Monday, May 4, 2009

Welcome to My Blog

Monday, May 4, 2009

Please allow me to introduce myself. I am a partner in the Scranton, Pennsylvania law firm of Foley, Cognetti, Comerford, Cimini & Cummins. I have about 15 years of experience, most of it in the insurance defense field. I have focused my practice on defending motor vehicle accident liability cases and UIM/UM arbitration matters along with premises liability and products liability cases. I am also routinely summoned by clients to handle matters involving insurance coverage questions and insurance subrogation claims.

I have also published many articles that have appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, the Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly, the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine, and the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal. These numerous articles have analyzed and predicted trends in a wide variety of areas of civil litigation law and have also provided practice tips for fellow members of the bar.

More recently, at the request of the editors of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, a statewide legal news publication, I became a regularly contributing columnist on civil litigation issues. Several of these articles have been recognized at the statewide Schnader Print Media Awards for their excellence in legal journalism.

Simply put, as a former English major at Villanova University who nurtured his love for the law and crafted his legal writing skills at the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, I enjoy analyzing and writing about trends in the law.

After reading many articles about the increasing number of attorneys blogging on the internet and seeing only a few which deal specifically with Pennsylvania civil litigation law, I thought I would take a crack at blogging as a complement to my column that regularly appears in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly (

The purpose of my blog will be to highlight trends and note important decisions in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. I may also periodically attempt to offer practice tips from my own experiences over the past 15 years of practicing. Through this blog I may also be able to bring to the attention of others little heard developments or verdicts occurring in the courts in the counties that make up Northeastern Pennsylvania.

As recommended in the articles on lawyer blogging, I will attempt to update the blog and review the site for questions and commentary several times a week whenever possible.

It is my hope that you will find this blog not only informative but entertaining at times. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you find it worthy of returning to on occasion for civil litigation updates.

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