Joanna K. Budde

Joanna K. Budde: Attorney with Knox McLaughlin Gornall & Sennett, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Biography

Ms. Budde has been a full-time litigator for more than 25 years. During this time, she has been involved in litigating a variety of matters in the courts and administrative agencies of Pennsylvania. She is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Pennsylvania Defense Institute.

Community & Professional Service: Northwestern Legal Services, Board Member; Cambridge Springs High School Mock Trial Team, Advisor 2010-Present; First United Methodist Church of Cambridge Springs, Trustee/Board Membe

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance
  • Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Insurance Coverage

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
814-315-3653  Phone
814-459-2800  Phone
814-453-4530  Fax
www.kmgslaw.com
University Attended:
Rutgers University, B.A., 1985
Law School Attended:
Duquesne University, J.D., Duquesne Law Review, Member 1986-1987; Duquesne Law Review, Associate Recent Decisions Editor 1987-1988, 1988
Year of First Admission:
1988
Admission:
1989, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1990, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1988, Pennsylvania
Memberships:
Erie County (Civil Litigation Section Leadership Committee) and Pennsylvania Bar Associations
Special Agencies:
Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Birth Information:
St. Louis, Missouri, April 27, 1963
ISLN:
908695605
Transactions:
Obtained motion for summary judgment on the eve of trial in a motor vehicle case in which the plaintiff was bound by the limited tort option and the medical evidence showed that he had a pre-existing low back injury; Obtained favorable verdict in jury trial in a motor vehicle case in which the defendant was found negligent, but the negligence was not a factual cause of plaintiff's alleged injuries; Obtained favorable ruling in compulsory arbitration in a motor vehicle case in which the plaintiff was bound by the limited tort option and the medical evidence showed that he had a pre-existing neck injury; Obtained favorable ruling in compulsory arbitration in a motor vehicle case in which the plaintiff was bound by the limited tort option and required two surgeries for a shoulder injury; Obtained favorable verdict in jury trial in a motor vehicle case in which the plaintiff claimed she suffered facial scarring from the accident and the defendant was found not negligent; Argued before PA Supreme Court regarding issues related to insurance/limited tort; Obtained numerous summary judgments on behalf of clients regarding limited tort issues and Dead Man's Act; Assisted clients in obtaining guardianship of elderly or disabled individuals in order to protect their person and estate; Successfully defended an automobile insurance company against a $1.8 million accident case that resulted in a verdict of only $1,000; Obtained numerous defense verdicts in automobile accident cases in Erie, Crawford, Warren and McKean Counties.
Payment Information:
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  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other - Check
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Erie, Pennsylvania

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