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HKQ Attorney Honored by Legal Assistance Group With Distinguished Service Award

Attorney Richard S. BishopAttorney Richard S. Bishop, a principal at HKQ Law, will be honored by Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc. with its annual Robert W. Munley Distinguished Service Award for helping to provide legal assistance to clients in civil matters who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.

Attorney Bishop will receive the award at this year’s Lackawanna Pro Bono Gala, which will be held Oct. 22 at the Scranton Cultural Center. Other recipients of this year’s Munley Award are Dr. Robert Wright and the Women’s Resource Center. Lackawanna Pro Bono is a nonprofit corporation that recruits volunteer attorneys to provide a broad range of free civil legal services to the poor in Lackawanna County.

Attorney Bishop, who has been a principal of HKQ since 1985, specializes in estate planning and administration, as well as elder law matters, real estate transactions, business transactions and corporate matters for clients in Luzerne, Lackawanna and surrounding counties.

Currently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Penn State Worthington Scranton campus, ARC of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Salvation Army and the Advisory Board for M&T Bank. He is also vice president and chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. He is president of Amos Lodge of B’nai B’rith and past president of Temple Israel in Scranton.

A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Attorney Bishop earned his law degree from the Temple University School of Law. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where he serves on its Exceptional Children Lawyer Referral Network and Elder Law Committee; the Lackawanna Bar Association; and the American Bar Association.

Headquartered in Kingston with offices in Scranton, HKQ offers a variety of legal services to businesses, banks, non-profits and individuals. The firm also handles all types of personal injury litigation, including vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and worker’s compensation.

About HKQ Law

HKQ Law is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Nine attorneys at HKQ Law were recently named to the 2019 Best Lawyers List and has been designated a Tier 1 Best Law Firm for personal injury, medical malpractice litigation labor law and corporate law in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history on behalf of injured clients. The firm was also recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.

The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker's compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children's products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).

Attorney Joseph A. Quinn is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania's largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.

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