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.