Local Personal Injury Attorney

York, PA

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Francis J. Lafferty, IV

Francis J. Lafferty, IV, earned his law degree in 1999 from Widener University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from University of South Carolina in 1990. Prior to establishing Norfleet and Lafferty in 2011; Mr. Lafferty was a partner with Metzger, Wickersham, Knauss and Erb, P.C, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

As a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Attorney, Mr. Lafferty has successfully handled cases for his clients against those responsible for causing their injuries. Mr. Lafferty's practice emphasizes representing persons injured by others in motorcycle, automobile and trucking accidents. Mr. Lafferty has handled Wrongful Death cases and complex cases involving serious, permanent injuries. He has experience in trial work, both mediation and arbitration processes, and has resolved numerous cases through diligent case preparation and negotiation. In 2002, Mr. Lafferty received a verdict in Dauphin County for over $400,000.00; in 2008, Mr. Lafferty obtained a $725,000.00 dollar settlement in a motorcycle accident injury case.

Mr. Lafferty also dedicates a large portion of his practice to representing persons injured in the workplace. Mr. Lafferty’s workers’ compensation practice includes representing injured workers as they pursue their claims and protect their interests at all stages of the Workers’ Compensation process; from filing an initial claim to fighting for a client’s rights during the appeals process. Mr. Lafferty has resolved numerous lump settlements exceeding six figure settlements through negotiation and has successfully utilized both the voluntary and the mandatory mediation program in the workers’ compensation process to secure settlements over $100,000.00.

He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly PATLA) and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Dauphin County Bar Association, York County Bar Association and Cumberland County Bar Association. Mr. Lafferty has taught trial advocacy at Widener University School of Law's Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) since 2001, and he has participated in the Mentor/Mentee program for Widener University.

Mr. Lafferty also has enjoyed the experience of volunteering for the activities of his two children as a little league coach for the Mechanicsburg Little League Association, and soccer coach in both Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill.

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - 1999
  • University of South Carolina - 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member
  • York County Bar Association, Member
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Metzger, Wickersham, Knauss and Erb, P.C., Partner

Pro Bono Activities

  • Little League Coach, Mechanicsburg Little League Association
  • Soccer Coach In Both Mechanicsburg and Camp Hill

 

 

Andrew W. Norfleet

Andrew W. Norfleet, earned his Juris Doctorate in 1999 from the Widener University School of Law and received his undergraduate degrees in Political Science and American Studies from The Pennsylvania State University in 1993. While attending the Widener University School of Law, he was the President of the Moot Court Honor Society and served as a Widener University Scholl of Law Teaching Fellow (Torts).

Prior to founding Norfleet and Lafferty, LLC, in 2011, Mr. Norfleet was a partner with Metzger, Wickersham, Knauss and Erb, P.C, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Norfleet has practiced Criminal Defense (Adult and Juvenile), Family Law, Social Security Disability and Personal Injury law throughout Central Pennsylvania. He is the former Executive Director of Dauphin County Pretrial Services where he made recommendation to Dauphin County Magisterial District Justices and to the Court of Common Pleas concerning the supervised pretrial release of defendants awaiting trial. Mr. Norfleet has acted a Court Appointed Counsel for both juveniles an adults in Dauphin County.

As a Plaintiff's Personal Injury Attorney, Mr. Norfleet has successfully handled cases for his clients against those responsible for causing their injuries. Mr. Norfleet has handled cases ranging from Motor Vehicle and Motor Cycle accidents to Premises Liability claims, Wrongful Death cases and complex cases involving serious, permanent injuries. He has experience in trial work, both mediation and arbitration processes, and has resolved numerous cases through diligent case preparation and negotiation. Mr. Norfleet is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

Mr. Norfleet represents individuals seeking Social Security Disability benefits throughout Central Pennsylvania. Mr. Norfleet has assisted his clients in obtaining both SSD and SSI benefits. Mr. Norfleet is a Sustaining Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.

In addition to the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, Mr. Norfleet is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Dauphin County Bar Association, York County Bar Association and Cumberland County Bar Association.

Mr. Norfleet enjoys being active in his community and volunteering in the activities of his two children. He has served as a volunteer coach for West Shore Recreation (basketball) and as a volunteer cross-country coach. He also serves as a classroom volunteer for Junior Achievement in the West Shore School District.   An avid runner, Mr. Norfleet is a proud to have raised funds for and supported the efforts of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, completing the San Diego Marathon for Team in Training.  Recently, Mr. Norfleet completed the Marine Corps Marathon in support of the Organization for Autism Research.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Litigation (Plaintiff)
  • Social Security Disability (SSD an SSI)

 

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Society - President
    • Honors: Widener University Teaching Fellow
    • Honors: National Order of Barristers
  • Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1993
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: American Studies

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, 2009 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Metzger, Wickersham, Knauss and Erb, PC, Harrisburg, PA, Managing Partner, 2000 - 2011
  • Metzger, Wickersham, Knauss and Erb, PC, Harrisburg, PA, President of Corporation
  • Metzger, Wickersham, Knauss and Erb, PC, Harrisburg, PA, Management Committee, 2007
  • Metzger, Wickersham, Knauss and Erb, PC, Harrisburg, PA, Shareholder, 2005
  • Dauphin County Pretrial Services, Executive Director, 1998 - 1999
  • Dauphin County Pretrial Services, Program Director, 1994 - 1999

Pro Bono Activities

  • Dauphin County Homeless Outreach Program, 2009 - 2011
  • Court Appointed Guardian Ad Litem: Dauphin County and York County
  • Board of Directors, Dauphin County Pretrial Services, 1999 - 2002
  • Junior Achievement Instructor West Shore School District
  • Volunteer Cross-Country Coach Red Land High School, Fall, 2010
  • San Diego Marathon as a Member of Team in Training Volunteer
  • Organization for Autism Research – Fundraiser / Marathon Participant
  • Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance

Languages

  • English

 

 

Testimonials

 

P.R. – Norfleet & Lafferty is a highly professional law firm. Frank Lafferty’s services were friendly and prompt. He always kept in tough. Frank always took time to explain things that were very new to me. His results were positive and accomplishments exceeded my expectations. Thanks again for a job well done.

 

P.M. – I used the services of Norfleet & Lafferty for a Workman’s Compensation case. The demeanor of the attorney was friendly, knowledgeable and very professional. I was always well informed, and he was very accessible. He was aggressive and diligent in handling the case. The case was favorably settled, and I was completely satisfied and grateful for everything he did to insure my rights were protected. I give the firm a five star rating because that is exactly what they deserve.

 

J.Z. – In my opinion, the law firm of Norfleet & Lafferty, LLC provided expert services with professionalism, experience and valuable knowledge of all aspects of law. They worked tirelessly on my behalf. Without their representation, I would never have been able to get the settlement that I did.

            Frank Lafferty never gave up on me and he demonstrated his ability to negotiate an appropriate settlement for me. He always followed up on my calls and correspondence immediately. He always made me feel that I was important. He always took as much time as needed to answer any questions of concerns that I had.

            I highly recommend Norfleet & Lafferty to anyone needing representation or consultation on any legal matters. They will work hard for you!

 

J.M. – On 8/23/2010 on my way to work I was stuck by a pick-up truck. That broke my left leg. My leg had to be reconstructed. This put me out of work for 7 ½ months. With being without unemployment my bills all fell behind leaving me homeless. Throughout the long process Norfleet & Lafferty kept me well informed and were very proactive in fighting for me. They even assisted me in getting a loan. They stood beside me and treated me like a person and not just another case. I cannot say enough good things about this firm and their professional manner. Within 6 months I was able to rebuild my life. Thank you Frank for all you have done.