Congratulations to Attorney Timothy J. Holland. He was just presented with an Exemplary Service Award by the Lackawanna County Bar Association for his outstanding service to the profession, the community and the bar association. Attorney Holland has been practicing law since he graduated from The Dickinson School of Law in 1977. He has been a member of the Lackawanna County Bar Association since 1983 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Bar Association for the past four years. He is a certified mediator in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, board certified by the National Board of Trail Advocacy and an Advocate with the American Board of Trial Advocacy, where he was a former vice president of the Northeastern Chapter. He is extremely active in his profession, participating as a member in the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association and a Special Trial Master in both Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. He also served as the former Solicitor for the Area Agency on the Aging in Lackawanna County and former President of the NEPA Claims Association.
Attorney John Hill of our Bethlehem Office successfully defended a podiatrist and two family physicians by obtaining back-to-back defense verdicts in two medical malpractice cases in the Lehigh Valley.
On September 21st, John obtained a defense verdict defending a local podiatrist who allegedly severed two tendons during an operation to stabilize a patient’s left ankle. John offered strong and convincing testimony from his client and highly respected experts to establish that the tendons spontaneously ruptured. The jury unanimously agreed.
On October 13th, John obtained a defense verdict from a Judge in Lehigh County in a Bench Trial/Arbitration when he successfully defended two family physicians who allegedly failed to timely diagnosis and treat a patient with TMJ resulting in the extraction of all of the patient’s natural teeth. John successfully convinced the Court that the patient had a pre-existing history of TMJ and that the patient’s own “negligence” contributed to the loss of her teeth.
On May 20, 2015, Mark obtained a defense verdict for a Harrisburg gastroenterologist after a five-week trial in Luzerne County. The Plaintiffs were parents of a three year old, who died of a ruptured stomach. The Plaintiffs made claims against a Harrisburg pediatric surgeon, a Harrisburg gastroenterologist, as well as pediatric health care providers in Northeastern Pennsylvania. While the Plaintiffs were successful in obtaining a significant verdict against some of the Defendants, Mark was able to obtain a complete defense verdict for his client, a gastroenterologist.
Attorney Mark Perry, a board member of The Wright Center, was present when Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., President and dean of The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), and Linda Thomas-Hemak, M.D., signed a Memorandum of Understanding detailing a community-based collaboration between the two institutions for clinical, educational and strategic planning programs.