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Areas of Practice – Police Brutality, Prison Suicide, Liquor Liability, Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Product Liability, Slip and Fall, Dog Bites
Litigation Percentage – 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions – Pennsylvania, 1988, New Jersey, 1989, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1992, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1989, U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1995
Professional Associations and Memberships – Pennsylvania Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, National Police Accountability Project
Phi Delta Phi
Education – Delaware Law School, Wilmington, Delaware, The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia
“Corporate Drug Testing: Private Employers’ Right to Test,”, 12 Del J. Corp., L. 3 , 1987
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.