Joe Dougherty and co-host Frank Ciprero, partner at Pond Lehocky, are joined by Greg Spizer of VSCP Law.
The Lawyers of Pond Lehocky Show is sponsored by Tony Schuler of Pinnacle Medical Plus.
Frank N. Ciprero graduated from Dickinson College in 1995 with a B.A. in Anthropology. In 1998, he earned a law degree from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University. He served as a legal intern for the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Division. He then became a Senior Associate with a mid-sized defense firm handling Workers’ Compensation and general liability defense litigation in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With over five years of experience in Workers’ Compensation, he then joined a leading regional firm, where he focused his practice exclusively on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law.
In June 2010, he joined Pond Lehocky, where he continues to focus his practice on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law and protecting the rights of injured workers as a Partner.
Mr. Ciprero has been admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He now specializes exclusively in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law, and is certified as a specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation Law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He is very active in the community as a member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Montgomery County Bar Associations. He is a member of both the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. He has been a guest lecturer at Villanova University School of Law in the area of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law.
With thousands of personal injury cases under his belt, Greg Spizer has significant experience helping families receive the compensation they deserve due to others’ negligence or wrongdoing. Prior to co-founding VSCP LAW, Greg was an equity shareholder at a prestigious Philadelphia law firm focusing on catastrophic personal injury and mass tort cases. He served as the co-chair of the firm’s mass tort department where he worked on cases with recoveries totaling in the billions of dollars including the 4.85 billion dollar Vioxx settlement, the Yaz Birth Control Litigation and other pharmaceutical and medical device matters.
Through old-fashioned hard work, Greg has also achieved significant recoveries for clients who have been injured by defective products, automobile accidents, medical malpractice and other personal injury claims. Noteworthy recoveries include:
- A multi-million dollar recovery in a motor vehicle accident claim.
- Million dollar confidential settlements involving defective products
- A seven-figure recovery for a minor in a medical malpractice case
Born at Fort Devens Army Hospital in Massachusetts and raised near Scranton, PA, Greg’s father, a lawyer for over 50 years, was his inspiration for becoming an attorney.
Following his graduation from Abington Heights High School in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, Greg enrolled at Pennsylvania State University where he earned his undergraduate degree in 1995. While at Penn State, Greg was active in numerous activities and organizations, including the Legal Affairs Department where Greg would represent students who encountered legal issues on campus. Greg then went to law school at The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University where he received his law degree in 1998. While in law school, Greg gained invaluable experience working at both governmental and private law offices.
Greg is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and before the federal courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice where Greg serves on the Board of Governors, and the American Association for Justice. Greg has also been recognized by his peers having been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2013 and for the last three years, named a Top 100 Lawyer in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia.
When Greg is not practicing law, he enjoys watching and playing sports, laughing with friends and spending time with his wife and twin daughters.