JAMES D. ROSEN

PARTNER

BIO
Mr. Rosen is a graduate of Temple University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History and Political Science. He is admitted to practice in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

 

Mr. Rosen has tried numerous cases to verdict in the Common Pleas Courts of Philadelphia, Montgomery Count, Bucks and Delaware Counties, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has litigated several cases to conclusion in New York, Maryland, Virginia and North and South Carolina, as well as the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Kentucky. He has also handled appellate matters in the Pennsylvania Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts, as well as the Third Circuit, and various post trial and interlocutory appeals before several of the aforementioned courts as well as the Common Please Courts of Lackawanna and Monroe Counties in Pennsylvania. Mr. Rosen has obtained several seven-figure verdicts and settlements.

 

Mr. Rosen has served as a judge pro tempore for the Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia for approximately 20 years, and is a member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association.  Mr. Rosen has also maintained an active non-litigation practice, commercial real estate closings, and formation and planning for commercial entities. He has maintained an active law practice for 35 years and has tried cases involving personal injury, commercial litigation and general litigation issues. 

 

Mr. Rosen has been involved in multiple high-profile cases, including serving as part of the plaintiff's trial team in the case of Donald Chuy vs. The Philadelphia Eagles and National Football League, from pre-trial through the argument before the Third Circuit, whose decision in the case recognized the viability of the cause of action for inentional infliction of emotional distress in Pennsylvania, and also caused the National Football League to rewrite the standard players' contract. Mr. Rosen has also served as a volunteer attorney on behalf of the family of a victim of the September 11th attacks, and he obtained a large award from the Victim's Compensation Fund. 


EDUCATION
J.D., Temple University, 1973

ILENE SCHAFER

PARTNER

BIO

Ilene is a 1977 graduate from Pennsylvania State University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law Enforcement and Corrections. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1981. She is admitted to practice in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. 

 

In the years since she was admitted to the bar she has practiced as a general practitioner with a particular emphasis upon personal injury matters. She has litigated many cases to verdict, priding herself on her ability to relate to the juries and achieving significant awards in favor of her clients. Ilene has extensive trial experience in medical malpractice and injury cases and has successfully represented her clients in both the Federal and State court systems in Pennsylvania. 


EDUCATION
J.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1981


 

FRANK N. DIMEO, JR.

PARTNER

BIO

In his over thirty years as an attorney, Frank has litigated cases before Judges and Juries and has appeared at all Appellate levels of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey Courts.

Frank has also litigated cases in the Eastern and Middle Districts of the Federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has also appeared before the Third Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals. 

 

Frank has represented clients in many diverse areas of the law. Frank's clients are families who unexpectedly lost loved ones due to medical malpractice, individuals unjustly charged with crimes, patrons of businesses harmed by unsafe business practices, workers seriously hurt on the job, spouses facing an undeserved termination of their marriage and an uncertain future, emerging businesses facing unfair monopolistic practices limiting competition, shareholders whose investment are placed unfairly at risk, and citizens who have had their civil rights violated. 

Each one of these clients reached out to Frank to represent them in their times of need, confident that Frank would obtain the relief that they sought and deserved. 

 

Frank has also served as a Judge Pro Tem and Arbitrator in the Philadelphia Court for Common Pleas in numerous cases pending before the Court. 

 

Frank served many years on the Board of Governors and as an Officer of the Justinian Society of Philadelphia, an educational, nonprofit organization of lawyers whose ancestry is Italian founded in 1935. Frank was elected and served as Chancellor of the organization in 2016 and 2017.

 

Frank is proudly an active member of various national, state, and local Bar Associations.  

EDUCATION
Villanova University, 1983 B.A.

Villanova University, 1984 M.A.

Delaware Law School, 1987 J.D.