James J. McCarthy Jr. Esq., CPA

Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
866-716-2315 (Toll Free)
Fax: 717-233-8133
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James J. McCarthy, Jr. is a life-long resident of the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, earned a B.S. degree from Juniata College, a Master’s degree in business from Penn State University, and a law degree, cum laude, from the Widener University School of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and has maintained an accounting and tax return preparation business for nearly 30 years. In addition, Jim has been recently elected to his eighth consecutive four-year term as the Harrisburg City Controller.


  • Current adjunct professor at Widener University School of Law – teaching courses in regards to taxation of business entities.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude – 1998
  • Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, Pennsylvania
    • Master of Administration – 1973
    • Major: Business
  • Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Science – 1971

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member

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