Record Verdict in Union County

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A New Columbia couple recently won what is reportedly the largest personal injury award ever granted by a jury in Union County. Gerald and Pamela Felix were awarded $725,290 in a verdict returned Jan. 20 in Union County Court. The jury awarded the couple $342,000 for impairment of earning capacity, … Read More

Philadelphia Magazine – Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2006

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Neil T. O’Donnell of O’Donnell Law Offices was recently named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2006.  Recognition as a Super Lawyer is a coveted honor bestowed on just 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania. He was recognized in the General Plaintiff Personal Injury category and was included in the June 2006 … Read More

Members of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association were admitted to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

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“It was very nice, indeed,” said attorney Frank Nocito of the trip to the nation’s capital. “It is a great accomplishment.” Attorney Joseph Cosgrove said the association had been planning the event for nearly two years. During the ceremony, Cosgrove read each name of the 38 lawyers who were sworn … Read More

Philadelphia Magazine – Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2005

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Neil T. O’Donnell of O’Donnell Law Offices was recently named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 2005. Recognition as a Super Lawyer is a coveted honor bestowed on just 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania. He was recognized in the General Plaintiff Personal Injury category and was included in the June 2005 … Read More

Philadelphia Magazine – Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2004

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The O’Donnell Law Office, founded in 1990, focuses on the needs of injured victims. The firm handles cases in various areas ranging from workmen’s compensation through wrongful death litigation. Neil O’Donnell is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist and is listed in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. … Read More

Man hurt by DUI Driver awarded $1 Million

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By Davis Weiss dweiss@leader.net WILKES-BARRE – A jury awarded a city man more than $1 million for injuries he suffered on a collision caused by a repeat drunken driver. The jury awarded Joseph McDonough, 28, of East Lafayette Place, $1 million on Friday for his injuries, plus an additional $100 … Read More

Wrongful Death Case Jury hears closing sides

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By Denise Allabaugh Citizens’ Voice Staff Writer Following six days of testimony, a jury in Luzerne County Court heard closing arguments Monday to decide whether 74-year-old Judith McGuinness was negligent when her car struck a 3-year old girl on Church Street in Hazleton. The child, Joann Torres, died following the … Read More

CMC liable in fatal fall – Jury to decide damages

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CMC liable in fatal fall Jury to decide damages By Ray Flanagan TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER A Lackawanna County jury on Monday found the hospital guards who chased two University of Scranton students 65 percent responsible for the death of one and the injuries of the other when they fell 75 … Read More