Jon Campisi Jul. 17, 2013, 6:25am


The Philadelphia law firm of Post & Schell announced this week the addition of four

attorneys from Montgomery County-based Galli and Reilly LLP.

Partners Richard R. Galli and Mary Ellen Reilly, along with associates Elizabeth Morris and Thomas R. Chawluk, Jr., will join Post & Schell’s Professional Liability Defense Department in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

“The attorneys of Galli and Reilly bring to Post & Schell and its clients accomplished and highly regarded professional liability defense trial experience, as well as established and highly regarded reputations in representing a variety of for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, health care systems and providers in complex and high-stakes litigation and trial practice in both federal and state courts,” states a July 16 announcement posted to Post & Schell’s website

Attorneys in Post & Schell’s Professional Liability Defense Department represents clients in “catastrophic, bet-the-bank litigation,” the firm says.

The combined department, which is chaired by Post & Schell principal Don N. Camhi, will now consist of more than 20 lawyers thanks to the addition of the four new attorneys from the Bala Cynwyd firm.

“This is a strategic addition to what is already one of the strongest professional liability departments in the Commonwealth,” Brian M. Peters, president and chief executive officer of Post & Schell, said in a statement.

“The critical intersection of quality care and patient safety with stringent reimbursement regulations, the federal False Claims Act and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and the ever-increasing employment of individual providers by health care enterprises, all create an imperative that health care providers receive and benefit from sophisticated multi-disciplinary, and collaborative legal and regulatory counseling and defense litigation, trial and appellate expertise and experience.”

Peters went on to state that the attorneys and clients of both Post & Schell and Galli and Reilly would benefit from the “extensive collaborative and multi-disciplinary culture” practiced by his firm and its nationally recognized Health Law, Employment, White Collar & Internal Investigations, Antitrust, and Appellate Law Practice Groups.

In her own statement, Mary Ellen Reilly said that she and the other three attorneys from Galli and Reilly decided to join forces with Post & Schell because of the latter’s “industry-centric national focus, strategic practice diversification, and visionary and innovative management.

“We have watched the continued development of the Firm into a provider of sophisticated legal services and continue to be very impressed by its strategic growth, diversification and management,” Reilly stated.

Lawyers working in Post & Schell’s Professional Liability Department specialize in medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and long-term care litigation, as well as professional liability specialties defense.

According to its website, Galli and Reilly, which was established in 1990, specializes in everything from medical malpractice and products liability cases, and has successfully defended many cases involving multiple defendants, including physicians, hospitals, and psychiatric practices.

The firm has secured defense verdicts in cases involving pediatric deaths, as well as in obstetrical, gynecological, orthopedic, ophthalmological, surgical, medical and oncological cases.

“We remain focused on providing effective, personalized representation in the preparation, trial and appeal of significant civil and professional liability cases,” the firm’s website states.

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