Since the Firm was founded, our Casualty Practice Group has successfully defended thousands of clients in cases across a broad range of litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in defending businesses, individuals and governmental entities in cases involving both personal injury and property damage claims. Our Casualty Group continuously works with our clients to resolve claims as expeditiously as possible. Moreover, our Casualty Group consists of well- respected and skillful trial attorneys that routinely defend matters through verdict and have a wide range of trial experience.

Premises liability has always been a focus of our defense litigation practice. We have significant experience in the defense of lawsuits involving both traditional premises liability defendants: supermarkets, hotels, retail establishments, health spas, casinos, restaurants, taverns and private residences, as well as hospitals, schools, campuses and professional settings.

Beyond the more traditional premises liability matters, we have extensive experience in assault cases, security issues, false arrest, dram shop/liquor liability and mechanical and equipment failures.

Our attorneys also focus on the representation of self-insured clients and insurance carriers in first and third-party litigation, including all areas of motor vehicle litigation, bad faith claims, first-party disputes and personal property damage claims. We have worked extensively with insurers to investigate fraudulent claims and assisted with the prosecution of these matters.

Information and referrals concerning Casualty matters should be directed to John Hopwood, Esquire at


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