Aaron provides legal counsel to attorneys, accountants, home inspectors, home appraisers, and other professionals. He handles a variety of claims including, but not limited to, legal and accounting malpractice, wrongful use of civil process, negligence, breach of contract, civil rights, and as related to attorney debt collection practices. He also has experience defending matters involving premises liability, land use, automobile liability, intellectual property, and employment law.
Aaron is a 1987 graduate of Millersville University. Following graduation, he taught grades six through eight in the School District of Philadelphia for 12 years. During that time, he earned a Master's Degree in Education from Temple University. While teaching, Aaron attended evening classes at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University where he made the Dean's List and earned honors in Trial Advocacy and Research and Writing. Aaron began his legal career as an associate with Mayers, Mennies & Sherr, in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, where he primarily focused on defending Pennsylvania municipalities in areas of civil rights law, premises liability, land use, and automobile liability.
Significant Representative Matters
· Success in getting a number of legal malpractice cases dismissed promptly by way of preliminary objections. In such cases, the Plaintiff failed to allege facts that, even if true, could yield liability as to our client.
· Success in getting a number of legal malpractice cases dismissed upon the filing of motions for non pros as a result of opposing counsel's failure to comply with the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure.
· Summary judgment and motions to dismiss granted on behalf of a number of clients. In one recent case, the plaintiff claimed that our attorney client was liable to him for wrongful use of civil proceedings and was seeking in excess of $3 million in damages. Upon the filing of a Motion for Summary Judgment, the court dismissed our client, finding no liability whatsoever.
· Success in defending clients at arbitration hearings and bench trials, including cases involving alleged home inspector liability and insurance subrogation claims.
· "Medical Malpractice Plaintiff's Motion For Relief From Judgment of Non Pros Lacks Merit," Defense Digest, March, 2007
· "Former Phillies Tyler Green Thrown A Curve On Appeal For Legal Fees," Defense Digest, September, 2007
· Aaron has been invited to speak to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the Pennsylvania Home Inspector Association. Aaron has also given presentations to insurance companies concerning developments in legal malpractice law.
Past Employment Positions
· Mayers, Mennies & Sherr, LLP, Associate
Associations & Memberships
· American Bar Association
· Montgomery County Bar Association
· Philadelphia Bar Association
Year Joined Organization: 2006
A Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas trial court has held that damages for legal malpractice claims sounding in breach of contract are limited to the legal fees the plaintiff paid to his attorney.
Law Alerts · January 1, 2012
Typically, the measure of damages for breach of contract claims includes consequential damages to the extent such damages were reasonably foreseeable and contemplated by the parties at the time the contract was entered into. The trial court in this..., Case Law Alert - 1st Qtr 2012
An Argument Against Imposing Liability Against Attorneys for Aiding And Abetting Their Client's Breach of Fiduciary Duty Under Pennsylvania Law
Defense Digest Article · December 1, 2011
Pennsylvania - Attorney Liability, Key Points: Liability for aiding and abetting a breach of a fiduciary duty has never been imposed on an attorney in Pennsylvania who merely provided legal representation to his client. Pennsylvania courts have not expressly precluded..., Defense Digest, Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2011
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a plaintiff asserting a claim against an attorney for wrongful use of civil proceedings pursuant to 42 PA. C.S. 8351, et seq. Is not required to file a certificate of merit in accordance with PA. R. C. P. 1042.3.
Law Alerts · April 1, 2011
Previously there had been disagreement as to whether a plaintiff was required to file a Certificate of Merit at the pleadings stages of a case in which the plaintiff alleges that an attorney wrongfully initiated or continued civil proceedings..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2011
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the attorney-client privilege is a two-way street.
Law Alerts · April 1, 2011
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that "the attorney-client privilege operates in a two-way fashion to protect confidential client-to-attorney communications made for the purpose of obtaining legal advice." Pennsylvania courts had previously been..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2011
Claims of damages in the form of "deepening insolvency" of a corporation, where such a corporation is already insolvent at the time of the alleged attorney malpractice, is not sufficient to constitute actual harm or loss.
Law Alerts · April 1, 2011
This case arose out of a CEO's looting of a corporation, resulting in the involuntary bankruptcy of the corporation and the liquidation of its assets. The corporation was owned by two groups of equity holders, the first being the CEO, who was..., Case Law Alert - 2nd Qtr 2011
Plaintiff asserting claim for wrongful use of civil proceedings against attorney pursuant to 42 PA.C.S. 8351, et seq. (Dragonetti Act) required to file certificate of merit pursuant to PA. R. C. P. 1042.3.
Law Alerts · January 1, 2010
Although not binding on Pennsylvania state courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has opined that a plaintiff asserting a claim for wrongful use of civil proceedings against an attorney pursuant to 42 Pa.C...., Case Law Alert - 1st Qtr 2010