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James Stuczynski

James Stuczynski

Bernard Stuczynski Barnett & Lager
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims
  • Pennsylvania
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James J. Stuczynski is a lifelong resident of the Erie area. After graduating from Cathedral Prep in 1971, he attended and graduated from Alliance College in 1975, summa cum laude. He furthered his education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, graduating in 1979 and returning to Erie to accept a position with Ely & Bernard. In 1985, he became a partner in Bernard & Stuczynski and has continued to practice with its successor firm, Bernard Stuczynski & Barnett. After a practice which handled a wide variety of legal claims, Attorney Stuczynski has specialized in handling insurance and injury claims, particularly automobile accidents, premises liability claims, products liability claims and insurance coverage issues, including insurance bad faith. Attorney Stuczynski has handled a number of civil and criminal trials and proceedings before administrative law judges, arbitrators and appeals before all Pennsylvania appellate courts and a number of federal courts including the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. Attorney Stuczynski has successfully taken a number of cases to verdict and arbitration award, including the largest verdict ever in Cambria County, Waddell v. Siwy, in the amount of $14.8 million. He frequently handles cases involving serious injuries, including wrongful death claims.

University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. (1979) | Law
Activities: Pi Gamma Mu; Sigma Tau Delta; Delta Honorary Societies
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Alliance College
B.A. (1975)
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Erie County Bar Association
Professional Associations
Pennsylvania State Bar
- Current
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Erie County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations
- Current
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Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
- Current
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Pennsylvania Association for Justice
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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3rd Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
  • English
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Contact & Map
Main Office
234 W 6th Street
Erie, PA 16507
Toll-Free: (800) 999-0750
Telephone: (814) 452-6232
Fax: (814) 454-7488
Smethport Office
203 W Main Street, Suite B
Smethport, PA 16749
Toll-Free: (800) 999-0750
Telephone: (814) 887-6009
Fax: (814) 454-7488