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Josh J. T. Byrne

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JOSH J.T. BYRNE, a partner with the Philadelphia office’s professional liability group, is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His clients include Westport Insurance Company, St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Minnesota Lawyer’s Mutual Insurance Company, and Drexel University College of Medicine.

Mr. Byrne is the Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Professional Liability Committee and a Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He speaks throughout Pennsylvania on malpractice avoidance. Mr. Byrne has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer Rising Star,” and has been rated as an avpreeminentAV “Preeminent” lawyer by Martindale-Hubble.

Mr. Byrne graduated with a dual major in Political Science and Japanese Studies from Earlham College in Richmond, IN. After college, Mr. Byrne worked for two years as a coordinator for international relations in Chiba, Japan.

He obtained his J.D. from Rutgers University, where he earned a Recognition of Excellence in the Domestic Violence Program and was a Moot Court Semi Finalist (Top Ten Brief). Following graduation from law school, Mr. Byrne worked for two years in the honors program of the Department of Justice as a law clerk for administrative law judges.

Mr. Byrne is a regular contributor to Swartz Campbell’s professional liability blog. Mr. Byrne is also the author of a reoccurring column in The Legal Intelligencer on professional liability issues.

Areas of Practice

Professional Liability

Bar Admissions

2000 Pennsylvania
1998 New Jersey

Court Admissions

Middle District of Pennsylvania
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
District of New Jersey

Affiliations

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association

Education

1997
Rutgers University
Camden, NJ
J.D.

1992
Earlham College
Richmond, IN
B.A. Political Science & Japanese Studies

Publications

Byrne, Josh J.T. (2014). Whether Clients Can Assign Legal Malpractice Actions. The Legal Intelligencer.
Byrne, Josh J.T. (2013). Termination for Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings Purposes. The Legal Intelligencer.
Byrne, Josh J.T. (2013). Prior-Knowledge Provisions and Reporting of Claims. The Legal Intelligencer.
Byrne, Josh J.T. (2012). Defending a Wrongful Use of Civil Proceeding Claim.

Representative Clients

Westport Insurance Group
St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company
Minnesota Lawyer’s Mutual Insurance Co.
Monitor Liability Manager, Inc.
Drexel University College of Medicine
Prime Healthcare
CNA

Representative Matters

Feingold v. Hendrzak, 2011 PA Super 34
Lanzilotti v. Greenberg, 2011 N.J. Super.
Hayes v. Donohue Designer Kitchen, Inc., 2003 PA Super 84

Testimonials

“He showed the utmost of professionalism, competence, integrity, and compassion. He is a first rate lawyer who I would recommend to anyone.”
“I cannot tell you how impressed I am with my attorney, Josh Byrne, Esquire. It was Mr. Byrne’s efforts that allowed this claim to settle prior to me even being served with a Complaint. Mr. Byrne contacted me numerous times along the way and always kept me in the loop.”
“It was a real pleasure working with Josh Byrne, Esquire. He is quite a professional. He handled the claim with a great deal of patience and wisdom.”

Testimonials

“I wanted to compliment you as well as thank you for your hard work and taking the lead on this case. It certainly made our work a lot easier.”

“I cannot tell you how impressed I am with my attorney, Josh Byrne, Esquire. It was Mr. Byrne’s efforts that allowed this claim to settle prior to me even be served with a Complaint. Mr. Byrne contacted me numerous times along the way and always kept me in the loop. I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with Mr. Byrne and his efforts.”

“I am grateful that this matter is favorably concluded and wish to take this opportunity to thank both of you for what I consider excellent representation in this matter and obviously, a favorable result.”

“Thanks for all your help. I felt well represented. Please congratulate Jeff and Josh as I think we really won…Best regards.”

“All is well…you did a kick ass job on the case. From an adversary position you were great. One of the most thorough lawyers I have ever faced, including some very folks with high opinions of themselves.”

“Your knowledge of your topic/s and presentation of your materials was impressive and interesting…Thanks again for all of your help.”

“Words cannot express how much thankfulness we have for your efforts and news. Thank you.”

“Continuing legal education is a major part of the life of an attorney and your effort enhanced the effectiveness of those who attended your program. Thank you, again…”

“…I wanted to commend Josh Bynre on his efforts on my behalf. He showed the utmost of professionalism, competence, integrity, and compassion. He is a first rate lawyer who I recommend to anyone.”

“These attorneys should be acknowledged for a job well done! Thank you.”

“As a personal injury trial attorney with almost 40 years experience I believe I am in a unique position to appreciate the exceptional work of Mr. Byrne…his excellent presentation of the law and the facts carried the day.”

“It was a real pleasure working with Jose Byrne, Esquire. He is quite a professional. He handled the claim with a great deal of patience and wisdom. He had to balance the personalities of at least 5 different attorneys, each with incredible ego’s, and did so with the sophistication expected of a more seasoned litigator. I really appreciated his going beyond the call of duty to protect our firm’s interests in every aspect of this somewhat complex matter. Josh is a real asset…Thank you.”

“You have been wonderful counselors and advocates.”