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Trucking and Transportation

SWEENEY & SHEEHAN’S Trucking and Transportation practice group represents local, regional and national trucking companies, shippers and rental vehicle companies, in addition to providing counsel to the Firm’s many clients which write motor vehicle insurance. Cases involving this practice group range from routine rear-end motor vehicle accidents to complex Uninsured/Underinsured matters to trucking accidents involving catastrophic loss. The Firm is staffed to provide effective, efficient and professional representation on all cases.

As in the Firm’s other practice groups, the Trucking and Transportation Group regularly litigates all types of motor vehicle matters, from Common Pleas Arbitration matters in Pennsylvania to jury trials in State and Federal Court. Our attorneys are responsive and adherent to the particular needs of each of our clients, and each case receives the same high level of attention and advocacy. We also assist our clients in identifying appropriate cases for referral for Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Our attorneys are involved with and speak regularly to groups including the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute on various topics, including electronic discovery, limited tort, expert issues, and litigation strategy. SWEENEY & SHEEHAN has published a Motor Vehicle Claim Handling Guide for its clients, and offers seminars on claim handling and defense issues.

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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