Litigation

LITIGATION

Leeson & Leeson handles all aspects of civil trial and appellate practice. Joseph F. Leeson, III represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants in Pennsylvania state and federal courts. From the initiation of a lawsuit through all stages of appellate procedure, Leeson & Leeson is prepared to litigate your case to its conclusion. Below are some primary areas of litigation that Leeson and Leeson is prepared to handle:

Malpractice and Professional Negligence

Common areas of malpractice include medical malpractice, legal malpractice and negligence by a professional. Typically, these cases arise from a professional relationship and, through the negligent act or omission of the professional, an injury is caused to the client, customer or patient. The most popular form of malpractice claims are medical malpractice which can include: failure to diagnose or misdiagnose an issue, unnecessary surgery, error during surgery, improper medication and/or treatment and the failure to diagnose symptoms. If you have hired an attorney, accountant, medical practitioner or any other kind of professional whose actions have resulted in serious injury to you or your spouse. Contact Leeson & Leeson to determine your legal remedies.

Contract Disputes

Contracts are legal instruments by which parties exchange promises, services or goods. Although these agreements are typically entered into with the expectations of a beneficial relationship, disputes arise nonetheless. Contracts are broken for a variety of reasons which sometime include intentional breaches due to the economic benefits one party may incur by breaching rather than honoring the contractual obligations. Other reasons include breach due to unexpected events/ conditions and the unwillingness of one contracting party to satisfy the contractual arrangements. These contractual arrangements are legally enforceable and therefore, more often than not, lead to litigation.

White Collar Crime

Leeson & Leeson is uniquely positioned to help you with your white collar needs. As one of the very few lawyers in the Lehigh Valley with experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Joseph F. Leeson, III can provide you with a broader range of financial knowledge, as well as legal proficiency, when analyzing complex financial litigation.

Employment Litigation

Labor and Employment law is governed by a complex network of federal, state, and local laws. As a result, each matter requires a separate analysis. Employment litigation is also unique because it can involve sensitive personal information and can occur during an ongoing employment relationship. Achieving good outcomes requires technical, legal, and interpersonal skill. Legal counsel is necessary to establish the optimal legal strategy when an investigation or lawsuit becomes inevitable.

Civil Rights Litigation

A variety of complicated issues arise in civil and constitutional rights cases. Citizens are oftentimes unaware that their rights, granted under the United States Constitution and relevant state constitution, are protected by the court through a number of different devices, including, but not limited to, the Due Process clause, Equal Protection clause, First Amendment, Section 1983 lawsuits and state and federal civil rights statutes. If you have a civil rights legal issue, contact us to protect your rights and to explore your legal options.

Libel, Slander, Defamation

A defamatory statement does not need to be broadcast to a national audience in order to establish a claim for defamation, libel or slander. Defamation cases are often uniquely local in nature since defamatory statements profoundly affect reputations in local communities and professional networks. Defamation matters can arise from outlets such as local newspaper publication, television media outlets or even the internet.

Over fifty years ago the Leeson law practice was built on three fundamental pillars that continues to guide the firm today: the deliberate commitment to the growth and development of others, an unwavering dedication to integrity, and a dedication to strong work ethic. Clients who seek legal services from Leeson & Leeson will be provided with services that meet, or exceed, the levels of proficiency that the Leeson family has maintained for the last fifty years.

Leeson & Leeson represents people throughout all of Eastern Pennsylvania, including those in Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Schuylkill, Carbon and Monroe counties. Leeson & Leeson's office is conveniently located in the heart of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.