with representation in the following practice areas:
The cornerstone of Walsh Pancio, LLC is our civil litigation practice.
Not only have our attorneys represented the nation’s largest insurance companies, we have represented the legal interests of individuals as well. The breadth of our civil lawsuit experience has encompassed the areas of tort claims, settlements and compensation, contracts, construction disputes, and real estate lawsuits. The lawyers at Walsh Pancio are driven by results, whether in the form of a beneficial settlement or a favorable jury verdict.
Since the inception of Walsh Pancio, our attorneys have been involved in the formation, representation, and counseling of numerous small business entities in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. These include corporations, subchapter S corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and limited partnerships. We provide business law advice, offer assistance in forming a corporation, review and draft contracts, non-compete agreements and covenants, as well as a range of related services. As a firm that is familiar with the needs of small businesses, we provide ongoing counsel to small businesses and guidance on a wide range of matters and issues.
Insurance defense law represents the bulk of our legal practice. Walsh Pancio’s founding partners, Joseph P. Walsh and Bruce Pancio, have dedicated substantial parts of their legal careers to the representation of insurance companies, insureds, and self-insured entities. The firm was established with a commitment both to excellence in the representation of the insured client and efficiency in the administration of the files for the insurers. We are an insurer’s alternative to the bureaucracy and hidden costs of a large law firm. The attorneys at Walsh Pancio offer clients the highest level of legal acumen, with personal attention, prompt and regular communication, and a bottom line consistent with our efficient file handling.
We are privileged to represent some of the largest insurers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including State Farm Insurance Company, Erie Insurance Group, Philadelphia Insurance Company, and their insureds. Walsh Pancio has handled a variety of civil lawsuits, from small claims to complex, multi-party lawsuits. We treat each case as significant and dedicate our highest levels of service and attention to it, no matter how small.
Our civil litigation practice has included the following types of claims: commercial, homeowner, premises liability, insurance fraud and special investigations, UM/UIM, motor vehicle liability, medical negligence, professional malpractice, products liability, municipal liability, subrogation, and bad faith.
The cost of legal representation is always a concern. Our attorneys have worked on reasonable hourly rates and flat fee arrangements, as well as a combination of flat fee and hourly rate. The attorneys at Walsh Pancio are always willing to discuss the appropriate fee arrangement which best meets the client’s need.
Our attorneys possess many years of experience representing clients in both residential and commercial real estate matters. For both sellers and buyers of commercial and residential properties, we review and negotiate property sales agreements, represent clients in foreclosure cases, and handle landlord/tenant rights matters including review and negotiation of leases and commercial and residential real estate rental agreements. Our attorneys also represent clients at court in real estate disputes. The attorneys at Walsh Pancio have served as Solicitor to zoning hearing boards and have represented clients in zoning matters.
Consistent with our extensive civil and commercial litigation experience, our firm has handled hundreds of construction defect disputes for major builders, insurance companies, and small contractors. We handle cases involving design deficiencies, materials deficiencies and failures, substandard workmanship, toxic mold, stucco and other matters. The attorneys at Walsh Pancio have tried numerous construction arbitrations, provided counsel on coverage issues, and actively litigated these issues in all levels of the Pennsylvania court systems, including litigating appeals all the way to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Our attorneys at Walsh Pancio provide estate planning counseling to individuals and business owners. This includes the drafting of living wills and trusts, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and other related documents. In addition to the estate planning document preparation, we provide legal counsel throughout the administration of estates.
Our civil litigation lawyers also offer extensive litigation experience to corporate clients who require representation, either as a defendant or a plaintiff in a civil lawsuit. This includes a range of commercial litigation matters and disputes arising in the business context. We have handled cases across the commercial spectrum, including breach of contract cases, noncompetition provisions and noncompete clauses, partnership/joint venture disputes, commercial fraud, conspiracy, unfair trade practices, unjust enrichment, and business rots.
Walsh Pancio also provides legal representation in a variety of school and education-related matters. This includes representing unions and union members in employment disputes, certification matters, and general labor issues that may arise within the context of a collective bargaining agreement.