Proven Advocate. Trusted Leader in Law.
Mr. Binns has been AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® for more than 35 years, which is the most trusted legal Peer Review Rating system in the world. Additionally, he has been elected to the top 5% of Pennsylvania litigators in the Super Lawyers® list for the past 12 years.
Mr. Binns is the former Pennsylvania Boxing Commissioner, having been initially appointed by Republican Governor Richard Thornburgh and reappointed by Democratic Governor Robert P. Casey. In 1984 he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame.
He is the recipient of the following awards: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Director’s Community Leadership; Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation, Eagle, Globe & Anchor; B’nai Brith, Inter-Faith Understanding; Anti-Defamation League, Torch of Liberty; Shomrim; Israel Bonds; Southeastern Police Chiefs; Friend of Labor, Sammy; Greater Philadelphia Leadership, RCHS; Philadelphia Emerald Society; Markward Association; Law Enforcement Leadership, Cradle of Liberty Council; Delaware County District Attorney’s Merit Award; Inducted, Law Enforcement Hall of Fame; Retired Police, Fire, & Prison Guards Association, “Man of The Year”; American Jewish Committee, Civic Achievement Award; Bronze Medallion, Chapel of the Four Chaplains; Philadelphia Fire Department, Partnership Award.
- La Salle College High School - 1957
- La Salle University - B.S. 1961 magna cum laude
- Villanova Law School - J.D. 1964
- La Salle University - M.A. 1988
- DCCC Police Academy - MPOETC 2013
- Northwestern University Police Motorcycle Operator School- 2016
- Northwestern University Police Motorcycle Instructor School- 2017
Mr. Binns earned his B.S. from La Salle University in 1961 and his M.A. in Bi-Cultural Communications in 1988. He endowed an academic scholarship and dedicated the James J. Binns Fitness Center in 1992. He donated an academic scholarship to the Delaware County Community College Police Academy, from which he graduated in 2013. He is a member of the teaching faculty.
Jimmy Binns is even featured in chapter 17 of Jim Beasley's biography, Courtroom Cowboy. Read it here.
History of Philanthropic & Community Service
Mr. Binns currently serves as Deputy Chief of the Darby Twp. Police Department and is a nationally certified instructor of police motorcycle operators. He has been involved in numerous community and civic affairs, including, inter alia, founding the Hero Plaque Programs for Police and Firefighters. He also founded Copwheels, Inc., The Hero Thrill Show, Inc. and Holiday Meals for Heroes. He has donated hundreds of plaques for local heroes, as well as motorcycles, bicycles, firearms, horse trailers and much more to law enforcement agencies.
As part of his commitment to the legal process, Mr. Binns chaired the Judicial Selection Commission of the Philadelphia Bar Association and chaired a Hearing Committee of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He has repeatedly been selected by the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as a Delegate to the Third Circuit Judicial Conference. He was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to serve as a member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee.
Mr. Binns enjoys appointments as the Honorary Sheriff, Police Commissioner, and Fire Commissioner of Philadelphia. He is the Honorary Chief of Police of Lower Makefield, Camden, Margate, Longport, Northfield, and Brigantine. He is also the Honorary Chief County Detective for the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, a sworn Special Assistant District Attorney for Montgomery County, a sworn County Detective in the Montgomery County District Attorney's office, a sworn Special Deputy Sheriff for Chester County, and a sworn Special Deputy Sheriff for Delaware County. He is an honorary member of the New Jersey Policemen's Benevolent Association and he has been inducted into the Law Enforcement Hall of Fame.
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