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Damian M. Taranto

Taranto to Speak at CLM Midwest Conference

Damian Taranto, a partner in the Philadelphia office of FHMS  will be part of a panel presentation at the Claims Litigation Management’s  Mid-West conference. The meeting will be held on June 16th in Chicago. Mr. Taranto will speak on  the Impact of Safety Technologies on the Trucking Industry and Claims/ Prevention Analysis. The panel includes…Read More ❯

Joseph R. Fowler

Fowler Presents Webinar for CLM

Joe Fowler, managing partner of Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding presented a webinar on May 3rd  for The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The webinar, presented with Cara Wright from Zurich North America, was titled, An Overview of the Transportation Industry’s Injury of Choice This year: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome…Read More ❯

John R. Sparks, Jr.

Sparks Speaks at CLM Conference

John Sparks of FHMS served as a panelist at the Claims Litigation Management Annual Conference, which was held in Nashville. The 2017 CLM Conference was attended by over 2000 people. Mr. Sparks spoke regarding the continuing difficulties in hourly billing issues on a panel entitled, From Adversaries to Allies—How to Use the Billing Process to…Read More ❯

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Joe Lynam Joins FHMS as Chief Operating Officer

Joe Lynam has joined FHMS as Chief Operating Officer. Joe has extensive experience working with growing professional service firms. He is a financial and accounting executive with deep and varied expertise in Strategy Development, Human Resource Management, Office Administration, Facilities Management and Marketing.  Joe has a broad range of responsibilities at FHMS, including day to…Read More ❯

FHMS Names Fran Lettieri Partner

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding is pleased to announce that Frances Lettieri has been named a partner with the firm. Ms. Lettieri is a member of the firms Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Department. Her practice involves representing insurers in a broad range of coverage matters, involving both commercial and personal policies. Frances represents firm…Read More ❯

FHMS Supports Support Center for Child Advocates

FHMS supported the efforts of the Support Center for Child Advocates’ Annual Toy Drive.  The Support Center for Child Advocates provides legal assistance and social service advocacy for abused and neglected children throughout the Philadelphia area.  Each year, they collect and distribute toys for over 1,000 children.  We were honored to help make a difference…Read More ❯

Joseph F. McNulty

FHMS Recognized at Client Conference

FHMS received several awards at the recent Defense Days Conference held by Westfield Insurance at their home office in Ohio. Joe McNulty was recognized with an “OARS”  award for his quick and effective resolution of a case with life altering injuries and no liability defense.  These awards were based on nominations from senior claims staff….Read More ❯

Gregory S. Hirtzel

Hirtzel Speaks at CLM Claims College

Greg Hirtzel served as an Instructor at the 2016 Claims & Litigation management Alliance Claims College. The conference, held this year in Baltimore. The Claims College is in its 5th year and provides a wide range of educational options for insurance professionals. Those completing the exhaustive program are awarded with the Designation of Certified Claims…Read More ❯

Coverage Group Presents to Erie Insurance

The FHMS Insurance Coverage group presented a seminar entitled Transference of Liability and Risk Management on June 15th, 2016 at the Erie Insurance Allentown office. Department Chair Allan Molotsky, as well as department members Fran Lettieri and Dennis Chow presented, while Lancaster office partner Greg Hirtzel served as moderator.  The program was designed to provide…Read More ❯

FHMS Lawyers Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

FHMS LAWYERS NAMED SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS Joe Fowler, Greg Hirtzel, Allan Molotsky, and Bill Thrall were named 2016 Super Lawyers and Andrew Spaulding was named 2016 Rising Star. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent…Read More ❯

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FHMS Attorneys Speak at 2016 Claims and Litigation Management Annual Conference

Joe Fowler, Greg Hirtzel and John Sparks all spoke at the 2016 Claims Litigation Management Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.  The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) promotes and furthers the highest standards of claims and litigation management and brings together the thought leaders in both industries. CLM’s Members and Fellows include risk and litigation…Read More ❯

Damian M. Taranto

Damian Taranto Named Partner At FHMS

Damian Taranto has been named partner at Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding. Mr. Taranto, who practices in the firm’s Philadelphia office, defends product liability, commercial vehicle, general liability and premises matters. His clients include insurance carriers and a wide range of self-insured companies. He received his J.D. from the Temple University School of Law and…Read More ❯

New Address for FHMS Allentown Office

As a result of continued growth, the Allentown office of FHMS is moving to larger offices as of February 29th. The new address is 4949 Liberty Lane, Suite 330, Allentown, Pa. 18106.

Bill Thrall receives Golden Gavel Award

The Golden Gavel Award is a formal monthly recognition program in which Westfield Insurance recognizes outstanding achievement by their outside counsel. The company recently sent out a newsletter recognizing those achievements. The picture attached shows Westfield’s Jennifer Shumway presenting the Golden Gavel to Bill Thrall of FHMS for a  2015 trial victory.

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Continued Growth at FHMS

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding is happy to welcome two new associates. Michael Schwartz has joined the Philadelphia office. Mr. Schwartz, who previously practiced with a Philadelphia based regional insurance defense firm, will work in the casualty group. Randy Keiser  has joined the firm’s Allentown office where he will represent firm clients in the defense…Read More ❯

FHMS Supports Support Center for Child Advocates

FHMS supported the efforts of the Support Center for Child Advocates’ Annual Toy Drive.  The Support Center for Child Advocates provides legal assistance and social service advocacy for abused and neglected children throughout the Philadelphia area.  Each year, they collect and distribute toys for over 1,000 children.  We were honored to help make a difference…Read More ❯

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Matthew Vodzak Joins FHMS In Philadelphia

Matthew D. Vodzak has joined the firm as an associate in its Philadelphia office, where he will work in the firm’s Casualty Department. He previously clerked for the Honorable Victor. P. Stabile of the Pennsylvania Superior Court and served as a law clerk for the 39th Judicial District of the Court of Common Pleas located…Read More ❯

FHMS Receives Recognition at 2015 Westfield Insurance Defense Days

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding was recognized with multiple awards at the 2015 Westfield Insurance Defense Days which was held in Westfield Center, Ohio in early August. FHMS was one of only two firms receiving the Lighthouse Award for dedication to “Blue Ocean” concepts and in incorporation of the message in the firms web site….Read More ❯

Allan Molotsky Discusses New Reservation of Rights Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided the Babcock & Wilcox v. American Nuclear Insurers case, which creates more issues for carriers providing a defense under a Reservation of Rights. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued its opinion in this matter, refusing to recognize an insured’s right to decline a defense offered by an insurer under…Read More ❯

Joseph R. Fowler

Fowler Speaks at CLM Transportation Seminar

Joe Fowler served as the co-course planner for the 2015 Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Transportation Annual Seminar held in June in Omaha, Nebraska. Joe also spoke on the topic of,  Accident Investigation and Litigation: Working with Human Factors Experts.

Gregory S. Hirtzel

Hirtzel Speaks on Rapid Response Strategies

Greg Hirtzel spoke on Rapid Response Strategies in Catastrophic Accidents to Innovative Captive Strategies in Cedar Rapids, IA on 4/15/15.  The presentation concerned the considerations to be accounted for in dealing with emergency responses to high exposure losses, including client protection, evidence preservation, where to look for the most important data and how to best…Read More ❯

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FHMS Recognized as Practice Innovator

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding was recognized as a smaller firm innovator in a May 12th article in The Legal Intelligencer. The comments appeared in the 3rd article of a series examining the shift in law firm business models in a new age of providing legal services. The article discussed the firms’ program regarding data…Read More ❯

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Devon Davis Joins FHMS

Devon Davis has joined Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding as an associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Mr. Davis, a former associate at White and Williams and a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Lynne A. Sitarski, Magistrate Judge of the District  of New Jersey will focus his practice in the defense of complex commercial,…Read More ❯

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Jacqueline Campbell Joins FHMS

Jacqueline Campbell has joined Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding as an associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Ms. Campbell  will focus her practice on the defense of commercial vehicle, construction accident and general liability claims. She has coordinated investigations and handled all aspects of commercial vehicle litigation from initial pleadings through jury trial and appeal….Read More ❯

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FHMS Lawyers Names 2015 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding are pleased to announce that  Joe Fowler, Greg Hirtzel, Bill Thrall, Joe Bongiovanni and Allan Molotsky have been named 2015 Super Lawyers, and Andrew Spaulding, Mike Socha, Mariel Marsh and Fran Lettieri have been named 2015 Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained…Read More ❯

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FHMS Adds New Jersey Office

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding has added  four New Jersey based lawyers and will open an office in  New Jersey. Former Post & Schell partners Jay Gebauer and Lee Eckell , as well as associates Quinn McCusker and  Kyle Heisner will staff the newly formed FHMS office, which will be located in Mount Laurel. They…Read More ❯

Gregory S. Hirtzel

Hirtzel and Sparks Present at CLM Conference

Greg Hirtzel and John Sparks presented at the CLM 2015 Annual conference held in Palm Desert California on March 26th.  Mr. Hirtzel and Mr. Sparks were members of a panel discussion titled Utilizing Collaboration to Achieve Cost Efficient Early Resolution. The presentation provided practical, real world tips on using creative resolution strategies and data driven…Read More ❯

Joseph R. Fowler

Joe Fowler is co-course planner for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Transportation Conference

Joe Fowler is the co-course planner for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) annual Transportation Conference to be held on June 18th and 19th in Omaha, Nebraska. The conference will offer up-to-date information, strategies and tips on handling and resolving complex transportation claims. CLM is an inclusive, collaborative organization that promotes and furthers the…Read More ❯

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Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding Add Insurance Coverage Practice

Longtime Post & Schell partner Allan Molotsky has agreed to join the Philadelphia office of Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding to head its new Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith group. Molotsky will be joined by former Post & Schell senior associate Fran Lettieri as well as associate Dennis Chow. Molotsky brings to FHMS over 35…Read More ❯

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FHMS Philadelphia Moves to Larger Office Space

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding has moved its Philadelphia office. The firm remains at 2000 Market Street, but moved to Suite 550 on Friday, December 12th. The new space is double the size of the previous office and provides room for current staff and for potential expansion. “We never dreamed we would need to move…Read More ❯

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FHMS Attorneys Take OSHA Construction Training Course

FHMS is dedicated to training our attorneys in the importance of the regulations and standards applicable to our clients’ exposures. On11/21/14 and 12/5/14 fourteen of the Firm’s attorneys received the OSHA 10 hour Construction Training Course which focuses on the occupational safety and health requirements for workers covered by OSHA 29 C.F.R. 1926 and the…Read More ❯

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FHMS Attorneys Fran O’Neill and Mariel Marsh Present on Attorney-Guided Accident Investigations

FHMS attorneys Fran O’Neill and Mariel Marsh recently presented a seminar on attorney-guided accident investigations. The seminar was sponsored by Fundamental Labor Strategies, Inc. The seminar focused on methods to gather valuable evidence in a privileged and effective manner following catastrophic accidents. Particularly, conducting investigations and developing investigation policies which inform early decision making without…Read More ❯

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FHMS Lawyers Named 2014 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty and Spaulding are pleased to announce that Joe Fowler and Greg Hirtzel have been named 2014 Super Lawyers, and Andrew Spaulding, Christine Benedum, Bill Thrall, Fran O’Neill, Mariel Marsh and Mike Socha have been named 2014 Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high…Read More ❯

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Greg Hirtzel & John Sparks Recognized at Westfield Defense Days

Greg Hirtzel and John Sparks were recognized by Westfield Insurance for their work with the Blue Ocean Think Tank at the company’s annual Defense Days in Ohio. Greg was also recognized for becoming a Certified Litigation Management Professional by completing an intensive program in Litigation Management at the Columbia University Law School sponsored by the…Read More ❯

Rachel R. Rosenzweig

Rachel Reibman Rosenzweig Joins FHMS

Rachel Reibman Rosenzweig recently joined FHMS, where she defends product liability, motor vehicle and premises cases. Rachel previously worked with many of the FHMS lawyers at Post & Schell. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. Rachel and her family recently spent 15…Read More ❯