Sonny Banks and co-host Joe Dougherty are joined by guest Attorney Jeff Krawitz of Stark & Stark, Attorneys at Law.
The Sonny Banks show is sponsored by Tony Schuler of Pinnacle Medical Plus.
Mr. Krawitz concentrates his practice in casualty litigation focusing on complex injury matters, coverage issues and bad faith claims. This practice is highly concentrated on professional liability claims with a specific focus on medical negligence. He also has, and continues to, litigate claims arising from motor vehicle and commercial transportation accidents, many of which involve catastrophic damages.
In addition, Mr. Krawitz has extensive experience in both state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has argued cases in the New Jersey Appellate Division and Delaware Supreme Court on transportation coverage issues.
Mr. Krawitz, through appointment by the President Judge of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, serves as a Judge Pro Tem to assist the Court in resolving various forms of civil litigation involving personal injury. In 2013, he was appointed to sit as a Hearing Committee Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and continues to serve after re-appointment as a Senior Hearing Member. He is also an appointed member of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Mr. Krawitz is an active participant for Simon’s Fund, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of heart conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children and to promote new laws regarding mandatory heart screenings, and he serves as a Board Member for the Family Lives On Foundation whose mission supports the lifelong emotional well-being of children whose mother or father has died.
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.