The nature of our practice, especially in police misconduct cases, is such that these cases frequently originate with our colleagues in the bar. Many of these attorneys refer us their police and prisoner civil rights and criminal cases because they appreciate the complicated nature of these matters and the specialized litigation involved.
Particularly flattering have been the increasing number of cases referred by attorneys who have had occasion to litigate civil rights cases themselves. These attorneys have come to the conclusion that the time, effort and expense involved in dabbling in these cases make them uneconomical for the average practitioner. Indeed, one such attorney told us that he has found our degree of success — including early settlements — so exceptional, that he does better referring cases to us than litigating them himself!
Members of Weir Greenblatt Pierce LLP (WGP) are also experienced in handling your personal injury, business, general litigation, employment and domestic relations matters.
For all your referrals, contact Alan Yatvin at the law firm of Weir Greenblatt Pierce LLP (WGP), where he and his partners are available to serve Popper & Yatvin’s clients. WGP is a full-service law firm that handles a broad range of legal matters practically, effectively, and economically, for both businesses and individuals. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York. Alan is based in WGP’s Philadelphia office, 1339 Chestnut Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA 19107. He can be reached at (215) 665-8181, or through the WGP website. You can also find Alan on LinkedIn, where he posts his latest news.
The Philadelphia Lawyers by Benjamin Wallace
Research assistance by Leah Popowich and Erica Brand
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILL CRAMER
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further tarred the perpetually besieged class of Americans whose names end in Esq., the past 12 months confirm that these are the fat years of lawyer-bashing. Thanks much, Bill “That Depends How You Define ‘Is'” Clinton. Truly obliged, Ken “On All Nine of Those Occasions, the President Fondled and Kissed Her Bare Breasts” Starr. A Civil Action may break ground in lionizing ambulance chasers, but there’s nothing new in its demonization of corporate attorneys.
Maybe we love to hate them because we hate that we need them, be it to draft a will, sue our broker, or help our Ukrainian third cousin obtain that elusive work visa. In Philadelphia, we’re blessed with one of the strongest legal traditions in the country, but having 14,000 lawyers can also be a curse. How do you begin to figure out who to go to?
Well, we asked them who they’d go to.
First, we sent surveys to 4,000 Philadelphia lawyers randomly selected from the rolls of the Philadelphia Bar Association and asked which attorneys they would turn to for legal help. Next, to guard against ballot stuffing, cliquishness, parochialism and hype, we talked to more than 100 acknowledged leaders of the bar, legal head- hunters, prosecutors, clients and corporate in-house coun- sel, to make sure the survey results reflected consensus within the various practice areas. Several attorneys of great stature didn’t make the cut, because the focus here was more on day-to-day practitioners than on lawyers best known for their connections or administrative prowess.