• Tom Kline Shanin Specter Andrew Stern Lee Balefsky David Caputo Andrew Youman Amy Guth Charles Becker Michael Smerconish Lisa Dagostino Michelle Tiger
    Garabet Zakeosian Mark Polin Dominic Guerrini Michael Trunk Regan Safier Geary Yeisley Kila Baldwin David Williams David Inscho James Waldenberger Suzanne dePillis
    Christine Clarke Braden Lepisto Elizabeth Crawford Kristen Sipala Barry Magen Tracie Palmer Gilbert Shelsby Robert Leoni Paulette Francois Ruth Yang
  • $109 Million
    Largest Verdict in a Personal Injury case
    in Pennsylvania history
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  • $100 Million
    Medical Malpractice
    Largest-ever compensatory verdict
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  • $153 Million
    Then-second largest Product
    Liability verdict in U.S. history
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  • $38.2 Million
    Delaware County
    Auto Accident Verdict
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  • $36.4 Million
    Workplace Injury
    Largest single-victim fatality settlement
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  • $51 Million
    Premises Liability/
    Civil Rights verdict
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Personal Injury Litigation ● Whistleblower Representation

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Kline & Specter, P.C., is among the preeminent law firms in the United States concentrating in catastrophic injury litigation and whistleblower representation.

The firm has achieved more verdicts and settlements of $10 million or more than any other law firm in Pennsylvania, noted a recent study of all cases since 1994 by The Legal Intelligencer (read the article). The firm had 26 such cases, as many as the next three firms combined, capped by the recent $109 million verdict (and subsequent $105 million settlement) in a wrongful death case.

Kline & Specter is headed by attorneys Tom Kline and Shanin Specter, both named among the "Best Lawyers in America," Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, and as members of the Inner Circle of Advocates, a select group limited to 100 of the nation’s best plaintiffs attorneys. The firm has won acclaim across the country, most recently named by the independent rating service Super Lawyers as one of just 50 in the country chosen for their excellence in litigation. Kline & Specter was also selected among the Best Law Firms in the United States for 2012-2014 by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers after winning major settlements and jury verdicts in a wide array of practice areas ranging from medical malpractice to workplace injuries, auto accidents to premises and products liability, pharmaceutical to civil rights.

The firm, with some 30 attorneys, five of whom are also highly skilled doctors, has unparalleled expertise and unsurpassed success in medical malpractice litigation. Year after year, Kline & Specter has had the most medical malpractice verdicts and settlements of any Pennsylvania firm. No law firm in the United States has as many M.D.-J.Ds.

Kline & Specter attorneys were leaders in the $4.85 billion Vioxx settlement while other verdicts and settlements are among the largest in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the United States. Some of the most notable:

  • $153 and $52 million verdicts vs. Ford (see The White Case)
  • $109 million verdict in electrocution death (Goretzka)
  • $100 million verdict for a baby injury case (Vlasny)
  • $51 million verdict in an escalator amputation case (Hall)
  • $49.6 million verdict in a hospital error case (Caruso)
  • $40.5 million settlement in a building fire (Village Green)
  • $38.2 million verdict in an auto accident case (Robley)
  • $36.4 million settlement in a refinery explosion (Motiva)
  • $33.1 million verdict in a breast cancer case (Welteroth)
  • $35 million settlement in a business fire case (Bridgeport)
  • $29.6 million settlement in a fatal pier collapse (Pier 34)
  • $27.6 million verdict for woman hurt making a knee device video (Polett)
  • $25 million verdict in woman’s fatal fertility treatment (Matteo)
  • $24 million verdict in a swimming pool accident case (Weightman)
  • $21.6 million verdict in a birth injury case (Graham)
  • $20 million verdict in an ICU malpractice case (Gallagher)
  • $20 million verdict for neonatal malpractice resulting in blindness (Lee)
  • (For news articles and TV clips on these and other cases, see Major Victories)

Beyond monetary awards, the firm’s cases have caused safety changes in government and industry. Litigation has spurred action for product recalls, changes in hospital protocols and new rules for citizen protection. The Hall case, for instance, prompted SEPTA to upgrade all its escalators to include safety devices. In the Gillyard/Rich civil rights case, Shanin Specter got the Philadelphia Police Department to establish new guidelines requiring safer operation of squad cars. And the firm’s representation of a victim in the Penn State child sexual abuse case will hopefully help lead to changes in the university’s policies and practices.

In addition to litigating a vast array of individual personal injury cases, Kline & Specter currently represents women in state and federal court who were injured by transvaginal mesh.

The firm, with several former prosecutors among its attorneys, also handles False Claims Act cases filed under seal in courts around the country as well as clients with claims filed under the Internal Revenue Service’s whistleblower program. Our qui tam cases, both those in suit and those under investigation, involve a variety of fraud on federal government programs, including schemes by large health care companies and institutions to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. Our IRS whistleblower clients have reported tens of millions of dollars worth of tax fraud to the government. (Visit our whistleblower website)

Kline & Specter dedicates true attention to each client. The skill and experience of its attorneys, along with innovative trial strategies and the use of the latest in courtroom technology, helps to ensure a high success rate with maximum results.  

The firm handles cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York. For cases outside those states, Kline & Specter works with local attorneys in each state as applicable.

Kline & Specter, P.C. works on a contingent fee basis – which means we only get paid if and when you are financially compensated. Kline & Specter is paid a percentage of the amount recovered. Any costs incurred by Kline & Specter will only be charged if the client is financially compensated.

After a very careful screening process, Kline & Specter takes only cases it believes to be meritorious.

Contact a personal injury attorney or whistleblower attorney today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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