James E. Hockenberry, Esq.

James E. Hockenberry, Esq., has nearly 10 years of legal experience working in multiple areas of the law, including premises liability, complex medical negligence, consumer law, and insurance coverage litigation. Mr. Hockenberry has represented clients in both general and commercial litigation.

Legal Experience

Rovner, Allen, Rovner, Zimmerman & Nash
Feasterville, PA
November 2005 – Present
Associate Attorney: representing clients in the areas of premises liability, motor vehicle, complex medical negligence, consumer law, insurance coverage litigation, and Civil Rights (Section 1983) claims from investigation through jury trial and appeal; representing clients in general and commercial litigation claims; practice in both state and federal court.

MidPenn Legal Services
Altoona, PA
October 2004 – November 2005
Staff Attorney: practiced for one year as an attorney in legal aid in Central Pennsylvania; firm encompassed several counties from Lancaster County to Blair County; was a member of the firm’s “Consumer Law Team” and focused on representing individuals in consumer protection litigation (TILA, RESPA, UTPCPL) in state and federal court, including bankruptcy court adversary proceedings; also assisted in domestic relations and landlord/tenant matters.


Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
Philadelphia, PA
J.D., 2003

Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
B.A. in Economics, 1998


Pennsylvania Bar
Admitted to the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania.


  • Lower Southampton Township Democratic Committee

2011 – Present
Member of the Executive Committee

Additional Qualifications

  • Academic Writing

Predatory Lending: A New Solution to Fix an Old Problem (2002)
Written under the advisement of Professor Charles Pouncy; examined the federal and state statutory framework (TILA, RESPA, HOEPA) regulating the mortgage lending industry and discussed the framework’s inadequacy for dealing with the
problem of predatory lending; proposed that the securities’ industry’s “Suitability Doctrine” be applied to mortgage lenders/brokers.

Lien on Me: Essentials for Pennsylvania Tort Lawyers (2012)
General introduction to most types of liens that arise in tort cases, including Medicare, Medicaid, VA, health insurance (ERISA), et al.