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KRISTIN BUDDLE, ESQ of Wieand Law is a determined and passionate trial attorney representing injured victims across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She focuses her practice on all aspects of serious personal injury, including wrongful death, motor vehicle and trucking accidents, premises liability and nursing home neglect abuse. In addition, Kristin manages the firm’s Workers’ Compensation department and proudly assists injured workers and their families to get back on their feet. Kristin has dedicated her career to zealously advocating for her clients in and out of the court room, and is committed to obtaining the best results for each and every one.
Prior to joining Wieand Law, Kristin litigated hundreds of personal injury and Workers’ Compensation cases, and has secured millions of dollars in settlements, verdicts and awards on behalf of her clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Among other successes, Kristin was featured in Verdict Search in 2018 for securing a substantial jury verdict in Monroe County, Pennsylvania on behalf of a client who was severely injured as the result of defective stairs.
Kristin is licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as a certified Arbitrator in the Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia Compulsory Arbitration program, and is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Association of Justice.
Kristin is a proud graduate of La Salle University, where she earned her degree in both political science and English in 2008. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor in 2011 from Widener University School of Law, where she participated in the trial advocacy program and began her legal career at a private law firm advocating for victims injured as the result of negligence and accidents in the work place.
Recently, Kristin was selected to be included to the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2021.
DANA KLAYMAN is an energetic trial lawyer focusing on all aspects of personal injury, medical / dental malpractice and nursing home neglect litigation. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Klayman graduated from Villanova University in 2004. She attended Widener University School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in 2007.
At Widener, Ms. Klayman was an Executive Board Member of the Moe Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society, a very prestigious organization dedicated to the advancement of litigation skills through education, workshops and highly regarded interscholastic trial competitions. Membership is by invitation only and is reserved for law students who have demonstrated exceptional discipline, dedication, and the ability to master litigation skills.
Dana has continued to gain recognition in practice. She was featured in “Top Verdicts of 2011” for her role in negotiating one of the largest settlements in Pennsylvania for her client injured in a motor vehicle accident, and again in “Top Verdicts of 2014” for obtaining one of the largest trip and fall settlements in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Several other verdicts and settlements were featured in Verdict Search, The Legal Intelligencer, and one of her notable cases was headlined in a Courthouse News Service article.
Ms. Klayman was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Super Lawyers Rising Stars represent no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state and are selected from a pool of candidates recognized by peers for excellence in legal practice and professional achievement. In addition, she was nominated for membership in the Million Dollar Advocates forum in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, she was named “Top 40 Under 40” by the American Society for Legal Advocates and has been offered admission into other “Top 40 Under 40” legal associations.
Dana’s commitment to the legal system and the rights of her clients extend to her interests outside of work. As a teenager, she assisted with various state and local political campaigns and served as her neighborhood’s election inspector as soon as she was able to vote. Since 2011, she has served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice, an organization dedicated to best practices in legal representation and to upholding the principles of Pennsylvania’s trial advocacy system. Dana is also a member of the Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia, a prestigious organization that unites members of the Bench and Bar and requires sponsorship to join. Dana is also a member of The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations.
In addition to practicing law, Dana can be found serving as a certified arbitrator and Judge Pro Tempore in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia as well as often presenting at legal education seminars to fellow lawyers in the areas of motor vehicle and premises liability as well as civil procedure and evidence.
Dana was a lifelong resident of Philadelphia and recently moved to Cherry Hill, New Jersey where she lives with her family.