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Our COVID-19 Resource Center

As we collectively strive to address the evolving pandemic, we recognize that COVID-19 will have profound and far-reaching implications. We hope to provide a dynamic source of information to assist our clients and community in navigating the legal issues that arise from this pandemic.

Our attorneys are closely monitoring for emerging and anticipated legal issues, as well as the judicial and legislative responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are collaborating in a virtual world to provide real-time updates and legal insights for our COVID-19 Resource Center.

Our COVID-19 Resource Center contains updates on court deadlines, pandemic-related legislation, industry-related guidance, legal analysis, and more. Click the links below to jump to a topic:


For questions or specific inquiries, please contact Jacqueline E. Campbell, Esquire at jcampbell@fhmlaw.com. To subscribe to our updates and more, please contact FHMSlaw@fhmslaw.com.


Virtual Sessions

To keep everyone informed and relaxed, FHMS is providing webinars and weekly yoga sessions. See the information below to join us for our COVID-19 discussions or to unwind with our virtual yoga classes.


Webinar News

Matthew Vodzak Presents Webinar on COVID-19 and Liability Waivers

On June 30, 2020, Partner Matthew Vodzak and Bryan Schwartz of Odell Studner Group, LLC presented a lunchtime webinar on COVID-19 and liability waivers. The presentation provided an overview of Pennsylvania and New Jersey law regarding pre-injury liability waivers and how courts might evaluate them. The use of pre-injury liability waivers is an emerging trend in light of the potential liability businesses and organizations face from COVID-19 exposure claims.



Topic: Fraud Peddling & the Pandemic: Trends in Medical Provider & Claim-based Fraud Post-COVID 19
When: July 10, 2020

Please join Ashley Lynam of Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding LLC in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Auto Crime Investigator’s Association (PACIA) for a virtual meeting and webinar on “Fraud Peddling & the Pandemic: Trends in Medical Provider & Claim-based Fraud Post-COVID 19” on July 10, 2020 at 10:00am.

To register for the webinar, please contact Ashley at alynam@fhmslaw.com or Doug Babin, President of PACIA at DougBabin@comcast.net.



Topic: Virtual Panel Discussion Regarding The Impact of COVID-19 on Liability Claims
When: May 28, 2020

Join Ashley Lynam, Co-Chair of Fowler, Hirtzel, McNulty Spaulding’s  Sexual Misconduct Liability Group, as she discusses how the COVID-19 global pandemic is affecting liability claim handling and investigations with esteemed panelists Tom Donahue, director of the PA Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority, Dana Pescatore, Operations Manager at Insight Investigations, Susan DeCaro, Liability Claims Manager at PMA, Michael Gerstein, partner at Bennett Bricklin & Saltzburg, and Brian Gallagher, Marketing Manager at Insight Investigations.

Please contact FHMSlaw@fhmslaw.com  for registration information to join our experienced panel as we discuss how the Covid-19 global pandemic is affecting Liability Claims.



Topic: Containing COVID-19 Exposure Claims: Best Practices for Defending Claims from Customers and Employees
When: May 1, 2020 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

This Friday, join us for a roundtable discussion on defending COVID-19 exposure claims. Our speakers include an infectious disease expert, who will provide insight on this novel coronavirus and the issues surrounding causation. Our panel will cover third-party, workers’ compensation, and fraud claims, as well as damages and efforts to obtain tort immunity. We hope that this webinar will provide you with tools to navigate this new area of tort law.

Please contact FHMSlaw@fhmslaw.com  for registration information.


Virtual Yoga Class

When: April 29, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Need to stretch and unwind? Join FHMS with our virtual yoga class by Lisa O’Rear from the comfort of your home. For those who do not know Lisa, she was a paralegal at FHMS and she brings excitement, energy and balance to all of her classes.

This no judgment class is for all levels and allows for relaxation, strengthening, and connection in a time of social distancing. We have all been busy adapting to the “stay at home” orders and watching our home and work lives collide. We have all been praying for the health and safety of our clients, their families, and those on the frontline. Let’s use this time to push pause and take a minute to stretch and challenge our body and mind. You might even sweat and smile a little.

More about Lisa O’Rear: Lisa began practicing yoga in 2009 and has completed more than 800 hours of teacher training. Through alignment, she challenges students to realize both their inner and outer strength. For more information about Lisa, visit: www.lisaorear.com

Please contact FHMSlaw@fhmslaw.com  for registration information.