James W. Cushing, Esquire
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- Temple University, J.D. 2002
- James E. Beasley Scholar
- Law Faculty Scholar
- Lena L. Hale Award Winner
- Distinguished performance in Labor Law and Trial Advocacy
- President of the Christian Legal Society
- Who’s Who of American Law Students December 2000
- Representative at the Student Bar Association Senate
James W. Cushing, Esquire has written and published a wide variety of articles, which can be read here.
One of Mr. Cushing’s articles, I Now [Cannot} Pronounce You Man and Wife, has been cited in a law review article from the University of Miami Law Review (Volume 63, Number 3, April 2010). See footnote 222 of the article “Marriage in the Time of Internet Ministers: I Now Pronounce You Married but Who am I to Do So?” here.
Mr. Cushing has also been cited in an August 17, 2011 article in The Fiscal Times called “Unemployed and Retired? You, Too, Can Double Dip“.
Mr. Cushing has also been cited in an September 22, 2011 article in The Fiscal Times called “Unemployment Cheats Raked in $16.5 Billion Last Year“.
While a research analyst for the Legislative Office for Research Liaison, Mr. Cushing provided the data and research for the article entitled ”Wildlife Management Criticized” published in the Pittsburgh Tribune on 10/18/98.
Areas of Practice
Family law, unemployment compensation, personal injury, contracts, real estate, and collections.
- Pennsylvania Bar, 2002
- New Jersey Bar, 2002
- Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2004
- Named a Pennsylvania Bar Association Rising Star, 2012
- Named a Pennsylvania Bar Association Rising Star, 2011
- Named a Pennsylvania Bar Association Rising Star, 2010
- Named an “Expert Author” by Ezinearticles.com in July 2010
Other Education and Awards
- 1999: Penn State University, B.S. Public Policy, with Honors
- 1999: Graduated in the Penn State Capital Honors Program
- Composed honors thesis of publishable quality entitled Progressing Toward the Avant-Garde: a Definition of Progressive Rock
- 1997-99: Member 0f the International Honor Society in Social Science (Pi Gamma Mu)
- 1997-99: Penn State Harrisburg Chief Justice of the Student Government Supreme Court
- 1997/8: Penn State Harrisbirg Student Government Senate Chair
- 1996/7: Admitted into the Penn State Scholars’ Program
- 1996/7: Penn State University Scholars’ Scholarship
- 1996/7: Penn State Campus Scholar Award
- 1996/7: Penn State Certificate of Leadership Award
- 1996/7: Penn State Co-Curricular Involvement Award
- 1995/6: Penn State President’s Freshman Award
- 1995/6: Penn State Faculty Senate Campus Leader Award
- 1995-97: President of the Abington Christian Fellowship
- 1995: Allen W. Scholl Scholarship
- Prior experience as a law clerk with several Philadelphia law firms, Research Analyst in the PA House of Representatives, Harrisburg, PA, and an intern with State Senator Stewart Greenleaf (12th Senatorial District Office).
- Mr. Cushing is a volunteer, coordinator, and on the Board of Directors at the Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia. Mr. Cushing has written an article regarding his experiences at the Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia which can be viewed here.
- Mr. Cushing is currently a member of, and involved in various ministries at, St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Churchville, PA. He was also a former Diocesan and Deanery Delegate in the Episcopal Diocease of Pennsylvania, former Vestryman of Church of the Redemption, Southampton, PA; former Vestryman of St. Anne’s Church, Abington, PA; Panelist at Penn State Abington Law Day, Guest lecturer in Pierce College paralegal school; Prayer Leader for Lower Bucks County National Day of Prayer, 2001, 2002, 2006, and 2007.
- Panelist on college expenses for the Pennsylvania House of Representitives Sub-committee of Education on 9/15/98 (televised on PCN).
- James W. Cushing, Esquire has led a number of seminars. More information on these can be found here: Articles & Seminars
- Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association December 2011 to present.
- Fluent in American Sign Language to service the deaf community. You can read more about it here.
- Member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW), Local 1776, 1994 – 2004