James A. Bartholomew


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James A. Bartholomew is a shareholder and attorney in the Firm’s Estate Planning and Administration of Estates and Trusts group.  Mr. Bartholomew’s practice includes estate planning and administration, wills, elder law, corporate and business law, real estate and municipal law. He has been a frequent lecturer to regional groups on the subjects of Wills and Estate Planning, Planned Charitable Giving, and Retirement Planning. Mr. Bartholomew serves as Co-Solicitor of the Lehigh Tax Collection Committee, and served as Solicitor of the Southern Lehigh School District from 1978 to 2013.


  • Princeton University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1966
  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1969
  • Temple University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals

 Professional Organizations

  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

Honors and Affiliations

  • Navy Achievement Medal, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy
  • Recipient, Volunteer Award, Allentown Arts Commission
  • Named a Select Lawyer in:
    • Education Law, Estate Planning/Administration/Probate Law and Taxation Law, 2014
    • Estate Planning/Administration/Probate Law, 2015
  • Included in Top Attorneys list, Estate Planning, Suburban Life, 2014 – 2015

Community Activity

  • Past President, Board of Directors, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra
  • Past Chairman, Endowment Fund of the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, United Way of the Lehigh Valley, and Past Chairman, Planned Giving Committee

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