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James B. Shrimp: Litigation Attorney

Employment Law Attorney James Shrimp litigates issues involving employment law, franchise law and IP law.

Labor & Employment Attorney

Phone: 610-275-0700

Fax: 610-275-5290

Email: jshrimp@highswartz.com

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James B. Shrimp, an employment law attorney, concentrates his practice in the representation of employers in discrimination cases brought in federal court and state court, and at the administrative level (Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and Equal Employment Opportunities Commission). Mr. Shrimp also represents employers, including schools, in labor and employment issues. Mr. Shrimp also counsels and represents business in Franchise Law and Trademark issues.

Mr. Shrimp counsels and represents businesses in employment and commercial disputes, including employment discrimination, wage and hour, and restrictive covenants. Having worked on both the business and employee sides throughout his legal career, it gives Mr. Shrimp the unique ability to advise clients with a 360 degree analysis of the cost benefit of the case and the ability to provide an extremely accurate and keen risk assessment.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1999

  • New Jersey, 1999

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1999

  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2002

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2009


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1999

  • Misericordia University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1996

Noteworthy Cases

  • TEQ Lease, Inc. v. Soloman Charter School, et al, Philadelphia County, No. 14-0201045 (obtained $221,820.76 judgment at trial)

  • Munoz v. NutriSystem, Inc., 2014 WL 3765498 (E.D. Pa. July 30, 2014)

  • Allen v. Nutrisystem, Inc., 546 Fed. App’x. 98 (3d Cir. 2013)

  • Grosso Enterprises, Inc. v. Domino’s Pizza LLC, 2011 WL 816620 (E.D. Pa. March 9, 2011)

  • Henderson v. NutriSystem, 634 F.Supp.2d 521 (E.D.Pa., 2009)

  • Schneider v. The Arc of Montgomery County, 497 F.Supp.2d 651, (E.D.Pa. 2007)

  • Kelly v. Harcum College, 2007 WL 712416 (E.D.Pa. March 7, 2007)

  • Mochan v. The Arc of Montgomery County, 2007 WL 655604 (E.D.Pa. March 2, 2007)

Professional Affiliations & Honors

  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member (2002 to present)
    – Labor and Employment Committee, Vice Chair (2016)
    – Labor and Employment Committee, Member (2002 to present)
    – Civil Rules Committee, Member (2012, 2013)
    – Franchise Committee, Member (2010-2012)
    – Young Lawyers Committee, Vice-Chair (2005)

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member (1999 to present)

  • American Bar Association, Member (1999 to present)
    – Forum on Franchising, Member (2009 to present)
    – Labor and Employment Division (1999 to present)

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Member (2015 to present)

  • Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA), Member (2015 to present)

  • American Association of Franchisee and Dealers, Member (2015 to present)

Civic & Community Activities

  • Rotary Club, Central Chester County

    • President (2017-2018)
    • President Elect (2016-2017)
    • Chair, Foundation Committee (2016-2017)
  • Misericordia University Alumni Association, Class of 1996 Representative (2005 to present)

  • Glenmore Eagle Youth Association, Coach, Baseball (2012-present)

  • St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, Member of Council (2018-present)

    Chairman, Associate Pastor Call Committee (2014)

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, “Walking the Line: Best Practices for Advising Franchise Clients on Avoiding Employment Risks,” American Bar Association, 38th Annual Forum on Franchising (October 2015)

  • “Management Lessons from Jonathan Papelbon,” Philadelphia Business Journal (October 2, 2015)

  • “Uber and the Heightened Scrutiny of Independent Contractor Status, ” The Legal Intelligencer (September 30, 2015)

  • “Working at Amazon: Delivery of Discord in Under Twelve Hours, or Just Normal?”, Law 360 (September 2015)

  • “Yes to Arbitration, but Did I Also Agree to Class Action and Consolidated Arbitration?”, Franchise Law Journal, ADA Quarterly Journal of the Forum on Franchising, Vol. 30, Num. 3 (Winter 2011)

  • “Supreme Court Assists Employers by Limiting Pay Discrimination Claims”, Schuylkill Alliance Business Advisor, July-August, 2007

  • “Open Government Guide, Open Records and Meeting Laws in Pennsylvania” Reporter Committee for Freedom of the Press, 2006

  • “Properly Documenting an Employee’s Discharge with Respect to Unemployment Compensation”, Lorman Educational Services, Employee Discharge and Documentation in Pennsylvania seminar, 2001