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RYAN C. BLAZURE is a partner with Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP, where he practices in the areas of general liability, transportation, and workers' compensation. Mr. Blazure is admitted to practice before the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Blazure received his undergraduate degree from Wilkes University and his J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law.
GERALD A. CONNOR is a partner and trial attorney in the Scranton, Pennsylvania office of Margolis Edelstein, a full service multi-state litigation provider to the insurance industry, major corporations, and governmental entities. Mr. Connor lectures on a variety of topics related to his practice, including bad faith, automobile litigation, trial techniques, and the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law. Mr. Connor has handled dozens of trials, administrative hearings, and arbitrations to verdict, and also is active at the appellate level, in both state and federal court. Mr. Connor is a member of the Lackawanna County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Connor earned his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law.
MICHAEL J. McDONALD is a founding partner in the law firm of McDonald and MacGregor, LLC, where he practices in the areas of civil litigation and personal injury. He is certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is past president of the Lackawanna County Bar Association; and is a member of the Pennsylvania (member, Civil Rules Committee), the American and the Federal (past president, Middle District of Pennsylvania) bar associations; and the Middle District of Pennsylvania Lawyers Advisory Committee. Mr. McDonald is also the past president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice (member, Workplace Injury Litigation Group) and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He earned his B.A. degree from Villanova University and his J.D. degree from the Dickinson School of Law.
MICHAEL R. MEY is a partner in the Scranton law firm of Mey & Sulla, LLP, where his areas of practice include personal injury, insurance and construction law. He earned his B.A. degree from Wilkes University and his J.D. degree from Capital University. Mr. Mey frequently lectures to various professional and business groups on construction law and personal injury issues. He is a member of the Luzerne County and Pennsylvania bar associations, the American Association for Justice (member, Insurance Law Section), and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (member, sections on Bad Faith and Civil Litigation).
ROBERT T. PANOWICZ is the owner of Panowicz Law Office in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where he focuses his practice in all aspects of civil litigation. Mr. Panowicz has experience in litigating cases such as auto accidents, slip and fall, product liability, workers' compensation, and various others. Mr. Panowicz is a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. Mr. Panowicz earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Kings College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law.