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Richard J. Hollawell
Since 2001, Richard J. Hollawell has become one of the most successful personal injury attorneys in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, representing clients that were seriously injured or families that had lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of others.
He uses his experience, knowledge, and tenacity to fight hard for his clients and to see that justice is served. Mr. Hollawell handles a broad range of personal injury cases, and he has been recognized nationally as a pioneer in battling against doctors and pharmaceutical companies for their role in causing the epidemic of addiction and death from opioids and other prescription drugs.
He also focuses on holding insurance companies responsible when they act in bad faith towards policyholders with his extensive work in the related field of insurance bad faith.
An Expert In Insurance Company Tactics
Richard J. Hollawell (Rick) has first-hand knowledge when it comes to knowing exactly how insurance companies operate. Prior to becoming an attorney he worked as an insurance claims adjuster at two of the country’s largest and well-known property and causality insurance companies.
He was responsible for investigating, negotiating, and settling personal injury claims that were brought against the company’s policyholders. Mr. Hollawell is ahead of the game when it comes to knowing how insurance adjusters operate and the tactics they use to limit payouts and knows that insurance companies are not on your side.
His insider knowledge of the insurance industry gives him the edge to get the maximum results for his clients.
Richard Hollawell received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Fordham University in 1990‚ and his law degree from Widener University School of Law in 2001.
At Fordham‚ Mr. Hollawell’s hard work and competitive spirit earned him the Fordham University Presidential Scholarship‚ and the Vincent Lombardi Memorial Award for Leadership and Athletic Achievement.
At Fordham he served as the captain of the football team and was a two-time All American. He is licensed to practice law in New Jersey‚ Pennsylvania‚ and New York.
Throughout his career‚ Mr. Hollawell has obtained millions of dollars for clients from settlements and verdicts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
A $4,500,000 jury trial verdict after a three week trial for the family of a client who died as a direct result of a doctor overprescribing highly addictive painkillers in increasing doses.
A $1,140,000 total settlement from a doctor who had been overprescribing prescription painkillers and the dispensing pharmacy that led to the patient becoming addicted and subsequently dying from the prescription drugs.
Motor Vehicle Accident – Drunk Driver:
A $1,075,000 settlement for a dram shop case against a bar/restaurant for over-serving a patron who ultimately got behind the wheel of a car intoxicated, seriously injuring our two clients who were passengers in the vehicle when the driver lost control of his car and crashed.
A $925,000 settlement for the family of a man who died as a result of his doctor overprescribing fatal amounts of prescription pain medications. The doctor failed to provide any treatment for the patient and only prescribed painkillers that escalated each time the patient returned for visits.
A $900,000 settlement for a minor child who was seriously and permanently injured as a result of being run over by a forklift at a family member’s workplace, an industrial area where the child was not ever supposed to be near.
Mr. Hollawell currently resides in Southern New Jersey with his wife, daughter and son. In his spare time he enjoys the beaches of Cape May, NJ and traveling with his family.
If you’ve recently been injured in an accident or at the negligence of another, you need a highly experienced attorney who has the compassion for his clients, and the tenacity, strength and will to achieve justice and maximum results. Your case will be handled ethically and honestly.
At Richard J. Hollawell and Associates we are personally committed to you and we will be on your side every step of the way.