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James T. Shoemaker | Business Lawyer

P: (570) 287-3000 Ext. 1126

"Helping people with problems. It's important to be a good listener."

HQK Law Business Law Attorney | James T. Shoemaker

HQK Law Business Law Attorney | James T. Shoemaker

James T. Shoemaker
Business Lawyer

P: (570) 287-3000 Ext. 1126

"Helping people with problems. It's important to be a good listener."


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Attorney James Shoemaker, a Principal on the firm’s Business Team, has been with HKQ Law since he graduated from New York Law School in 1991. Over the years, he has developed a practice focusing on creditor’s rights, which involves debt collections, mortgage foreclosures, representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, residential loan modifications, commercial loan workouts, and real estate matters.

Jim credits mentors like Attorney Allan Kluger, the firm’s most senior principal, for helping him develop his skills and work ethic as a lawyer, and enjoys the teamwork among HKQ Law’s attorneys and paralegals. Before law school, he earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University. A member of the Luzerne County and Pennsylvania bar associations, Attorney Shoemaker is admitted to practice before all state courts, federal courts and federal bankruptcy courts in Pennsylvania.

In addition to practicing law, Jim serves as Chairman of the Board of the North Branch Land Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving open green space for future generations. He also serves on the Wyoming Commemorative Association, which puts on an observance of the Battle of Wyoming every July Fourth, and the Board of Governors of The Westmoreland Club.

In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing and bird watching. He lives in Wyoming with his wife and three children.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, 1991-Present
    • Principal, member of Business Team with emphasis on creditors’ rights, banking litigation, commercial litigation, banking and real estate

EDUCATION

  • New York Law School, Juris Doctor, 1991
  • New York University, Bachelor of Arts, 1987

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Luzerne County Bar Association
  • Admitted to Practice:
    • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
    • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
    • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
    • Pennsylvania Courts of Bankruptcy
    • New York State Courts of Bankruptcy
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
    • New York State Courts

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Chairman of the Board, North Branch Land Trust
  • Board Member, Wyoming Commemorative Association
  • Past Board Member, Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre
  • Past Board Member, Leadership Wilkes-Barre

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Creditors’ Rights Under Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
  • Featured presenter at seminar program conducted by The Risk Management Association; excerpts published in RMA Journal of Enterprise Risk Management, March 2010

 

As Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn addresses the concerns raised by COVID-19, the health and safety of our clients, employees and friends of the firm remain our top priority.


These are very difficult and scary times and we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and symptom free. We recognize that so many of you are understandably anxious about your health, the economic impact of this pandemic and all of the consequences of social isolation.

We also recognize that many of you are anxious about how the coronavirus is impacting the Court systems, our firm and your cases. Although all of our offices are closed, our firm has remained fully operational and we have initiated procedures that allow all of our attorneys and staff to work remotely from their homes. Each of us and our staff will respond to any emails and calls about your cases as quickly as possible.

Our Federal and State Courts have instituted significant changes in their calendars as a result of the coronavirus. Although most courthouses are closed to the public, and Hearings and Trials will be delayed for some time, there are matters that can proceed telephonically and by video. Despite these changes in the Court calendars, we are working diligently on your cases and are determined to do whatever we possibly can to assure an early and just recovery for you and your loved ones. Even under these difficult circumstances, we believe that "Nobody will work harder for you than we will."

With regard to new potential clients, we are not in a position to have an in-person new client meeting, but we will be conducting these initial meetings via phone. New potential clients should call us for a free telephone consultation at (570) 287-3000.

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