jhaggerty@hgsklawyers.com

James C. Haggerty

Partner

Jim Haggerty is recognized as one of the preeminent personal injury, insurance coverage and bad faith attorneys in Pennsylvania. For over 30 years, he was the “go to guy” of many major property and casualty insurers for large and difficult cases. He was a leader of the defense bar, serving as the president of the Defense Institute and Chairman of its Motor Vehicle Law Committee. He now brings this knowledge and exposure to the representation of injured victims throughout the state. In 2012, he decided to change his career path and use his knowledge and skills for the benefit of claimants and victims. He brings his wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm to each case he handles on behalf of individuals against insurance companies.
Jim Haggerty has been recognized as a Super Lawyer each year since the inception of that honor. In addition he has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Pennsylvania and the Top 100 Lawyers in Philadelphia for each year from 2006 to the present. In fact, in 2007, he was recognized as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Pennsylvania. He has been counsel in many important insurance law cases and has argued many matters of first impression before the state’s highest courts. Jim has authorized many articles and testified before legislative committees. Haggerty, Goldberg, Schleifer & Kupersmith, P.C. are proud to have such a dedicated and knowledgeable lawyer as one of our four founders.
His areas of practice include insurance coverage disputes, bad faith claims, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and motor vehicle accidents. Jim Haggerty brings his wealth of experience and vast knowledge of the law to the representation of injured plaintiffs and accident victims. He is familiar with how insurance companies operate to keep injured victims from all damages they deserve. If you have been injured, he can help you obtain full recovery from the insurance company.
Insurance Law
Motor Vehicle
Underinsured /Uninsured Motorist
Bad Faith
2001 – U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
1983 – United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
1979 – U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
1979 – Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Pro Hac Vice Admission in Numerous Jurisdictions throughout the United States
Appointed to Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania – 2015 – Present
Philadelphia Bar Association – Member, 1979-Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association – Member, 1979-Present
Pennsylvania Association of Justice, 1995-Present
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 2012-Present
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – Member, 1979-2012
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – President, 2007
Pennsylvania Defense Institute- President-Elect 2006
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – Executive Vice President, 2005
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – Vice President-East Region, 2001-2004
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – Board of Directors, 1996-2007
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – Board of Directors, 1983-1989
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – Chairman – Motor Vehicle Law Committee, 1983-2012
Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel – Member, 1985-2012
Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel – Executive Committee, 2002-2004
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – Board of Directors, 1996-2007
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – Vice President-East Region, 2001-2004
Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel – Executive Committee, 2002-2004
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Appellate Rules Committee, 2002-2008