JOHN BRIGGS, ATTORNEY: For more than a quarter of a century, our firm has developed a solid reputation as trial attorneys, and as skilled practitioners of law. Those things go a long way in how your case is handled.
EVAN KLINE, ATTORNEY: At Katherman Briggs & Greenberg, we handle cases on what’s called a contingency basis, and what that means is that you don’t pay us a fee for our time unless we get a recovery in your case. We recognize that many of the people that are coming to us are in bad shape financially because of an accident and they are not in a position to be paying a monthly bill to a lawyer. So, you don’t have to worry about that. You’re not going to pay a dime unless we get a recovery for you in the case.
DREW GANNON, ATTORNEY: At KBG our philosophy is to treat our clients as we would want to treat one of our own family members.
TIM SALVATORE, ATTORNEY: I think making a personal connection with a client is perhaps one of the most important parts of this job, and there are a few clients that I look back on whose lives I’ve had a tremendous impact on, people that I was able to help get out of really horrible situations.
GANNON: We represent our clients with a great deal of legal skill, but also treat them as individuals, and make sure that we always understand that this is likely a process they’ve never been through before.
BILL STRONG, ATTORNEY: It never hurts to talk to us, even if it’s a phone consultation, because we can, at the very least, point you in the right direction.
CRAIG MILSTEN, ATTORNEY: My clients are people that I know, people in my community that I recognize. They’re neighbors, they’re friends. And when they come in, they’re clearly in need of help.
STRONG: And even if you don’t retain us, we can help you avoid mistakes that may not be obvious to you, but are obvious to us.
DEAN DOMINICK, ATTORNEY: When I had the opportunity to join this firm, it just seemed like a perfect fit, and it has turned out to be a perfect fit for me.
JENNIFER KLINE, ATTORNEY: I think what you see after you do this for a while is that the cards are really stacked in favor of the insurance company. The adjusters who handle these claims have hundreds of cases, and so they really know the legal system. They know what they need to do in order to represent the insurance company’s interests. The injured worker, on the other hand, most of the time has one claim their entire life, and so they really are out of their league when they’re trying to deal with their work injury, and that’s really where we come in.
MILSTEN: I’ve been with Katherman Briggs & Greenberg for the past four years, and I practiced in a number of other areas before I joined this firm, and I think that this is the first place that I’ve been at where I really feel like I’m doing what it was that I wanted to do when I decided to go to law school, and that’s helping real people with real problems, and being able to achieve real results.
BRIGGS: You will be treated professionally here, and we will do our best job on your behalf. That also extends to our opponents. They recognize that we will do our job very well and thoroughly and professionally and that ends up coming across to a jury or a judge at the end of the day. Those are things that prompt the other side to settle your case fairly and early on.
STRONG: We are a Central Pennsylvania firm. All of the attorneys in our office live and work here in Central Pennsylvania.
JIM GREENBERG, ATTORNEY: The skills and talents, as much as anything, involve caring and being concerned for you, the client—listening to you, wanting to really know your story and what the problems are you’re grappling with, particularly after such a traumatic event as an accident.
MILSTEN: This is an area of the law that is complex. It’s not the type of thing that you can go into and make a successful result for yourself. You need somebody who can help you navigate those waters because the party on the other side, the insurance company here, they know how to navigate those waters, and they’re not interested in helping you, and you need somebody on your side who does know how to do that.
GANNON: And one of the most important things I try to convey to my clients is a sense of confidence that they know that someone has their back—that they can relax while they’re going through this difficult time—knowing that someone is out there representing their best interests. I’ve been practicing for about fifteen years now, and during that whole time I’ve been handling workers’ compensation cases. I started working for the insurance company and did that work for about seven or eight years before coming to this firm. The switch has been very gratifying. I very much enjoy representing the injured worker. I find it very satisfying.
KLINE: We can really help guide the injured worker through that process of the workers’ compensation system and hopefully help relieve their anxiety and make the whole process easier for them.
DOMINICK: It’s been very rewarding to work for the people who actually need the help rather than the insurance companies that have more than enough help.
GREENBERG: I’m proud to say that here at KBG, my story is not unique. Every one of the lawyers here comes from a rich, personal experience background that they also bring to bear in the skills and talents that it takes to represent you well, and those skills and talents go far beyond knowing the law and establishing a good reputation as first-rate lawyers who the insurance companies respect.