Philadelphia – Bernard W. Smalley, Sr. of Raynes & Lawn shared his extensive experience in litigation at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute program, “Everything You Need to Know About Pre-Trial Practice in Philadelphia,” held April 30, 2019 at the CLE Conference Center in Philadelphia.
The program covered such topics as navigating the intricacies of discovery court, effective case management, Judge Pro Tempore conferences, and pre-trial tactics and tips. Attendees also participated in a mock discovery court.
For more than 35 years, Smalley has devoted his career to the practice of law and helping individuals in the Philadelphia community and beyond. A well-recognized and accomplished trial attorney, he focuses his practice on medical malpractice, product liability, accidents at work and construction accidents.
He is a fellow of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He served as president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and received its prestigious Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award. He has also received the President’s Award from the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia; the Soaring Eagle Award from the Minority Caucus of the American Association of Justice (formally ATLA); the Pursuit of Justice Award from the American Bar Association; and the Justice Thurgood Marshall Award of Excellence. In 2014, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest law journal in the United States.
Founded 50 years ago, Raynes & Lawn has secured record personal injury recoveries for its clients in matters of product liability, medical malpractice, trucking and workplace accidents, aviation disasters and civil rights litigation: over two billion dollars in all for victims of catastrophic injury. The firm is committed to protecting clients and their families through dignified advocacy and confidentiality.