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Harold Semanoff

Wrongful death Attorney at Huntingdon Valley, PA

5.0   35 reviews
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  • Licensed for 46 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1977
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Harold

Learn Harold’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Wrongful death
    40%
    Wrongful Death; ; Motorcycle Accidents; Boating Accidents; Work Injuries; Slip & Fall Injuries; Recreational Injuries;Defective Products.

  2. Car accident
    30%
    Automobile accidents account for a significant number of personal injuries. We excel at coordinating all aspects of our client's case by monitoring medical care, seeing that our client's vehicle is quickly repaired, and that medical bills and lost wages are promptly paid. Most important is our commitment to aggressively pursue our client's claims for their physical injuries and the pain and suffering caused by careless and negligent drivers.

    47 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    30%
    Medical malpractice litigation is extremely complex. We use highly skilled experts and commit our time and financial resources to ensure success for our clients. Not all unexpected medical results are medical malpractice and, for that reason, great care is taken in the initial fact finding process. Medical records are always meticulously reviewed and expert medical opinions are obtained before filing a medical malpractice lawsuit

    47 years

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE, WRONGFUL DEATH & PERSONAL INJURY. TOUGH. RESPECTED. PROVEN RESULTS. WHY SETTLE FOR LESS?

Tough. Agressive. Respected.  

Exhaustive attention to detail is my hallmark.  
 
For over 40 years I have represented clients injured due to auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, and defective products sold by international corporations, major automotive, consumer product and boating manufacturers.
 

 

Location

Semanoff, Ormsby, Greenberg & Torchia, LLC
2617 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA, 19006

Reviews

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Posted by Derek | October 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Business
I used Harold on the advice of family and friends that have worked with him in the past. Not only did he deliver on everything promised, but went above and beyond to keep me in the loop through the entire process. He is truly a great person which is a great complement to his competency and legal knowledge. God forbid I ever need a personal injury lawyer again, Harold will be the first person I call. Any doubt about being able to "trust a lawyer", whether tongue-in-cheek or otherwise, Harold puts all that to rest. His staff was quite helpful too to help resolve my case is a very timely manner. If there was an option for more than five stars, Harold would get them all. Class act, stand up guy and sharp as a tack. I cannot stress enough how comfortable and easy he made my entire process.
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Posted by Concetta | December 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I went to Mr. Semanoff due to a very bad accident that my husband was in. He made it as easy and and less stressful as possible. It was a very hard time for me and my family that he made more comforting. I honestly can not say enough about how happy we were with the way our case was handled from beginning to end.
Posted by George | February 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I was rear ended while heading to work one Monday morning and wasn’t sure how to proceed. It put me out of work for five months and totaled my car after losing our other car a month before. After feeling so defeated I was told of Harold and his excellent record working in these types of cases. He was thorough with everything he did and explained all the details of my case when I was not understanding something. His expertise and speediness in all areas of the case was invaluable. He is an expert in these cases and I felt completely comfortable with everything he handled. It was a very stress free experience with Harold and I would suggest his services to anyone dealing with auto accidents and the legal issues afterwards.
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Posted by Carmen | August 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Automobile Accident
Harold Semanoff was very professional as well to understanding my concerns and injuries caused by a car accident. During my recovery his Paralegal Lisa and Harold, make sure to keep an amazing communication with me since, I suffered from a bad concussion and it was difficult for me to retain important information. Harold, not only got me the monetary compensation I was entitled to receive. But he also when the extra step to get me more than was being originally offered to me during my case. If I ever need his services. He will be the one I'll call. I highly recommend him. Thank you so much for your professionalism and well done work.
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Posted by Zekira | April 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Mr.Semanoff is truly one of the best lawyers. I would highly recommend Mr.Semanoff
Posted by GRETCHEN | November 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HAROLD IS A WONDERFUL ATTORNEY AND QUITE THE GENTLEMAN
Harold Semanoff was referred to me by a retired attorney client of mine; it was the best recommendation I ever recieved. My husband & I were involved in a car accident. The accident experience in and of itself was traumatic, but Harold helped to ease the stress that we experienced. His handling of our case was beyond professional and his knowledge and experience was both impressive and welcomed. Harold and his paralegal, Lisa went above and beyond the call, making themselves both available to us at all times. Heaven forbid we are in need of a personal injury attorney again, my first call will be to Harold to represent us. I feel having a good relationship with an attorney is something everyone needs at some point in their lives. My husband and I feel we have this with Harold. In fact, we were so impressed with Harold and his firm, we are remaining clients, but this time using his firm for estate planning. If anyone is in need of a professional and more importantly knowledgable and trustworthy attorney and law firm, I would highly and without hesitation recommend Harold Semanoff and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A light at the end of a tunnel
Let start off by saying this was my first time being injured in an accident and unaware of my options. Harold was patient and explained everything in detail, returning calls and emails quickly. He understood how stressful being hurt is and showed great compassion. Harold is truly and great lawyer and a wonderful person. I highly recommend Harold Semanoff!
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Posted by Susan | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Harold is the Best!
I found Harold on AVVO. I presented Harold with a 2 complicated cases – settling a 2016 motor vehicle accident and then handling a new MVA I had in 2017. Harold is diligent, a patient listener and he paid attention to the details of each case. He successfully settled the 2016 MVA and is in the process of settling and litigating the 2017 case. He is compassionate, responsive and a man of integrity! He truly wants you to get the best medical and therapeutic help available and provides guidance every step of the way. He does not forget who you were, who you are now and where you want to be in the future. He anticipates and prepares you for what will and can happen next. He truly puts his clients FIRST and wants the best outcome for you, physically, mentally and financially. I am grateful to have found him and I am proud to recommend Harold Semanoff and his skilled team!
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Posted by Ana Veloz | September 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I have used Harold numerous times and have recommended him to various people. There is a very good reason for this. Most importantly he is an EXCELLENT attorney. The reason I say this is because of his knowledge of the law. In addition he is compassionate, patient with my many questions, and explains things in a way that a lay person can understand. He was always willing to speak to me with whatever questions I had and ALWAYS made me feel comfortable. I have always been satisfied with the outcome of my cases because Harold represented me.
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Posted by James & Dragica P | May 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
CAR ACCIDENT VICTIM
We have been extremely satisfied with the professional help Harold has given us. He had helped us immeasurably both as a lawyer as well as giving us good advice and direction. He has directed us to excellent doctors and specialists, as well as worked hard to get us justice. We could not have fought the insurance company without him. He has also shown he is a caring, compassionate, understanding person.
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Posted by Cathy | January 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney very professional
My Husband was involved in a disabling accident with an uninsured driver, He required multiple surgeries. After meeting with several attorneys we were referred to Harold Semanoff we knew from the first time we met with him he was the right attorney for us. Harold is extremely knowledgeable in not only the legal issues but also the medical. His calm and empathic demeanor offer emotional support to my Husband and I at a time we really needed it. It was a difficult case. We are extremely grateful to Harold Semanoff and his Paralegal Lisa Hughes. The outcome was above what we expected. We would recommend him to our Family and Friends. Can't thank them enough.
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful Gentleman!
Mr. Semanoff was absolutely wonderful with me! He replied to my email and really listened to my situation. Because hes not in my area he took the tine to find someone that was and has made me feel much more comfortable with the whole situation regardless if I have a case or not, my injury can take 6 months to a year to heal, but he seems to think its best to start now, unfortunately time is an issue with these things.. I would definitely recommend anyone that’s serious about what has happened, if he thinks theres even a small chance he will let you know & direct you to someone in your area , which is wonderful! I know people feel “put off” contacting a lawyer especially if you were not treated so well with your injury. I feel much more relaxed regardless how the situation turns out ... thankyou so much Mr Semanoff for not being one of those tyoes of lawyers that behave like they are tired of their job meaning just from our emails you actually seem like know matter how big or small the situation is that people are still worth fighting for !! :)
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Posted by Ken | August 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
INCREDIBLE LAWYER
I have used Harold several times over the years and always am 100% satisfied with him as well as his firm's services. I would highly reccomend him to get you the best results possible with a staff that is very friendly and always keeps you updated on you case.
Posted by Denise | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
My mother’s case was very difficult but Harold worked diligently to get a fair settlement for us. He explains things so you understand and was ALWAYS available. He is wonderful and I know he is someone I will admire the rest of my life.
Posted by Rick | June 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Harold accepted my case bro bono, knowing that it would be very difficult to win. He worked countless hours preparing to go to trial, if necessary. You could tell that it wasn’t about the money that he stood to earn, but was about getting some kind of justice for me. He believed in me and was heartfelt in everything he did. I would, hands down, highly recommend Harold to anyone and would personally use his services again if I ever had a need.
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Posted by Joan | June 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Accident case
Mr. Semanoff was so kind and informative on top of my case so I could just recouperate from my surgery due to a auto accident. He listened and returned calls right away. He took care of everything and we had a good outcome. I am sooo grateful to everyone in the office. I truely felt like I was important.
Posted by Carol | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
Very compassionate man and an excellent lawyer. He works hard for you and your case. He is very responsive and patient. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Rebecca | October 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We made an excellent choice hiring Attorney Harold Semanoff. Very professional and personable.
Last year my husband and I were in a car accident. The driver failed to stop at the red light and hit us head on. I suffered two fractures on my right ankle and a fracture on my left knee. I lost my job and I was in a wheelchair x 2months and began rigorous physical therapy . My husband suffered a fractured nose and lower back trauma. We were very traumatized. The first attorney we hired was not dependable and communicated poorly. My husband did some research online and encountered attorney Harold Semanhoff. He was very professional,reliable,positive and efficient. I was very satisfied with my settlement. He was never too busy to answer our questions and made himself available. Mr. Semanoff is truly a"down to earth kind of guy." His assistant Lisa was also very helpful and made herself available at all times. Open to answer any questions. Overall my experience was nothing more than excellent.
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Posted by Maggie | July 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Bucks/Montco/Philadelphia Area
After just one phone conversation I knew I wanted Harold Semonoff to be the lawyer to.represent me when I was involved in automobile accident He is kind, knowledgeable and professional. He made me feel comfortable and validated from the very beginning His staff,especially Lisa, treated me the same as Harold, with respect and kindness. I sincerely can not thank him/them enough for their kindness and professionalism. I would highly recommend Harold Semonoff if you are like me.someone who is new to this "lawyer stuff" who wants the best.
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Posted by Maurice banks | May 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He was a big help.
Was in a quandary about the the decision of my insurance company regarding a at fault accident, So I asked a question on avvo and you took the time to answer. For that I thank u.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Semanoff Ormsby Greenberg & Torchia
  • 1985 - Present
  • Partner
  • Semanoff Ormsby & Seltzer
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Owner
  • Semanoff & Hendler
  • 1985 - 2000
  • Partner
  • Bernstein Fox Greenberg & Semanoff
  • 1982 - 1985
  • Instructor Paralegal Program
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • 1979 - 1980
  • Owner
  • Law Offices- Harold Semanoff
  • 1979 - 1982
  • Associate
  • Vedatsky & Associates
  • 1977 - 1979
  • Associate
  • Vedatsky & Spotilla
  • 1977 - 1977
  • Legislative Aide
  • New York State Assembly
  • 1976 - 1977
  • Law Clerk
  • Bucks County Legal Aide Society
  • 1976 - 1976
  • Instructor-Business Law
  • State University Of New York
  • 1975 - 1976
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1974

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Confidential -Medical Malpractice
  • $1,000,000 Policy Limits
  • Partial Hearing Loss- Auto Accident
  • $225,000 Settlement prior to Trial.
  • Minor Facial Scar-Auto Accident
  • $150,000 Settlement of Underinsured Motorist Claim
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • 1980 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 1977 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • 1977 - Present
  • Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Committee
  • 1995 - 2009
  • Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • Secretary
  • 1995 - 2009
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Compulsory Arbitration Committe
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1985
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Fee Disputes Committee
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Highest Peer Review Rating-Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2015
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Highest Peer Review Rating (AV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2014
  • Highest Peer Review Rating (AV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Highest Rating (AV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Highest Rating (AV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Highest Rating (AV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Highest rating (AV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Highest Rating (AV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Highest Rating (AV)
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Business of the Year
  • Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006
  • Estate Planning Award
  • National Commercial Bank & Trust
  • 1977
  • National Scholastic Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1974
  • Nation Business Honor Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 1974
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Speaking Engagements

  • BNG Business Group
  • PA Auto Insurance Medical Coverage Issues
  • 2013
  • Business Seminar
  • Legal Entities
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (9)
Endorse Harold
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having known Harold for over 30 years as both a colleague and a friend, I can provide my unrestricted endorsement of both his competence and diligence. I never have any hesitation of referring matters directly to him or othes in his firm."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly recommend Harold. . Harold is everything one expects in a "Philadephia Lawyer." He is very intelligent, thorough in his preparation for trial, a gentleman before Judge and Jury, and very learned in the law. Harold is a very powerful advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well-respected by his peers."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Provides excellent answers and legal representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Harold is an excellent attorney who is extremely knowledgable and thorough in his approach to legal issues. He is very caring and has a hands on approach with his clients. I strongly endorse Harold."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Harold is an excellent, very knowledgeable attorney with tremendous skills at resolving complicated legal issues in an extremely friendly, noncontentious manner. I strongly endorese Harold. Jim Swift"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Harold Semanoff is very professional, knowledgeable and caring. He knows his subject areas and is a great advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Harold as an attorney for over 30 years. I have the highest regard for both his legal skills and his caring manner with clients. I often refer clients to Harold for this reason and those clients and I are never disappointed."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Harold is the kind of lawyer you want when you have a problem. He's there for you. Intelligent, knowledgeable, skilled and experienced."
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Huntingdon Valley Wrongful death Lawyer Harold Semanoff
Harold Semanoff
Wrongful death Attorney
Huntingdon Valley, PA
Licensed for 46 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available