“Jack” is an experienced trial lawyer with a focus on efficiency, excellence and client-responsiveness.
Jack’s practice centers on the trials of professional liability cases involving medical professionals, financial advisors and brokers/dealers. He also defends and prosecutes matters on behalf of insurance companies involving fraud in the insurance coverage, securities and life insurance fields. Jack represents local governmental entities in federal civil rights litigation. Jack advises clients on employment related disputes. He also handles larger exposure casualty matters. He has tried over 100 cases to verdict, and appears often in commercial and securities proceedings pending in the American Arbitration Association and National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) dispute forums. Jack is the Responsible Attorney for the New Jersey office.
“Jack” is proud to be a member of GGM for the past 25 years and counting.
B.A., magna cum laude, 1981
Boston College Law School
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Member
Honors & Awards
AV Peer Review Rating by Lexis Nexis Martindale-Hubbell
Elected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2012-2020)
Defendant's Verdict - Medical MalpracticeAlleged delay in diagnosis of bladder cancer - Wrongful death of 58-year old stockbroker (Montgomery County)
Defendant's Verdict - Medical MalpracticeAlleged failure to diagnose DVT - Compartment syndrome - Permanent disability from employment claimed - (Philadelphia County)
Defendant's Verdict - Medical MalpracticeAlleged failure to diagnose and treat Superscalpular Neuropathy - Permanent disability claimed - (Federal, Philadelphia)
Defendant’s Verdict - Medical MalpraSevering of laryngeal nerve during thyroid surgery resulting in loss of voice. (Philadelphia County)
Defendant’s Verdict - Medical MalpracticeWrongful death – perforation of bowel after polyp removal during a colonoscopy resulting in coma and then death. (Montgomery County)
Defendant’s Verdict - Construction DefectFractured radius and permanent disability sustained during mall construction. (Atlantic County)
Defendant’s Verdict - §1983 Civil Rights claimAlleged use of excessive police force - herniated cervical discs. (Federal, Philadelphia)
Defendant’s Verdict - Medical MalpracticeAlleged negligent post-operative care after plastic surgery – infection – disfigurement and multiple reconstructive breast surgeries required. (Chester County)
Defendant’s Verdict - ATV rolloverComminuted bilateral leg fractures with surgery. (Philadelphia County)
Defendant’s Verdict - Multiple vehicle collisionMultiple cervical disc herniations. (Philadelphia County)
Defendant's Verdict - Medical MalpracticeAlleged negligent post-operative care- Failure to timely treat post-operative infection - Osteomyelitis - loss of patella. (Philadelphia County)
Examining Fine and Ward: What Do the Decisions Mean in Statute of Limitations Cases?
The Legal Intelligencer
April 13, 2005
What Every Medical Professional Should Know about the 2002 MCARE Act.
German Gallagher & Murtagh publication
Insurers and Agents Beware: “Attachment Statutes” Enable Insureds to Obtain Coverage Despite Misrepresentation.
Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel
Vol. 45, No. 4, Summer 1995