Francis J. Lafferty, IV, earned his law degree in 1999 from Widener University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from University of South Carolina in 1990. Prior to establishing Norfleet and Lafferty in 2011; Mr. Lafferty was a partner with Metzger, Wickersham, Knauss and Erb, P.C, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
As a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Attorney, Mr. Lafferty has successfully handled cases for his clients against those responsible for causing their injuries. Mr. Lafferty's practice emphasizes representing persons injured by others in motorcycle, automobile and trucking accidents. Mr. Lafferty has handled Wrongful Death cases and complex cases involving serious, permanent injuries. He has experience in trial work, both mediation and arbitration processes, and has resolved numerous cases through diligent case preparation and negotiation. In 2002, Mr. Lafferty received a verdict in Dauphin County for over $400,000.00; in 2008, Mr. Lafferty obtained a $725,000.00 dollar settlement in a motorcycle accident injury case.
Mr. Lafferty also dedicates a large portion of his practice to representing persons injured in the workplace. Mr. Lafferty’s workers’ compensation practice includes representing injured workers as they pursue their claims and protect their interests at all stages of the Workers’ Compensation process; from filing an initial claim to fighting for a client’s rights during the appeals process. Mr. Lafferty has resolved numerous lump settlements exceeding six figure settlements through negotiation and has successfully utilized both the voluntary and the mandatory mediation program in the workers’ compensation process to secure settlements over $100,000.00.
He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly PATLA) and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Dauphin County Bar Association, York County Bar Association and Cumberland County Bar Association. Mr. Lafferty has taught trial advocacy at Widener University School of Law's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) since 2001, and he has participated in the Mentor/Mentee program for Widener University.
Mr. Lafferty also has enjoyed the experience of volunteering for the activities of his two children as a little league coach for the Mechanicsburg Little League Association, and soccer coach in both Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill.
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I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Lafferty's website indicates that he has a high level of experience in personal injury and workers' compensation claims. Additionally, unlike many lawyers who may be afraid to walk inside a court room, Attorney Lafferty is very knowledgable in trial tactics and procedures. He teaches trial advocacy at Widener University School of Law. When a defendant decides whether to settle a case, one of the most important factors that he would consider is the plaintiff's attorney's competence in the courtroom. Attorney Lafferty's strong credentials in this area make him an attorney to be feared. This is the type of reputation that enables him to obtain excellent settlement results for his clients. His website shows that he has obtained six-figure recoveries - both at a verdict in trial, and also in settlement. If you have been injured - whether in a vehicular accident or at the workplace - one of your first calls should be to Attorney Lafferty.
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Trial Advocacy||Widener University||1998|
|Partner||Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC||2011 - Present|
|Shareholder||Metzger Wickersham||1999 - 2011|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Dauphin County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|York County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Motorcycle Accident Settlement||$725,000.00 settlement|
|Medical Malpractice Verdict||$407,000.00 verdict|
|Coca Cola Laborer (Workers Compensation Settlement)||$125,000.00 Settlement|
|www.norlaflaw.com||Pharmaceutical Bill to impact how injured workers can get medications.||2014|
|www.norlaflaw.com||Workers’ Compensation Allowed for Illegal Immigrants||2014|
|www.norlaflaw.com||"Special Mission" doctrine used to get injured worker compensation||2014|
|Continuing Legal Education Seminar publication||Practical Evidence for the Courtroom||2014|
|Ezine Articles||Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation 101: A Summary of the Benefits an Injured Worker May Receive||2013|
|Norfleet and Lafferty web site||Articles||N/A|
|Widener University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of South Carolina, Columbia||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|