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Randall C. Flager, Esq.

Randall C. Flager is the founder and managing partner of Flager & Associates, PC, a law firm located in Trevose, with offices in Philadelphia and New Hope. He has more than 30 years of legal experience and has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 11 straight years. This is a designation given to outstanding attorneys who have been nominated by their peers, reviewed by a blue ribbon panel and evaluated by an attorney-led research staff.

Randy attended Wilkes University and graduated from Rider College with honors receiving the Outstanding Industrial Relations Student Award.

Randy received his law degree from Seton Hall University in 1982. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is similarly admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey.

Randy is an active member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and a member of the State Board of Governors. He served for many years as a member of the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Bucks County.

Prior to practicing law, Randy was assistant to the executive director for a New Jersey public employees’ union, after which he was an Industrial Relations Manager for a Fortune 500 company. He was also elected Auditor of Middletown Township and received an appointment to the faculty of Mercer County Community College, where he taught business law.

Randy is highly skilled and experienced and concentrates his legal practice in the area of personal injury law, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This organization restricts its membership to attorneys who have achieved million-dollar-plus verdicts or settlements. He is also very experienced in municipal law having represented various municipalities for over 30 years.

Randy is the proud father of three children and grandfather of four. He lives in New Hope, PA, having served prominently on the New Hope Borough Council for eight years.

Edward J. Zanine, Esq.

Edward J. Zanine, senior associate, joined Flager and Associates in 2007. He is responsible for litigating personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents and premises liability matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Ed also assists Randall C. Flager in his duties as the Solicitor for Bristol Township, Bucks County, handling the overall legal work for the First Class Township. He also assists in Land Development matters for the Township of Falls, Bucks County, and as Solicitor for the Township of Falls Authority (TOFA) which provides water and sewer services in Falls Township and surrounding communities in lower Bucks County. Recently, Ed also assists in the firm’s representation of the Lower Makefield Township Zoning Hearing Board.

He is a member of the Bar in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. In addition, Ed is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for New Jersey.

After graduating Temple University in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Ed obtained his paralegal certification, went to work as a paralegal for a solo personal injury attorney and later, a small firm in Center City, Philadelphia. While continuing to work full time, he entered the evening division of the Temple University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1999. In law school, Ed was a staff editor on the Environmental and Technology Law Journal.

Along with his wife, Holly, their three children, Emily, Claudia and Eddie, their chocolate Labrador retriever, Maddy, and cat, Misty, Ed resides in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County.

Adam D. Flager, Esq.

Adam D. Flager is an associate in the firm, with his practice focused on litigation. Adam represents clients primarily in personal injury cases, including motor vehicle, slip & fall, defective products, and construction/worksite accidents. He also assists with the firm’s municipal clients. Adam is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of New Jersey, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit.

Prior to joining Flager & Associates, Adam was a plaintiff’s personal injury litigator at a Center City Philadelphia law firm. There, Adam handled numerous matters involving motor vehicle, premises, and product liability cases in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey State and Federal Courts. Adam also has experience in landlord-tenant litigation, collection cases, and commercial litigation.

Adam graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006 and received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2009 where he graduated with Pro Bono Distinction. While in law school, Adam organized and participated in the J.D. Alternative Break in Israel where he studied the legal issues facing Darfurian refugees and worked side by side with those refugees in rehabilitating a school for them. During his last year in law school, Adam worked as a Student Attorney in the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, where he represented individuals and non-profit organizations with respect to issues involving clean air, clean water and land use matters.

Following his graduation from law school, Adam was a volunteer attorney for South Jersey Legal Services where he assisted clients with entitlement benefits and landlord-tenant matters. He then served a two-year clerkship in the Civil Motions Program in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas under the Hons. Idee C. Fox, Paul P. Panepinto, and Leon W. Tucker before going into private practice.

Adam is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Brandeis Law Society, Philadelphia Bar Association, and Bucks County Bar Association.

Adam lives in center city with his wife, Mallory, and dog, Bodhi. Adam enjoys cooking, music, urban gardening, and traveling.

Sherry Brooks, Office Administrator

Sherry Brooks was raised in Northeast Philadelphia after living in South Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Northeast High School. After she raised her children, she moved to Bucks County. She has two children, one is a psychotherapist and the other is an attorney. She is also the proud grandmother of two gorgeous grandsons and a gorgeous princess granddaughter, not to mention an amazing Goldendoodle named Zoe.

Sherry began her career as a legal secretary for a center city law firm and worked there for 18 years. Then 30 years ago, she began working as a paralegal for Randall C. Flager. She was the firm’s first paralegal and blazed the way for the four paralegals now employed full time by the firm.

Sherry presently supervises the other paralegals and is the office administrator dealing with the overall management and running of the firm on a daily basis. She has more than 45 years of experience in the legal profession. Sherry also devotes much of her time to coordinating seminars on various legal topics for civic, religious and school groups.

Donna Pecillo

Donna Pecillo was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia and graduated from Lincoln High School. After high school, she earned an associate’s degree from Community College of Philadelphia. In addition, she has taken several law courses at Temple University and attended many related seminars.

She and her husband, Steven, have one daughter, Stephanie. Donna has two beautiful grandchildren, Madison, age 14 and Jordan, age 12.

Donna has worked at Flager & Associates for 18 years as a paralegal and has more than 45 years of experience in the field. During the first three months of her employment with Flager & Associates, she and her husband suffered severe injuries from a motor vehicle accident. Donna was in a coma and sustained broken ribs and a punctured lung. This firm stood by her side until she was completely recovered, a year and a half later. Donna said, “It is this compassion that they show not only to their employees but to all of their clients. It is a sincere pleasure to work for people who appreciate you and the people they represent.”

Kim Dwyer, R.N.

Kim Dwyer, R.N., has been working in the legal field since 1992 and began her career at Flager & Associates in 1999 as a full-time paralegal.

Kim is a graduate of Nazareth Academy High School and pursued paralegal studies at Manor Junior College and Community College of Philadelphia.

While working full time as a paralegal to Randall C. Flager, and with his encouragement, Kim returned to school to pursue her dream to become a nurse. Kim received her Diploma in Nursing from Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing in 2012 and her B.S.N. from Holy Family University in May, 2016. Kim also maintained a 4.0 GPA while at Holy Family and has recently been inducted into both Alpha Sigma Lambda and Sigma Theta Tau International in recognition of her academic and professional accomplishments.

Presently Kim works full time as a registered nurse in the clinical setting caring for patients in the acute post-operative, geriatric and home care environment. She maintains her role within the firm as a nurse consultant bringing her broad clinical experience with her. Kim is responsible for the review and analysis of medical records and patients advocacy.

When Kim is not working, she spends time with her family in Doylestown. She is also found around town with her Labradoodle, Kira, who can also be found in the office with her brother, Barley.

Terri Snead, Paralegal

Terri is a lifelong resident of Bucks County and a graduate of Bensalem High School. After graduating, she took several paralegal courses but chose to obtain her experience “hands on” and has worked in the legal profession ever since. Terri has spent the majority of the last thirty (30) years concentrating solely on personal injury cases.

Terri joined Flager & Associates in 2013 as the litigation paralegal. She is an indispensable part of assisting the attorneys with the day to day handling of our litigation matters. She is an expert investigator from her years of researching and drafting complaints for motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall cases and product liability matters. Terri is knowledgeable of the various procedures and local rules of the Courts of Philadelphia County, its surrounding counties, as well as the State of New Jersey and the Federal Courts.

Terri is constantly seeking new and innovative ways for Flager & Associates to use technology to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients. She is never too busy to take the extra time to speak with our clients about any concerns or questions they may have about the litigation process. She prides herself on being not only a zealous advocate for them, but, ultimately, a new friend.

When not working, Terri enjoys spending time with her children, Kristin and Billy and her grandson, Noah. She has varied interests including spending weekends at the shore, playing softball and golfing.

Lisa Tokmajian, Paralegal

Flager & Associates would like to welcome Lisa back to the firm. Lisa began her career working with Randall C. Flager from 1987 until 1996. She was one of the firm’s most popular legal assistants.

Lisa continued working as a paralegal in the field of workers compensation and personal injury until her recent return to Flager & Associates.

Lisa is originally from Northeast Philadelphia and currently resides in Warrington, PA with her husband Bill, daughter Maya and Labradoodle, Piper.

Anne Marie Meissler

Anne Marie Meissler is a graduate of Hallahan High School and has lived in Bensalem for 17 years. She is married and has four children and five wonderful grandchildren, two of which are identical twin girls. She has worked as a legal secretary for more than 35 years, taking time off only to have two of her children.

She has been employed at Flager & Associates for the last 26 years as a legal secretary to Randall C. Flager and Sherry Brooks and also works for two other paralegals in the firm, along with attorney Edward Zanine.

Victoria L. Vassello

Victoria Vassello has been employed as a secretary with Flager & Associates for more than 25 years. Presently, she works for both the personal injury and litigation departments.

Vicky has been a valuable part of the team at Flager & Associates due to her versatility and abilities to handle all aspects of the firm’s case load!

Charlotte Sheppard

Charlotte Sheppard has been the receptionist at Flager & Associates since 1998. Her friendly, helpful and charming personality is usually the first contact clients have when calling the firm.

She resides in Hatboro with her husband, Dave, two daughters, her 10-year-old Westie-Scotty mix, O’Malley, as well as her daughter’s dog Henry. She is the proud grandmother of Evelyn; and also proud of her son-in-law who serves in the Air Force.

She enjoys dancing, bike riding and nature walks. Before joining the staff of Flager & Associates, Charlotte spent four years at home with her children and volunteered as a teachers’ aide, as well as for school activities such as Drama Club and class trips.

Melissa Hough

Melissa Hough was born and raised in Bucks County. After graduating from Pennsbury High School, she attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with an economics degree. She later realized her love for baking and went to the Culinary Institute of America where she graduated with an associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry Arts.

Melissa started at Flager & Associates in 2010 as an assistant bookkeeper. She is now in charge of the bookkeeping department. She prides herself on strict financial oversight of the costs and expenses associated with running Flager & Associates, as well as those incurred on behalf of each client. She expertly negotiates with vendors, medical providers, insurance companies, and various other contractors to insure all expenditures are minimized on behalf of the clients. Melissa works closely with the firm’s accountant to make sure all appropriate local, state and federal taxes are paid by the firm.

Melissa lives with her husband Conrad, daughter Riley and their Labradoodle Barley. She still enjoys baking in her spare time and the office often enjoys her decadent creations. When Melissa is not baking she enjoys tennis and skiing.

Contact Flager & Associates, PC

Located in Bensalem (across from the Neshaminy Mall), with offices in Philadelphia and New Hope, our law firm proudly serves injury victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Bensalem Office

One Northbrook Corporate Center
1210 Northbrook Drive
Ste. 280
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

Phone: (215) 953-5200
Fax: (215) 953-5214

Philadelphia Office

Two Penn Center Plaza
1500 John F Kennedy Blvd
#910
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (267) 234-7448

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