(Philadelphia, PA) – WSHB is pleased to announce that Andrew Kessler has joined the firm as partner in our Philadelphia, PA office. A skilled and talented litigator, Andy's practice focuses on medical malpractice, premises liability, construction, transportation, products liability, employment and professional liability, including financial institutions and credit unions. With an extensive background in medicine through his medical malpractice experience, Mr. Kessler is particularly adept in defending matters involving catastrophic injuries.

"Andy enjoys a national reputation for impressive results in complex commercial litigation and is widely recognized as a “go-to” lawyer throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, said Stephen Henning, Founding Partner. "He brings to each and every matter an impressive trial record of defense verdicts secured for clients over his 25+ year career of representing physicians and hospitals in all facets of medical malpractice."

Mr. Kessler's experience in the medical malpractice arena includes claims involving emergency medicine, surgery, failure to diagnose cancer, birth-related injuries, dentistry, primary medical care, ophthalmology, geriatric care, cardiology, orthopedic and podiatric care, pharmacy and prescription drug administration issues, rehabilitative medicine and infectious diseases. Andy has also defended numerous matters involving allegedly malfunctioning medical technology.

"We are thrilled to welcome Andy as a partner to the firm. He is a renowned attorney in the medical malpractice arena. His addition will only bolster the firm's considerable experience in this area," said Stewart Reid, Firmwide Managing Partner.

Andy earned his law degree cum laude from Temple University School of Law and his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Temple University. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

About Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP

WSHB is a full service litigation firm with offices throughout the United States. The firm has tried over 900 cases to verdict, and is internationally recognized for its exceptionally high rate of success. Since the Firm’s inception in 1997 by trial lawyers David Wood, Kevin Smith, Stephen Henning and Daniel Berman, WSHB has been known as the national “go to” firm for complex civil litigation in professional liability, employment, commercial, medical malpractice and healthcare, construction, environmental, real estate, transportation, subrogation, toxic tort and intellectual property litigation. Additionally, WSHB also regularly handles first and third party coverage issues for the London market. The Firm has been named one of the top four law firms in the nation for female lawyers, and one of the top five for diversity. WSHB’s lawyers take pride in each and every case and all ultimate results. Most of all, WSHB is proud of their organic growth which translates into consistent results and handling office to office.

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