I was seriously injured when a speeding van hit my bike and ran over my ankle while I was lying in a crosswalk. My ankle was crushed with a Weber C ankle fracture after I watched from the ground in horror as the van's tire ran over my ankle. My former attorney failed to interview 13 witnesses who were on the van, another witness, the police officer, the transport company president who never investigated the cause of the accident. The deadline for discovery was near. My case could have ben destroyed. Michael rescued my case. He got deadlines extended, made dozens of calls, interviewed and deposed the witnesses, videotaped them for trial, hit the streets with me to find evidence, and worked as a team with me. His strategy at trial, including me lying down on the courtroom floor to show how the accident happened forced the insurance company to settle the case on the second day of trial. He fought to get me justice. I am grateful for him. If you want very high quality work from a trial attorney, please call Michael.
I am Tracy Bell, 25 South 3rd Street, Colwyn, PA 19023. I am employed by Colywn Borough where have been employed in the Highway Department for 11 years. I am a client of J. Michael Considine, Jr., P.C., 1845 Walnut Street, Suite 1199, Philadelphia, PA 19103. He represented me in a case in which I was repeatedly called a nigger by a council member (we found out later he used the terms about others). After I complained about it I was fired although I was a good worker and always had good job reviews. Mr. Considine was hired because my previous attorney did not call witnesses, obtain documents or do much to help my case. Considine called all the names I gave him, worked tirelessly to find witnesses, went many times to get documents from various sources, spent many hours questioning witnesses under oath, summarized all the depositions and did a very long summary for the presentation to the magistrate judge. We worked as a team. He used wise strategy to get a magistrate judge that listened and brought about a settlement in federal court that was fair.
I recommend other clients to him. We communicated well and worked as a team. I think he will do a good job for a civil rights organization or any client.
We are so grateful to you for all your help in obtaining a settlement with Liberty Mutual and the Rawlings Group. Thank you for your attention to detail and negotiation to final settlement. We are so grateful for the funds.
Blessings and shalom.
Linda & Paul Cruz"