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Jeffrey Harlan Penneys

Personal injury Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   33 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    60%
    ALL types of injury cases including, but not limited to: motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, SEPTA accidents, medical/dental malpractice, wrongful death/wrongful birth, burns, bicycle accidents, scooter accidents, etc.

    29 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    10%
    I have handled literally thousands of these types of cases.

    29 years

  3. Litigation
    10%
    All of my cases are litigation cases.

    29 years

  4. Motorcycle accident
    10%
    I have handled hundreds such cases.

    29 years

  5. Slip and fall accident
    10%
    I have handled literally thousands of these types of cases.

    29 years

When I began practicing law in 1995, I dedicated my practice to zealously helping my clients receive the full damage awards they are due. I am not afraid to stand up to the large insurance companies and their defense teams. I'm a confident negotiator, and I'm not afraid to take your case all the way to court when the insurance companies don't want to fairly compensate you for your injuries.

When you are injured in an auto accident, when a dog attacks you and you need a dog bite lawyer, or when you are hurt due to someone else's negligence, it is important that you hire a seasoned trial lawyer to defend your rights at the negotiating table and in court for your personal injury claim.

 

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Location

The Dog Bite Lawyer
230 S Broad St
#304
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
Law Offices of Jeffrey H. Penneys, P.C
230 S Broad St
#904
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
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Posted by Katerina | January 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
It was a pleasure working with Jeffrey. He supported me every step of the process and made sure I was compensated fairly for my damages. If you ever find yourself in an accident, do not hesitate to contact this firm.
Posted by Jose | June 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney
Very Professional service was satisfied with my settlement I will highly recommend to family and friends
Posted by Jamie | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
I was hit from behind. The ins. Company was giving me a hard time. I called Jeffrey and he figured the problem out within an hour. The police officer gave me the wrong numbers for the police report. Awesome job!!!!
Posted by Ana/ Ron | June 28, 2014
Dog Attack
Mr. Penneys is the best ever!!! Our puppy, Tuna, was brutally attacked by boxer at a dog daycare we used to put her in and almost died from it. The dog daycare, as well as the owners of the vicious canine refused to pay for the veterinary expenses, however the DEVOTED Mr. Penneys relentlessly engaged in our cause and helped us successfully obtain our monetary loss back. Thanks Mr. Penneys for all your effort!!! Ana/ Ron
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Posted by Laura | April 10, 2013
I Can't Recommend Him Highly Enough!!
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.
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Posted by Tom | January 28, 2013
Jeffrey Harlan Penneys is your best choice if you've been attacked by a dog.
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 | January 27, 2013
Fantastic Experience with a Professional Truly Looking out for the Clients Best Interest
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.
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Posted by Deanna | August 17, 2012
A good attorney
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 | January 23, 2012
Outstanding attorney
Jeffrey's work is without question superior, and his attention to detail is spectacular. I would absolutely recommend him.
Posted by Cherie | December 15, 2011
Cannot say enough about Mr. Penneys
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.
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Posted by Carnell | December 15, 2011
Stop and Read This
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.
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Posted by Erik | December 14, 2011
Excellent Philadelphia Trial Lawyer
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.
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Posted by Julie | December 14, 2011
Excellent attorney!!!
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!
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Posted by Gillian | December 8, 2011
Greatest Personal Injury Lawyer in the Tri-State area!!!!
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!
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Posted by Kristin | August 23, 2011
Best lawyer
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.
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Posted by Nate | June 13, 2011
Good Experience
Was very professional and thoughtful of my needs as a client.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2011
Knowlegable and Personable
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.
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Posted by Paul | May 16, 2011
You Can't Go Wrong With Mr. Penneys
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.
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Posted by Chuck | May 13, 2011
Best Lawyer Out There!
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!
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Posted by Raymond | May 9, 2011
Barnyard Dog
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.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Arbitrator
  • Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Arbitration Center
  • 1996 - Present
  • Partner
  • Clearfield, Kofsky & Penneys
  • 1996 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Manchell, Lundy & Lessin
  • 1995 - 1996

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Temple University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Minor child bit by neighbor's dog
  • Settled for policy limits of $100k.
  • Fall Down on Black Ice in Parking Lot
  • Settled with all parties for over $100k
  • Paint can falls from roof onto pedestrian's head
  • Settled shortly after suit filed for $150k.
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Associations

  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2009

Publications

  • Newsletter
  • Spring 2011 Newsletter
  • 2011
  • Newsletter
  • Pennsylvania Legal Update
  • 2011
  • Newsletter
  • Winter Legal Update
  • 2011
  • Newsletter
  • Personal Injury
  • 2010
  • Winter Newsletter
  • Pennsylvania Legal Update
  • 2010
  • Summer Newsletter
  • Pennsylvania Legal Update
  • 2010
  • Legal Update
  • Spring, 2010 Newsletter
  • 2010
  • Newsletter
  • Spring Legal Update
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Dog Bite Law
  • 2009
  • Career Day
  • Being a Lawyer
  • 2008
  • Church function
  • Pennsylvania Automobile Insurance
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Car accident Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The Lassen Law Firm endorses this top-notch lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over 10 years ago, Jeff Penneys was a supervisor of mine at a law firm. Not only was he a caring and helpful person, but he taught me the value of hard work. I am a better lawyer today, in part, because of Jeff. I know his clients appreciate both his intellect and his commitment."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeffrey Penneys is an understanding and open-minded attorney. He knows the law and is committed to quality work. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Penneys for a long time. He is responsible, thorough, skillful and is an excellent attormey. I would absolutely recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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