Recent Results

We have obtained these litigation results in the past five years.

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

  • Settlement exceeding $2.5 million on behalf of the estate of a client who died from mesothelioma (obtained with co-counsel).
  • Settlement exceeding $1.2 million on behalf of a worker severely injured in an industrial accident.
  • Settlement exceeding $1,000,000 on behalf of a widow, and her daughters, whose husband died in an industrial accident.
  • Settlement of $685,000 on behalf of a patient who suffered a severe reaction to a negligently-prescribed prescription drug.
  • Jury verdict of $516,000 on behalf of a heavy laborer who sustained back injuries that prevented a return to heavy labor. The final offer before trial was $25,000.
  • Settlement of $540,000 on behalf of a man who suffered a severe back injury in a workplace accident.
  • Settlement of $465,000 on behalf of a man who suffered a severely broken leg as a result of a trip-and-fall.
  • Settlement of $300,000 on behalf of a client who suffered a severe neck injury requiring surgery.
  • Jury verdict for $287,500 on behalf of a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting in a permanent loss of his sense of smell; insurer had previously offered $150,000.
  • Settlement of $275,000 on behalf of a client who suffered multiple fractures in a collision with a tractor-trailer.
  • Settlement of $250,000 on behalf of a client who suffered a mild brain injury as a result of a retail store’s negligence in maintaining the safety of its shelved products.
  • Settlement of $233,500 on behalf of a client who suffered multiple facial fractures in a boating collision.
  • Settlement of $160,00 on behalf of the estate of a client who suffered a fractured hip, resulting from a fall in a nursing home.
  • Settlement of $154,000 for three victims of a head-on auto collision.
  • Settlement of $150,000 involving a fall in a nursing home resulting in a fractured femur.
  • Settlement of $125,000 on behalf of a client who suffered aggravation of a neck injury, requiring surgery.
  • Settlement of $115,000 medical negligence involving a medical facility.
  • Settlement of $115,000 involving a neck injury caused by a tractor-trailer collision.
  • Judgment for $100,000 after a bench trial on behalf of a victim of an assault and battery who suffered a severe concussion and memory loss.
  • Settlement of $100,000 on behalf of a client who suffered a debilitating hip injury that required surgery as a result of a head-on auto collision.
  • Settlement of $100,000 (policy limits) on behalf of an elderly client who suffered a broken leg and other injuries as a passenger in an automobile accident.
  • Settlement of $100,000 (policy limits) on behalf of a client who suffered a head injury as the result of an all-terrain vehicle accident.
  • Settlement of $98,500 on behalf of a client who suffered a severely fractured ankle in a head-on collision.
  • Verdict of $88,000 on behalf of a motorist who suffered a torn meniscus and fractured rib in a truck collision.
  • Settlement for $80,000 on behalf of a bicyclist who suffered severe injuries, including a cracked hip.
  • Jury verdict for $79,000 on behalf of an elderly motorist who suffered a fractured sternum, among other injuries, in a vehicle intersection accident; insurer had previously offered $27,500.
  • Settlement of $65,000 on behalf of a client who sustained a herniated disc in the lumbar spine as a result of an automobile collision.
  • Settlement of $60,000 on behalf of a person who sustained severe lacerations to the legs as the result of an improperly maintained rented house.
  • Settlement of $50,000 on behalf of a pedestrian who suffered neck and back injuries in an automobile-pedestrian collision.
  • Settlement of $40,000 on behalf of a motorist who suffered neck and back injuries in a rear-end collision.
  • Settlement of $35,000 on behalf of a driver who suffered neck and back injuries ina rear-end auto collision.
  • Settlement of $29,000 on behalf of a passenger who suffered neck and back injuries in a rear-end collision.
  • Settlement of $27,000 on behalf of a passenger who suffered neck and back injuries in a rear-end collision.
  • Jury verdict for $11,500 on behalf of driver who suffered neck and back injuries in low-impact rear-end collision; insurer had previously offered $810 as a final settlement.
  • Jury verdict for $36,600 on behalf of a driver who suffered neck injuries and headaches as a result of a rear-end collision; insurer had previously offered $25,000 as a final settlement.

Insurance & Employee Benefits (ERISA)

  • Judgment for $600,496.44 after a bench trial against perpetrator of a fraudulent health plan reinsurance scheme on behalf of a self-funded employer. Court also awarded attorney’s fees.
  • Full payment of $400,000+ of a life insurance policy that had been wrongfully denied, after litigating in federal court for over a year and a half.
  • Full payment of $269,000 of a life insurance policy that had been wrongfully denied.
  • Settlement of $29,000 for a client whose auto insurer failed to settle a personal injury claim, which resulted in a jury verdict that exceeded the insurer’s policy limits.
  • Forced a health plan to pay over $95,000 in medical bills, plus attorneys fees, after the plan had claimed that the client was ineligible for COBRA.
  • Recovered $74,000 in life insurance benefits, plus attorney’s fees, after the benefit plan administrator had twice denied the beneficiaries’ claims.
  • Recovered $116,000 against a major health insurer on behalf of a hospital which had been systematically underpaid on patient claims.
  • Convinced a mortgage disability insurer to pay the remainder of the clients’ disability insurance policies (twice involving same mortgage insurer).
  • Successfully appealed a disability insurer’s denial of my client’s long-term disability claim, netting the client over $1,600 per month for the next ten years.
  • Obtained reversal of a health insurer’s decision to deny coverage for a gall bladder surgery after the insurer determined it to be a pre-existing condition.
  • After filing a federal ERISA lawsuit, obtained full payment for a wrongfully denied life insurance policy claim on behalf of a widow.
  • Obtained full payment of an Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance policy in an amount of $18,000.
  • Obtained full payment of an Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance policy in the amount of $100,000.
  • Fully collected both the medical benefits and attorneys fees in a federal ERISA lawsuit after the employer simply failed to pay over $40,000 in employee medical claims under its self-insured health plan, after winning summary judgment.
  • Settlement of $45,000 on a disputed employer-sponsored life insurance claim.

Other Civil Litigation

  • Jury verdict for $389,000 in an eminent domain case on behalf of a property owner whose commercial real estate was partially taken by the state for a road-widening project.
  • Judgment, after bench trial, returning real estate on behalf of a guardian for an elderly woman.
  • Judgment, after bench trial, granting tract of property to landowner by virtue of adverse possession.
  • Confidential settlement on behalf of an employee who had been discharged from employment, client-employee claimed that the employer had unlawfully discriminated.
  • Summary judgment (dismissal) on behalf of a home inspector who had been sued by a disgruntled property owner.
  • Defense judgment, after bench trial, on behalf of a landowner whose downhill neighbor sued claiming that the landowner’s mud runoff damaged her property.

Oil & Gas

  • Threatened lawsuit against shallow producer and settlement of $2,000,000 on behalf of landowner in Noble County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer in Belmont County, resulting in settlement of $1.8 million in new bonus money.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer in Noble County, resulting in settlement of $1.3 million in new bonus money.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer in Monroe County, resulting in settlement of $975,000.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $723,000 for landowner in Guernsey County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer in Noble County, resulting in settlement of $712,000 in new bonus money.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $684,000 for landowner in Washington County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $675,000 for landowner in Monroe County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer in Belmont County, resulting in settlement of $527,000 in new bonus money.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $513,000 for landowner in Monroe County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $459,000 for landowner in Monroe County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer causing lease to be cancelled, resulting in new lease bonus of $450,000.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, settlement resulting in $425,000 new lease bonus from deep producer in Monroe County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer causing lease to be cancelled, resulting bonus of $369,000 from deep producer in Washington County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting in settlement of $316,000, for landowner in Noble County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting settlement of $255,000 for landowner in Guernsey County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, settlement to release deep rights to landowner, resulting in $156,000 new lease bonus in Washington County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting in settlment of $114,000, for landowner in Noble County.
  • Lawsuit against shallow producer, resulting in summary judgment for landowner, cancelling existing lease. Upheld on appeal.