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.