Paul C. Troy
Mr. Troy joined the firm in 1991. He previously served as law clerk to The Honorable Albert R. Subers of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in 1990. Mr. Troy focuses his practice on professional liability; commercial, auto and general liability; and medical malpractice litigation.
Mr. Troy presently serves as the Chair of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The House of Delegates is comprised of 450 attorneys from across Pennsylvania which meets to vote on resolutions to be adopted as official positions of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Troy served a two year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors until May, 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Troy served a three-year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Board of Governors from 1997 to 2000. He served as Chair of the PBA Young Lawyers Division in 1998. He has been a member of the PBA House of Delegates from 1996 to the present, and was appointed Chair of the Mid-Year meeting in 2001.
Mr. Troy has also served as Vice Chair of the PBA Health Care Law Committee from 2000 to the present. He was appointed Chair of the Bar Leadership Institute in 2001. Mr. Troy also serves on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He is Chairman of the PBI Board's Civil Litigation and Trial Skills Committee and serves on the Health Law Committee. Mr. Troy is a Life Fellow of the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation and served on the Board of Directors of the PBF from 1998 to 2000.
Locally, Mr. Troy is a past president of the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Section. He served as a Director of the Montgomery Bar Association from 1997 to 1999 and presently serves as President. He is former Chair of the Insurance Committee of the MBA, and has served as both Chair and Co-Chair of that Committee since 1996. Mr. Troy received a Special Achievement Award from the Montgomery Bar Association in 1999. Mr. Troy publishes articles and teaches Continuing Legal Education several times annually.
Most recently, Paul Troy has been elected as Chair to the Gaudeamus Music Ministry, Inc. Board of Directors and the Wissahickon Valley Public Library Board of Trustees.
At the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute in May, Paul Troy was elected President of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Mr. Troy has previously served as Secretary and Treasurer of the PBI.
The PBI is the continuing legal arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and is a fully self-supporting non-profit organization. Their mission is to provide Pennsylvania lawyers with information that is timely, practical, cost effective and of the highest possible quality.
At the Annual Business of the Montgomery Bar Association on January 8, 2010, Paul Troy was elected Treasurer of the Montgomery Bar Association. He will serve in that capacity in 2010. Mr. Troy previously served as Secretary of the Montgomery Bar Association in 2009.
Paul Troy recently presented Continuing Legal Education Seminars entitled “Avoiding Legal Malpractice” to the Bar Associations of Montgomery, Bucks and Lehigh Counties. Mr. Troy teaches this program several times annually to county bar associations, and law firms as part of his work with the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Professional Liability Committee.
Paul Troy successfully defended a physician in a medical malpractice case in Delaware County where the accusation was that the physician failed to diagnose left ventricular hypertrophy which ultimately caused an arrhythmia, cardiac arrest and death. The trial lasted over a week and the jury returned a unanimous verdict of no negligence on the part of the physician.
In March of 2008, in a Philadelphia County trial, Paul Troy defended a bus company in a jury trial where an elderly woman alleged that the defendant bus had hit her car while they were both making a right turn from Broad Street onto Olney Avenue. The plaintiff was alleging protruding discs as a result of that incident. A unanimous jury returned a verdict in favor of the bus company finding no negligence on the part of their driver.
In May of 2008, Paul Troy defended a urologist in a medical malpractice trial in Bucks County. The decedent’s family alleged that the patient had died from complications arising from mismanagement of a postoperative bleed after a partial nephrectomy. A Bucks County jury returned a verdict in favor of the physician, finding that there was not any negligence.
Paul Troy was recently the featured speaker at two Continuing Legal Education Programs at the Montgomery Bar Association. The seminars were entitled "Avoiding Legal Malpractice".
Mr. Troy was also a speaker at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education Program on "The Medical Malpractice Trial" in Philadelphia. Mr. Troy defends attorneys in legal malpractice actions, and is the PBA Board of Governors Liaison to the PBA Professional Liability Committee. Mr. Troy also defends physicians and other health care providers in medical malpractice cases.
Paul Troy defended two urologists in a recent Bucks County trial. The case involved an allegation that the urologist failed to properly monitor the blood sugar levels of an 88 year old patient who fell into a coma three days after a TURP procedure. The coma was allegedly caused by encephalopathy due to hypoglycemia. The patient had been a Type II (non insulin dependent) diabetic. A Bucks county jury returned a defense verdict finding that the defendants were not negligent.
In a recent Chester County case, Paul Troy successfully defended a family practitioner accused of failing to timely diagnose malignant melanoma resulting in the death of a 39 year old male patient. Photographs showed that the patient did have the lesion on his chest at the time that he saw the defendant physician for a physical exam. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant told him that the lesion was “no big deal” and “keep an eye on it”. The defendant physician had no recollection of the patient, who he saw on only one occasion, but his chart did not make any subject of the mention lesion. The jury found that the defendant physician was not negligent, and returned a defense verdict.
Paul Troy recently defended a dentist accused of failure to timely diagnose periodontal disease. The case was a jury trial in Philadelphia County, and the plaintiff alleged that as a result of the negligence she had to undergo several gum and bone surgeries. The Philadelphia jury returned a unanimous verdict finding that the defendant dentist was not negligent.
In another recent Philadelphia County case, Paul Troy successfully defended an oncologist in a medical malpractice trial. The plaintiff alleged that the oncologist failed to diagnose and treat a blood cancer. The Philadelphia jury returned a verdict in favor of the oncologist.
Paul Troy recently defended an attorney and the attorney’s law firm in a legal malpractice trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The case involved an allegation that the attorney had failed to properly advise his client with regard to a series of real estate and business transactions. The plaintiff was a grandmother who had sold the properties to her step granddaughter, and the step granddaughter then sold the properties at a profit several years later. A different law firm defendant and an accountant defendant entered into joint tort feasor settlements prior to trial, leaving Paul Troy’s clients as the only defendants. The Federal jury returned a defense verdict finding that the defendants were not negligent.