OWM Attorneys At Law
O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C.
Freeman, James R.

James R. Freeman

James R. Freeman

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A Reputation For Tenacity– Having been in practice for more than 50 years, my reputation precedes me. I practice in the areas of criminal law and family law and am relentless in my effort to obtain the best possible result for my clients. I will give you and your case the attention and care they deserve.

Vast Experience In The Courtroom – I strive to reach out-of-court agreements with the opposing side but prepare as if we are going to trial. If we end up in court, I am well acquainted and comfortable in any Court or Hearing Room. I served as a Chester County prosecutor for 14 years, and during the last four of those years, I was Chester County’s first full-time district attorney. During my tenure with Chester County, I tried more than 150 jury trials.

Client Testimonial:

“I spoke to Mr. Freeman and I can’t find the best words to express how much I appreciate him. He’s down to earth and and never will leave you confused. He will fight for you and get the job done without you being worried sick, just the normal nerves lol. You won’t be disappointed by James Freeman.”- Marie F.

Peer Talk/Review:

“Need to litigate a personal, business, or family law dispute? Hire Jim as the courtroom is his ‘happy place.’”- Dave Megay


  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1969
    • Honors: Corpus Juris Society
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1966
    • Major: English and History
    • Minor: Political Science

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities


Ancillary Businesses

Published Works

Professional Associations

  • Chester County Bar Association, 1969 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1969 to Present
  • American Bar Association, 1970 to Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1984 to Present

Certified Legal Specialties

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980


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