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Elizabeth A. Bailey is a trial attorney representing victims/survivors in the U.S. and overseas in litigation resulting from catastrophic personal injury and institutional abuses. Ms. Bailey’s practice focuses on the pursuit of civil justice against individual wrong-doers as well as corporate and institutional entities whose actions or inaction directly or indirectly harmed her clients. Many of her clients’ life-altering, permanent physical and/or traumatic emotional injuries are associated with defective products, construction failures, and campus sexual assault/Title IX violations. In recent years, Ms. Bailey has represented numerous student-survivors and student-survivor organizations in cases of alleged sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence on campuses, in the U.S. and abroad.
Raised in a manufacturing town outside Philadelphia. Ms. Bailey graduated from Penn State University at the top of her class with a degree in Biochemistry in 2010. While in college, she worked summers as a member of the local United Automobile Workers Union (UAW), on the third shift in an auto parts plant. This experience provides her a unique perspective—one few lawyers have—when representing workers injured in the workplace.
After graduation, she attended Temple University Beasley School of Law, earning a number of academic accolades for her oral and written advocacy skills. At Temple, she was selected by two professors to be their teaching assistant and hired by a national litigation firm as a law clerk. She has since graduated from Temple University’s LLM Trial Advocacy problem. She has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2017.
Halmon L. “Sonny” Banks, III, Esq., is the founder of Banks Law. Mr. Banks has practiced exclusively in the area of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation since 1985, and is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist as certified by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He is a member of the Pennsylvania State Bar as well as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals of the Federal Bar. Mr. Banks is a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is also the past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also on the Program Planning Committee of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He assists in putting together and presenting programs for the Workers’ Compensation Fall Section Meetings. These seminars are attended by attorneys throughout the state of Pennsylvania who practice in the area of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation. In 2008, Mr. Banks was awarded the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section’s Martha J. Hampton Award. That award is presented to the workers’ compensation attorney or judge who best exemplifies a commitment to the profession while maintaining a unique and close relationship with members of the bar and bench, as well as exemplary compassion, dedication and professionalism. Mr. Banks was recently named the Best Lawyers 2014 Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Law-Claimant’s “Lawyer of the Year.” He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania Association for Justice.
He remains active in both the State and Local Bar Associations in their Workers’ Compensation Sections. Mr. Banks regularly attends continuing legal education seminars on workers’ compensation. He continues to practice on a regular basis before Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Judges and the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board.
Mr. Banks resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Kim, and his three boys, Jake, Griffin, and Mason.