A mediator comment following Michael’s efforts in resolving the case: “Mike … one of the primary reasons the case settled so favorably for the defense was the Plaintiff’s attorney’s respect for you … So, I don’t want to overestimate my role as the mediator. I think it was the threat of a Badowski trial that had more to do with the settlement than any other one item.”
After the claim professional transferred a file from another firm to Mark Sheridan, our Scranton colleague, Mark was able, within six weeks, to persuade defense counsel who had joined our client, a zip line manufacture, that the interest of the joining defendant client was not well served by joining our client, the claim professional commented: “Mark, Wonderful news! Just what we were hoping for!! Thanks for your successful efforts in achieving an appropriate resolution.” The client’s comment: “Wonderful! I would like to thank [the claim professional] for selecting Mark and thank Mark for representing us so well. Hopefully we will not have any legal issues for some time but when we do, I hope we can work together again. Many thanks.”
“… If I could have counsel like you on all of my cases it would be great!”
The jury Foreman directed a note to Michael & co-defendant’s counsel, a portion of which follows:
“Following the completion of today’s trial, I simply wanted to send a quick word of congratulations and thanks. I’m certain that each of you invested countless hours over six years in defending your clients. So, it must be gratifying to finally reach a successful conclusion, and to know that all of your hard work was worthwhile.
Most of us were first time jurors, including me. You both made our deliberations and decision exceptionally easy; credit to your professionalism, expertise, and courtroom demeanor. All of us on the jury were impressed. My sincere thanks …
Once again, great work this week. And, thank you. All the very best.”
A note directed to the claim professional from an insured regarding the representation provided by Philadelphia based partner, Bill Remphrey:
“Debbie, Thanks for your voicemail message yesterday, but most importantly, thanks for all of your help with this case. (My husband) and I really appreciate all that you’ve done, especially your willingness to move the case to Margolis Edelstein … We realize that doesn’t happen every day and that it took some doing to get the file moved. It’s people like you that make (your insurance carrier) such a great company.
I also wanted to let you know that Bill Remphrey’s representation was just top-notch. He did all the right things at all the right times … With opposing counsel, Bill was firm but not overly aggressive, which we are convinced brought about our dismissal.
While we hope never to have another claim, it really was a pleasure working with you. Thanks again.”
Our Pittsburgh partner, Dianne Wainwright, successfully defended the interests of a Building Inspection Company in a matter involving an inspection that allegedly failed to reveal “defects in the home.” The owner of the Inspection Company commented:
“Dear Attorney Wainwright, Needless to say … I am pleased with the way the above reference case turned out. But the point of this email is to thank you personally for your efforts on my behalf. You and your staff have been personable and professional in every way. You more than answered my questions and went far beyond anything I expected.
Although my case was something most attorneys would consider small, you never treated it or me that way. As you know it wasn’t small to me. My very sincere thanks, to you, your staff and your firm.”
Jim Kahn successfully removed his client law firm from a contentious legal malpractice matter with no payment by or on behalf of the defendant. The comment from his client:
“Thanks for your great work on our behalf. We couldn’t have had better counsel – creative, determined, fearless. All the best.”
Sex Abuse Defense Win in Highly Emotional Lawsuit in Delaware – Congratulations to Partners Christopher Tinari, Herb Mondros and Associate Michael Miller
After a very long and contentious litigation in a highly emotional sex abuse suit against a religious based school brought in Delaware, the trial court dismissed the suit on Summary Judgment and the Margolis Edelstein Team received the following praise from the client/carrier:
“Herb – I talked to Chris late yesterday on this case. This is really a great win. As I told Chris, I couldn’t be more pleased with the way this case was handled. You, Michael and Chris did a masterful job on this long, convoluted, difficult case!!!…… Again, great job to all of you!”
Following the successful resolution of a civil case involving the alleged sexual molestation of an eight year old girl by our clients’ thirteen year old son, our partner Glenn Ricketti received the following note from the parents of our client:
“Dear Glenn, Words cannot express our thanks and appreciation to you for helping us throughout this legal process. Your expertise and guidance in handling everything was invaluable. We do not know what we would have done without you. Now we can look forward to our future. Your professional help and personal sacrifice will never be forgotten.”
A note from the insured, client Risk Officer, directed to the insurance carrier Senior Claims Officer:
“Hi Chris, I would like to take a minute to let you know how impressed (the insured) was with Attorney Barry Kronthal, who handled this case for us. I had the pleasure of personally witnessing Barry’s skills as an attorney at the arbitration that was held on March 1st. Barry very methodically presented voluminous medical records exposing many discrepancies in the claims made by (the plaintiff) in his lawsuit and the testimony he had provided at his deposition. His questioning of (the plaintiff) was thorough and to the point, which, combined with his unassuming mannerisms, flustered (the plaintiff), making it even more obvious that this was most likely a fraudulent claim. I believe the fact we prevailed in this lawsuit, which could have resulted in a large settlement, is primarily due to Barry’s experience and expertise.
If (our restaurant group) should need representation in future general liability claims, we would certainly be happy to have Barry represent us. Thank you.”