James H. Feldman, Jr.

50 Rittenhouse PlaceArdmore, PA 19003- 2227

Updated: 03/27/2017


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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Practice Areas

  • Plea Negotiations
  • Cooperation Agreements
  • Sentencings
  • Direct Appeals
  • 2255 Motions
  • Rule 35 Motions
  • Presidential Pardons and Commutations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Drug Offenses
  • Gun Offenses
  • Pornography Offenses
  • Applications for Discharge
  • Petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus Challenging Discharge Denials


  • Yad l'Yad Award from Congregation Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia, PA, for service to the community, 2005
  • Jewish Peace Fellowship, 2001

Published Works

  • "Intended Loss" Redefined In Fraud Cases, Criminal Justice, Spring, 2009
  • Federal Sentencing Under the Advisory Guidelines: A Primer for the Occasional Federal Practitioner Part Two (co-author), The Champion, December, 2008
  • Federal Sentencing Under the Advisory Guidelines: A Primer for the Occasional Federal Practitioner Part One, (Co-Author), Champion, July, 2008
  • Supreme Court Finally Fulfills Promise of Booker, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Spring, 2008
  • BOP Revamps Prison Designation Process, (Co-Author), Champion, December, 2007
  • Review of Relief from Collateral Consequences of a Criminal Conviction: A State-By-State Resource Guide (Co-Author), Margaret Colgate Love, Champion, May, 2007
  • Reducing Recidivism: The Bureau of Prisons Comprehensive Residential Drug Abuse Program, (Co-Author), Champion, July, 2006
  • Securing A Favorable Federal Prison Placement, (Co-Author), Champion, April, 2006
  • Representing the White Collar Client in a Post-Booker World, (Co-Author), Champion, September/October, 2005
  • Litigating in a Post-Booker World, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Spring, 2005
  • A 2255 and 2241 Primer: A Guide for Clients and their Family and Friends, (Co-Author), The Champion, April, 2002
  • Baker's Dozen: Federal Sentencing Tips for the Experienced Advocate, Part II, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Spring, 2001
  • Apprehending and Appreciating Apprendi, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Winter, 2001
  • Representing the White Collar Client at Sentencing, (Co-Author), Criminal Justice, Winter, 2000
  • The 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), 1984
  • Editor, 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




Offers Free Initial Consultation

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50 Rittenhouse PlaceArdmore, PA 19003- 2227


  • 610-649-8362


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