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James A. Funt - Greenblatt Pierce Engle Funt Flores

James Funt


P: 215-735-1600


Philadelphia, PA



PA Criminal Defense
NJ Criminal Defense
Federal Criminal Defense


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New Jersey 
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Supreme Court


2013 Pro Bono Publico Award, First Judicial District of Philadelphia 
2010 “Friend of Philadelphia Fire Fighter’s Achievement Award.”
Perfect 10.0 Rating from AVVO 
2014 National Trial Lawyers top 100 Trial Lawyers


2015 Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Section(CJS) of the Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors – 2014
2013 Chair of the Criminal Justice Section(CJS) of the Philadelphia Bar Association
Executive Committee, Criminal Justice Section 2012-Present
Philadelphia Commission of Judicial Selection & Retention
Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)
Philadelphia Inn of Criminal Court, Master Level
Defender Association of Philadelphia Alumni Association
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
The Camden County Bar Association


Temple University School of Law, J.D.
Colgate University, B.A.


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James Funt, a founding partner at Greenblatt Pierce Engle Funt & Flores, specializes in blue and white collar criminal defense, civil rights, and employment discrimination on behalf of plaintiffs. He has successfully tried thousands of criminal cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey state and federal courts before judges and juries. These types of cases include kidnapping, homicide, aggravated assaults, robberies, state and federal drug cases, sexual assault, white collar crimes including sexual-cyber-crimes. He represents adults and juveniles. His clients include: police officers, fire fighters, doctors, sports figures, attorneys and other professionals. Mr. Funt also represents individuals in civil rights cases alleging excessive force and wrongful arrest, first amendment issues and employment discrimination cases including age, gender, sexual orientation, and whistleblowing. 

Funt is keenly aware of the value and problems of the media coverage of cases, as he has been involved in some of the area's most highly publicized cases. He defends his client's reputation in the court of opinion as well as the courtroom. 

Fluent in Spanish, Funt is sought after by and represents people from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala, Ecuador, Panama, The Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. He is sensitive to the challenges that the Latino population face in the United States, having developed an appreciation for the cultures while involved in humanitarian work in Mexico for several years in the 1990's.