Upon learning our Philadelphia partner, Vince Iozzi, successfully removed his client from a difficult multiparty litigation where the plaintiff’s demand was initially $5.5MM, the claim professional commented upon Vince’s report and handling as follows:

“Great summary Vince and also great feedback from the insured. Always good to have a satisfied customer. I really appreciate your counsel and strategy discussions yesterday and throughout the handing of this claim. I had my doubts that this was going to get done but you dug in and orchestrated a good result for us while protecting the interests of our insured.”

The Sr. VP and General Counsel advised their company’s insurance carrier claim professional as follows: “We would request that this matter be assigned to Chris Tinari and his team at Margolis Edelstein.  ME has been our ‘go to’ firm in several cases. . .We work well with them and are very impressed by their legal skills, including their ‘bench strength’, as well as their communication skills in keeping both the insured and insurer informed.”

A Motion for Summary Judgment presented by Pittsburgh Partner Charlie Saul was successful in a bitterly fought case against a Township and its representatives involving allegations of sexual harassment, discriminatory discharge, and 1st Amendment retaliation. The Court agreed with Charlie’s position, dismissed the case, and the Township’s Secretary-Treasurer reacted to the good news with the following message to Charlie:

“Hey Charlie – All I can say is: I am super excited about the outcome today.  What GREAT-GREAAAAT news! [My husband] and I have been smiling since your call and all the way home. You have been wonderful and soooo patient with the [aggravation associated with this litigation]! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else but you representing me and the township.  You know your law and you didn’t waver [sic] one bit. I am in awe of you. Again, thanks for always being there and your patience in this saga. I am so glad the judge was able to see through all of this. I am grateful and happy this is over withYou are the best!!!”

After learning our New Jersey Partner, Emery Mishky, successfully secured a Diversionary agreement to avoid any sanction or record of discipline by the Office of Attorney Ethics, our attorney client commented, “I can’t thank you enough for your counsel throughout this matter, without which I am certain we would not have achieved this favorable outcome.”

Upon learning a Motion to Dismiss prepared by our Pittsburgh partner, Emily Mahler, was successful, resulting in the dismissal of the Plaintiff’s Complaint, with prejudice, in a wrongful termination loss, the claim professional commented: “Great! … You and your firm always do great work for us!”

A comment directed to Partner Bill Longo regarding partner Jen Coatsworth’s efforts on behalf of a real estate client she defended: “Hi Bill. We wanted to share with you how pleased we were working with Jennifer and the full Margolis Edelstein firm.  We can’t thank Jennifer enough for her extreme professionalism, thoughtful support and most importantly truly personally caring about us and not just treating us like another “client”. Jennifer did an amazing job defending our case with her efficient and effective communications that resulted in saving us a significant amount of money on the settlement and fees.  We couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer to be by our side through such a stressful and traumatic process.  Jennifer is one in a million! Please feel free to use any of our above comments as a testimonial – as we want to be sure to share the word on how amazing your firm and Jennifer is!”

Pittsburgh-based Partner, Kyle McGee, was asked to take over the defense in a complex employment discrimination matter in West Virginia that involved allegations of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, retaliation, reprisal and wrongful discharge. After the Court granted summary judgment in our clients’ favor in-house counsel stated, “Our entire team knows how difficult it is to obtain summary judgment in an employment case and particularly in a sexual harassment case. This is really an incredible result. Thank you so much for coming into this case late in the game, for your quick catch up, and for your devoted work and effort on this case. It resulted in a fantastic MSJ and reply and obviously the Court agreed. Thank you so much for your hard and thoughtful work on this case – I can’t really convey over email just how much we all appreciate it!”

A Litigation Specialist provided the following note to the VP Claims of a regional commercial insurer:

“Hi Steve, It pays to hire the right people – it did not take long for the Margolis team to untie this knot. I’m not sure how Bill Longo did it, but he did. Bill knows the Philly landscape and characters well and has tremendous credibility, that is for sure. I can’t wait to tell the insured and the agent. Just wanted to let you know.”

 

Upon learning of the successful defense to a bad faith coverage claim asserted by two policyholders, Harrisburg Partner Rolf Kroll received the following thanks from the senior counsel for our client:

“It was terrific working with you. Many thanks for jumping in with both feet on this one!”

After successfully resolving an issue on a confidential basis, the client directed the following note to our partner, Steve Eichler, and teammate, Sarah Connor: “Hello, I just received your notice of settlement … I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the hard work and diligence put forth by all, in order to settle this matter. Hopefully our paths will cross again in the future, however, not on the same basis! Again, thank you for your ongoing, unwavering support …”