Jim Haggerty is recognized as one of the preeminent personal injury, insurance
coverage and bad faith attorneys in Pennsylvania. For over 30 years, he
was the “go to guy” of many major property and casualty insurers
for large and difficult cases. He was a leader of the defense bar, serving
as the president of the Defense Institute and Chairman of its Motor Vehicle
Law Committee. He now brings this knowledge and exposure to the representation
of injured victims throughout the state. In 2012, he decided to change
his career path and use his knowledge and skills for the benefit of claimants
and victims. He brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm
to each case he handles on behalf of individuals against insurance companies.
Jim Haggerty has been recognized as a Super Lawyer each year since the
inception of that honor. In addition he has been recognized as one of
the Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and the Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia
for each year from 2006 to the present. In fact, in 2007, he was recognized
as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Pennsylvania. He has been counsel in many
important insurance law cases and has argued many matters of first impression
before the state’s highest courts. Jim has authorized many articles
and testified before legislative committees. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer
& Kupersmith, P.C. are proud to have such a dedicated and knowledgeable
lawyer as one of our four founders.
His areas of practice include insurance coverage disputes, bad faith claims,
uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and motor vehicle accidents.
Jim Haggerty brings his wealth of experience and vast knowledge of the
law to the representation of injured plaintiffs and accident victims.
He is familiar with how insurance companies operate to keep injured victims
from all damages they deserve. If you have been injured, he can help you
obtain full recovery from the insurance company.
If you have been injured through negligence, he can help you seek the due
negligence you need by filing an injury claim against the at-fault party’s
1979 - Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
1976 - Georgetown University, A.B. (Magna Cum Laude;
Phi Beta Kappa)
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Underinsured /Uninsured Motorist
2001 - U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
1983 - United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1979 - U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1979 - Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Pro Hac Vice Admission in Numerous Jurisdictions throughout the United States
Rancosky v. Washington National
Pergolese v. The Standard Fire Ins. Co.
Toner v. Travelers
AAA MidAtlantic v. Ryan
Ford v. American States
Gallagher v. GEICO
Bielec v. American National
Bumbarger v. Peerless
Mutual Benefit v. Politopoulos
Allstate v. Wolfe
Swarner v. Mutual Benefit
Lipsky v. State Farm
Doctor’s Choice v. Travelers