James E. Huggett

James E. Huggett

Office:Wilmington, DE
Phone:(302) 888-1112
Cell:(610) 329-9250

James E. Huggett is a partner working out of the Philadelphia and Wilmington offices. He represents creditors and debtors, and focuses on Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and related litigation. He’s also a mediator certified by the Delaware Superior Court.

Jim has handled thousands of matters for such clients as corporate debtors-in-possession, creditors’ committees, litigation/liquidating/Chapter 7 trustees, banks and lending institutions, insurers, secured and unsecured creditors of all types, lessors and sellers of real estate, equipment and other personal property, executives and management of companies, parties to all types of executory contracts with debtors, plaintiffs and defendants in preference, fraudulent-transfer and similar actions, and other professionals involved in bankruptcy cases.

Jim also has busy practices in plaintiff-side WARN Act litigation, mechanics’ lien litigation, and commercial law.


  • Temple University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Temple University (M.A.)
  • Bloomsburg University (B.A.)

Bar Admissions:

  • Delaware

Professional Affiliations:

  • Delaware Bar Association

Speaking Engagements and Presentations:

  • "Mechanics' Liens in Pennsylvania"

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Representative Matters:

  • Davis / Hess Industries - representing board member of a Delaware corporation in suit by trustee bringing claims under a D&O policy
  • WARN Act / Various - certified as national class counsel in roughly 50 cases representing classes of workers terminated by large employers in violation of the WARN Act, a federal labor law, with many such employers in chapter 11 proceedings in DE, PA or NJ
  • Coldwell Banker / Kelly - representing insurance agencies in adversary proceedings commenced against them by debtors in bankruptcy
  • Cathay / AWI - representing Cathay Bank in adversary proceedings commenced against them by parties to the bankruptcy of a large wholesale grocer
  • Oracle / Various - representing Oracle Corporation in hundreds of bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings, generally protecting the company's intellectual property and contract rights in chapter 11 cases filed by contract parties and customers
  • Metlife - representing several thousand policy holders in many legal claims filed against them or to provide them with needed legal services/protection in various areas, such as landlord-tenant, family law, tax matters, employment, and other areas
  • National Association of Credit Managers - representing dozens of member companies of this national credit group in mechanics' lien and commercial litigation matters in DE, NJ, PA and other locations as necessary.
  • A Novo Broadband, SA - representing creditors' committee and liquidating chapter 11 trustee
  • Roediger, Inc. - representing creditors' committee
  • Four Seasons Fireplace & Patio Company - representing creditors' commitee and liquidating chapter 11 trustee