capabilities. In January 2018, he ran his first marathon in Miami. He is also learning to ride a dirt bike in addition to regularly riding his motorcycle around the Philadelphia area. James knows the the bias against motorcycle riders personally and works tirelessly to fight the stigma against bikers and get injured motorcyclists the best possible recovery.

Attorney Helm focuses exclusively on personal injury cases including motorcycle accidents, auto accidents, trucking accidents, and medical malpractice. He zealously advocates for victims and their families who have suffered significant injuries including birth injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death.

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TopDog Law
434 West Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19120


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Posted by Damari | March 5, 2024
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After being involved in a car accident, I was left feeling overwhelmed and unsure of the next steps. That's when I decided to reach out to TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers, and it turned out to be the best decision I could have made. From the moment I contacted them, I was met with empathy, professionalism, and a genuine eagerness to help. Their team in Philadelphia is not only skilled but also truly committed to their clients' well-being.
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  • Rutgers Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Brain injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This guy - an obvious newbie who got a significant portion of his "expertise" during the pandemic (e.g. courts were closed), has a formidable social media following likely based on hyperbole if not shenaniganisms. He cannot lawfully practice in all 50 states (as his website suggests), and he is NOT "nationally recognized" as he claims."
Personal injury Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Helm as an excellent personal injury, car accident and motorcycle accident lawyer. He is a wealth of knowledge and very easy to talk to. Truly a top personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia."
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Personal injury
Car accident
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Philadelphia Personal injury Lawyer James Dean Helm
James Dean Helm
Personal injury Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 5 years