Bret J. Southard

Bret J. Southard

Partner
Location:
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Phone:
570-360-9028
Fax:
570-326-7610
Email:

FORMER LAWYER FOR THE INSURANCE COMPANIES NOW WORKING FOR YOU!!

I spent the first twenty years of my career defending insurance companies. I know how adjusters think. I know what they need from injured people and their attorneys to maximize the value of your claim. What many injured people do not realize is that experience and reputation of the attorney representing an injured person is critically important in the evaluation of an injured person's claim.

The insurance companies and their attorneys are fully aware of which lawyers know what they are doing and which ones do not. They know which attorneys are "settlers" and which ones will aggressively try cases when necessary. Which kind of lawyer is more likely to get you full value for your claim? One who is seen by the insurance industry as inexperienced or afraid to go to court? Or someone whom THE INSURANCE COMPANIES THEMSELVES HAVE HIRED AND TRUSTED, and who has twenty years of experience trying and handling cases on their behalf? Contact me today to schedule a free evaluation of your serious injury claim.

LET ME PUT MY INSURANCE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR YOU!

Areas of Practice

  • 75% Personal Injury Litigation
  • 10% Commercial
  • 10% Insurance Bad Faith
  • 5% General Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1993

Education

  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Law Review: Duquesne Law Review, Member, 1988 - 1990
  • State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, New York
    • B.A. - 1987

Honors and Awards

  • Honorable Thomas Wood Equal Access to Justice Award, 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Award, 2013 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 1990 - Present
  • Lycoming Law Association, Member, 1993 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Mitchell Gallagher, Shareholder, 1993 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • High School Mock Trial Coach, 1999 - 2009
  • Odyssey of the Mind Coach, 2008 - Present