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Posted by Laura, a Personal Injury client, Flag
My experience with Attorney Penneys was nothing short of fantastic.
Before working with him, I had hired a local lawyer to represent me in this case thinking that I had chosen wisely. This other attorney paid no attention to my case, I could never get him on the phone, I had to make appointments even to talk to his assistant who was nothing but rude. The list goes on and on. Working with Penneys was the opposite.
He was ALWAYS accessible to me and even if I had to leave a message or send an email, he ALWAYS replied to me and in the most timely manner. I usually heard from him within a few hours. My case was important to him, even though I was not local to Philadelphia. I never had to deal with an assistant, never had to make an appointment to talk with him. I needed to deal with most of this issue while traveling and he made that not only possible, but easy.
He was clearly on my side and didn't just take the easy way out. He is not afraid to fight for you even when it means more work for him. My case ended up lasting much longer than I expected (more than a year longer), and he never lost interest.
He kept the case on target, adhering to deadlines, dealing well with opposing counsel and all parties involved.
It's hard to believe that I am saying this about a legal issue, but it actually was a very positive experience. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Tom, a Animal Law client, Flag
Jeffrey Penneys did an exceptional job representing my father in his recovery of damages for an attack by a dangerous dog. Highly knowledgeable and very personable. Look no further!
Posted by Kristen, a Personal Injury client, Flag
When I first began calling attorneys seeking advise on a case I wished to move forward on, I was turned away several times and had almost given into the idea that it was hopeless and not worth following through with. In a final attempt, I e-mailed Jeff Penneys some details of my situation; but expected the same response. To my surprise, Jeff responded almost immediately, with excitement and an instant action plan. He set me up with his investigator, who came to me personally (as I was injured and he thought it more comfortable to meet at my home.) The investigator was diligent, and upon him leaving explained to me the details of how we would move forward if I wanted to. I was not pushed, or coerced to enter into our agreement for Jeffrey Penneys to represent me in any way, and thought that the documents I was presented with were fair and reasonable. So there it began. Our client/attorney relationship started immediately after. Jeffrey took care of everything with regard to helping me seek out the best medical care we could find that would work with me, as I had no medical insurance at the time. The medical care I received was top notch, and Jeff kept in touch with me 100% during the process to see how things were progressing. Jeff was easily accessible, via phone, email or text to answer any questions I had, and responded to me swiftly. At a point where I did have some concerns, he invited me to his office for a face to face meeting so that we could discuss them together, and I left feeling up to date, and knowledgeable about my situation as much as possible for a person not of the legal profession. My case was against a local transportation authority. After some time researching and learning of cases similar to mine, I came to the understanding that it is not often, if at all, that a case such as mine would ever come to my favor. At one point, the transportation authority had submitted a motion to dismiss, and Jeff was honest with me that they had a good argument, and at this point, there were some concerns. However he remained dedicated to my case, and with all his research and hard, well though out work, gathered all of the required documentation and supporting evidence to have their motion of dismissal denied. We were very excited at this point, and continued to move forward. Not long after, the case was settled out of court. Not only was I happy with the settlement, but Jeff shared in my enthusiasm as if he were a close friend of mine! My case was a difficult one to win, and not only did Jeff Penneys win, but he did it honestly, with dignity and intelligence, and I couldn't have been happier with any other service. This experience has taught me to both never give up when told something isn't worth fighting for, and that if the right person is found to help you out, you can, and will succeed. Jeffrey Penneys is that right person. As I do not wish to ever have to deal with a personal injury claim again, I do know that I wouldn't consider hiring anyone else. He was a gem. Trustworthy, kind and completely successful.
Posted by Deanna, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Working with Jeffrey was a great experience. He handled my case very diligently. Great communication between him and I made the process go very quickly. Jeffrey is so easy to talk to and made sure that I was comfortable with any situation. I would recommend Jeffrey to anyone who has a personal injury claim. Thanks !!
Posted by Thaddeus, Flag
Jeffrey's work is without question superior, and his attention to detail is spectacular. I would absolutely recommend him.
Posted by Cherie, a Car Accident client, Flag
My family found Mr. Penneys on the internet. We were desperately looking for an attorney who was willing to represent our 7 year old who ran out into the street between two parked cars and was struck by a truck. This was not an easy case, but somehow Mr. Penneys was able to State Farm to tender their policy. It was a long, difficult case, and we prevailed. I cannot thank you enough, Jeff.
Posted by Carnell, a Motorcycle Accident client, Flag
I contacted Jeff Penneys after a motorcycle accident in which I was seriously injured. He obtained the police report right away, and it was clearly not in my favor, which I was not surprised about. Because Mr. Penneys is a caring, compassionate lawyer who genuinely cared about me, he agreed to take the case on with the understanding that we would probably lose, but at least I would have my day in court. I wasn't looking for a jackpot, but I did think the other driver was at fault. Mr. Penneys did every single thing he could to try and win, but we ultimately lost. I am writing this testimonial because I want people to know that there are lawyers out there like Mr. Penneys that give me a good feeling about the legal profession.
Posted by Erik, a Animal Law client, Flag
My family hired Jeff 2 years ago for a dog bite that happened to our 3 year old. Mr. Penneys could not have been a better choice. Not only did he know the law backwards and forwards, but he handled our case with the utmost respect and professionalism. He treated us like we were friends (and I do now consider him one), and was ALWAYS available for any questions or concerns we had throughout the case. We were impressed with his legal skills, especially at the depositions of the dog owners. He was friendly yet aggressive, and had obviously impressed the defense, as they settled right before trial. I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Penneys for ANY of your legal needs.
Posted by Julie, a Car Accident client, Flag
I hired Mr. Penneys last year for a car accident case that was turned-down by 2 other attorneys. Mr. Penneys agreed to pursue the case, even though it was a very difficult one. He filed suit right away, and tracked - down a witness that never identified himself to the police. Mr. Penneys actually went to the neighborhood where the accident occured, and knocked on doors asking if anyone saw the accident. Miraculously, he located someone, and that person was the kew to the case. The insurance company's lawyer took this witness' deposition, and the case settled the next day. I cannot thank Mr. Penneys enough!
Posted by Gillian, a Slip and Fall client, Flag
I have had the privledge of meeting Attorney Jeffrey Penneys quite a few years ago when my friend used him in an auto accident. Since then I have not only refered my friends and family to Jeff, but used him on several occasions myself. I have always trusted his advice and expertise in all my cases. I am not an easy client...I talk to much and crack under pressure...and through all my blunders in my depostions Jeff Penneys has always had my back and treated me with the utmost respect, and won my case time and time! Jeff Penneys is the type of person attorney who doesn't treat you like just another case. No matter how big or small your case is he gives it his full attention and treats your case as if it is the only one! He is fantastic and no other personal injury lawyer can compare to his compassion, dedication and loyalty to his clients. I am lucky to call Jeff my friend! How many people can say that about their lawyers?
So if you need a good lawyer please take it from me and call Jeffrey Penneys...you will then see what I am saying for yourself!
Posted by Kristin, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Mr. Penneys is an amazing hard working attorney. My daughter was bit by a dog and the past year has been horrible. He has helped us so much and has kept us well informed of the status of her case. His response time to my questions and concerns is within minutes of asking. He is a pleasure to work with and I am so thankful to have met him and have him representing our daughter.
Posted by Nate, a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Was very professional and thoughtful of my needs as a client.
Posted by a Lawsuits & Disputes client, Flag
Jeff Penneys is one of the most knowlegeable and personable attorneys I have retained. I hired him to handle a dog bite case and also to assist with obtaining a power of attorney for my mom who has dementia. In both cases I was completely satisfied with his work as well as the people who work with him. Among the qualities I find impressive about Jeff is his abilitiy to communicate with his clients with respect and deference. In the past I have encountered lawyers whose ego far out weighs their abilities or concern for their clients. Jeff is a regular guy whose job it is to represent his clients to the best of his ability, keep them informed about their case, and always be there to answer questions and make them feel comfortable about the legal process, all of which he does extremely well. I would only hire Jeffrey Penneys and have no hesititation in recomending him to anyone for any legal matter.
Posted by Paul, a Personal Injury client, Flag
After being turned-down by 3 different attorneys, none of whom were interested in going to bat for me, I finally decided to give it one last shot and found Jeff. Although he understood and explained to me that mine was a very difficult to impossible claim to get resolved, he agreed to give it a shot. for 3 years, he worked tirelessly on my case. He filed a lawsuit, took depositions of everyone he could, survived a motion for summary judgment (the other side was trying to get my case dismissed), and ultimately resolved the case for an amount of money we both couldn't believe. If you want an attorney who is going to put 150% into your case, you want Mr. Penneys.
Posted by Chuck, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Rating the services of a lawyer is best done by comparison. If you have suffered the practice of other attorneys you will find an astonishing quality in Mr. Penneys. Unlike the typical lawyer he pays attention to you. He remembers the smallest details of your situation. When meeting with him you have his undivided attention. Your case is as important to him as it is to you. He brings enthusiasm and energy to his representation of your legal position. And he likes to win. He can play any legal hand he is dealt with intelligence but, when you need more, he can call the bluff with no equal. He pulled a rabbit out of the hat for me!
Posted by Raymond, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Jeff is down to earth, like a personal friend. I felt super comfortable in his presence and also with his knowledge of the law. I would and will highly recomend him to friends and family.
Posted by Chris Malkoski, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Attorney Penneys handled a dog bite case for my family. It involved my 7yr. old son at the time. Jeff Penneys went the distance for my family, and got the best settlement that we could get. My son now has a significant amount of money collecting interest, until he is 18 yrs. old to look forward to. We owe this all to Mr. Penneys. Thank You Jeff for all your work.
Posted by Rachel, a Slip and Fall client, Flag
I currently am using Attorney Jeffrey Penneys for a slip and fall case invloving my son and myself. I feel totally confident that Mr. Penneys is handling my case appropriately and I am always updated. If at any point, I want to contact him, I am able to send an e-mail and the response time is always quick. I would recommend Attorney Jeffrey Penneys to anyone!!!
Posted by monica, a Car Accident client, Flag
Jeffrey Penneys came HIGHLY recommended by a good friend of mine the day of my auto-accident in 2010. Mr. Penneys took care of everything and makes me feel like a "Top Priority" client! He found me a great physical therapist only mins away from my residence, handled all the insurance calls and anything else concerning my accident. He's very personable and gets back to you right away via email or phone.."I love that!" Basically, all I had to do was focus on getting better. Although my case is still pending, I have no doubt that Mr. Penneys has only my best interest and will get me the settlement that I so well deserve! I would definitely use no other lawyer than Jeffrey Penneys...without hesitation! Hands Down,he's the best...so why go anywhere else!
Posted by Daun, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Attorney Penneys definitely is available for all forms of communication, whether it be email or direct call. He's very upfront and professional. He keeps you informed and let's you know what to expect upfront and the process of your case. Good attorney who I would definitely recommend.
Posted by Ben, a Animal Law client, Flag
I was injured by a dog, unprovoked, on a city sidewalk out front of the dog owners property. The owner of the dog was clearly liable, and even apologetic as I was carted of to the hospital in an ambulance.
After a few months of my first lawyer sending the homeowner multiple letters and receiving no responses he came to the conclusion that the owner likely did not have homeowners insurance and advised I attempt to simply settle the case by asking the owners to cover basic medical bills and call it even.
Skeptical of this resolution I found "The Dog Bite Lawyer", Jeff Penneys, whilst perusing the internet. I called the number and recounted my story. Mr. Pennies told me he would inquire more deeply into the status of the dog owners homeowners insurance.
After a few weeks Mr. Penneys sent me an email - he found insurance. I promptly switched the handling of my case Mr. Penneys. I have been very happy with my experience with Mr Penneys and was particularly impressed by his ability to navigate around the unresponsive homeowners in order to help me pursue my right of full compensation.
Posted by Joe R, a Slip and Fall client, Flag
Jeffrey Penneys was a great lawyer to work with, I would definitelty recommend him to anyone that is looking for a good lawyer.
Posted by Nelson, a Personal Injury client, Flag
Mr. Penneys represented my 6 year old daughter who was attacked by a Pit Bull, resulting in permanent scarring on her face. I had contacted other lawyers who wouldn't take the case because there was no homeowner's insurance. Mr. Penneys did a great job investigating the insurance and found it when the other lawyers didn't. He ended-up suing and in court, he ran circles around the other lawyer. We won over $500k! I will never use any lawyer other than Mr. Penneys again! Thank you, Jeff!
Posted by Michelle, a Slip and Fall client, Flag
I would recommend Mr. Penneys to anybody. He comes to the house because I was in too much pain to go to his office. He totally understands the pain and anguish I am in he sent me to a doctor who has transportation to come get me for appointments. Everyone in his office is very nice when you call for him,if he is not In, he does return your call or email to you. Thankyou Mr.Pennys!!
Posted by Carol, a Personal Injury client, Flag
After being injured by a dog, I was unsure where to go for assistance in obtaining reimbursement for emergency room care, follow up doctor visits, physical therapy and antibiotic treatments. I did not know an attorney that had this expertise so I decided to find a local counsel based on an internet search. This method of hiring an attorney can be risky, I knew, but in this case it ended up a very smart move. I did my research online and selected several attorneys for an intial contact and consultation. I selected Jeffrey Penneys after speaking to several firms. He was the most responsive to my initial email inquiry, and the first to also follow up with a personal phone call. He took the time to listen to the entire story of the incident and the aftermath. I was very pleased with his emphatic approach and how he provided me with a solid education and background on what to expect. He answered all of my questions in an unrushed and thorough manner. He established trust, and as a busy executive, I appreciated knowing that all I had to do was turn over the facts to him and his expertise would take it from there, relieving me from the burden of the ongoing management required to obtain restitution. During the legal process, he was in touch regularly, explained options, next steps, and provided ongoing counsel. The end result was most favorable due to his diligent work and expertise. I would highly recommend Jeffrey Penneys as a talented lawyer who provides unparalled support and attention to your case, on your terms, with your best interests in mind.
Posted by Deara, a Trademark client, Flag
Jeff Penneys is an outstanding attorney who works hard for his clients. He is the only lawyer that I know that I would call upon no matter what legal situation I am faced with. He is a expert in his field.
Posted by Steve, a Personal Injury client, Flag
I had a blow to the head which resulted in me needing both physical and mental rehab. A freind of mine found Mr. Penneys office while i was still in the hospital. I was very fortunate to have been led to Mr. Penneys, which by sheer coininsidence was around the cornor from where i got injured!
My case lasted close to two years whereas Mr.Penneys and i were in contstant contact as we needed to be.
I got along well with Mr. Penneys and can highy recommened him as an attorney for your legal needs.
Posted by ROBERT CURRY, a Personal Injury client, Flag
MR PENNEYS IS A VERY GOOD CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA LAWYER! I USED HIM ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND ALWAYS THINK OF HIM FIRST FOR ALL MY LEGAL NEEDS! IT'S A VERY GOOD FEELING HAVING MR PENNEYS IN MY CORNER!!!!!!
Posted by Jana, a Personal Injury client, Flag
When it comes to personal injury, it's difficult to know who to turn to; whom you can trust. My case involved a dog attack and when I went looking for an attorney to answer some basic questions and assist in the decision-making process about whether or not to litigate, there was a long list. I found Mr. Jeffrey Penneys’ firm and did extensive research into the types of cases they were prepared to handle. Once satisfied that he was a good candidate, I reached out to him via email.
Imagine my surprise when, within two days, he responded. Because my case is quite unusual, he was very upfront about the need to delve further into my options. There were no immediate promises and he was extremely forthcoming which left me feeling even more confident that I'd made the right choice.
We are still in the process of litigating my case and he has kept me up-to-date every step of the way. He answers my questions - even the "stupid" ones - with patience, grace, thoughtfulness and support. I remain extremely confident in his professional skill and wholly appreciate his ability to take what is often confusing legal language and translate it into lay-terms to ensure I fully understand the proceeding and requirements.
I sincerely appreciate the opportunity afforded here to support Mr. Penneys as a consummate professional and an attorney I would highly recommend.