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Hon. James T. Anthony

Hon. James T. Anthony

Allentown, Pennsylvania
(610) 782‑3207
(610) 782‑3984

Judge James T. Anthony graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1980 and earned a J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 1983. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1981, he retired at the rank of Colonel in 2009. During his military career he served in both active duty and reserve capacities, including service in Okinawa in 1984-1985, and service in Iraq in 2004-2005 and 2006-2007. He served as a full time Assistant District Attorney in York County in 1987 and as a part time Assistant District Attorney in Lehigh County from 1989 to 1999. After employment as staff counsel for two insurance companies, Judge Anthony went into the private practice of law where he remained for nineteen years. Judge Anthony is a member of the Allentown-West Rotary Club, and a former board member of the Lehigh County Historical Society. He was elected Judge of the Court Of Common Pleas for Lehigh County in November 2007.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2007

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1983


  • Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska
    • J.D. - 1983
  • Saint Joseph's University - 1980

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Allentown-West Rotary Club, Member
  • Lehigh County Historical Society, Former Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Scherline & Associates, Attorney
  • Insurance Company, Staff Counsel
  • Lehigh County, Part Time Assistant District Attorney, 1989 - 1999
  • York County, Assistant District Attorney, 1987 - 1989
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve, Second Lieutenant/Colonel, 1981 - 2009