Practice Areas

Our firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services.  Click on the links below for a full description of each area.

The Banking, Workout and Foreclosures group at JSDC is led by Scott Dietterick and focuses its practice on recovering investments for all types of creditors, including national, regional and local banks, mortgage companies, real estate investment groups and other lenders.

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The Business Law Group is led by Gary L. James. The firm’s general business law practice ranges from assisting with the planning, organizing and financing of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Our group is experienced in providing counsel related to sales, acquisitions or other dispositions of these businesses.

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The Commercial Litigation Group is led by Matthew Chabal, III and provides a full range of litigation and dispute resolution services. We represent a broad spectrum of clients including individuals, partnerships, closely held and public corporations and other business and government entities.

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The Construction Law Group is led by Matthew Chabal, III and provides a full range of legal services on all aspects of construction and government contracts. Our attorneys assist public and private owners, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, sureties and insurers in solving legal problems common to the development, design, construction and management of construction projects.

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The Criminal Law Group represents individuals who have been accused of violating Pennsylvania law. Our defense attorneys have extensive experience in defense litigation, which includes jury and non-jury trials along with appellate litigation. They have also represented clients in summary hearings, misdemeanor and felony cases, probation revocations, preliminary hearings and grand jury proceedings. Their vast experience allows them to properly advise clients on how best to proceed with their case while maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism.

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The Elder Law Group is led by Gary L. James and caters to the needs of older clients and those with disabilities.

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JSDC Law Offices offers a full range of estate planning and administration services. We provide experienced advice, plan and prepare documents and administer estates and trusts for our clients. A number of our attorneys also are certified public accountants or have graduate degrees in taxation.

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The Family Law Group represents clients in all matters involving family and domestic law including contested and uncontested divorces, child custody and child support disputes. Our team also drafts prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and representing clients in adoption, guardianship and involuntary commitment proceedings. Our lawyers have extensive experience in handling a wide variety of domestic matters, either through mediation and arbitration or by litigation in the courts.

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The Federal, State and Local Tax Law Group is led by Neil W. Yahn and Gary L. James and includes lawyers who dedicate the majority of their practice to federal income, state and local tax matters.

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The Labor Employment Law Group is led by Ronald T. Tomasko and represents clients in all labor law related matters. We represent individuals, union and businesses.

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JSDC Law Offices has established the highly-focused Medical Cannabis Group, one of the first such practices in the state for medical cannabis clients. Headed by attorney Christine Taylor Brann, Esq. who helped lead the legislative efforts to legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania, the Medical Cannabis Group is ably positioned to assist clients in a wide array of legal pursuits.

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The Municipal Law Group is led by Ronald T. Tomasko.

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The Personal Injury Law Group is led by Ronald T. Tomasko and provides legal representation to clients who have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence, recklessness or wrongdoing of another person, company or government agency.

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The JSDC Law Offices is led by Scott A. Dietterick. This group handles virtually all aspects of real estate law, including: purchase, sale and financing transactions; commercial and residential land development; real estate lending; corporate, and tax aspects of real property transactions; commercial leasing, landlord and tenant enforcement matters; zoning and land use; real estate brokerage matters; condominium and other property owner's associations; and real estate loan workouts.

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The Social Security Disability Group is led by Ronald T. Tomasko.

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The Unemployment Compensation Group is led by Ronald T. Tomasko.

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The Workers’ Compensation Group is led by Ronald T. Tomasko.

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