HKQ Attorneys Inducted Into MDAF
April 15th, 2014
| Donald C. Ligorio, Michael A. Lombardo, III
Attorneys Donald C. Ligorio and Michael A. Lombardo III of the law firm of HKQ Law have been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious trial lawyer groups in the country.
Fewer than 1 percent of all attorneys nationwide have been inducted into the MDAF, which is limited to attorneys who have won million-dollar jury verdicts and settlements. Ligorio and Lombardo join HKQ Attorneys Joseph A. Quinn Jr. and Michelle M. Quinn as members of the MDAF.
Ligorio, who is a partner in HKQ, focuses his practice on worker’s compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice, premises liability and product liability litigation. Lombardo, who is also a partner, focuses on personal injury, auto accident and medical malpractice litigation.
Ligorio, who was a member of the first class to be certified as a specialist in workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association, has been designated a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in workers’ compensation every year since 2007. A 1989 graduate of the University of Scranton, he earned his law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. He is an active member of the bar associations in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, where he is a member of the worker’s compensation and auto law sections. Ligorio has also been active with Lackawanna Pro Bono Inc. for more than 10 years, and has been the recipient of numerous pro bono awards for his work representing needy clients free of charge.
Lombardo was recently named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 list, a new professional organization comprised of America’s top young trial attorneys. A graduate of King’s College and Dickinson School of Law, he was named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Luzerne County bar associations, and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He is a member of Pittston City Council, president of the board of the Pittston YMCA and a member of Downtown Tomorrow, which has been instrumental in revitalizing downtown Pittston. A graduate and board member of Leadership Wilkes-Barre, Lombardo is a member of the Italian American Association of Luzerne County and the Pittston Tomato Festival Committee. He also is a member of the Pittston City Fire Department, and a member and past vice president of the Greater Pittston Ambulance and Rescue Association.
HKQ Law, PC, headquartered in Kingston with offices in Scranton, specializes in personal injury litigation and offers a wide array of legal services to businesses and individuals.
About HKQ Law
Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms that has had the privilege of representing more families in the courtroom than any other NEPA firm. The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Report, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. HKQ Law was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.
The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, Jr., has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region's history. 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, Jr. 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. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm across multiple categories in 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.
Additional information can be found at www.HKQLaw.com or by calling (800) 760-1529.