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Kerr Russell attorneys are regarded as formidable advocates in the courtroom and around the negotiating table, and we are involved in all manner of disputes across our practice areas.

We bring significant resources to bear when our clients need us, whether that means defending them against claims or enforcing their rights. However, because we approach litigation as a final option, we are equally adept at achieving resolution without going to trial, and counseling clients on litigation-avoidance strategies in advance to avoid costly disputes in the first place.

Our wealth of experience in trial work provides us an acute sense of when it is best to try a case or to settle a dispute outside of the courtroom. We are extremely familiar with alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and negotiation strategies, and employ these tactics whenever possible. We keep clients advised and involve them in making key strategic and tactical decisions , while evaluating, together, both the costs and benefits of going to trial. Should litigation become necessary, our experience helps us to streamline the process, considerably reducing the costs and time commitments of a trial. While trial is a last option, our willingness and readiness to go the distance is the very quality that drives successful and cost-efficient outcomes for clients.

Our attorneys are frequently honored for excellence as courtroom advocates, including being selected as members of the American College of Trial Lawyers and other prestigious litigation organizations.

Our litigation services include:

  • Administrative proceedings
  • All pretrial and trial services
  • Commercial and personal injury litigation and claims of all types
  • Defense of professionals and executives
  • Arbitration proceedings
  • Mediation and facilitation
  • Settlement negotiations and structured settlements
  • Appearances before federal and state courts and agencies

Practicing Attorneys & Staff

Alex A. Dombrow

Associate

Alex focuses his practice on counseling employers, buyers and sellers of mid to large...

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Shavonne M. Gilkey

Associate

Shavonne supports clients with their business and litigation needs, with a special interest in...

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Rachel Hanson-Hervey

Associate

Rachel maintains a general litigation practice with a focus on municipal law and medical...

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Danielle M. Kus

Associate

Danielle supports clients with their business and litigation needs, with a special interest in...

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Abram G. Miller

Associate

Abram supports clients in general litigation matters, with a special interest in appellate matters,...

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Paul C. Mallon, Jr.

Member

Paul assists corporate clients in navigating all aspects and phases of existence, from formation...

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Amanda M. Phillips

Associate

Amanda maintains a general corporate practice, assisting clients with entity formation, corporate governance, and...

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Richard V. Stokan

Member

Richard’s practice focuses on civil rights, municipal law, medical and hospital liability, and general...

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Paul M. Indyk

Associate

Paul focuses his practice primarily on medical and professional liability defense. He also represents...

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Kevin A. McQuillan

Associate

Kevin concentrates his practice on litigation, appellate matters, and malpractice defense....

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Lauri B. Stewart

Member

Lauri focuses her practice on representing municipalities, as well as malpractice defense for healthcare...

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James E. Tamm

Member

Jim focuses his practice in the defense of health care professionals and facilities in...

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Jason W. Bank

Member

Jason W. Bank has over 25 years of experience in bankruptcy, restructuring and general...

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Daniel G. Beyer

Of Counsel

Dan Beyer is a seasoned trial attorney with nearly 40 years of experience, having...

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Michael D. Carroll

Member

Michael D. Carroll maintains a general commercial litigation practice....

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Mark M. Cunningham

Of Counsel

Mark M. Cunningham has nearly 30 years of experience in the areas of commercial,...

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James E. DeLine

Member

James E. DeLine focuses his practice on complex business litigation, counseling automotive suppliers, and...

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Catherine Edwards

Member

Catherine Bonczak Edwards concentrates her practice on defending healthcare professionals against malpractice claims and...

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Daniel J. Ferris

Member

Daniel J. Ferris feels privileged to be called upon to assist companies and individuals...

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Fred K. Herrmann

Member

Fred K. Herrmann maintains a diverse litigation and alternative dispute resolution practice across a...

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Jacquelyn A. Klima

Member

Jacquelyn A. Klima’s practice focuses on surety defense, commercial litigation and appeals....

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Stephen D. McGraw

Of Counsel

Stephen D. McGraw is a Member of Kerr Russell and has served as a...

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Matthew L. Powell

Member

Matthew L. Powell practices in the areas of litigation and general business law, with...

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Michael A. Sneyd

Member

Michael “Max” Sneyd focuses his practice on assisting clients with business issues, intellectual property...

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Joanne Geha Swanson

Of Counsel

Joanne Geha Swanson has more than 30 years of experience as a litigator and...

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William C. Blasses

Member

Bill focuses his practice on finding pragmatic solutions to issues that may affect the...

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Kathleen A. Westfall

Member

Kathleen A. Westfall maintains a business practice focused primarily on helping clients to navigate...

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Edward C. Cutlip, Jr.

Of Counsel

Edward C. Cutlip, Jr. has more than 25 years of broad litigation experience representing...

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Robert J. Pineau

Of Counsel

Robert J. Pineau has more than 27 years of experience as an intellectual property...

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Patricia C. Schabath

Member

Patricia C. Schabath concentrates her practice in the defense of physicians and facilities in...

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Christine M. Haning

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Janice M. Harmon

paralegal

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Katherine Herman

paralegal

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Close up Karen B. Schumer of Kerr Russell

Karen B. Schumer

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Cynthia A. Foxa

paralegal

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