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Dram Shop/Liquor Liability

SWEENEY & SHEEHAN has a proven expertise in defending clients that serve alcohol as part of their business enterprises or as social hosts. These clients range from private clubs to well-known restaurants and bars to individuals. The Firm is well-equipped to perform the intensive investigations frequently required in these types of cases, including scene inspections, locating and interviewing witnesses, and gathering evidence to support our defense. Additionally, our attorneys have intimate knowledge of the body of law relating to liquor liability in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, enabling us to develop early defense strategies and tactics that lead to a defense verdict or a satisfactory settlement.

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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