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    Northampton County
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018
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    Monroe County
    Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania 18360
    570-421-0893
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    1282 Route 113
    P.O. Box 178
    Bucks County
    Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
    215-257-4842
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    Lehigh County
    Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
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    Northampton County
    Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
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    Montgomery County
    Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446
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    Carbon County
    Lehighton, Pennsylvania 18235
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    Bucks County
    Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951
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PA DOG WARDENS

 

CLIENT REVIEWS

Listed Below are Client Testimonials from 26 of
Attorney Newell’s PA Dog Attack Clients

Dear Attorney Newell,

Just wanted to say THANK YOU…..you did an AMAZING job!!

Lisa
Adams County, PA Dog Bite Victim

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Dear Mr. Newell,

I would like to take this opportunity to address the outstanding service you provided to me with regard to the handling of my dog bite case.

I am very pleased with the outcome and how efficiently and expeditiously everything got processed. I would not hesitate to recommend your law firm for similar incidences pertaining to personal injury claims.  Thank you again, Mr. Newell

Steve
Monroe County, Pennsylvania Dog Attack Victim

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Attorney Newell,

I want to thank you for the professional service you provided to me with my dog bite case. I know it was no easy task – as the owner of the dog left the area. Thank you again for your time and help.

Sal
Pike County,  PA Dog Bite Victim

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Attorney Newell was very professional and passionate about making sure our child, who had been bitten by a dog, received fair compensation. He came to our house and explained everything we needed to know. After that, he handled our case in a tireless manner.

We are very pleased with the work he has done for us and would not have been able to do any of this without him.  We highly recommend him and his office for the successful work they have done.  Thank you, Mr. Newell!

Joe
Chester County, Pennsylvania Parent of Dog Attack Victim

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Attorney Newell & Staff:

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work over the last 2 years with my case. All of the hard work, drive, determination and dedication to me and to making sure my case settled.

I have been spreading the word about you to all of my friends, co-workers and family.  If I ever need an attorney again, you will definitely be the first call! Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication!

Mandy
Dauphin County, PA Dog Bite Victim

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After being bitten by a neighbor’s dog and realizing that my medical bills would be higher than I expected (and not sure they would be covered by promises by the neighbor), I needed a good lawyer.  I found Thomas Newell’s website and was impressed by his other clients’ testimonials about his expertise.  He proved to be very competent in getting me a settlement that was more than I expected!

I would recommend him to anyone who needs a good lawyer for a fair compensation in cases like mine.

Tom
Bucks County, Pennsylvania Dog Attack Victim

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Attorney Newell’s client dedication and down to earth personality was a pleasure to work with.  Attorney Newell put things into perspective and he was also honest.  I strongly recommend hiring Attorney Newell and would use his services again.

Dean
Northampton County, PA Dog Bite Victim

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With much appreciation I thank Attorney Thomas J. Newell for his help in settling my dog bite case. As a letter carrier who finds dogs to be difficult and dangerous at times, Attorney Newell’s expertise was certainly helpful.

He personally kept to the task and informed me numerous times as to the progress of the case. He also made a point to push for greater consideration of previous difficulties with the owner’s dog. Thus, providing better compensation in the final closing of the settlement. I am thankful for Thomas Newell’s office and commitment to my case.

Rob
Bucks County, Pennsylvania Dog Attack Victim

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Dear Attorney Newell:

It was not the first time the neighbor’s German Shepherd had attacked my two small terriers, but this time he had bitten me too.  As an animal lover, I had not reported the first incident because the neighbors had pleaded with me to give their dog a “second chance.”

The dangerous dog law might seem to be clear-cut and well defined.  In my situation it seemed to be based more on the opinions of the police, the animal control officer and the neighbor’s insurance claim adjuster.  To them this was just another dog attack case.  But not to me.  It involved far more than merely receiving compensation for the medical bills, vet bills and lost wages.  The decision regarding this case was going to affect the rest of my life, my future safety and that of my dogs.

Attorney Newell, who has 30 years of experience with dealing with victims of dog attacks, understood all this.  I wonder how different the outcome might have been had he not represented me.  Without his experience, caring and knowledge of the law, I might have been twice a victim: one for the attack and the other for a settlement that did not fully consider my fears and concerns.

I am extremely grateful to Attorney Newell.  I place the highest regard on his insight and willingness to litigate a case that had more to it than cold, hard facts.  Every time I look at the scar on my hand I will be reminded, and forever grateful, that he brought me the thing I wanted most: peace of mind.

Lora
Northumberland County, PA Dog Bite Victim

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Attorney Newell,

Well, it certainly was fantastic to get your telephone call yesterday.  All day long my scar from the dog bite was itching like crazy.  So, then to get your message to call you was really a coincidence.  I want you to know that I do really appreciate you sticking with me and following through to the end.

I hope that the winter hasn’t been too cruel to you down your way and I wish for you and your family a healthy rest of 2014.  And, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Angela
Monroe County, Pennsylvania Dog Attack Victim

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In April 2011, our 6 year old daughter was viciously attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull.  After a few months of trying to handle things on our own, we found Attorney Newell through his blog.  We decided he was the man to handle our daughter’s case.

He drove over 2 hours to meet with our entire family in our home.  He listened to our story, was kind and gentle with our children and explained the entire process to us.  I will never forget the closing comment he made to us, ”Your job is to take care of your daughter and family. My job is to right this wrong and handle everything else.” A huge weight was lifted that day for us.

He kept us informed with updates quite regularly. He contacted all the doctors and hospitals for medical records. He worked with the Dog Warden, police and other local officials. He again drove over 2 hours to attend the hearing on the dog charges. He sat with us and supported us during the entire ordeal. Partially due to his assistance, the D.A. secured a conviction on both charges. Assistance, I might add, that went above and beyond his legal responsibilities.

He cares for his clients and becomes invested in their future well-being, not just the outcome of the case. We never felt like a case number or one of a long list of clients. Attorney Newell always knew who I was when I called and never needed to “grab the file” to refresh his memory. He makes you feel like he lives and breathes only your case! There were many times I received phone calls and emails late in the evening when most people would be home with their families. He sacrificed so much to ensure our daughter received the best outcome possible for her situation. His assistant, Patti, does tireless work behind the scenes as well. They make a wonderful team!!

I always sheepishly refer to Attorney Newell as “The Pit Bull of Attorneys!” He truly is a fighter and advocate. He knows the laws inside and out, and I don’t think there is anyone out there with half the knowledge he has.

We just wanted to take a moment to thank Attorney Newell for all of his hard work! He took an incredibly traumatic situation and found a resolution that minimized the stress & pain for our daughter and entire family. We would recommend him to anyone who unfortunately finds themselves in this or similar situation.

Attorney Newell is top notch and our hero!!!

Andy & Melissa, parents of
Adams County PA Dog Attack Victim

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After my twelve year old son was attacked by a pit bull, I contacted Thomas J. Newell, Esq. He is the best in the business. His tireless work ethic, attention to detail, knowledge of the law and commitment to our case was outstanding. I was impressed with his constant communication and updates almost weekly. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel as to the positive outcome of this case and “thank you” seems suboptimal. My son is doing well and justice has been served. I highly recommend Attorney Newell. He is definitely one of the good guys.

My sincerest “Thank You.”

Susan, mother of
Bucks County Pennsylvania Dog Bite Victim

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My daughter was attacked by a pair of dogs belonging to my wife’s aunt two years ago. As a father of three, I was living through something every parent fears but hopes never happens. One minute I was brokenhearted seeing my little girl suffer, the next minute I was feeling rage at the owners of the dogs.

I was approached by the homeowners insurance company representing my wife’s aunt the day after the attack and was offered compensation for the incident. I could have agreed to their offer given my state of mind, wanting to get past the horror of what happened. Instead, I decided to hire an attorney. I found Thomas J. Newell’s website and began reading the testimonials of dog attack victims that he had represented.

I contacted Thomas via email and promptly received an email back. My wife and I met with Attorney Newell in our home and he explained exactly what he could do for us and what to expect regarding a case involving family members. My wife had hesitations because it was her side of the family that was involved. Attorney Newell was well aware of these concerns and was able to put her mind at ease. We both stressed to him that we did not want the family member’s personal assets involved in the lawsuit and, that we were only interested in the insurance company paying for my daughter’s injuries.

I am happy to say that the case is now settled and Thomas J. Newell, Esquire was outstanding as our attorney. He was able to get the insurance company to settle my daughter’s case for an amount that we couldn’t be happier with. This great settlement was entirely because of Attorney Newell’s work in representing our interests in this case.

Peter, father of
Chester County PA Dog Attack Victim

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I found Attorney Newell to be a very assertive and confident lawyer while handling my son’s case. He took full control in the collection of evidence and the presentation of our case. All communications regarding the case were done directly by Mr. Newell. I was kept in constant communication about updates to the situation and every step of the way every call I made was received by Mr. Newell himself.

He is very knowledgeable about dog law and is very clear in his explanations about all of the details pertaining to our case. He was present at court dates that were not necessarily required for him to be in attendance. However, he did so in support of my son which was greatly appreciated.

Elvin, father of
Monroe County PA Dog Bite Victim

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Dear Thomas Newell,

I would like to thank you for handling my dog bite claim. Throughout the duration of my case, you kept me informed and updated with the process every step of the way. I am extremely thrilled with the outcome of the case, and couldn’t ask for a better experience in working with you. I will highly recommend you to anyone who needs a good, aggressive lawyer.

Thank you.
Victoria
Bucks County Pennsylvania Dog Attack Victim

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Dear Attorney Newell:

William Arthur Ward once said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and never giving it.” This is why I wanted to take a moment of your time to thank you personally for the time and effort you put into my court case. Words cannot express how much I appreciated your advice, as well as the compassion that you displayed throughout the legal process.

With all the emotions this court case has triggered, I was very grateful that you and Patti were there every step of the way to guide me legally, as well as emotionally. This was a very traumatic time and I will always be eternally grateful that I did not have to go through it alone.

I do not believe that I would have made it through this particular time in my life without your support. I would highly recommend your legal services to anyone in need of them. You give your heart and soul to your cases. Thank you very much for always being there.

Sincerely,
Brenda
Lehigh County PA Dog Bite Victim

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Attorney Newell,

I have given it a lot of thought and there truly are not enough words to accurately express how fortunate we were to have found you as our attorney. Now that life has officially settled down, I have been able to realize how much was going on. For 27 months, I didn’t want to deal with anything other than what I had to do at that exact moment. Knowing you and Patti were working on our case always made my days a little brighter.

I have never met anyone as thorough as you and for that I am most grateful. Knowing if I needed something or had a question, I could pick up the phone and get the answer, brought more peace of mind than I realized. If you weren’t in the office, I would always get a call back from you in a timely manner.

The two times you drove to Connecticut were above and beyond the expectations of an attorney. As for Patti, she was always a delight and would respond to me as if we had known each other for many years. Between the two of you, you made my nightmare less frightening and in a time of fear, that is more precious to me than you can imagine.

My list could go on and on, but what I am trying to say is “thank you!” The best of success to you in all of your endeavors. You have both been a blessing to me and my son and that will forever warm my heart.

Liz, Mother of
York County Dog Attack Victim

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Dear Attorney Newell:

As the parents of a six year old little boy who suffered an unprovoked and vicious attack by a family member’s Rottweiler, we can tell you how heartbreaking and tragic this experience was. Although we will never get over the emotional and physical trauma of this experience, we sought compensation for our son’s injuries by contacting Attorney Thomas Newell.

While his reputation and expertise in this particular area of the law was extremely impressive, it was his professionalism, sensitivity and sincerity that we respect the most. He worked tirelessly on our son’s case and in the end settled with the insurance company for an amount that exceeded even his own expectations.

We always knew you were very busy handling dog bite cases in many different counties, but thank you Thomas for always making us feel as if our son’s case was your only one.

Respectfully,
Chris and Jenny, parents of
Bucks County PA dog bite victim

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Dear Thomas Newell:

I cannot describe in words our appreciation for your assistance with our case. Thanks to your 150% effort, justice was done. I would also like to add thanks for all the time and effort you spent with us regarding this case. Along with attending the court hearing, your daily communications put a smile on my face during this horrible ordeal.

I would also like to add thanks for your efforts in getting the media involved. Oreo received some contributions along with new toys and treats because of your kindness and dedication to this case. We thank you so much.

You’re the best! Everyone should have a lawyer like you! Oreo, my father and I give you our sincere thanks.

Tammie
Lehigh County PA pit bull attack victim

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Thomas:
Attorney Newell represented me after my dog and I were attacked on our own property. What a traumatic experience for anyone to have to go through. But on top of it, I had to worry about how I would be compensated for my losses.

Attorney Newell was very knowledgeable and persistent with my case and he took that worry from me. He made all the phone calls, letters and obtained all necessary documents needed to bring justice and compensation to my case, while keeping me posted of the progress. I would recommend Attorney Newell to anyone who was looking for the best possible service and outcome for their case.

Tara
Northampton County PA dog bite victim

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Dear Attorney Newell:

My wife and I would like to thank you for all the time and effort you put into reaching a successful conclusion with our case. We really appreciate how well you kept us informed. From the initial home visit to the final settlement, we always knew the status of our case.

In addition, you went the extra mile by appearing at court proceedings which were outside of your formal scope of responsibility. The best part is, that we couldn’t be happier with the settlement amount reached – which by the way was much more than we anticipated.

We would highly recommend you to anyone who finds themselves in need of your specialized services. Again, thank you for everything.

Sincerely,
Rob and Karen
Bucks County PA pit bull attack victim

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Attorney Newell:

When my mother first fell and broke her ankle, we didn’t really think about pursuing compensation from the lady whose dog my mother tripped over. But when she ended up in a nursing home and her ankle was not healing properly, we decided to contact an attorney. I was not even sure that we even had a case until personally talking with Attorney Newell who is quite knowledgeable about dog laws.

I learned that the owner was at fault. Attorney Newell was willing to take his own time to pursue the lady to find out if she even had homeowner’s insurance. I was very impressed with the amount of contact I received from Attorney Newell. He is the one who answers the phone when you call, even when it is not during regular business hours. I was kept informed of every action that was taken and why. I had regular phone calls updating me on the status of the case. I was never left out in the dark.

The case was resolved as quickly as possible to ensure that my mother received some compensation for her injury. I have been involved in my own settlement in the past with a different law firm. They had minimal contact with me, were not easily accessible by phone and never even attempted e-mail contacts with updates. My case was drawn out for almost 2 years.

Dealing with Attorney Newell made me realize that there are attorneys out there who care about their clients. If you are pursuing compensation for an injury and in need of an attorney, I would strongly recommend Attorney Newell for his knowledge about the laws, his personal contact with clients and his ability to get the compensation that you deserve as quickly as possible.

Thank you for all you have done in handling my mother’s case.

Karen, daughter of
Northumberland County PA dog accident victim

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Dear Attorney Newell:

We want to thank you for how you and your staff handled our son’s dog bite case. You did so in such a professional manner and made my 9 year old feel very comfortable throughout the entire process. We would recommend Mr. Newell to everyone that needs a dog bite or accident attorney. He is the best there is. Thanks.

Scott, father of
Montgomery County PA dog attack victim

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Attorney Newell:

I just wanted to say thank you for handling my daughter’s dog bite case in a speedy fashion. You made me feel comfortable and up to date throughout the whole process! Thank you again for all of your hard work!

Lisa, mother of
Monroe County PA dog bite victim

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Dear Mr. Newell:

Thanks for your excellent efforts and professionalism in the handling of my wife’s case. After the dog bite, she was very upset, sad and confused. But with your excellent and knowledgeable help, she felt that she was in good hands. Attorney Newell, you have treated my wife with respect and courtesy.

I believe that no other attorney would have done the hard work like you did. You did everything according to the law and with proper understanding. You treated my wife as if she was your best client. She was really proud to have an attorney like yourself.

If we are in need of a good attorney in the future, you are the one. Also, I will tell all my friends and relatives to use your help if they need it. I can’t thank you enough for your hard work. You are the best lawyer around. God bless you all the time.

Kam, husband of
Bucks County PA dog attack victim

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Dear Attorney Newell:

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for handling my wife’s dog bite claim so quickly and thoroughly. After the incident, we did not know where to turn with our questions and an initial consult with another attorney only confused us more.

After finding out that you were willing to meet with us at our home to discuss the case, we are glad that we did. I appreciate your focus and follow through on my wife’s case. We will be happy to recommend you as you made this process very straightforward for us.
Thanks again.

Will, husband of
York County PA dog bite victim

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DISCLAIMER

The PA dog attack lawyer has aggressively represented PA dog bite victims in 29 Pennsylvania Counties. The content of this website is for informational purposes only and is NOT legal advice for your specific Pennsylvania dog attack claim. Settlements/verdicts in other PA dog bite claims were based upon the unique set of liability and damage facts of each case, as well as the law that existed at that time.

The PA Dog Law and the legal decisions regarding Pennsylvania dog bite lawsuits can change at any time. Attorney Newell strongly advises you to immediately consult with an experienced Pennsylvania dog bite lawyer to review the facts of your dog attack and the injuries you sustained. The PA dog attack attorney provides free home consultations to all PA dog bite victims whose cases he believes have legal and economic merit.

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