Of Counsel

Claire Neiger, Esq.

p. 215.735.3994  |  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 is an experienced trial lawyer with over 25 years of civil litigation experience in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey at the state and federal levels. She focuses on litigation of premises liability, medical malpractice, bad faith, products liability, and insurance coverage matters. Claire has obtained over 75 defense verdicts at trial and numerous successful outcomes in the ADR, UM and UIM forums.

Claire’s practice also concentrates on appellate level work.  She has successfully represented the firm defending appeals against defense verdicts before the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit.  Some of her featured successes include: 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); Stormes v. Acme Markets, (premises liability); and Porterfield v. Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (medical malpractice). Claire has also achieved success in difficult appeals involving remittitur, indemnification, and attorney work product. 

When Claire is not arguing, she enjoys hiking, bird watching, and traveling with her children. Her daughter is carrying on the family tradition and is at Villanova Law School after graduating with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. Her son is excelling at Saint Joseph’s University and has his eye on a J.D. as well. Lance, the family dog, also looks good behind the desk!

Representative Matters

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

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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