Patrick Heffron Achieves Defense Verdict for Chartwell



E. Patrick Heffron

E. PATRICK HEFFRON is a partner in Chartwell’s Scranton office. Mr. Heffron is a 2001 magna cum laude graduate of Marywood University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Law in 2004. Prior to joining Chartwell, Mr. Heffron was a Partner in the Scranton office of Cipriani & Werner. While at Cipriani & Werner, Mr. Heffron represented various Fortune...

The Client:
One of the nation’s largest drugstore chains.

The Situation:
Plaintiff fell on a patch of ice on a sidewalk outside of a drugstore in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  Plaintiff commenced a negligence action against the drugstore and the property’s landlord who was obligated under a lease agreement to remove snow and ice and to maintain the exterior portions of the building.  A snow removal contractor hired by the landlord was also brought into the case as an additional defendant.

Plaintiff alleged significant bodily impairment as well as aggravation of pre-existing neck and back injuries.  Plaintiff claimed damages in excess of $300,000 during trial.  

The Chartwell Solution:  
Through skillful examination of ten fact witnesses and five expert witnesses, Attorney Heffron convinced the jury that the drugstore was not negligent and the jury rendered a verdict in favor of the drugstore