James G. Keenan

Attorney in York, PA
Partner, Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLP, York, October, 1996; Associate, Lancaster County Law Firm, 1990-1996; Associate, Virginia Law Firm 1988-1990. Clinical Social Worker in Emergency Room and Shock Trauma Unit at Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1981-1987. Lectured for Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section Seminars for "Trial Tactics and Methods" and for "Tax Implications in Divorce." Author, "Who Will Protect Your Rights," Child Advocate Journal. Co-Paneled PBI Seminars of: "Lessons From Tinsel Town"; "General Practitioners' Update" and Case Law Updates. Co-Presented Seminars and Authored Teaching Materials for National Business Institute on "Successful Financial Settlements for Your Clients"; "Tax Consequences of Divorce", "Custody From A to Z", "Advanced Issues in Divorce", "Advanced Family Law", "Family Law from A to Z"; and "Handling Divorce Cases from Start to Finish". Vice Chair, Board of Directors for Performing Arts for Children. Former Member, Virginia State Bar. Former Barrister: American Inns of Court, York County and American Inns of Court, Lancaster County. Member of PA Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission. Prior Member of Academy of Certified Social Workers. Lecturer to Staff while a CHNMC in areas of Mental Health Intervention with the Families of the Children Involved in Multiple Trauma and Severe Illness Situations, S.W.A.T. Team Members, United States Park Police, Emergency Response Personnel for Metropolitan, D.C. Prior Work with Juvenile Recidivists in Washington D.C. while with the Junior Citizens Corp.
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  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Domestic Violence
  • Adoptions
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Alimony
  • Paternity


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Experience & Credentials


Managing Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1988, Virginia
1990, Pennsylvania

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  • Law School Attended

    Howard University School of Law
    Class of 1987

    University Attended

    Salisbury University
    Social Work and Criminal Justice, 1978, Dean's List

    Howard University
    Masters of Social Work
    1980, Dean's List

    Howard University
    National Dean's List

    Special Agencies

    York City DUI Initiative.

    Associations & Memberships

    York County Bar Association (Chair of the Family Law Section, 2006; Vice Chairperson, 2005 and 2004; Secretary, 2003). Pennsylvania Bar Association (Family Law Section) Chair of Membership Comm... More

    Representative Cases

    In re Estate of Paul J. Sauers, III, Deceased, Appeal of Jodie L. Sauers 1060 MDA 2007:.

    Hobbies & Interests

    Gentleman Farmer; Gardening; Archery; Family Activities

    Contact Information




    Send email to James G. Keenan

    Office Information
    James G. Keenan
    Managing Partner
     30 North George Street,
    York, PA 17401-1280


    Hoffmeyer & Semmelman, LLP (York, Pennsylvania)

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