Fowler Hirtzel McNulty Spaulding, LLP


Gregory S. Hirtzel


Lancaster
Office Phone: 717.553.2601
Office Fax: 215.987.2269
Email: ghirtzel@fhmslaw.com
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Practice Areas

  • Auto / Fleet
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking / Transportation
Gregory S. Hirtzel has twenty five years of civil defense litigation experience. The scope of Greg’s practice currently includes the defense of complex and large catastrophic personal injury claims throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The areas in which he primarily practices include construction liability and defects, trucking and motor vehicle, product liability and insurance coverage issues, including UM and UIM claims. Greg associates successful representation with aggressive resolution of these matters for the lowest possible total case cost at the earliest practical opportunity, whether by Risk Transfer, trial, dispositive motions, Alternative Dispute Resolution or direct negotiations with the opposition. The method of resolution in his cases, unless otherwise instructed, is dependent upon the factors which drive total case costs in light of the facts, projected liability and exposure of his client, and the position of the opposition. This analysis continues in Greg’s cases from the time of assignment through conclusion of the matter to assure that the specific tasks are performed in the context of value driven events, no sooner and no later. Greg is Certified in Litigation Management by the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance and is highly experienced in both trial advocacy and the presentation of complex claims before a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution forums pursuant to a myriad of different types of agreements. A sample of representative cases handled by Greg are included below.

Education

  • Widener University School of Law (J.D. 1989), Phil Delta Phi Honor Fraternity; Moot Court Honor Society
  • State University of New York, Buffalo (B.A. Political Science)
  • Buffalo State College, Varsity Football Team 1982 and 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1989

Awards And Honors

  • 2016 “Super Lawyer”
  • 2015 “Super Lawyer”
  • 2014 “Super Lawyer”
  • 2013 “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer”
  • 2012 “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer”
  • 2015 Blue Ocean Think Tank Award in recognition of continued Dedication to Value Innovation and Strategic Partnership
  • 2013 Blue Ocean Award in Recognition of Value Innovation and Strategic Partnership
  • 2012 Golden Gavel Award in Recognition of Outstanding Trial Result
  • 2010 Golden Gavel Award in Recognition of Outstanding Advice and Counsel
  • 2008 Golden Gavel Award in Recognition of Outstanding Advice & Counsel

Accreditations

  • Certified Litigation Management Professional, 2013, Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Temple University School of Law Advanced Trial Advocacy Program (“The Litvin Course”), 1992

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Lancaster Bar Association
  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Construction Committee
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Alternative Fee Arrangement Committee
  • American Builders & Contractors
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Trucking Law Committee
  • Transportation Lawyers Association
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