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James H. Feldman, Jr.

50 Rittenhouse PlaceArdmore, PA 19003-2227
Phones: 610-492-7112
Fax: 610-649-8362
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James H. Feldman, Jr., has practiced federal post-conviction criminal defense full time since 1989. During that time he has handled numerous sentencings, appeals, and 2255 motions in federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Feldman is co-author of the Federal Sentencing Guidebook and the Federal Post Conviction Guidebook, and is editor of the Federal Presentence and Post Conviction News. He has also authored numerous articles on federal sentencing and post...

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James H. Feldman, Jr., has practiced federal post-conviction criminal defense full time since 1989. During that time he has handled numerous sentencings, appeals, and 2255 motions in federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Feldman is co-author of the Federal Sentencing Guidebook and the Federal Post Conviction Guidebook, and is editor of the Federal Presentence and Post Conviction News. He has also authored numerous articles on federal sentencing and post conviction remedies, including Litigating in a Post-Booker World, Representing the White Collar Client in a Post-Booker World, and A 2255 and 2241 Primer. In addition to his own practice, Mr. Feldman is of counsel to the Law Office of Peter Goldberger and the Law Offices of Alan Ellis. He works out of his Ardmore, Pennsylvania, office.

After earning his law degree in 1976 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Mr. Feldman engaged in the solo practice of law in Cincinnati until 1982, when he moved to Philadelphia to serve as staff attorney for the Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors. As a result of his work with CCCO, Mr. Feldman is one of a handful of attorneys in the United States experienced in litigating habeas petitions on behalf of members of the United States armed forces.

Areas of Practice:

  • Federal Post-Conviction Criminal Defense:
    • Plea Negotiations
    • Cooperation Agreements
    • Sentencings
    • Direct Appeals
    • 2255 Motions
    • Rule 35 Motions
    • Presidential Pardons and Commutations
  • All federal crimes handled, including
    • White Collar Crimes
    • Drug Offenses
    • Gun Offenses
    • Pornography Offenses
  • Military Conscientious Objector Claims:
    • Applications for Discharge.
    • Petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus Challenging Discharge Denials.

Testimony before Congress and State Legislatures

Testimony before the Maryland House of Delegates, Judiciary Committee (concerning proposed legislation which would have excluded draft non-registrants from the practice of law) (1989)

Testimony before the U.S. Senate, Subcomm. on HUD-Independent Agencies, Comm. on Appropriations (Selective Service System appropriations) (1987 and 1988).

Testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcomm. on HUD-Independent Agencies, Comm. on Appropriations (Selective Service System appropriations) (annually from 1985-1988).

Testimony before the United States Sentencing Commission (sentencing guidelines for Selective Service offenses) (1987).

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Practice Areas
Plea NegotiationsCooperation AgreementsSentencingsDirect Appeals2255 MotionsRule 35 MotionsPresidential Pardons and CommutationsWhite Collar CrimesDrug OffensesGun OffensesPornography OffensesApplications for DischargePetitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus Challenging Discharge Denials
Honors
Yad l'Yad Award from Congregation Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia, PA, for service to the community, 2005Jewish Peace Fellowship, 2001
Published Works
"Intended Loss" Redefined In Fraud Cases, Criminal Justice, Spring, 2009Federal Sentencing Under the Advisory Guidelines: A Primer for the Occasional Federal Practitioner Part Two (co-author), The Champion, December, 2008Federal Sentencing Under the Advisory Guidelines: A Primer for the Occasional Federal Practitioner Part One, (Co-Author), Champion, July, 2008Supreme Court Finally Fulfills Promise of Booker, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Spring, 2008BOP Revamps Prison Designation Process, (Co-Author), Champion, December, 2007Review of Relief from Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Conviction: A State-By-State Resource Guide (Co-Author), Margaret Colgate Love, Champion, May, 2007Reducing Recidivism: The Bureau of Prisons Comprehensive Residential Drug Abuse Program, (Co-Author), Champion, July, 2006Securing A Favorable Federal Prison Placement, (Co-Author), Champion, April, 2006Representing the White Collar Client in a Post-Booker World, (Co-Author), Champion, September/October, 2005Litigating in a Post-Booker World, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Spring, 2005A 2255 and 2241 Primer: A Guide for Clients and their Family and Friends, (Co-Author), The Champion, April, 2002Baker's Dozen: Federal Sentencing Tips for the Experienced Advocate, Part II, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Spring, 2001Apprehending and Appreciating Apprendi, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Winter, 2001Representing the White Collar Client at Sentencing, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Winter, 2000The Basic Tools: 2241 and 2255 Habeas Petitions, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Winter, 1997"Resistance in the Military," in Advice for Conscientious Objectors in the Armed Forces, 5th ed., Robert A. Seeley, Ed., Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors (CCCO), 1984Editor, Federal Presentencing and Post Conviction News, 2000
Classes and Seminars
Counseling Conscientious Objectors: Morning session: "Building a Record for Habeas Relief in the CO Application Process." Afternoon session: "Military Conscientious Objectors and Habeas Corpus", National Lawyers Guild, San Diego, CA, July 8, 2006
Representing Conscientious Objectors, National Lawyers Guild National Convention, Washington, D.C., 2007
"Equal Access Litigation", Youth, Militarism and Alternatives Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 1988
"Administrative Separations and Discharges", Seminar on Military Law for the Congressional Caseworker, Washington, D.C., 1986
"Selective Service Regulations", Selective Service Law Seminar, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1983
"Selective Service Regulations", Seminary on the Defense of Non-Registrants, Washington, D.C., 1982
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50 Rittenhouse PlaceArdmore, PA 19003-2227
Phone
610-492-7112
Fax
610-649-8362
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