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Quinn McCusker

McCusker to Speak at CLM Conference

Quinn McCusker of FHMS’ New Jersey Office will serve as a panelist at the CLM South New Jersey Chapter Education & Networking Event on October 24, 2018. During his presentation, McCusker will examine a complex litigation and catastrophic loss litigation scenario from the perspective of litigation by outside counsel. As part of the panel, he…Read More ❯

John Sparks

Sparks Presents at DRI Managing Partner Conference

John Sparks, Of Counsel with FHMS, recently was part of a panel presentation at the Defense Research Institutes Managing Partners and Law Leaders Annual Conference. The panel, titled The Business of Law, featured a discussion focused on the need for firms to create an innovative and sophisticated business model to respond to changed business realities….Read More ❯

Damian M. Taranto

Damian Taranto Speaks at CLM Course – The Use of Technology in the Preservation of Evidence: A Valuable Tool in Claims Resolution

Damian Taranto, a partner in the Philadelphia Office of FHMS, presented at a CLM course in Chicago on June 15, 2018, regarding comprehensive data collection and the role it plays in the early resolution of claims. During his presentation, Taranto discussed the ways in which carriers and companies look to technology to assist in proactive…Read More ❯

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Spaulding and Taranto Speak on Vehicle Data

Andrew Spaulding and Damian Taranto spoke on “Identifying and Managing Fleet Vehicle Data” at The Graham Company’s Fleet Safety Workshop. Their presentation focused on the vast amount of data that is present in both DOT and non-DOT fleet vehicles and strategies and best practices that employers can use to manage this data.

Frances Lettier

Lettieri to Speak at CLM Course: Avoiding and Defending Bad Faith – Best Claims & Litigation Strategies

Frances Lettieri, a partner in the Philadelphia Office of FHMS will be instructing a Claims Litigation Management course. The course will be held on May 22, 2018 for insurance professionals, and will focus on the avoidance and defense of bad faith. Ms. Lettieri is a member of the Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Department at…Read More ❯

Joseph R. Fowler

Fowler and Sparks to Speak at The Gavel’s National Conference

The Gavel, a nationwide network of vetted attorneys serving the insurance industry, will hold its 2nd annual conference from January 15th to the 17th in Boca Raton Florida. Among the business and industry professionals who will address the conference are two attorneys from Fowler Hirtzel McNulty& Spaulding. Firm managing partner Joe Fowler will chair a panel concerning the…Read More ❯

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 ❯

Joseph R. Fowler

FHMS Publishes 2 Articles in Claims Litigation Magazine

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding recently had two articles published in the Claims Litigation magazine.  The publication is presented by the Claims Management Alliance. CLM is the largest professional association in the insurance industry with a membership of more than 35,000 professionals in the claims resolution and litigation management industries. FHMS Managing Partner Joe Fowler…Read More ❯

Joseph R. Fowler

Joe Fowler speaks to Pennsylvania School Bus Association

Philadelphia based partner Joe Fowler presented to the Pennsylvania School Bus Association at their 2016 annual convention on June 28th.   The presentation focused on the legal issues arising from serious commercial vehicle accidents and was titled From Collision to Decision. The seminar was held at the 7 Springs Mountain Resort from June 26th to the…Read More ❯

Gregory S. Hirtzel

Greg Hirtzel and Fran Lettieri address Employers Mutual Companies Claim Staff

Greg Hirtzel and Fran Lettieri spoke to the claims staff of  Employer’s Mutual Companies on June 24th . The seminar discussed Transference of Liability and Risk Management, focusing on practical guidelines for construing indemnification provisions as well as additional insured endorsements. EMC Insurance Companies ranks among the top 60 insurance companies in the United States,…Read More ❯

Joseph F. McNulty

Joe McNulty speaks at Delaware Valley Insurance Trust retreat

Joe McNulty spoke at the Delaware Valley Insurance Trust  member retreat in Hershey on June 23rd. Joe served as a panel member discussing Case Studies in State Torts and the Pennsylvania Tort Claims Act.  Delaware Valley Trusts are risk sharing pools owned, operated and controlled by 125 Pennsylvania public entities.

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 ❯

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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 ❯

Joseph F. McNulty

Joe McNulty speaks at Insurance Fraud Conference

FHMS partner Joe McNulty was a speaker at the 2016 Insurance Fraud Conference, held on April 7th and 8th in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  The seminar was hosted by the Pa. Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority. Joe’s presentation was titled, Fraud in Property Losses- Greed is Found Not Only in Personal injury.

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Joe Fowler and Jacqui Campbell address Zurich Claims Staff

FHMS lawyers Joe Fowler and Jacqui Campbell recently presented a seminar to the Zurich claims staff in Rocky Hill Connecticut . The presentation topics included: Pennsylvania Litigation Process Overview Injury trending: RSD Post-Accident Response and the Use of 3-D Laser Scanning: The Future of Claims

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FHMS Seminar: Claim Resolution in a Changed World

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding welcomed more than 80 people to its March 10th seminar in Philadelphia. Held in the conference center at 2000 Market Street, the half-day session featured 5 presentations, all of which were approved for CLE and CE credit. Presentations included: PLAINTIFF’S PRIMER ON HANDLING CASES Joe Fowler and Drew Duffy of…Read More ❯

Gregory S. Hirtzel

Hirtzel to Speak at 2015 Claims College

FHMS partner Greg Hirtzel will speak at the 2015 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance 2015 Claims college. Mr. Hirtzel  will address the School of Insurance Fraud. Each school at CLM is comprised of three levels and successful completion of all levels will earn participants a respected designation for claims professionals. The Claims College is a…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 ❯

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 ❯

Gregory S. Hirtzel

Greg Hirtzel analyzes important “first manifestation” and “multiple trigger” case from Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Greg Hirtzel recently analyzed an important majority decision handed down last week by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court addressing two coverage issues of significance. The opinion is discussed in greater detail in the attached letter. In sum, the Court held: Coverage is triggered under the “first manifestation” rule when the damage is reasonably apparent, not when…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 ❯

Gregory S. Hirtzel

Greg Hirtzel to Speak at Claims & Litigation Management Alliance Claims College

Greg Hirtzel will be speaking at the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance Claims College in Philadelphia on Monday, September 8th. His presentation will focus on Auto Fraud and will be part of CLM’s School of Insurance Fraud section of the Claims College. The CLM Claims College is a multi-level, multi- industry. Educational experience designed to…Read More ❯

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Joe Fowler, Greg Hirtzel, & John Sparks Speak at Westfield

Joe Fowler, Greg Hirtzel and John Sparks spoke at the annual Westfield Insurance Defense Days in Westfield Ohio. The presentation focused on the process of starting a firm focused on insurance defense with a practice model centered on the concept of total case cost and the efficient delivery of litigation services.

Joseph R. Fowler

Joe Fowler Speaking at the 2014 Claims & Litigation Management Alliance Transportation Conference in Chicago on July 11th

Joe Fowler will speak on Finding Exit Ramps in Transportation Cases Through the Use of Technology at the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance Transportation Conference. Mr. Fowler was joined on the panel by Julie Oh, Senior Counsel of Airgas, Inc. and Dan Winkler, Director of Claims Legal Support for the Westfield Group.

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Event Data Recorder Technology Admissibility in Pennsylvania Discussed

The Graham Company recently sent a case summary prepared by FHMS attorney’s Joe Fowler and Faye Hellman regarding the admissibility of event data recorder technology in Pennsylvania. Read Full Article

Joseph R. Fowler

Joe Fowler Presents in Boca Raton

Joseph Fowler: Collecting and Preserving Evidence Following Truck Accidents and Avoiding Spoliation Claims. Claims Litigation Management Conference, Boca Raton, Florida, April 2014.