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Andrew M. Lamberton

 

Andrew M. Lamberton joined the firm in December 2010.  He focuses his practice on medical malpractice defense, legal malpractice defense, and general liability defense.

In 2007, Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Pennsylvania State University and is a 2010 graduate of Villanova University School of Law.  While at Villanova, Andy was an extern with Magistrate Judge Mary Pat Thynge of the Delaware District Court and with Judge James J. Fitzgerald, III of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Andy also interned at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office and provided legal services to indigent clients through the Villanova Civil Justice Clinic.

Andy is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has also practiced in the Middle District of Pennsylvania pro hac vice. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations and actively participates in the Montgomery Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division and the Montgomery Child Advocacy Project  (MCAP).  Andy is also a member of the Penn State Alumni Association and Nittany Lion Club.

Recent News and Cases

In December 2012, Andy Lamberton successfully defended a motor vehicle insurance carrier at an uninsured motorist arbitration in Lancaster County.  The carrier's insured was in the driver's seat of a parked vehicle that was struck by a stolen car driven by an unidentified individual who fled the scene.  The arbitrators returned a decision for the insurance carrier because the insured elected limited tort coverage and did not sustain a serious injury as defined in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle and Financial Responsibility Law.

In March 2012, Andy Lamberton successfully defended a motorist in Philadelphia County accused of running a stop sign while under the influence of alcohol, striking parked cars, and injuring the plaintiff who was a passenger with the motorist.  The court entered judgment for the motorist when the plaintiff failed to appear for arbitration and a rule to show cause hearing.

In February 2012, Andy Lamberton successfully defended the owner of a motor vehicle whose vehicle was taken by a non-permissive driver and was involved in a crash with the plaintiffs vehicle. A compulsory arbitration panel in Philadelphia returned a defense verdict for the owner because the panelists found the plaintiff at fault for the accident.

In February 2012, Andy Lamberton successfully defended a common carrier and its driver at a compulsory arbitration in Philadelphia County.  The plaintiff claimed he was a passenger on the common carrier's bus when an unidentified vehicle that fled the scene sideswiped the bus when the bus was changing lanes.  The arbitrators returned a defense verdict for the common carrier and its driver with a finding of no negligence.

In February 2012, Andy Lamberton obtained summary judgment for a common carrier in Philadelphia County.  The case involved an allegation that the plaintiff was injured by a piece of luggage that fell on him while he was a passenger on the common carrier's bus.   The court granted the motion because plaintiff failed to establish that he was a passenger on a bus owned, operated, or possessed by the common carrier.

 

In  October  20 II,  Andy  Lamberton  represented  an  attorney  in  the  Middle  District  of Pennsylvania and obtained a dismissal of the complaint.  The complaint alleged civil violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act based in fraud and civil conspiracy and various civil common law claims.  The court dismissed the complaint for failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted.

In August 201 I, Andy Lamberton represented a motorist and the motorist's insurance carrier in Philadelphia County and obtained a dismissal of the complaint.  The complaint alleged that the motorist struck a bicyclist with a motor vehicle.   The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas sustained preliminary objections to the complaint for failure to state a justiciable claim and for lack of conformity to law.

In March 20 I I, Andy Lamberton successfully defended a motorist in Lehigh County where the accusation was that the motorist ran a red light, struck the plaintiff's car, and caused personal injuries to plaintiff. The Magisterial District Judge returned a defense verdict and found that the defendant-motorist was not negligent.