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Joseph F. Wusinich, III has commenced his 40th year in the practice of trial law. He has been named as a top lawyer in Main Line Today magazine, an awesome attorney in the Suburban Life Main Line magazine, as well as being listed in Philadelphia’s top rated lawyers as published by the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has served a term as President of the Honorable John E. Stively, Jr. American Inn of Court which is the teaching arm of the Chester County Bar Association for younger lawyers aspiring to be trial attorneys.
He previously served as the Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Medical and Health Related Issues. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Lawyers’ Association based in Denver, Colorado. He has also served as vice chair of the Immaculata University Board of Trustees.
His in depth experience in handling obstetrical malpractice cases for injured infants has generated case referrals from other attorneys. He is currently handling several cases for brain damaged clients.
Dennis D. Brogan, who concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation and civil litigation, continues to be the co-author of a prominent Pennsylvania state-wide legal publication on workers’ compensation law that many attorneys look to for guidance in their own practices. Dennis has also been selected for Super Lawyers in the area of personal injury.
Ed Sweeney was recently named by Main Line Today magazine as a 2017 Top Lawyer for Civil Litigation. He was honored in a previous year by the same publication for his work in Labor Law. Ed serves clients in civil litigation matters in both federal and state court. He also tries cases before administrative law judges.
In mid February, 2018, Ed represented in a one day bench trial before an Administrative Judge a client who was formerly employed by the Coatesville Veterans Administration Medical Center in a Merit Selections Protection Board (MSPB) matter.
In November, 2017, Ed resolved a case part way through the trial. The case involved a person whose trial testimony had to be preserved by videotape in light of the party’s poor health and inability to attend trial
Earlier in 2017, Ed tried a three (3) day jury trial in an employment law case to a successful conclusion. The case involved allegations of someone wrongfully fired allegedly because of a work injury. The case was a rare type of Pennsylvania employment law case involving what is known as a “public policy tort.”
In August, Ed has successfully completed a pro bono employment representation of a pro se individual from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s Volunteer Employment Panel.
Attorney Ed Sweeney has recently completed his twentieth year with Wusinich and Brogan. His past recognitions include being recognized by Main Line Today one of the Main Line’s Top Employment lawyers and has been rated a “10” (superb) by AVVO for employment law representation.
Mr. Sweeney recently fought and won a workers’ compensation case where the insurance company would not provide his client needed back surgery. This case is a prime example of how insurance companies deny legitimate medical treatment and only by vigorous representation can the Claimant’s rights be vindicated. Mr. Sweeney’s client rejected an offer made only after the successful result and is going to get the necessary surgery.
Mr. Sweeney has fought and successfully concluded a number of ERISA disability cases and employment law cases, including a recent case that involved and anticipated the United State Supreme Court’s adoption of the novel “cat’s paw” theory.
Ed Sweeney recently published in Pennsylvania Law Weekly as two part series on Long Term Disability practice entitled: “Litigating ERISA Disability Cases: A Plaintiff’s Perspective.” The article summarized and commented on the state of current ERISA law in disability cases as well as gave practical advice to attorneys and claimants who are pursuing such cases.
On November 19th, Mr. Sweeny taught a lunch-and-learn 1 credit course to the Municipal Law section of the Chester County Bar Association on practice in the Recorder of Deeds office after the recent important case Chesapeake Appalachia v. Rodgers. Mr. Sweeney is part time Solicitor to the Chester County Recorder of Deeds. This lecture was an abbreviated version of a more comprehensive lecture given at the 2013 Spring Bench-Bar Meeting of the Chester County Bar Association.
Attorney Peter F. X. Callahan recently recovered one million dollars for a client in a civil rights/medical malpractice case involving failure to diagnose cancer and render proper and timely treatment. Pete Callahan along with Dennis Brogan also teamed up to obtain a recovery for a client in a hospital nursing malpractice case resulting in almost one quarter of a million dollars. Pete also co-prosecuted, along with Ed Sweeney, a sexual assault case in the employment environment and recovered just shy of $200,000 for another client. Pete has served as a prosecutor in the U.S. Marine Corps as well as in the District Attorney offices of Philadelphia and Delaware Counties.
David V. Grow, M.D., J.D. successfully concluded a medical malpractice death case involving emergency room care with respect to a patient with a dissecting aortic aneurysm which was not timely and properly diagnosed. Physician/attorney David Grow had practiced medicine for twenty-four years in his areas of internal medicine and cardiology before entering the law profession.
The Wusinich & Brogan Law Firm has conducted litigation in cases in over twenty of Pennsylvania’s sixty-seven counties and in Federal Courts. Our attorneys, paralegals and support staff, continue to keep up with current trends in the law through continuing legal education courses, studied scholarship, and interaction with other attorneys and judges while engaged in this noble profession and high calling.