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MBK Prevails on Appeal in Pennsylvania Superior Court

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed a verdict that MBK secured for a client in the trial court.  Suzanne Scanlon prevailed in obtaining summary judgment as to liability in a breach of contract action through requests for admission which were deemed admitted.  The court later held […] READ MORE

Marcellus Shale Water Business Update

Jack Dempsey participated in the Marcellus Shale Water Business Update hosted by the Oilfield Water Connection in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 29, 2022 (https://oilfieldwater.com/pa/).  Jack moderated a panel discussion of recent trends in water sharing agreements which included Darin Chaffee (Water Foreman, Chesapeake Energy) and […] READ MORE

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New office will be led by nationally respected litigator with expertise in insurance and financial services industries SCRANTON, Pa (July 26, 2022) – Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP, a Pennsylvania based boutique law firm representing some of the Commonwealth’s most prominent companies and organizations, announced […] READ MORE

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Patrick A. Casey was elected President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Patrick A. Casey was elected President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at its annual meeting on April 28, 2022. Founded in 1988, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) has over 850 active members who are dedicated to ensuring equal justice […] READ MORE

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MBK’s Dan Brier and Donna Walsh named to 2022 Law Power 100

MBK partners Dan Brier and Donna Walsh were named to the 2022 Law Power 100, as part of the group of lawyers who are shaping the direction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania politically, legally, and otherwise. Brier and Walsh were recognized for their success litigating […] READ MORE

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MBK wins major federal criminal trial in Harrisburg

Bill Fetterhoff of MBK obtained an acquittal on all counts in a federal criminal jury trial on Wednesday. In United States v. Dennis Lee Charles, Jr., MDPA No. 1:20-CR-20, the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg) filed a six count indictment […] READ MORE

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MBK’s Energy practice featured in NEPA Business Journal

Gas boom reboot predicted, Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal, June, 2022. MBK prominently featured in news coverage regarding Pennsylvania’s role as the second highest producer of natural gas in the U.S., with burgeoning long-term development in MBK’s backyard. MBK Energy Business Journal Article […] READ MORE

Attorney Neal M. Thatcher Joins MBK as Partner

Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP is pleased to announce that Neal Thatcher has joined the law firm as a partner. Dan Brier, a firm principal, commented that “with his years of experience as lead corporate counsel for energy companies active in the burgeoning Marcellus and […] READ MORE

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Daniel T. Brier is appointed to United States Court of Appeals Lawyers Advisory Committee

Dan Brier has been appointed to the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the Judicial Council of the United States Court of Appeals for The Third Circuit by Chief Judge Michael A. Chagares. Dan was recommended to the Committee by District Court Judges in the Middle District […] READ MORE

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Brian J. Levy was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania

Brian J. Levy was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania (“JHEP”) at its annual meeting on May 26, 2021.  Founded in 1916, JHEP is a provider of short-term rehabilitation services, long-term skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s care, and social […] READ MORE

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MBK Secures Summary Judgment Win in Breach of Settlement Agreement

MBK secured a summary judgment win for a military defense contractor in the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in a case involving breach of a settlement agreement. Helicopter Helmet commenced actions against Gentex in federal court in Delaware and state court […] READ MORE

Appeals News

In a case of first impression, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law does not regulate the conduct of natural gas companies in purchasing mineral rights from landowners.  In 2015, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office asserted civil claims […] READ MORE

MBK’s Dan Brier Awarded Litigator of the Week by The AmLaw Litigation Daily

Congratulations to Dan Brier who was awarded Litigator of the Week by The AmLaw Litigation Daily in recognition of MBK’s work defending parallel state and federal challenges to the Pennsylvania Election Code regarding mail-in voting. Led by partners, Dan Brier, Donna Walsh and Jack Dempsey, […] READ MORE

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Successful Defense for Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Luzerne County

Frank Brier and Kelly Lenahan successfully defended a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in a professional liability jury trial in Luzerne County ending in a defense verdict on September 11, 2020. The first civil jury trial in the region since the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020. […] READ MORE

Healthcare News
11 MBK Lawyers Named Super Lawyers

Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP (“MBK”) partners Robert T. Kelly, Jr., Daniel T. Brier, Donna A. Walsh, Patrick A. Casey, Frank J. Brier and John B. Dempsey were again honored as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Nicholas F. Kravitz as a Rising Star. In addition, Donna […] READ MORE

Firm Honors and Awards
Pennsylvania Superior Court Upholds Defense Verdict in Favor of MBK Clients Following Medical Malpractice Trial

Judge Ford Elliott, P.J.E., writing for the Superior Court, affirmed the trial court. Lichtenberger v. Geisinger-CMC et. al., (142 MDA 2018)(Mar. 27, 2019). In the underlying matter, MBK obtained a defense verdict in favor of their medical provider clients represented by Frank Brier and Nicholas […] READ MORE

Healthcare News
Veteran Defense Lawyer William A. Fetterhoff Joins MBK

William A. Fetterhoff has joined Scranton-based Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP (MBK) as Of Counsel. Fetterhoff will be resident in the firm’s Harrisburg office. Fetterhoff joins MBK’s white collar defense group, which represents entities and individuals facing challenging, high-profile federal and state criminal investigations. Fetterhoff […] READ MORE

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Nine at MBK Honored As 2018 Pennsylvania Top Lawyers, Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP (“MBK”) congratulates its partners Daniel T. Brier, Frank J. Brier, Patrick A. Casey, John B. Dempsey, Robert T. Kelly and Donna A. Walsh for being honored again as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. Daniel T. Brier was included again as one of […] READ MORE

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Another Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict in Favor of MBK’s Client

On January 24, 2018, a jury returned a verdict in favor of MBK’s hospital client following eight (8) trial days. The lawsuit involved complex professional medical negligence liability issues including claims pursued under the Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedures Act. Before jury deliberation commenced, the Court […] READ MORE

Healthcare News
Nicholas F. Kravitz, Esq. Promoted to Partner at Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP

Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP (MBK) announces that Nicholas F. Kravitz, Esq. joined the firm’s partnership effective January 1, 2018. Nick started at MBK in 2008 as a member of the litigation team after completing a clerkship with the Honorable Vito P. Geroulo. Nick has […] READ MORE

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Daniel T. Brier, Esq. Inducted Into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Daniel T. Brier, Esq. of Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP in Scranton, PA was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL) at their Mid-Year Meeting held July 26-29, 2017. The International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the […] READ MORE

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Jury Trial Win for MBK Attorneys Frank Brier and Nicholas Kravitz

Congratulations to MBK attorneys Frank Brier and Nicholas Kravitz on their very recent week long jury trial win in Lichtenberger v. Singh, et. al., in Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas. The MBK team obtained a complete defense verdict in favor of their respective clients […] READ MORE

Healthcare News
MBK Partner Robert T. Kelly, Jr., Named Chair of the Board of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

MBK partner Robert T. Kelly, Jr. has been elected as Chair of the Board of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States. According to the June 1, 2017, Weinberg Foundation News article, “Robert T. Kelly, Jr., […] READ MORE

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Illinois Court Dismisses John Crane’s Lawsuit Against Shein Law Center Ltd.

Daniel T. Brier of Myers Brier & Kelly LLP told Law360 in a statement, “We are pleased that the court dismissed John Crane’s effort to relitigate in Illinois verdicts that Ben Shein obtained more than six years ago from Pennsylvania juries on behalf of his […] READ MORE

Litigation News
Penn State Alumni-Elected Trustees Entitled to Attorney Fees in Board Challenge

After securing an order from the trial court on November 19, 2015 compelling The Pennsylvania State University to permit its Trustees to access source materials relating to the Freeh Report, the seven alumni-elected Trustees who petitioned for access to the material were successful this week […] READ MORE

Non Profit News
Dan Brier Has Been Invited Into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Dan Brier has been invited into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Academy membership in the United States is limited to 500 Fellows under the age of 70. Trial Attorneys are admitted to Fellowship in the Academy upon a showing that they possess the following […] READ MORE

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MBK Partners Publish Article in PACDL Publication For the Defense, Volume 1, Issue 4, (December 2016)

An article written by MBK Law partners Donna Walsh and Pat Casey recently appeared in the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers December 2016 publication For the Defense. Titled Immunity: An Overview, this article summarizes the origins of and statutory bases for immunity, describes the […] READ MORE

Litigation News
Frank J. Brier Admitted to The American Bar Foundation

Frank J. Brier has become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Established in 1955, The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers because of their outstanding achievements in the legal profession. […] READ MORE

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Claims Against United States Based on Exposure to Hantavirus in Yosemite Park Permitted to Proceed

On February 26, 2016, Judge Chensey of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the discretionary function exception did not bar certain negligence claims asserted against the United States stemming from an outbreak of Hantavirus at Yosemite National Park […] READ MORE

Litigation News
Frank J. Brier, Esq., Suzanne Conaboy Scanlon, Esq. And Nicholas F. Kravitz, Esq. Obtain Dismissal of Lawsuit

On December 30, 2015, MBK successfully obtained dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a former patient. In Sorensen v. Geisinger Wyoming Valley Med. Cntr., (No. 8813 of 2011) the Court granted MBK’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the professional liability lawsuit with prejudice. Following […] READ MORE

Healthcare News
Judge Grants Petition to Compel Access to Freeh Report

In a much anticipated ruling, specially-appointed Judge Daniel Howsare granted the Petition to compel access to Freeh Report source materials filed by seven Alumni-Elected Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University. MBK filed the Petition on behalf of the Alumni-Elected Trustees after Penn State refused to […] READ MORE

Litigation News
MBK Enters Appearance in Philadelphia Legislative Sting Case

On September 21, 2015, MBK Partner Patrick A. Casey entered his appearance in the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas on behalf of State Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown. Representative Brown has entered a not guilty plea, and the matter is scheduled for a December trial. […] READ MORE

Litigation News
Summary Judgment Granted for MBK Client

MBK successfully secured the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by an elevator maintenance company. In Schindler Elevator v. Lackawanna County, NO: 12-CV-2325, the Court granted MBK’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice. The Court rejected the elevator company’s argument that Lackawanna […] READ MORE

Business & Finance News
MBK Files Reply on Behalf of Penn State Alumni Elected Trustees to Inspect Corporate Information

On behalf of their clients, seven Trustees elected by the Penn State Alumni, MBK filed a comprehensive response to Penn State’s continued refusal to permit them to inspect the source material used to create the Freeh Report. In the June 22, 2015 filing in the […] READ MORE

Litigation News
MBK Obtains Dismissal of Lawsuit Seeking to Hold Residential Tenants Responsible for Damage Done by Home Invasion

In a case of first impression in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, the Court of Common Pleas ruled that tenants cannot be held contractually liable under a lease agreement for damages done to a leased premise as a result of the criminal conduct of unidentified unknown third […] READ MORE

Litigation News
Robert T. Kelly, Jr. Speaks at 51st Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference; Fourth Consecutive Year As Program Speaker

Robert T. Kelly, Jr., a founding partner at Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP in Scranton, recently spoke at the 51st Annual Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference. Bob and his co-panelist, Christopher Sia of the Manhattan-based Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, analyzed the Expenditure Responsibility rules […] READ MORE

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MBK Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

Former Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army General Jack Keane spoke in honor of the 20th year of Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP. The Thursday, March 26, 2015 celebration was hosted at the Scranton Cultural Center with dignitaries, lawyers, family and friends […] READ MORE

MBK Files a Petition on Behalf of Seven Trustees of the Pennsylvania State University

On April 20, 2015, MBK filed a Petition pursuant to the Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Law on behalf of seven Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University. The Petition, filed in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas, seeks a Court order compelling Board leadership to provide […] READ MORE

Litigation News
Dan Brier Quoted in Forbes

Dan Brier was quoted in a Forbes article regarding a lawsuit filed by Garlock Sealing Technologies against Philadelphia asbestos attorney Benjamin Shein and lawyers at five other firms. Dan is defending Ben Shein in this lawsuit. In the article “A Stubborn Manufacturer Exposes The Asbestos […] READ MORE

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Daniel T. Brier Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Daniel T. Brier has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. The induction ceremony at which Dan became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 585 persons during the recent 2015 […] READ MORE

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MBK Defends Former Pa. Senator Mellow in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Corruption Case: State Drops Case

News Coverage: Scranton Times-Tribune: State drops case against Mellow (10/17/14) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: State drops final Turnpike charge against ex-Sen. Mellow (10/17/2014) The Legal Intelligencer: Former State Senator Granted Nolle Pros (10/17/2014) WNEP News: Remaining Charge Against Mellow Withdrawn (10/16/2014) […] READ MORE

Litigation News
National Law Journal: MBK Law Laskowski Verdict Underscores Long History of VA Care Problems

In the wake of the resignation of embattled Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, The National Law Journal has published a story advancing the argument that the VA’s problems were much more deeply-seated than the recent scheduling issues and cover-ups in VA facilities such […] READ MORE

Healthcare News
MBK Laskowski Verdict Included in Top Pennsylvania Verdicts of 2013

MBK Law’s representation of an Iraq War vet in his case against the U.S. Department of Vetran’s Affairs resulting in a $3.7 million verdict was recognized in the Top Pennsylvania Verdicts of 2013. Read Full Article […] READ MORE

Litigation News
Dan Brier Achieves AV Preeminent Rating and Named As Top Rated Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense Law

MBK partner Dan Brier was honored in the October 2013 issue of The American Lawyer as a Top Rated Lawyer in white collar criminal defense law. Additionally, Dan achieved the AV Preeminent rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. AV Preeminent status is conferred to Top Rated Lawyers […] READ MORE

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MBK Law Helps Iraq Vet With PTSD Receive $3.1 Million From US Government

Over a year after original verdict, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the release of $3.1 million of the original award. Previously, following a week-long trial in United States District Court, Judge James Munley awarded Iraq veteran Stanley Laskowski an award of $3.7 […] READ MORE

Litigation News
MBK Helps Keep Skies Clear for Airport

Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP defeated a Preliminary Injunction on behalf of its client the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport filed by its former fixed base operator (“FBO”) Saker Aviation Services, Inc. (“Saker”). Saker attempted to enjoin the Airport from awarding a new FBO contract to a […] READ MORE

Litigation News
Superior Court Affirms Dismissal of Criminal Case for MBK Client

Following a habeas corpus hearing, Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP (“MBK”) successfully obtained the dismissal of a criminal case in Lackawanna County involving the alleged felony of Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Funds Received. The trial court granted MBK’s petition for writ […] READ MORE

Litigation News
MBK Wins Employment Precedent-Setting Decision

Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP successfully defended a large regional building supplier in an appeal brought by a former director and officer from dismissal of his religious discrimination claims. In a precedential opinion, the Third Circuit ruled that the plaintiff was not eligible to sue […] READ MORE

Business & Finance News
MBK Partners Publish Article in National Legal Publication

An article written by MBK Law partners Donna Walsh and Pat Casey recently appeared in the September/October 2013 issue of The Champion, the magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Circulated across the US, The Champion features writings by and for attorneys involved […] READ MORE

Employment News
MBK Partners Frank Brier, Dan Brier, and Donna Walsh Present on Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor Strategy, Compliance and Litigation

Frank J. Brier, Daniel T. Brier, and Donna A. Walsh of Myers, Brier and Kelly, LLP’s litigation and healthcare practices joined Joseph A. Bubba, of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, PC of Center Valley, PA, in presenting a seminar for medical professionals on recovery audit strategy, […] READ MORE

Healthcare News
Hantavirus Death: MBK Sues Delaware North Companies and the United States of America

Myers Brier & Kelly, LLP sues Delaware North Companies and The United States of America. The lawsuit alleges that defendants acted negligently when they invited guests to reserve tents that were infested with hantavirus-carrying deer mice in Curry Village in Yosemite. The suit was filed […] READ MORE

Litigation News
Robert T. Kelly Speaks at Washington Non-Profit Legal and Tax Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2014 Third Consecutive Year as Program Speaker Robert T. Kelly speaks at Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference Scranton, PA—Robert T. Kelly, Jr., a partner at Myers Brier & Kelly in Scranton, recently spoke at the 50th Annual Washington Nonprofit […] READ MORE

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