Of Counsel

Claire Neiger, Esq.

p. 215.791.6263  |  f. 215.735.1133

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Memberships

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association

Education

Temple University School of Law, J.D.

Overview

Claire Neiger leads GMR’s Medical Malpractice Practice Department with over thirty years of experience representing the area’s major hospitals, physicians, nurses, dentists, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities in major medical malpractice trials. These cases have included oncology, orthopedics, wound care, general surgery, radiology, family practice, psychiatry, obstetrics, and gynecology in Philadelphia, New Jersey,  and the surrounding counties. Claire is skilled in all aspects of defending complex medical negligence claims, including obtaining rapid resolution of matters through motion practice, arbitration, and mediation.

Claire’s hospital clients also rely on her expertise to defend them in general liability and premises liability areas.  Thus, Claire has extensively litigated matters in the areas of security guard and third-party assaults, cafeteria incidents, slip and falls, ADA violations, parking lot incidents, and Mental Health Procedure Act cases.

Claire also handles the firm’s catastrophic injury, traumatic brain injury, and major injury cases resulting from construction, motor vehicle, and general liability accidents. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Claire has won the vast majority of her trials, achieving jury defense verdicts in nearly 100 of them in many different practice areas and jurisdictions. Claire has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by her peers, as published by Philadelphia Magazine.

Claire has also successfully defended her defense verdicts before the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit.  Some of her featured successes include Lawson v. Albert Einstein Medical Center (alleged unlawful detention); Taylor v. Golden Living (pressure wound); Emerich v. Philadelphia Center for Human Development (Pennsylvania’s Mental Health Procedures Act); Brown v. Albert Einstein Medical Center (medical malpractice); Djukanovic v. Albert Einstein Medical Center (assault by third-party); and Porterfield v. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (medical malpractice). She successfully argued to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court the first Mental Health case defining mental health counselors’ and psychiatrists’ duties to warn third-parties of danger from their patients.

When Claire is not arguing, she enjoys hiking, bird watching, and traveling. Her daughter is carrying on the family tradition as a practicing Philadelphia lawyer. Her son is currently in law school and will carry on in the profession as well. Lance, the family dog, also looks good behind the desk!

Representative Matters

Claire Neiger Obtains Dismissal with Prejudice in Philadelphia County Medical Malpractice Claim only Months after the Case was Filed

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The Pennsylvania Superior Court Unanimously Affirmed Claire Neiger’s Philadelphia Defense Verdict Finding Use of Force by Hospital Security Officers Justified

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Back to Back Defense Verdicts for Claire Neiger in Med Mal and Limited Tort Cases

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Claire Neiger Secures Philadelphia Jury Trial Defense Verdict in Nursing Malpractice Action

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Philadelphia Jury Finds Use of Force By Security Officers Justified

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Claire Neiger Obtains Defense Verdict in Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Trial with Leg Amputation

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Claire Neiger Defeats Plaintiff’s Second Attempt at Bad Faith Against Insurance Company

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Claire Neiger Obtains Defense Verdict In Montgomery County Jury Trial Where Negligence Is Conceded

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Defense Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case with $8,000,000 Demand

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Philadelphia County Bad Faith Dismissal/UIM Jury Trial Victory in a Case with Multiple Fractures and Alleged Traumatic Brain Injury

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Claire Neiger Nabs Defense Verdict for Philadelphia Hospital in Trip and Fall Jury Trial

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GMR Obtains Nonsuit Verdict in Multi-Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Claim

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GMR Starts the Year Off with 12 Jury Trial Defense Verdicts

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Verdict Limited to $18,500 in Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Trial with $2.7 Million Initial Demand

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Claire Neiger Obtains Defense Verdict for Hospital in Two Week Assault Trial

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Claire Neiger Obtains Defense Trial Verdict in Case Involving an Automatic Door

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Media

GMR Congratulates Nine of Our Attorneys Recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Claire Neiger Presents Primer for Hospital Attorneys CLE

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Claire Neiger & Lori Miller Presented at PAHCRM’s Annual Fall Conference

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Claire Neiger, Eamon Merrigan and Lauren Glynn Speak at Villanova Law School

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GMR Obtains Six Consecutive Jury Trial Defense Verdicts in Three Counties in Less Than a Month

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