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Francis Joseph Lafferty IV

About Me

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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Practice Areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 80%
    15 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    15 years



Contingent (20-33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • Timothy D. Belt

    I endorse this lawyer. I trust Frank's opinions in workers' compensation matters and would not hesitate to refer a client to him.


    Timothy Belt Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Carlo Sabatini

    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.


    Carlo Sabatini Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Norfleet andf Lafferty, LLC

1300 Market Street
Suite 202B
Lemoyne, PA, 17043

Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC

11 East Market Street
York, PA, 17401

Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC

107 N. Front Street
Suite 111
Harrisburg, PA, 17101




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAvvo.com2014
Trial AdvocacyWidener University1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNorfleet and Lafferty, LLC2011 - Present
ShareholderMetzger Wickersham1999 - 2011
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dauphin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
York County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Motorcycle Accident Settlement$725,000.00 settlement
Medical Malpractice Verdict$407,000.00 verdict
Coca Cola Laborer (Workers Compensation Settlement)$125,000.00 Settlement
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of South Carolina, ColumbiaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Bar InstitutePractical Evidence for the Courtroom2014
How to Deveolp, Present, and Settle for Maximum ValueOver the Top Settlements2013
Annual Workers' Compensation ConferenceIndependent Contractor or Employee1997