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Schmidt Kramer Ranked in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News’ Best Law Firms

We are proud to announce our law firm was included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in two different tiers and six different categories. The “Best Law Firms” list is compiled through a detailed evaluation consisting of…

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2020 Election: How You Can Vote By Mail in Pennsylvania

The 2020 presidential election is fast approaching and so are the deadlines to register to vote and request an absentee ballot. Voters are increasingly choosing absentee and mail-in ballots because they are a convenient way to vote. Below, Schmidt Kramer…

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How COVID-19 Has Significantly Impacted Homeowners Insurance

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many aspects of society, including homeowners insurance. The new normal has transformed the housing market in many ways. New and existing homeowners are becoming more attuned to digital channels, are moving to the…

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Seven Schmidt Kramer Attorneys Chosen for Best Lawyers in America

Schmidt Kramer is proud to announce seven of our attorneys were selected for the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Daryl Christopher was named Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law and Michael Kosik was named Lawyer of the Year for Personal…

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If you are unemployed and have thought about driving for Uber, you may have decided against it because you did not want to endanger your unemployment benefits. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that Uber drivers are employees. The…

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Small Businesses Taking Legal Action Against Insurers for COVID-19 Losses

Small businesses losing lots of money during the coronavirus shutdown may expect insurance to cover their losses. Unfortunately, many insurers are denying COVID-19-related claims, leaving small businesses to fend for themselves. Several Pittsburgh restaurants…

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Who Do You Want to be June 1?

My own journal entry was staring back at me. I was contemplating my answer amid what has been a tough couple weeks, coming to grips with this new reality we are going to be navigating for the foreseeable future. The short-term implications are painful…

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On Saturday, Schmidt Kramer attorney Jessica Mitchell and her family participated in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Johnstown, PA. With the generous support of her family and friends, Jessica was able to raise $880 toward Alzheimer’s care, support…

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On Tuesday, Republican State Senator Lisa Baker was appointed majority chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee. This possibly marks the first time that majority leaders for the Senate and House judiciary committees are nonlawyers. Former…

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Less than 24 hours after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its first ruling on the long-simmering debate over what it takes to bring bad-faith claims against an insurer in Pennsylvania, that case, Rancosky v. Washington National Insurance, was being…

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