Pennsylvania Civil Defense Law Firm

Warren Holland Obtains Three Defense Verdicts in a Chester County Jury Trial

Warren won his fourth in-person jury trial since courts reopened after the COVID-19 pandemic.  The case involved a rear-end motor vehicle accident where negligence was conceded.  Each plaintiff

Joe Petka Wins Spine Surgery Trial

Mr. Petka won a Chester County trial resulting from a 2013 car accident in West Chester.  Mr. Petka’s client, a 24-year-old woman, was sued after rear-ending a 68-year-old disabled veteran’s SUV. The plaintiff underwent spinal fusion surgery two years before the accident, and alleged that the accident had caused the fusion to become loose.  The […]

Strong Cross Examination of Liability Expert by Eamon Merrigan Leads to Defense Verdict for his Client

At a hard-fought premises liability trial, Plaintiff claimed to have slipped and fallen on Defendant’s sidewalk.  Plaintiff asserted that virtually all water from Defendant’s property pooled on an area of Defendant’s sidewalk due to poor grading and the home’s drainage system discharging directly onto the sidewalk.  Plaintiff further alleged that insufficient lighting turned the area […]

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