Ian Kingsley is a senior associate with a decade of experience in personal injury litigation. Ian represents both plaintiffs and defendants and specializes in motor vehicle negligence claims, including both third party and UM/UIM, as well as property damage and premises liability actions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. He also successfully represents local employers, businesses and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Over the years, Ian has successfully represented premises owners, product suppliers and international manufacturing companies in mass tort product liability actions in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, as well as on a national level.
Ian has been integrally involved in all phases of litigation including national management of discovery on behalf of a Fortune 200 client, deposing witnesses and experts for trial, negotiating settlements, and appearing in court for motions, jury selection and trial. He prides himself on finding new strategies to successfully represent his clients. Ian’s talent was recognized by the Thomson Reuters search committee when he was selected as a 2018 Rising Star, which is a designation provided to only 2.5% of lawyers who are under forty or who have practiced for less than ten years.
Ian has been a valuable member of the firm since 2010. He began his legal career working for a nationally recognized civil defense firm in Philadelphia where he focused on product liability and workers’ compensation defense. During law school, he clerked for both plaintiff and civil defense firms in New York and North Carolina, and successfully represented his law school at national moot court competitions. During law school, he also worked as an intern for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office where he conducted daily criminal hearings and successful prosecution of bench trials under the supervision of the lead prosecutor.
When he is not practicing law, Ian enjoys spending time with his wife and three children at their home, especially outdoors in their garden, which is registered in the Smithsonian Institute Archives of American Gardens. Ian serves on the Upper Merion Township Transportation Authority, and is an active member of the Upper Merion Democratic Committee. Ian has served as an Arbitration Panelist in both the Montgomery County and Philadelphia County Arbitration programs and serves as an advocate for abused and neglected children on behalf of the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project.