Practice Areas

Lenahan & Dempsey is nationally known for our skill and expertise in handling often very complicated personal injury cases. The Firm has won hundreds of millions of dollars for the injured or their families.

At Lenahan & Dempsey, we have been recognized by Judges, our peers and leading law publications for our work on behalf of those who have been hurt or killed due to the negligence of others.

We are a comprehensive Personal Injury and Workers Compensation law firm that practices throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, The Pocono Mountains, The Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Lenahan & Dempsey is home to five lawyers named to Best Lawyers in America (John R. Lenahan, Joseph P. Lenahan, Timothy G. Lenahan, Brian J. Lenahan and Matthew D. Dempsey). The Firm is also listed in Best Law Firms in America as well.

At Lenahan & Dempsey we handle cases across a wide spectrum that ranges from Wrongful Death to Car and Truck accidents; from Insurance Bad Faith cases to Slip & Falls, Products Liability, Nursing Home Abuse, Workers Compensation and much more.

Cases of Note:

Lenahan & Dempsey has been at the forefront of numerous landmark cases. Two of the most interesting are:

  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Rights of Handicapped Workers to Sue Federal Agencies

Insurance Bad Faith - Hollock v Erie, 2004 Pa. Super. 13, 842 A.2d 409 (2004)(en banc). This case, tried and won by Attorney Timothy Lenahan, is viewed as the landmark case establishing the right of injured individuals to be treated fairly by their insurance companies (what is now known as Insurance Bad Faith Law).

Rights of Handicapped Workers - Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Darrone. This 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court win by Attorney Joseph P. Lenahan protected the rights of handicapped employees working for government funded agencies.

Learn More About These Practice AreasLenahan & Dempsey practice areas also include, but are not limited to:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Amputations
  • Animal Attacks
  • Automobile Accidents
  • (car, truck & other vehicles)
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Birth Injury
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action
  • Construction Law/Accidents
  • Defective Airbags
  • Defective Products
  • Defective Seatbelts
  • Dog Bites
  • Educational Law
  • Elder Abuse/Neglect
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Injuries
  • Fractured Bones
  • Head/Brain Injuries
  • Health & Safety Law
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Loss of Eyesight
  • Loss of Hearing
  • Mass Tort
  • Mining Issues
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Pedestrian Accident
  • Pharmaceutical Cases
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Railroad Claims
  • Rollovers
  • Slip & Fall Injuries
  • Social Security Claims
  • Special Education Law
  • Spinal Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Toxic Waste/Toxic Exposure
  • Unsafe Premises
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Injuries
  • Wrongful Death