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James J. Binns

Philadelphia Trial Attorney – Special Counsel

You know Jimmy Binns, even if you don’t know him by name. He founded the Hero Plaque program for Philadelphia’s fallen police officers and firefighters. He Founded the Holiday Meals For Heroes program, which delivers dinners to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. He’s President and CEO of the Hero Thrill Show, an annual fundraiser for the education of fallen police and firefighters’ children. He’s successfully handled numerous major cases in his career. He was Rocky’s lawyer (Rocky V) and the Pennsylvania Boxer Commissioner (Rocky Balboa) on the silver screen. He speaks French, Italian, and Spanish. This is James J. “Jimmy” Binns.

An active Philadelphia trial attorney, Mr. Binns is licensed to practice in 20 states and is admitted to the Federal Courts of each state in which he is licensed. He is also admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, the Circuit Courts of Appeals in all Eleven Circuits and he is a member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court.

He is certified by the Northwestern University School of Public Safety as an instructor of Highway Patrol Motorcycle Police Officers. He currently serves as Deputy Chief of the Darby Township Police Department.

65th Annual Hero Thrills Show – 2019

Michael Spicer Bail Hearing – 08/14/2014

U.S. v. Michael Spicer – Jimmy Binns Opening

U.S. v. Michael Spicer – Jimmy Binns Closing

Jimmy Binns at the 2018 Hero Thrill Show

Promoting the 2019 Hero Thrill Show on NBC10 with Vai Sikahema.

Jimmy Binns Entrance at the 2019 Hero Thrill Show

Jimmy Binns promoting the Hero Thrill Show

Jimmy Binns featured on the The Museum Without Walls audio tour for the Rocky statue (#18).


‘The Hero Among Us Part 1’

‘The Hero among Us Part 2’

‘The Hero Among Us Part 3’

‘The Hero among Us Part 4’

‘Highway Patrol Wheel Training’

’74 Year Old Motorcycle Cop Jimmy Binns is Never too Old for a Challenge’

‘Jimmy Binns TKO’s CBS Sports Anchor’

Mr. Binns holds a reputation around the globe for handling serious, high profile cases, especially jury trials. He defended a United States Congressman in the FBI “ABSCAM” prosecution and won the “Indy 500″ while advocating for Penske Racing and race car driver Bobby Unser. He recently secured a $4,742,000.00 jury verdict in a wrongful death case on behalf of the family of a young man who was shot and killed by a law enforcement officer. Recently he achieved an 8 million dollar settlement for a family who lost a child as a result of a school bus crash. He successfully defended a multi-million dollar “clawback” lawsuit instituted in the USDC ED PA and won an acquittal for a Philadelphia narcotics police officer who was indicted in the USDC ED PA by the Justice Department, who accused him of participating in a major RICO conspiracy. He achieved a 13 million dollar settlement on behalf of the family of a highway patrol officer who was killed by a drunken driver.

He represents boxers, promoters and casinos throughout the world. His 31 consecutive legal victories for the World Boxing Association (“WBA”) include decisions over Muhammed Ali, Tim Witherspoon, Evander Holyfield, Marvin Hagler, Top Rank, Don King, Mike Tyson, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).For further information visit jamesbinns.net.

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