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Our Law Firm Accepts the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award

We are honored to announce that Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. was selected to receive the Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Award from Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP). Each year, Philadelphia VIP hosts its Award Ceremony to recognize attorneys and law firms who provide the most exemplary pro bono legal services to the community. Our law firm accepted the award in front of 150 other Philadelphia attorneys at City Hall on April 19. Philadelphia VIP is an organization dedicated to providing legal services for low-income residents and families who are experiencing legal problems that threaten their basic needs, such as shelter or access to education. Founded in 1981, Philadelphia VIP works to prevent homelessness, preserve income, stabilize families and promote community economic development. Volunteers with the organization, like the lawyers in our law firm, help provide legal services to members of our community who could not…
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Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. Donate to Mighty Writers

Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. made a significant donation to Mighty Writers, a Philadelphia nonprofit organization that helps children develop crucial literacy skills. The Mighty Writers mission is, “To teach Philadelphia kids to think and write with clarity in order to achieve success in school, in work and in life.” Founded in 2009 by Tim Whitaker, Mighty Writers has become a thriving nonprofit with multiple locations in Philadelphia and hundreds of volunteers. Nancy Winkler’s son volunteered at the organization last year. Stewart and Sally Eisenberg have been supporters as well. The free programs hosted by Mighty Writers are designed to help Philadelphia children between 2 and 17 years old develop their writing skills. Each location hosts 40 to 50 writing workshops annually that serve more than 2,500 children. The volunteers who help coordinate these workshops consist of local educators, illustrators, authors and other writing professionals. Mighty Academy is an afterschool…
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Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck Attorneys Settle Truck Crash Case for $9 Million

On August 18, 2015, our client was hit head-on by a semi-truck while driving in Logan Township, New Jersey. More than two years after her tragic experience, she has received a $9 million settlement. Fredric S. Eisenberg, the lead counsel on the case, was assisted by Kenneth M. Rothweiler and Todd A. Schoenhaus. Mr. Rothweiler assisted with the mediation while Mr. Schoenhaus performed the research and took depositions. Advanced Drainage Systems settled the claims that its driver, 71-year-old David Cole, was distracted by his phone in the moments before he fell asleep and hit our client. It was later determined that Mr. Cole had a history of safety violations and should not have been permitted by his employer to operate a commercial vehicle. Mr. Cole had also been taking medications to treat diabetes and high blood pressure. An accident reconstruction specialist determined that our client was wearing her seatbelt and…
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Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. Ranked in Best Law Firms 2018 Edition

  We are proud to announce that Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. was ranked in the 2018 edition of Best Law Firms. This list is published annually by Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed publication for the legal profession. We were named as a Tier 1 law firm for Philadelphia for the following practice areas: Medical malpractice law: Plaintiffs Personal injury litigation: Plaintiffs Product liability litigation: Plaintiffs Our law firm has established itself as a leading firm focusing on complex catastrophic injury cases. We have successfully fought for our clients against multinational companies and other large businesses. What Does It Take to Be Named as a Best Law Firm by Best Lawyers? The criteria for this distinction is selective and completely peer-reviewed. Law firms selected for this distinction have been peer-reviewed by other lawyers operating within the same geographic area and legal practice areas. Best Lawyers collects an enormous amount…
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Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck Talc Case Covered by Press

The Legal Intelligencer recently published an article that discusses a talcum powder lawsuit being handled by our law firm. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson because its popular talcum powders, “Johnson’s Baby Powder” and “Shower to Shower” could be linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The case being handled by our attorneys, Nancy Winkler and Todd Schoenhaus, has recently been moved back to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas where it will remain through trial. Although initially filed in Philadelphia earlier this year, Kleiner v. Rite Aid was to be moved to a federal court in September by the Defendants. This is the first high-profile talcum powder lawsuit to remain in Philadelphia.. The Philadelphia product liability attorneys at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. have a proven record of helping clients who were harmed by defective products. For more information on this case,…
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Nancy Winkler Interviewed for Article on Crimes Against US Tourists in Mexico

NBC Charlotte recently interviewed attorney Nancy Winkler for an article on crimes against American tourists in Mexico. The article discusses the death of the son of Nancy Winkler’s client and problems filing lawsuits against foreign businesses. Americans vacationing in Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and across Mexico are routinely poisoned by tainted alcohol and other illicit substances. Mexican authorities and resort staff extort money from these injured Americans and their families instead of offering aid. These injured tourists and their families have great difficulty seeking compensation because Mexico’s justice system is nonfunctional and rampant with corruption. In the article, several cases are discussed where American tourists blacked out and suffered serious injuries or wrongful death at Mexican resorts. One of those cases involved then 22-year-old Nolan Webster, who had arrived at a Cancun resort in 2007 just after his college graduation. Titto Chikee, a nurse from Ontario, recounted Nolan’s death…
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Attorneys Daniel Jeck and Kenneth M. Rothweiler to Participate in CLE Seminars this Month

Partners Daniel Jeck and Kenneth M. Rothweiler will be participating inindividual seminars this month on topics related to personal injury litigation. Daniel Jeck will be moderating a continuing legal education (CLE) luncheon hosted by the Medical-Legal Committee and the Philadelphia Bar Association. This seminar will cover several issues relating to medical malpractice damages. For example, it will cover how damages are calculated and strategies to maximize damages during a medical malpractice case. The seminar will be hosted on August 23rd, at 12:30 PM at the Philadelphia Bar Association 11th Floor Conference Center at 1101 Market Street. Kenneth M. Rothweiler  participated in  the Super Stars of Litigation: A Day on Personal Injury seminar on Wednesday August 9th. His part of the seminar  covered evidence in personal injury cases. The seminar took place at the CLE Conference Center at Wanamaker Bldg. 10th Floor Suite 1010 at the Juniper Street Entrance in Philadelphia….
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Eisenberg Rothweiler Take on Richard Ferretti Shooting and Join Fight Against Police Brutality

After awaiting answers for over a year, the family of police shooting victim Richard Ferretti recently filed a lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia and three police officers for the wrongful shooting death of Richard last May. Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck attorneys Ken Rothweiler and Todd Schoenhaus are representing the Ferretti family in the lawsuit. We first began covering the Richard Ferretti police shooting on our blog in November and continue to provide updates as the situation unfolds, including a recent Philadelphia Inquirer article on where things stand in the Ferretti shooting investigation one year later. Why Did Police Shoot an Unarmed Man While He Was Looking for a Parking? On the night Richard Ferretti was shot and killed, he had reportedly gone out to the gas station in his minivan to get gas for another car he and his girlfriend shared, which had run out of gas….
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Ferretti Family Sues City of Philadelphia, Police in Wrongful Death of Beloved Brother and Son

Complaint alleges that police stripped Richard Ferretti of his Constitutional rights and violated their own policies when they shot and killed him as he looked for a parking spot on May 4, 2016  PHILADELPHIA (June 6, 2017) — The Philadelphia law firm Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck PC today announced that its client, the estate of the late Richard Paul Ferretti of Philadelphia, has filed a lawsuit against the city and three of its police officers in the wrongful shooting death of Richard Ferretti on May 4, 2016. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on June 5, 2017. Defendants include the City of Philadelphia, Officer Shannon Coolbaugh of the Philadelphia Police Department, and two additional, unidentified city police officers. The filing comes after more than a year of agonizing silence for the Ferretti family, which is still searching for answers…
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Richard Ferretti’s Family Continues to Fight for Justice Following Police Shooting

  On May 4, 2016, a Philadelphia police officer fatally shot 52-year-old Richard Ferretti while he was searching for a parking spot in an area around St. Joseph’s University. Last November, we featured a detailed and extensive blog post about the Richard Ferretti police shooting. In addition, Philadelphia magazine did a piece on the story and now, The Philadelphia Inquirer has published an article on the incident and where things stand one year later. As we recounted in the November blog post, prior to the shooting, police received a call around 1 am regarding a “suspicious” minivan driving near the intersection of 63rd Street and Overbrook Avenue. At the time, Richard was returning from the gas station. He was driving a purple Dodge Caravan. He and his girlfriend lived together near St. Joseph’s University and he had gone to the gas station to get gas for their other vehicle. Undercover…
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