John M. Hyams was born and raised in Harrisburg and attended Central Dauphin High School. John graduated from West Virginia University in 1998 receiving his Bachelor of Arts. Continuing his education, John moved on to earn his Juris Doctor degree in 2001 from Widener University School of Law.
John began his legal career as a law clerk with a local, well known bankruptcy firm in 1999. He gained two years of experience with that office before he ever graduated from law school. There John was exposed to Chapter 7, 13, and 11 bankruptcies. John worked on the largest bankruptcy in the history of the Middle District of Pennsylvania as a 3rd year law clerk. He used that experience as a springboard into his practice of law.
Now with almost 20 years of experience, John has shown exemplary work as an attorney. He has helped shape the law in many areas with some of his own groundbreaking cases in our jurisdiction. John is currently or has been an active member of multiple boards and committees, including current Member of the Board of Directors for Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association, (and formally served on their Advisory/Court Liaison and Nominating Committees) and a current Member of the Board of Directors for Camp Hill Little League. John is a member of the Dauphin County Bar Association, American Bar Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association. John is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as every Federal Jurisdiction in the State. Outside of practicing, John is a frequent guest speaker at conferences including for the Middle District Bankruptcy Bar Association and for the Dauphin County Bar Association.
John has also become a teacher in the area of Bankruptcy Law. He taught as an adjunct professor at the Harrisburg Area Community College for almost ten years.
John lives in Camp Hill with his wife and 3 sons. He is an avid fisherman and enjoys sports, blues music and skiing.
For those who are in need of service in the areas of debtor and creditor, bankruptcy, business law and real estate transactions, John M. Hyams will bring his experience to the table to help you and your family. Contact him to have a private discussion on how he can help turn your life around.