Injured in a car or motorcycle accident? How do you know which lawyer is right for your case? From Delaware Water Gap to Mount Pocono and down Route 33 to Easton, you’ll probably see 2 dozen billboards advertising lawyers who fight for you. The lawyers typically have their arms crossed with stern looks on their…

Cars cost money.  But let’s face it, what choice do we have? It’s not practical to “uber” your way to work every day. It’s a necessary evil for most of us. We need to get to work, to drive our kids to soccer practice, and to shop for groceries. AAA published this infographic explaining the…

I list federal practice on my Monroe County Bar Association referral page. In fact, at least half my practice is in federal court both as a trial attorney and as a federal court mediator. As a result, I frequently receive calls from potential clients who want to file claims in federal court based on the…

Is Mediation a sign of weakness? I’m a litigator and I’m also a mediator. I get it. Clients who believe in the value of their claim see mediation as a sign of weakness. If you’ve been seriously injured, accepting less than the “full” value of your claim is a concession you don’t want to make….

What do you think about roundabouts in eastern Pennsylvania? Roundabouts are popping up all over Pennsylvania and despite their statistical safety improvements, many local drivers dread them because they haven’t had much experience with them. Plan to See More Roundabouts Locally Allentown and Easton have two prominent roundabouts in their City centers. Monroe County acquired…

  Local Counsel Services Need a “local” attorney to assist you in your eastern Pennsylvania case? Get the home team advantage. Newman Williams lawyers routinely serve as local counsel to out-of-state law firms and lawyers unfamiliar with local practices and procedures. We are an AV-rated firm with an office in Monroe County, PA. We practice…

1000 Victims and more than 300 Perpetrators Identified On August 14, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a report detailing the results of a two-year grand jury investigation into widespread sexual abuse of children within six dioceses of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania. The report also describes the systemic cover up of the abuse by…

In a recent study released by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, one-third of parents reported reading text messages while driving, one-fourth sent text messages and one-seventh used social media while driving children between the ages of 4 and 10. Bloomberg posted this graphic based on the…

This lawsuit addresses the liability of a Pennsylvania County Sheriff’s office for hiring an extradition company whose employees harmed an extradited prisoner. Police stopped Darren Richardson for rolling through a stop sign in Hernando County, Florida. They took Richardson into custody after discovering there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Pike County, Pennsylvania….

Today, I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new mediation center at the federal courthouse in Scranton. The guest list included all of the Middle District judges and the panel of certified mediators. It’s really a beautiful facility and will include video conferencing capability. Chief Judge Conner and mediation coordinator, Joe Barrett, spoke briefly…