Joe Dougherty and co-host Dr. Bruce Grossinger are joined by Michael Shaffer, Esq. and Michael Gaier, Esq. of Shaffer & Gaier, and Michael Parker, Partner at Pond Lehocky
Dr. Bruce Grossinger graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University in 1981. In June 1985 he graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, interning at Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Hospital. He later served as chief resident in the neurology department of The New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He has worked with many Philadelphia-area hospitals including Taylor, Crozer Chester, Riddle, Springfield, and Christiana Hospitals, among others.
Dr. Grossinger has board certifications in a wide range of medical specialties, training for many years in neurology and later in pain medicine and psychiatry. He is also board certified in electrodiagnostic medicine and as an independent medical evaluator.
The Sports Doc is continuously working to broaden his knowledge of cutting-edge medicine and has been assisting Dr. Philippe Hernigou, the world’s leading stem cell practitioner, specifically for that purpose
Many patients may know Dr. Grossinger better as “Bruce the Sports Doc” through his many years covering Philadelphia teams on ESPN Radio and VoiceAmerica. Bruce is a die-hard Philly fan and long-time Eagles and Sixers season ticket-holder. He is also very family oriented, balancing his time as a doctor and radio personality with his home life as a husband and father of two.
Michael D. Shaffer, Esquire firstname.lastname@example.org
AREAS OF PRACTICE: Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Medical Malpractice
Since 1990, Mr. Shaffer has dedicated his practice to representing individuals who have been injured both on and off the job representing many families for wrongful death, and individuals who have suffered severe vehicle accidents; traumatic brain injuries; severe burns; paralysis; and other types of catastrophic and career-ending injuries.
While Mr. Shaffer has received a multitude of awards and honors, both civic and professional, he is most proud of the outstanding results he has obtained for the thousands of clients he has represented. He also takes pride in helping people who are less seriously injured seek the justice that they deserve.
Mr. Shaffer is known for his meticulous and aggressive preparation of cases for settlement and trial and has a long distinguished track record as lead trial counsel in million-dollar jury cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.
Mr. Shaffer has tried cases resulting in jury verdicts involving construction negligence, product liability, automobile and truck collisions and premises liability. He has handled all types of tort liability cases, including medical malpractice, defective medical devices and toxic substances.
Known for his service and contribution to the underserved in his community, Mr. Shaffer serves on many local boards and is an active member of a myriad of legal and trade organizations.
Additionally, Martindale-Hubbell has distinguished Mr. Shaffer with its highest “AV Preeminent Rating” ranking for legal ability and adherence to ethical standards.
Michael H. Gaier, Esquire email@example.com
AREAS OF PRACTICE: Personal Injury, Commercial litigation, Employment claims and defense, Foreclosure defense; loan reductions and modifications; foreclosure litigation
Since 1987, Michael Gaier has litigated hundreds of lawsuits involving medical negligence, product liability, legal malpractice, and a variety of other personal injury matters in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In addition, he serves as Arbitrator, Mediator and Judge Pro Temp.
Michael Gaier has represented hundreds of homeowners in Pennsylvania, Florida and New Jersey successfully securing principal loan reduction, dismissals of foreclosure lawsuits and loan modifications. In addition to defending homeowners when the bank sues them, Mr. Gaier has successfully filed dozens of lawsuits against the “big banks,” including Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Chase Bank for predatory lending and loan servicing mistakes. He not only represents homeowners who have already been sued by their bank, but also represents homeowners who are pre-foreclosure and past foreclosure (with a judgment already against them).
In his commercial practice, Mr. Gaier represents businesses in a variety of ways, including transactional work (formation, by-laws, drafting agreements, etc.) to litigation (shareholder suits, trademark infringement, franchisee violations, etc.). He has represented businesses in the Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey area in federal and state courts, and has also counseled businesses on their expansion, reduction, new markets and employment issues of all kinds.
The skills and experience developed over 25 years of practice have become invaluable in Michael’s pursuits as an arbitrator of complex litigation matters as well as a participant in arbitrations, mediations and trials.
Additionally, Martindale-Hubbell has distinguished Mr. Gaier with its highest “AV Preeminent Rating” ranking for legal ability and adherence to ethical standards.
Michael J. Parker earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001 and went on to receive his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University in 2004.
Mr. Parker has focused his practice on advocating for the disabled for almost fifteen years. He is a board-certified Social Security Disability Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, an American Bar Association accredited organization. Mr. Parker has been recognized for his legal expertise as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star, which represents the top 2.5 percent of all attorneys under the age of 40 in 2010-2019.
In January of 2018, Mr. Parker spearheaded the formation of Pond Lehocky Giordano’s Long-Term Disability Department. Mr. Parker has taken his passion for representing disabled individuals and applied it to helping disabled individuals who are wrongfully denied insurance benefits. The Long Term Disability Department has since represented over 1,000 disabled individuals with their claims against their Long Term Disability Insurance Company. In January of 2022, Mr. Parker was made a Partner of Pond Lehocky Giordano, LLP.
He is very involved in the legal community and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Lackawanna County Bar Association, the Pike County Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives. He is also very involved in his local community. The Mayor of Scranton appointed Mr. Parker as the Chairman of the Scranton Sewer Authority. In said capacity, Mr. Parker oversaw the sale of the Scranton Sewer Authority’s assets to the Pennsylvania Water Commission. This sale allowed the City to resolve significant debt and to not raise taxes on his fellow residents.
Mr. Parker is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Affairs and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.