_Insurance Defense Profile
EXCELLENCE IN DEFENSE LITIGATION AND NEGOTIATION
PHILOSOPHY. We strive to provide the most favorable result possible on all of the claims we handle, whether it be through a zealous legal defense to a verdict or by way of a negotiated settlement, in the most prompt, responsive, courteous, and cost-conscious manner possible.
LOCAL. We are a local firm in Northeastern Pennsylvania that, over the past several decades, has provided consistently exceptional insurance defense services in cases arising in the many counties listed in our Territory Map. Over the all the years of practicing law in Northeastern Pennsylvania, we have developed positive relationships with the members of the bench and bar in these many different counties. Our office is strategically located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, literally across the street from both the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Our local, well-known, and respected attorneys are readily available to provide a high quality legal defense at a reasonable hourly rate and in a cost-efficient manner.
RESPONSIVE. Our attorneys are promptly responsive to all communications received from clients, opposing counsel, and the court. If the handling attorney is not available, another attorney or staff member will be at the ready to respond to the client’s inquiry in a timely manner to meet our internal mandate that all of our clients be kept apprised as to the status of the claims assigned to our office.
COST-CONSCIOUS. Our attorneys are always mindful of our client’s legal defense costs and strive, wherever possible, to streamline litigation costs and the costs of discovery efforts. We never litigate for the sake of litigating, but seek out prompt and favorable resolutions to claims whenever possible. We offer competitive hourly rates and we do not impose any billable quotas or billing pressures on our attorneys. Rather, we honor the highest ethical standards with our billing practices and comply with our clients’ guidelines in terms of billable work on the assigned files.
INTEGRITY. Our attorneys deal with judges, lawyers, and clients with the utmost professional courtesy and in an honest, candid, truthful manner in a continued effort to move all of our files towards an expeditious resolution in the most cost-efficient manner possible. Our attorneys adhere to the highest ethical standards and take pride in having earned the highest ethical rating possible in the Martindale-Hubble legal directory rating system.
EXPERIENCE. Our attorneys have a wealth of trial and defense claims handling experience that will serve your needs. Our insurance defense counsel are adept at analyzing, with the assistance of our clients, which cases should be tried and which cases should be settled.
PROVEN RECORD OF RESULTS. Our attorneys have a proven record of securing favorable settlements and positive results in claims being litigated in both the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania as well as in arbitration and mediation proceedings.
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