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At the Law Offices of William M. Blaum, we firmly believe that the practice of law is about helping others and we pride ourselves to be more than just providers of legal services.

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C | Character

Character

We abide by the highest standards of professional ethics. We do not engage in inappropriate or unfair tactics or courses of action. Our commitment to our clients, as well as our community, is based on professionalism and civility in all aspects of our legal representation.

C | Competence

Competence

Our education of the latest legal developments is abreast. Often times people are misled by the notion that hiring the biggest law firm and paying their enormous fees increases their chance of success. This is an unfortunate misconception. Every member of our team routinely attends legal education seminars to maintain the highest level of knowledge in our areas of practice.

S | Stewardship

Stewardship

Consider us to be your counselor, consigliere, and partner as we take on the challenges that lie ahead. We bring our legal acumen and considerable experience to attack any and every obstacle that may arise. Our clients are fully informed of the progress of their case while questions are answered quickly and accurately as we routinely meet to discuss and prepare for the case.

E | Effort

Effort

When a case is accepted by our team, we provide our maximum effort on behalf of the client. Our dedication goes beyond simply drafting documents or reviewing legal requirements. We offer an exceptional ability to craft immediate, thorough, and customized solutions.

Experience
Experience

Experience

With nearly 40 years of combined legal experience, we have unsurpassed knowledge in our practice areas. We have appeared before Appellate Courts, Common Pleas Courts, Federal District Courts, Administrative Law Courts such as Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Compensation and before Custody Masters and Magisterial District Courts.

Markets

Our workers' compensation defense practice spans the eastern half of the state from State College to Stroudsburg and Philadelphia and all points in between.

Our civil practice spans the counties of Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Wyoming, and the Federal Courts in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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PROFILES

William M. Blaum

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Insurance Defense; Workers' Compensation.

Admitted: 1992, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Law School: University of South Carolina, J.D., 1992.

College: King's College, B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1989.

Member: Lackawanna County and Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations.

Biography: Phi Delta Phi, Recipient, Professor's Award for Excellence in Finance, King's College. Associate, Lenahan & Dempsey, 1992-1996. Participant, Lackawanna County Pro Bono Program, 2000 - Present. Abington Area Girls Softball League, Board Member, U-8 Commissioner and Coach 2008 - 2009. Recipient Lackawanna County Pro Bono Samuel Fallk Equal Access to Justice Award, 2008. Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Janet Blaum

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation; Insurance Defense.

Admitted: 1992, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Law School: University of South Carolina, J.D., 1992.

College: University of North Florida, B.A./B.S., Criminal Justice, 1988 Graduate School: Florida State University, M.S., Criminal Justice, 1989.

Member: Lackawanna County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.

Biography: Associate, Lenahan & Dempsey, 1993 - 1995. Associate, Koff, Wendolowski, Ferguson & Mangan, 1995 - 1999. Associate, Law Offices of Thomas Kelly, 1999 - 2006.

Philanthropy: Board Member, Habitat for Humanity of Lackawanna County, 1995 - 2000. Board Member, Timmy's Town Center Children's Museum, 2004 - 2008.

Elizabeth Speicher

Practice Areas: Workers’ Compensation

Admitted: 2014, Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania 2015, New Jersey

Law School: Duquesne University School of Law, 2014

College: University of Pittsburgh, 2010

Member: Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and American Bar Associations.

Biography: Interned at the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office, Summer, 2012; Served as a certified intern at Neighborhood Legal Services in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Summer, 2013; Received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Energy Law, Spring, 2014 semester; Served as both staff writer and executive content editor for Joule: Duquesne Energy & Environmental Law Journal, 2012-2014; and worked as judicial law clerk in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania for Senior Judge Kenneth Seamans and rotating senior judges, 2014-2015.

Focus

Workers' Compensation

PA workers' compensation law is a challenging and ever-changing legal arena. This legal practice area includes the presentation of fact and expert witness testimony. Generally, these cases proceed at the first level before a Workers' Compensation Judge. Appeals can be made to the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, PA Commonwealth Court and ultimately the PA Supreme Court.

Civil Claims

Civil claims involve motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites and other injuries. These claims generally proceed in the Court of Common Pleas, federal district courts and magistrates courts.

We Consult, Train & Defend

Our workers' compensation defense practice encompasses training, evaluation, support and preparation regarding employers workers' compensation program. Once litigation is required our practice involves attendance at detailed claims reviews, thorough preparation, continual contact and full and complete litigation.


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Phone: 570.319.9969
Fax: 570.319.1699
Email: info@lawblaum.com

200 Abington Executive Park
Suite 205
Clarks Summit, PA 18411