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Matthew Stool

Phone: (215)-963-2444
Facsimile: (215)-557-0999


Matthew Stool focuses his practice on the defense of premises liability, products liability, subrogation and insurance bad faith claims. He also provides clients with analyses of complex insurance coverage issues.

Before attending law school, he worked as an commercial insurance underwriter for a number of major insurers and has a thorough understanding of the insurance industry.


Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey – M.A. Philosophy
Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts – J.D.

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third and Eleventh Circuits

Selected Publications

‘Co-Author: ”Insurance Industry Woes in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,” Defense Counsel Journal, April, 2006

Co-Author: ”Use of the Self-Critical Analysis in Insurance Litigation,” Mealey’s, Emerging Insurance Disputes, Vol. 7, No. 16, April 2002

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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