On April 18, 2013 Obermayer's Gary M. Samms received a unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice action in favor of his client after a nine day jury trial in Lehigh County.  In Fretwell v. St. Luke’s Hospital, et al., Samms represented the target defendant, the delivering obstetrician. Instrumental in preparing the case for trial and in the victory with Samms were Litigation department associates Eileen Keefe and Jackie Sabol RoeThe case is featured in Pennsylvania Law Weekly (May 21, 2013, Vol. XXXVI No. 21).

Samms is a partner in Obermayer’s Litigation Department and chairs the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group. During his career, Samms has won over 140 major jury trials. He has gained acclaim for his trial work and has been named three times to the lists as one of Pennsylvania's Top 100 Lawyers and one of Philadelphia's Top 100 Lawyers by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. He has been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers in the past seven consecutive years, an honor bestowed upon only 5% of Pennsylvania lawyers.

Keefe’s practice focuses in medical malpractice defense of doctors, nurses, and facilities as well as commercial litigation.  Roe’s practice is concentrated in medical malpractice, tort and asbestos litigation and products liability.

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