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Do I Need a Lawyer?

Nobody wants to think about it – hiring a lawyer. After all, Will Rogers once said, “The minute you read something you can’t understand, you can almost be sure that it was drawn up by a lawyer.” But face it. Lawyers are necessary. The question becomes, when do you need a lawyer? Each year, cases […]

What's the Difference Between a Lawyer vs. Attorney?

Ever Wonder About the Difference Between a Lawyer vs. Attorney?

When it comes to law firms and legal representation, is there a difference when selecting a lawyer vs. attorney? If you've been looking for a lawyer or attorney near you, chances are you'll view those terms as interchangeable. But you'd be wrong because there is an actual difference. All attorneys are lawyers, but not all […]

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Going Pro-Se? Why Hiring a Lawyer is Crucial to Your Case

An unfortunate fact of life is that at some point, almost everyone will become involved with the court system. Here are some reasons why hiring a lawyer will benefit you in the end. In 2016, approximately 84 million cases filed in state trial courts, according to the Court Statistics Project. Even if you are not […]

Ethical Issues for Lawyers in High Profile Cases

High profile legal matters can be exciting to handle. But these same cases present risks that can jeopardize a lawyer’s standing and reputation. At one time or another in our careers, many of us will handle legal matters with high public visibility. The recognition can build our reputation and our confidence. But high-profile work brings […]

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Storage Unit Laws

Pennsylvania has distinct storage unit laws that protect occupants and owners. And yes, they can auction off your contents. Have you ever seen an episode of Storage Wars and wondered, can someone legally sell property in a storage facility? Storage Wars takes place in California, and I am not here to discuss California law. However, […]

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A Primer on Impeachment in the United States According to the U.S. Constitution

November 21, 2017 By Joel D. Rosen Impeachment. It is a term that has been raised by political opponents, whether or not warranted, since the ratification of the Constitution, but seemingly with more frequency since the Nixon administration. Impeachment is now being raised in discussions regarding President Trump. But what do we know about the […]

What is the Statute of Repose in Pennsylvania?

A statute of repose in Pennsylvania places a time limit that cuts off a plaintiff's ability to recover damages in a civil lawsuit. Typically, it's used for product liability cases, construction defects or designs, and medical negligence claims. Statute of Limitations vs. Statute of Repose A statute of repose differs from a statute of limitations, […]

Spring Cleaning Your Auto Insurance Policy: Are You Adequately Covered?

May 17, 2017 By Douglas Wayne Automobile insurance is a necessary evil.   No one likes paying for a product like auto insurance that no one wants to ever have to use.   However, the only thing worse than paying for unused automobile insurance is discovering, after an accident, that the automobile insurance you have been paying […]

Beware of Nursing Home Contracts

April 26, 2017 By Eric G. Marttila Most families have faced, or will have to face at some point, the difficult decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility.  As hard as it is to believe, when this happens, we all need to be aware that some such […]

Pitfalls of Joint Bank Accounts

March 29, 2017 When you find yourself faced with the task of helping an aging parent with their banking and bill paying, making his or her bank account a joint account may seem like the easy answer.  However, there are several pitfalls that you should be aware of before you or your parent takes this […]