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An article written by Sweeney & Sheehan associate Denise Montgomery, The Statute of Repose and the Construction Defect Claim: Is the Bright Line Marked by a Bright Line? was published in the Fall/Winter 2015 Edition of the USLAW Magazine. The article is available via this link: USLAW-Spring-Summer-2015-Statute-of-Repose

An article written by Sweeney & Sheehan partner Michael Kunsch and Linda Thoede, Senior Corporate Counsel – Litigation of iHeartMedia, “Love Me Tender – Don’t Be Cruel,” was published in the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of the USLAW Magazine.  The article is available via this link: USLAW Spring Summer 2015 Love Me Tender

Sweeney & Sheehan partner Robyn McGrath wrote an article, “Not Just Fun and Games: Assumption of the Risk, Liability Waivers and Exculpatory Clauses in Recreational Settings,” published in the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of the USLAW Magazine.  The article is available via this link: USLAW Spring Summer 2015 Not Just Fun and Games

In a case where a sexual harassment plaintiff who was allegedly raped by her immediate supervisor accepted an offer of judgment approximately one-tenth of her settlement demand, plaintiff’s counsel filed a fee petition seeking more than $1.2 in attorneys’ fees. Firm partner, Robyn McGrath, successfully argued to the court that the plaintiff’s attorneys’ engaged in […]

Donald J. P. Sweeney, Esquire


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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