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The primary emphasis of my practice is representing individuals and companies in the litigation of a wide variety of civil claims, including personal injury lawsuits and commercial disputes involving contract, tort, and employment-related claims. Over the past thirty years, I have handled many complex commercial and accident cases, some of which resulted in multi-million dollar recoveries for my clients. In addition to my litigation practice, I also represent large and small companies in the areas of business planning, economic development, labor relations and employment law, and provide individual clients with services related to estate planning and administration. My breadth of experience in litigation and business law has enabled me to serve as solicitor for Penn Northwest Development Corporation (since 1988), the Mercer County Office of the Prothonotary (since 1992), and the Shenango Township Zoning Board (since 1984). 


As the Managing Partner of Ekker, Kuster, McCall, & Epstein, LLP, I am committed to insuring that EKME attorneys use their skills and experience to provide the highest quality of service to our clients, when necessary drawing on our strategic alliances with other regional and national professions. Our goal is to solve problems for our clients in a timely and cost-efficient manner, and prospectively assist clients in avoiding future litigation.


Background


I was born and raised in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, but left the area to attend high school, college, and law school. After graduating from law school in 1977, I served as a legislative aide in the Congress in Washington, D.C., covering the Energy and Communications subcommittees of the Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee which at that time passed legislation deregulating the natural gas and telecommunications industries. I returned to Mercer County in 1978 and began practicing law. Prior to joining Ekker, Kuster, McCall, & Epstein, LLP in 2001, I was a partner at Routman, Moore, Goldstone & Valentino from 1981-2000. In addition to providing legal services to the Shenango Valley and surrounding areas through my practice at EKME, I am the President of Scientific Legal Services, a consulting firm which uses statistical data and formulas to predict the outcome of litigation.


Civic and Community Activities


Member, Board of Directors of Southwestern Division of Pennsylvania Economy League


Member, Board of Directors of eCenter at Linden Pointe


Member, Board of Directors of Waterfire Sharon


Member, Board of Directors of First National Bank of Pennsylvania


Chairman of United Way of Mercer County


President and Director of Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce


President, Sharon Country Club


Member, Sharon Rotary Club


Shenango Valley Chamber of Commerce Member


Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Member


 


Publications and Honors


Shenango Valley Chamber Person of the Year, 2007


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 20%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Employment: 20%
  4. Corporate: 20%
  5. Litigation: 20%

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Contact info

Ekker, Kuster, McCall & Epstein LLP

1 East State Street
Suite 300
Sharon, PA, 16146

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive197704/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Shenango Valley Chamber Person of the YearShenango Valley Chamber of Commerce2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerEkker, Kuster, McCall & Epstein, LLP2013 - Present
PartnerEkker, Kuster, McConnell & Epstein, LLP2001 - 2013
PartnerRoutman, Moore, Goldstone & Valentino1981 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Shenango Valley Industrial Development AuthorityChairman2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Mercer County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association of JusticeMemberN/A
American Association of JusticeMemberN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of RochesterN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974