Jacqueline K. Holmes

Associate | Pennsylvania

Jacqueline K. Holmes concentrates her practice on complex litigation and general civil litigation matters.

In her commercial litigation practice, Jackie is experienced in handling a variety of contract and business disputes involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, debt collection, and other business-related disputes. Jackie has experience in real estate related litigation, including residential and commercial landlord/tenant matters; disputes arising from the sale of residential property, including failure to disclose cases; mortgage foreclosure actions; actions to quiet title; ejectment actions; tax assessment appeals; and other property disputes. Jackie also represents plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury matters. In her broad litigation practice, Jackie has handled cases in Pennsylvania local, state, and federal courts.

While at Brooklyn Law School, Jackie was an articles editor for the Brooklyn Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.  In 2011, she finished in first place in the Domenick L. Gabrielli National Family Law Moot Court Competition and, in 2012, competed in the New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition.  She also served as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York.

Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Jackie served as law clerk to the Honorable Stephen G. Baratta, President Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Northampton County.

Outside of work, Jackie is an active member of the Lehigh Lawyers Association, an alumni affinity group for attorneys who graduated from Lehigh University.



  • “If You Buy at a Sheriff’s Sale, Tax Sale, and Tax Foreclosure,” Allentown, Pennsylvania, April 9, 2019
  • “A Legal Miracle on 34th Street,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., Allentown, Pennsylvania, December 13, 2017
  • “Attorney Fee Petitions,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., May 11, 2016
  • “Appellate Practice and Procedure in Pennsylvania State Court,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., April 8, 2015
  • “Legal Ethics & Social Media,” Norris McLaughlin, P.A., P.A., February 19, 2014
  • Represented a commercial landlord in a landlord-tenant dispute and successfully argued before the Pennsylvania Superior Court on landlord’s claims for the recovery of attorneys’ fees arising from tenant’s breaches of the parties’ lease agreement.
  • Defended clients who have sold residential properties and later been sued by the purchasers based on “failure to disclose” claims alleging that the seller failed to disclose material defects of the property prior to sale.
  • Represented the purchasers of a small business in a complex dispute with the sellers of the business. The case involved a variety of claims arising from the business asset sale intertwined with landlord-tenant related claims arising from a lease agreement between the parties for the lease of the property where the business was located.  Jackie successfully negotiated a settlement resolving all claims.
  • Represented both homeowners and contractors in disputes arising from home construction and renovation projects. She is well versed in identifying the key issues in such cases due to her experience in handling both sides of these disputes.
  • Defended municipalities in personal injury cases arising from slip-and-falls, frequently resulting in the dismissal of these claims at the summary judgment stage based upon governmental immunity.
  • Represented multiple veterinarians in malpractice cases, all of which resulted in the dismissal of the claims against the veterinarians.

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