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James A. Rocco III

James A. Rocco III


Jim is a partner with Rocco Law, where he specializes in family law and personal injury matters.

James A. Rocco III

James is a partner with Rocco Law, which he started as Rocco Law Offices, L.L.C. in 2003. Prior to Rocco Law, James was a shareholder with a boutique Philadelphia law firm where he started as a young associate.


James’ practice consists primarily of civil cases, with an emphasis on family law and personal injury matters. While the constant goal of his practice is to obtain fair and equitable settlements, he is no stranger in the Courtroom. James, not only appears in Court in a regular basis, he successfully obtained a $1,400,000 jury verdict for a client as a result of injuries sustained in a work-related injury. James has literally tried thousands of cases in both state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since he started practicing law in 1995.

Of Distinction

In 2015, James was recently elected President of the Nicholas J. Cipriani American Family Law Inn of Court, which comprises of a limited number of lawyers and judges whose primary practice consists of handling family law matters in Philadelphia County and the surrounding counties.

On December 3, 2015, James was honored by the Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD) with their individual White Hat Award for his consistent and continued help to mentor LCD attorneys. James has provided guidance on court filings, answered questions on substantive family law issues, discussed case strategy and even offered to meet LCD staff in court. It is through the support of individuals like James that LCD is able to carry out its mission of providing high-quality legal services to low-income people with disabilities.

On October 27, 2015, James had the honor of mentoring non-family law attorneys from law firm of Cozen O’Connor and ACE Insurance Company during Philly VIP’s divorce clinic for low income individuals looking to file their own divorce in Philadelphia.

In addition to being previously named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, James has been honored to serve in a number of elected positions within a variety of legal associations.  James is likewise regularly asked to be a guest lecturer for continuing legal education seminars.

Memberships & Elected Positions

  • Philadelphia Bar Association:
    • Executive Committee Member, Family Law Section of Philadelphia Bar Association, 2010-14
    • Chair, Family Law Section of Philadelphia Bar Association, 2009
    • Member, Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, 2009
    • Vice-Chair, Family Law Section of Philadelphia Bar Association, 2008
    • Treasurer, Family Law Section of Philadelphia Bar Association, 2007
    • Secretary, Family Law Section of Philadelphia Bar Association, 2006
    • Executive Committee Member, Family Law Section of Philadelphia Bar Association, 2004-05
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association:
    • Delegate, PBA House of Delegates, 2009-present
  • Nicholas J. Cipriani American Family Inn of Court:
    • President, 2015 -present
    • Master and Executive Committee Member, 2007-present
  • Philadelphia V.I.P.’s Family Law Advisory Council Member, 2009-present
  • The Justinian Society of Philadelphia, 2004-11

Lectures and Speaking Engagements

  • Divorce Practice in Philadelphia
    Philadelphia VIP, 2012 – 2015
  • Philadelphia County Domestic Relations Practice (Authored Paternity Chapter & Updated Support Chapter)
    19th Edition, Philadelphia Bar Institute, 2015
  • Philadelphia County Domestic Relations Practice (Authored Paternity Chapter & Updated Support Chapter)
    18th Edition, Philadelphia Bar Institute, 2013 
  • Paternity Cases
    Philadelphia Bar Institute, 2012
  • Crossing the Legal Custody Line
    Philadelphia Bar Association Annual Bench Bar Conference, 2012
  • Philadelphia County Domestic Relations Practice (Updated Paternity & Support Chapters)
    17th Edition, Philadelphia Bar Institute, 2011
  • Presentation of a Custody Evaluation in a Complex Custody Trial
    Philadelphia Bar Institute, 2011
  • Top 10 Current Challenges in Family Law
    National Business Institute, 2010
  • Philadelphia County Domestic Relations Practice
    16th Edition, Philadelphia Bar Institute, 2009
  • The Counsel Fees Conundrum
    Philadelphia Bar Association Annual Bench Bar, 2009
  • You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit: The Proper Way to Extricate
    Philadelphia Bar Institute, 2009
  • 12th Annual Family Law Update
    Philadelphia Bar Institute, 2008
  • Family Law: Helping Your Clients Through Difficult Cases
    National Business Institute, 2008
  • Paternity Cases
    Philadelphia Bar Institute, 2008
  • Philadelphia County Domestic Relations Practice
    15th Edition, Philadelphia Bar Institute, 2007
  • Primer on Family Law
    National Business Institute, 2006
  • Support Guidelines Update
    Philadelphia Bar Association Annual Bench Bar Conference, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, 1995
  • The American University, 1991

James A. Rocco III
Deborah A. Rocco


Licensed in PA & NJ


1515 Market Street
Suite 825
Philadelphia, PA 19102


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