The Pennsylvania Legal Blog

Underinsured Motorist Coverage – What You Need to Know

Published on: September 22, 2020

Buying car insurance is usually considered a no-brainer. You visit your insurance agent, give them information about your vehicle, and based on the type of car you have and how old it is, he recommends a policy that will cover your losses if you get into an accident. Easy, right? Not so fast. Most of […]

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As Technology Begins to Play a More Pertinent Role in the Legal Practice, Attorney Dan Siegel is Already Ahead of the Revolution.

Published on: August 14, 2020

Mobile technologies have recently become an essential aspect to the legal industry. With our society becoming more technologically advanced every day, individual law firms must do the same in order to keep up with their clientele. According to a 2015 Internet Trends report, average time spent by individuals on mobile devices jumped from 2.7 hours […]

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Shopping Around for the Right Attorney Can Be a Draining Process; We Try to Make it Easy for Clients  

Published on: August 12, 2020

Finding the best attorney for your case can be a draining and tedious process. In a recent study, 44% of clients believed they needed to shop around for a lawyer, and 57% of those who shopped around reported that they reached out to more than one firm. What makes a firm stand out to a […]

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Yes, You Can Pay A Fact Witness – Sometimes

Published on: July 27, 2020

Whether, and when, and how much, you can pay a fact witness who is testifying is an ethical dilemma for lawyers. Fortunately, there is guidance for attorneys to help them figure out when they can, and when they can’t pay a fact witness. Attorney Daniel J. Siegel, Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Legal Ethics […]

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Insurance Companies Take Our Actions Seriously – Here’s One Example of How an Insurance Company Folded Less Than One Hour After We Filed a Claim

Published on: June 18, 2020

Insurance companies know that when our office represents an injured worker or injured accident victim we will fight for the clients – including taking cases to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where Dan Siegel has never lost a case. Here’s one example. We represented a ballet dancer who was injured at work and settled her claim. […]

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Another Pennsylvania Supreme Court Victory for Injured Workers; Attorney Dan Siegel Authored Friend of the Court Brief

Published on: June 17, 2020

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled yet again that injured workers cannot lose their wage loss benefits based on an unconstitutional Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE). In its June 16, 2020 decision in Dana Holding Corp. v. WCAB, the Court ruled that injured workers are entitled to wage losses retroactive to the date of the IRE, […]

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Our office can prepare and remotely notarize your Will and other Estate Planning Documents

Published on: May 1, 2020

Our office regularly prepares Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Healthcare Authorizations and other testamentary documents. We charge a flat fee for the preparation of these documents. There are no additional fees if you want to make changes later. And there’s good news – the logistics of finalizing a Will was tricky because of the […]

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New Pa. Bar Ethics Opinion – Obligations of Lawyers Working Remotely

Published on: April 13, 2020

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility today issued Formal Opinion 2020-300 – Ethical Obligations of Attorneys Working Remotely. The Opinion is intended to provide global guidance to attorneys working from home, not only during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also for those who will work remotely even after the situation returns […]

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Competence – A crucial requirement for lawyers during, and after, the pandemic

Published on: April 12, 2020

It is incompetent for a lawyer to believe, let alone say or write that “It is illegal [for a lawyer] to text or email anything of substance.” The statement is also completely wrong, legally and ethically. Yet one lawyer, an ethics “maven” no loss, who writes a column for a major local legal newspaper, actually […]

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor Of Workers in Age Discrimination Claims

Published on: April 7, 2020

Employment discrimination claims are a challenge because almost all end up in Federal Courts where the law has favored employers. That’s why when an employee wins a claim, it’s important. When an employee wins a claim in the U.S. Supreme Court, it is an even more important victory because that decision will impact every employee […]

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