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The best anywhere. Right here in our region.

At Shein Law, we’re not only some of the best mesothelioma lawyers in the country, we’re also the best right here in our region.

Benjamin Shein

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Benjamin Shein

Esquire

Benjamin Shein was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. After graduating from The Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pennsylvania, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. He attended law school and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1984 from the University of Miami, School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. He has been actively involved in protecting legal rights since 1977 when he served as a law clerk while still in high school. He became a practicing attorney in 1985 and has devoted 100% of his professional time and attention to seeking justice for injured people.

Attorney Shein has successfully represented asbestos victims and their families for 30 years. He has settled hundreds of asbestos, personal injury, and wrongful death lawsuits arising from mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. He has also obtained several multi-million dollar jury verdicts on behalf of his clients in asbestos-related cases.

A renowned expert in mesothelioma and asbestos, Attorney Shein has lectured to doctors, lawyers, insurance representatives, and union leaders on asbestos exposure and disease. He is a founding member of Asbestos Victims against Default and Delay, and a member of Asbestos Victims of America. He is a respected leader among Philadelphia asbestos attorneys.

Benjamin Shein is a member in good standing of the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the state of New Jersey and also of the local and state trial lawyers and bar associations. He is a member of the Leaders Forum of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and a sustaining member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.

Mr. Shein is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for obtaining settlements, verdicts, and awards for his clients in excess of $1 million.

Bethann Schaffzin Kagan

Esquire

Bethann Schaffzin Kagan

Esquire

Bethann Schaffzin Kagan is a Partner at the Shein Law. She has been successfully protecting the legal rights of victims and families of mesothelioma, lung cancer and other catastrophic injuries for over two decades. During that time she has represented hundreds of families and has obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Bethann is respected nationally as an authority on asbestos litigation and frequently speaks at conferences around the country. Bethann’s commitment to people affected by asbestos exposure does not end when she walks out the courthouse after a successful trial. She also volunteers her time to help cancer patients and is very involved with various charities that raise money for cancer research.

Ms. Schaffzin Kagan received her B.B.A. from George Washington University and her law degree from Villanova Law School. Upon graduation from law school, Bethann clerked for the Honorable Sandra Mazer Moss in the Philadelphia Courts where she was very involved in toxic product litigation, including asbestos, DES, breast implants and lead paint. Afterward, Bethann went into private practice and has tried asbestos and other product liability cases throughout the United States.

Ms. Schaffzin Kagan is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a member of and sits on committees for local, state and national trial lawyer associations. She has published articles and has been invited to lecture to various audiences, including unions and their members, the medical community and her peers in the legal profession.

Ms. Schaffzin Kagan has been selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. She is a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers as well as a member of the National Asbestos/Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Outside of the practice of law, Bethann is very active in the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.

John P. Kopesky

Esquire

John P. Kopesky

Esquire

John Kopesky has lived his entire life in the Philadelphia area. He graduated from Camden Catholic High School in 1972 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Villanova University School of Business in 1976. He attended the Villanova University of School of Law, was an Associate Editor of the Villanova Law Review, and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1979.

Attorney Kopesky began his legal career in Philadelphia in 1979 as a litigator with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. In 1980, he took a one-year leave of absence and served as clerk to the Honorable Bruce W. Kauffman during Justice Kauffman’s tenure on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In 1987, he joined the litigation form of Hoyle, Morris and Kerr, becoming a partner of the firm in 1990.

Since 1994, Mr. Kopesky has specialized in representing individuals who have been injured as a result of medical malpractice and defective medical devices and drugs, obtaining multiple settlements in excess of $1 million for his clients. Since joining the Shein Law in February 2007, Attorney Kopesky has represented the victims of asbestos exposure as well as plaintiffs in other toxic tort litigation.

Mr. Kopesky is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Villanova Law J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court and a member of the Villanova Law Alumni Association’s Board of Advisors. He has published articles and has lectured attorneys on topics relating to pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. John Kopesky has also served as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and as a Settlement Master with the Philadelphia Court system.

Attorney Kopesky is a local lawyer seeking justice for local people in local courts. If you would like him to contact you, please email our practice.

Brooke Kwatny Kravitz

Esquire

Brooke Kwatny Kravitz

Esquire

Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyer, Brooke Kwatny Kravitz, represents Plaintiffs who have been exposed to asbestos throughout the tri-state region. She focuses her practice on the representation of individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and other lung diseases, aggressively pursuing the corporations responsible for harming her clients. Individualized attention is given to every client, who benefit from Brooke’s combination of compassion, trial skills and uncompromising determination.

Brooke has litigated cases in both state and federal court, taking numerous cases to jury verdict. In addition to her work for her clients, Brooke has served as both a Judge Pro Tempore and Arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, and is a judicial investigator for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention. Moreover, she is a member of the executive committee of the Temple American Inn of Court.

Brooke received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the Pennsylvania State University and her Juris Doctorate degree (cum laude) from Widener University School of Law.

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