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SWEENEY & SHEEHAN is an AV Preeminent-rated regional defense litigation firm representing clients across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We are experienced litigators who practice at all levels of the State and Federal Court systems, enjoying a reputation for high quality legal representation which is tough, smart and practical. Since our inception in 1971, the Firm has been driven by our commitment to excellence in the work that we do and in the services we provide to our clients. Indeed, we will do whatever is necessary to better serve our clients. We are proud that our commitment has resulted in our being listed in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys.

With a professional staff of diverse experience, we are able to provide knowledgeable service to a wide range of clients in both the business and insurance communities. Although we are, first and foremost, a litigation Firm, we provide a wide variety of litigation-related counseling services, from acting as national counsel for product manufacturers in overseeing and coordinating litigation to conducting seminars on substantive legal issues and providing risk management services. We view it as part of our job to make sure clients are made aware of developments in the law that may affect their business. We frequently publish newsletters and conduct seminars both to educate our clients and to strengthen our working relationship with them. We pride ourselves on the fact that our clients turn to us not just for representation in ongoing litigation, but for counseling in loss prevention and litigation management issues as well.

We have organized the Firm to provide our clients with efficient and timely response to every level of inquiry or issue. Clients have direct access to the lawyers they have selected to work on their litigation matters, as well as to the paraprofessionals and support staff who work with that attorney. We find that this allows clients to obtain information regarding their cases from the person on our team most suited to respond to the inquiry without the need for more than one inquiry. This team approach fosters open lines of communication and allows us to provide frequent updates on the progress of each case. We understand the high premium placed by our clients on prompt response and immediate action and make certain that this value is shared by everyone from partner to support staff. Whether a client presents us with an urgent situation that requires immediate attention or a long-range problem that demands more deliberate counsel, we are prepared to respond as necessary to get the job done.

Donald J. P. Sweeney, Esquire

1938-2021

Sweeney & Sheehan mourns the loss of its founder, Donald J.P. Sweeney, Esquire, on June 8, 2021. He was a proud graduate of St. Athanasius Catholic School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Villanova University and Temple Law School. He practiced law for nearly 40 years, and founded Sweeney & Sheehan in 1971. He was active litigator and he specialized in catastrophic product liability cases. Don supported his children's activities, serving as soccer coach at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and President of the CYO. He was a lector for nearly 48 years and a member of the choir. He was an active supporter of St. Joseph's Prep and was awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1999 and the Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Service Award in 2005. He retired from the practice of law in 2004.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, his children, Shannon, Patrick, Daniel, Gerard and Suzanne, and ten grandchildren.

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