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Stephen J. Pokiniewski, Jr., a member of Anapol Schwartz, is known for his exceptional attention to detail as well as his preparation for all aspects of his cases.
He is a lifelong Philadelphia area resident, whose experience attending Catholic parochial schools — St. Bernard Parish School and Father Judge High School — firmly established his moral outlook. His academic career took him to Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 1982, and then Temple University Law school. Temple awarded Mr. Pokiniewski his law degree in 1985. After graduation, he served a one-year clerkship for the Honorable Leonard Sugarman, President Judge of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas. He joined the firm of Anapol Schwartz in 1986.
He focuses his practice on medical malpractice, medical negligence, and personal injury matters. But he is a well-rounded attorney, having secured verdicts in motor-vehicle accident cases, highway design cases, and product liability cases in addition to over 25 medical negligence cases. Mr. Pokiniewski has handled a number of cases involving managed-care health issues, including representing clients in landmark cases involving ERISA preemption and the ability to sue health maintenance organizations (HMOs) when their healthcare decisions result in injury. Mr. Pokiniewski obtained a $4 million medical malpractice verdict on behalf of a mother and her child who both suffered permanent injuries as a result of their obstetrician’s negligence during labor and delivery. The verdict is the third largest medical malpractice award in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania in the past 10 years.
In a 2011 personal statement, he wrote, “I found that there is almost no greater pleasure than helping a severely injured person or the family of someone killed by the negligence of others obtain vindication and compensation from the person or company that caused their harm. It not only makes you feel like you have righted a serious wrong, but have helped another person over a very difficult time in their life.”
Mr. Pokiniewski is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as well as the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and before the United States Supreme Court. He has written articles for legal publications and has lectured for the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations concerning medical negligence issues. More about NJ Lawyer Stephen J. Pokiniewski »
Attorney News & Publications
Lehigh County Jury Awards $4 Mil. in Med Mal Case. The Legal Intelligencer, September 12, 2013.
Lehigh County jury awards $4 million in birth injury suit. The Morning Call, September 11, 2013.
Hospital Negligence – Reporting of “Adverse Events” - InjuryBoard, Jan 25, 2011
Earlier Diagnosis and Aggressive Treatment of Sepsis Can Save Lives - InjuryBoard, Jan 21, 2011
Wrongful Death Act Damages Go Beyond Just Monetary Losses. The Legal Intelligencer - Nov 15, 2011
New Rules Concerning Commonwealth with Expert Witnesses. The Legal Intelligencer - Nov 16, 2010
High Court Ruling Offers Hope to Lawyers Challenging Precidents. The Legal Intelligencer - Aug 21, 2009
Proving Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer. Trial Magazine - May 2009