Weber Gallagher fields a diverse team of litigators. It includes skilled, aggressive veterans who have tried numerous cases to verdict and attorneys whose experience in investigations and attention to detail regularly lead to summary judgments and favorable settlements. These seasoned litigators oversee the work of younger team members, whose involvement helps us contain client costs. We are particularly mindful of costs as we design a strategy tailored to a client’s business needs. Trying a case to verdict can be expensive and is not always the most desirable path. A client who is unable to gain dismissal from a suit might consider a settlement. In some instances, alternative dispute resolution is an option. We guide clients as they decide on the appropriate path. Our attorneys appear in state and federal courts, including at appellate levels, and in administrative proceedings. Clients engage us for a range of complex matters, and we have extensive experience with expert witnesses.
Secured favorable forum non conveniens motion on behalf of a leading transportation company before the Lackawanna County court in a case involving a vehicle collision where we successfully petitioned to transfer the case to a much more favorable venue for the client.
Successfully negotiated voluntary dismissal of a Plaintiff’s lawsuit against a large commercial property owner client, early on in litigation, without the need for costly motion practice, saving the client on the potential exposure of the Plaintiff’s case as well as on hefty litigation defense costs.
Secured summary judgment for a leading American restaurant chain in a slip and fall lawsuit before the Superior Court of New Jersey, Bergen County. The plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell in a walk-in freezer while in the course of her employment and sustained a significant leg fracture requiring surgical repair with the installation of hardware. We persuaded the Court that the high threshold for an “intentional wrong” under the Worker’s Compensation Act was not met and that the circumstances of this accident were part of industrial life and not beyond anything the Legislature could have contemplated that would have entitled the employee to recover beyond what is provided under the Worker’s Compensation Act, resulting in a significant win for the client.
- 09.19.23Speaker, "Zen of Defense," Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
- 05.04.22Panelist, "Top 5 Sports & Entertainment Risk Issues RIGHT NOW," Sports & Entertainment Risk Management Alliance
- 03.03.22Panelist, "AEDs and the Related Legal Issues: The Shocking Truth," National Retail Restaurant Defense Association Annual Conference