Jeff is a trial lawyer who focuses on complex and high-profile cases around the globe. Currently, Jeff leads the charge on behalf of the victims of the Grenfell Tower Fire in London in litigation pending in the United States and is on the front lines of the fight for victims of high-profile boating disasters in California and Missouri. Jeff is also taking on meatpacking plants throughout the United States for their failures to provide adequate safety protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to representing victims of these tragedies, Jeff is a national presence in the insurance disputes that have arisen during COVID-19 which have impacted business owners throughout the country. Jeff is based out of SM&B’s Philadelphia office; however, his unique cross-border litigation experience leads Jeff to routinely represent clients throughout the United States and internationally.

As an advocate, Jeff is aggressive, fearless and relentless. Jeff is known for his creativity in the courtroom. Outside of trial, Jeff is renowned for his unique ability to navigate the strategic complexities of mass litigation that involves often hundreds of victims.

Since joining SM&B in 2010, Jeff has focused his practice on the most challenging cases. Before his 35th birthday, Jeff had already helped recover more than $1 Billion on behalf of injured plaintiffs and is one of the youngest attorneys in US history to reach this milestone.

Jeff handles cases against insurance companies, product manufacturers, rail operators, the maritime industry, trucking companies, construction companies, educational institutions and other businesses that harm victims. Jeff is regularly called upon for his ability to prove complicated issues of economic loss to ensure maximum recovery for his clients. Throughout his career, Jeff has played a lead role in litigating high profile national disasters including:

In addition to these mass disasters, Jeff has fought for compensation to help individual victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries and the families of those who have lost loved ones. His work on these cases has led to over 100 settlements or verdicts in excess of $1 Million.

Jeff is regularly called on for his knowledge and experience beyond the Philadelphia area and has obtained multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for clients in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Florida, West Virginia and the Virgin Islands. Jeff has been routinely recognized by his appears for his outstanding trial achievements, including being names as a Rising Star by SuperLawyers, a Lawyer on the Fast Track by the American Legal Media, and the Top 40 Under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers.

In 2016, Jeff became the youngest partner in the SM&B’s history. In addition to being a partner at the firm, Jeff is also the Director of the firm’s Summer Associate and Law Clerk program where he helps supervise and mentor the next generation of great trial lawyers.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2010
  • New Jersey, 2010
  • US District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

Education

  • Temple University, Beasley School of Law, JD, 2010
  • The George Washington University, BA, 2007
  • 2020 The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • 2015-2020 SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • 2018 Philadelphia’s Legal Eagles
  • 2016 Lawyer on the Fast Track

The George Washington University

  • Captain, National Mock Trial Team.
  • Four-time All American in Mock Trial
  • Three-time Region’s Most Outstanding Advocate

Temple University, Beasley School of Law

  • First-ever first-year law student to compete on National Trial Team.
  • Two Regional Championships, National Trial Team
  • Two-time Region’s Best Advocate
  • President, Moot Court Honor Society and won both of
  • Two-time winner, Temple University’s Moot Court competitions
  • Individual National Champion, Top Gun Challenge

(Over 50 awards, trophies, medals, and honors for his various trial advocacy accomplishments in college and law school.)

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  • Intern, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office
  • Public Defender Service, Washington, DC
  • Summer Clerk, Honorable Juan R. Sanchez, US District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Summer Associate, SM&B

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