Daniel E. Cummins

Daniel E. Cummins: Attorney with Foley, Comerford & Cummins AV stamp icon
  • Partner at Foley, Comerford & Cummins
  • Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden Street, Suite 700, Scranton, PA 18503-1666
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  • Daniel E. Cummins, Esquire is an insurance defense attorney with the Scranton, Pennsylvania law firm of Foley, Cognetti, Comerford, Cimini & Cummins. He is also a columnist for the Pennsylvania Law Weekly on civil litigation matters and maintains a blog at www.torttalk.com on the same topic.
  • Peer Reviews

    4.9/5.0 (21)
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    • #34 in weekly profile views out of 673 Attorneys in Scranton, PA
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Biography

Partner in Scranton, PA Insurance Defense Firm of Foley, Comerford & Cummins, 1999 - Present. Creator and writer of the Tort Talk Blog at www.TortTalk.com. Former Law Clerk to Hon. Harold A. Thomson, Jr., President Judge of Pike County Court of Common Pleas, 1995-1997. Adjunct Instructor, Pennsylvania State University Paralegal Studies Program, 2001. Pennsylvania Law Weekly Columnist on Pennsylvania Civil Litigation Matters. AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Awarded Honor of "Distinguished Defense Counsel of the Year" by the Pennsylvania Defense Institute in 2014. Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America Directory in 2015 - Present. Schnader Print Media Awards for Excellence in Published Legal Writing in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012. Listed in 2005-2006 "Honors Edition" of The United Who's Who Registry. Listed in 2008 Cambridge's Who's Who. 2005 Honoree of Lawyer's On the Fast Track. 2007 Super Lawyer-Rising Star. Frequent course planner and presenter of various Pennsylvania civil litigation CLE courses.

Areas of Practice (12)

  • Automobile/Trucking Insurance Defense
  • UM/UIM defense
  • Insurance Coverage Questions/Litigation
  • Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance Subrogation
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Property and Casualty Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Commercial Liability Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Appellate Practice

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
570-346-0745  Phone
570-346-0776  Fax
www.foleycomerfordcumminslaw.com
University Attended:
University of London, Faculty of Laws, London, England, 1993; Villanova University, B.A., cum laude, English, 1990
Law School Attended:
The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1993
Year of First Admission:
1993
Admission:
All trial and appellate state courts in New Jersey; All trial and appellate state and federal courts in Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Supreme Court; 1993, New Jersey; 1993, Pennsylvania; United States Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Memberships:
Lackawanna County, Pike County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations; Northeastern Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; Pennsylvania Defense Institute; Defense Research Institute.
Birth Information:
East Orange, New Jersey, January 12, 1968
Reported Cases:
Orzel v. Morgan, No. 03-CV-4929 (Lacka. Co. Feb. 4, 2008); Bremer v. Pprudential, 2004 WL 1920708 (M.D.Pa. August 18, 2004); Sekol v. Albrecht, 2001 WL 1179417 (Lacka.Com.Pl. 2001) aff'd 832 A.2d 552 (Pa.Super. 2003); Bowersox v. Progressive, 781 A.2d 1236 (Pa.Super. 2001) appeal denied 806 A.2d 857 (Pa. 2002).
ISLN:
912257950

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (21 reviews)
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A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.9/5.0
  • Communication

    4.9/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 12/22/12 in Personal Injury Defense

    Dan is not only a great lawyer but he is also the author of Tort Talk, a blog of great usefulness to the profession.

    Dan is not only a great lawyer but he is also the author of Tort Talk, a blog of great usefulness to the profession. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 01/05/13 in Insurance

    I think that if you were to ask any or defense lawyers in Northeastern Pa. to list top three lawyers, Dan would be the common denominator in each list. If you were to ask lawyer outside NE Pa to name one prominent defense atty - they would say Dan.

    I think that if you were to ask any or defense lawyers in Northeastern Pa. to list top three lawyers, Dan would be the common denominator in each list. If you were to ask lawyer outside NE Pa to name one prominent defense atty - they would say Dan. Read less

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    Scranton Electric Building , 507 Linden Street, Suite 700
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