Rapid Response for Catastrophic Accidents Only

News

FHMS Initials

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.

Joseph R. Fowler

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

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

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.

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

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 ❯

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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

Super Lawyers 2014 – Rising Stars Logos

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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

William L. Thrall, III

Bill Thrall Secures Defense Verdict

Bill Thrall received a defense verdict in a jury trial in Chester County. The case involved an alleged rear end hit to the plaintiff’s car by the defendant dump truck. The defendant driver denied that an impact occurred, or that if a minimal touch did happen, it was because plaintiff’s vehicle drifted into his truck…. 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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

Super Lawyers 2014 – Rising Stars Logos

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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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 ❯

FHMS Initials

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.

Gregory S. Hirtzel

Greg Hirtzel Obtains Defense Verdict

Greg Hirtzel obtained a defense verdict in a Lancaster County jury trial. Plaintiff, a motorcyclist, alleged that the defendant driver made a negligent left turn, causing an accident. Plaintiff suffered catastrophic injuries, including permanent brain injuries and significant hand, wrist and arm disability. The case was defended on negligence and causation, as the defense maintained… Read More ❯

FHMS Initials

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

U.S. Airways Seeks Transfer of Injury Suit to Federal Court

From the Pennsylvania Record February 27, 2014 By JON CAMPISI An attorney for U.S. Airways has petitioned a federal judge to take up a personal injury case that was initiated in state court by a woman who says she sustained severe knee and other injuries after tripping over a misplaced floor mat at Philadelphia International… Read More ❯

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.