Braden Lepisto brings passion, conviction and heart to his personal injury law practice. He joined Kline & Specter after getting a taste of working at a few of the country's largest law firms. Lepisto is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he incidentally earned an A+ in the "Practice of Law" course taught by one of our firm's founding attorneys.
This lawyer, who looks out for the rights of the proverbial little guy, also was a successful student athlete as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania – where he holds football career Top 10 records for receptions -- as well as at Agoura Hills High School in his California hometown.
Question: Why did you decide to pursue personal injury law?
Lepisto: As a student in Shanin Specter’s classes at Penn Law School, I saw firsthand the impact a personal injury lawyer can make. I’ve always had a strong conviction for what is right. When someone is injured because of another’s wrongdoing, justice requires that the injured party be made whole. As a personal injury lawyer, I get to work on righting the wrongs that others have been subjected to where they may not be able to do so on their own.
Question: What has been the most fulfilling case of your legal career so far?
Lepisto: Every one of my cases has offered challenges and fulfillment. Among these, the Rogers case stands out. I worked up the entire case, from drafting the original complaint through delivering the closing argument. My client — a strong, loving daughter — wanted the hospital held accountable for negligent, careless medical care that caused her mother's death. The hospital refused to acknowledge its responsibility. So we went to trial. My client’s mother was old and sick, but it was not her time to die. The defense focused on how sick she was, and the high likelihood of her death in the near future. With this indelicate defense in mind, the verdict in favor of my client was that much greater. The jury held the hospital accountable, and my client got confirmation from the community that it was not time for her mother’s life to end.
Question: What issues do you think will shape the future of personal injury or medical malpractice law?
Lepisto: Technology and new business models may pose new challenges in medical malpractice. More medical providers are dispensing medical care remotely, across state or country lines, and with little to no hands-on care. This may affect the standard of care and where claims may be brought, among other litigation issues.
Question: How do you like to spend your time away from work?
Lepisto: When I’m not the in office or in court, I like to stay active. I play basketball and squash with fellow K&S attorneys. On the weekends, my wife and I enjoy the coffee shops and restaurants in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. I suspect this answer will soon be different as my wife and I are expecting our first child, a baby boy.
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