George H. Knoell, III
Mr. Knoell graduated from Ursinus College in 1973 and Villanova Law School in 1976. He has practiced with the firm since 1976. His areas of particular concentration include medical and dental malpractice, hospital defense, municipal defense, employment discrimination, and civil rights defense. He has defended numerous municipalities in southeast Pennsylvania in trials of civil rights and discrimination matters involving police, labor, and zoning issues.
Mr. Knoell's litigation experience has included over one hundred twenty verdicts in jury trials since 1977 in the Federal (Eastern and Middle district) courts of Pennsylvania, Common Pleas courts of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Berks, Bucks and Lehigh counties, all Pennsylvania appellate courts, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association and on its Judiciary Committee. Mr. Knoell's experience as co-chair of the Montgomery County Medical/Legal Committee included informal resolution of professional disputes between physicians and attorneys. His twelve-year tenure as a civil service commissioner for Lower Merion Township involved extensive interaction with police and municipal officials and presiding over civil service hearings.
Mr. Knoell is a member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
His personal interests have included membership in the Long Beach Island Fishing Club, Radnor Hunt Club and the Willistown and Brandywine Conservancies.
He is married and has three children.
Recent News and Important Trials
George Knoell recently obtained defense verdicts in Montgomery and Delaware County jury trials, defeating claims of medical malpractice for alleged failure to diagnose Myocardial Infraction and Pulmonary Embolism.
George Knoell presented a continuing medical education seminar at Holy Redeemer Hospital in suburban Philadelphia regarding medical malpractice avoidance and litigation. He used specific case studies to illustrate the crucial role of “The Three C’s” - charting, communication and continuity in optimizing patient care and avoiding malpractice claims.
Recently, Knoell also obtained a series of defense verdicts on behalf of municipalities. These verdicts included:
- Defense of a township in a bridge railing collapse -
- Defense of a fire department in a fire truck accident case
- defense verdict.
- An individual who alleged that his motorcycle accident was caused by a road defect - defense verdict.
- An individual who alleged that his house flooded due to inadequate township sewers - defense verdict.
- Police pursuit case in which the pursued individual was injured in an accident as a result of the chase - defense verdict.
George Knoell recently defended a prominent OB/GYN and Maternal-Fetal
specialist in a Montgomery County jury trial involving a claim that an unnecessary and unconsented caesarean
delivery resulted in premature delivery of a child with
Cerebral palsy. After a two week trial, which included expert testimony from some nationally recognized obstetric experts, the jury returned a verdict for the defense on all counts.