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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 11 times. 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 married to Sherry and they are the proud parents of five children and eight awesome grandchildren and a  sweet Goldendoodle named Zoe.  They live in New Hope, PA, where Randy served prominently on the New Hope Borough Council for eight years.

Michael S. Levin, Esq.

Michael S. Levin began his legal career with Flager & Associates in 1997, after graduation with honors from Widener University School of Law in 1996. In law school, he distinguished himself as a member of the Law Review, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. He also received certificates of recognition for his expertise in the field of Equal Protection Law and participated in a criminal defense clinic, working in cooperation with the Office of the Public Defender in Delaware County and Chester County to represent indigent defendants in criminal matters. While still an intern during law school, he wrote an appellate brief in Warner v. Continental, obtaining a decision that expanded the rights of workers injured in auto accidents on the job, allowing them, for the first time, to obtain uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits from their employers’ insurance policies.

After beginning with Flager & Associates in 1997, Michael focused his efforts on representing injured victims of negligence and litigating hundreds upon hundreds of cases and achieving outstanding results for the firm’s clients for 10 years, before joining a small litigation boutique firm in Philadelphia, where he handled not only personal injury matters, but also consumer class actions, toxic tort and mass tort cases involving dangerous and defective drugs, defective products and victims of toxic substance releases. His experience includes participation in the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee in the Mattel Lead Painted Toy litigation. He also successfully sued a global motorcycle manufacturer in a class action which resulted in the immediate nationwide recall of dangerously defective motorcycles whose frames were prone to cracking during normal operation, resulting in often catastrophic injuries to riders. He has also handled cases involving dangerous pharmaceuticals such as Vioxx and Reglan.

After spending an additional five years at another small plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Philadelphia, where he continued his winning record of representing injured victims, he re-joined Flager & Associates after an 11-year absence in 2018. He is the senior associate handling litigation matters, representing the seriously injured in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also assists in the firm’s municipal work, including serving as the assistant Solicitor for Bristol Township, handling zoning and land development matters for Falls Township, handling legal matters for the Township of Falls Authority, a local water and sewer utility, as well as a variety of other legal matters  including representing Morrisville Borough, the Bucks County Prothonotary and the Lower Makefield Township Zoning Hearing Board.

Outside the office, Michael is an avid, lifelong Eagles fan, a self-described gardening addict, and enjoys home brewing craft beer. He also enjoys traveling and being a devoted dad/servant to his three rescued cats.

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 and son and dog, Bodhi. Adam enjoys cooking, music, urban gardening, and traveling.

Edward J. Zanine, Esq.

On June 6, 2018, our firm lost a dedicated employee and dear friend, Edward “Ed” Zanine, our firm’s Senior Associate. Our firm – our family – mourns his passing.

Ed was much beloved among our staff and even more so by the many clients he had tirelessly served through his more than 10 years at Flager & Associates. His tragic passing at age 49 came as a shock to us all.

Ed was an outstanding, dedicated, ethical and honest lawyer, who was completely devoted to providing our clients the very finest in legal representation. Smart, tough and tenacious, he was one of the engines of our litigation department since he joined the firm in 2007. His keen intellect and shrewd approach to litigation was integral to his securing millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for injured clients over the years. Most importantly, however, he was a warm, wonderful human being, a devoted husband for 23 years and a fantastic, loving father to three incredible children. One could not ask for a better friend, and all who knew him will miss his presence in their lives.

On behalf of the entire Flager & Associates family, we honor the life and accomplishments of Ed Zanine. His time at our firm, and among those who knew, loved and worked with him, will always be cherished and remembered.

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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. Sherry is married to Randy and they are the proud parents of five children and eight awesome grandchildren and a sweet 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 and Jordan.

Donna has worked at Flager & Associates for more than 20 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 28 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 Michael Levin.

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.

Vickie 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, and her daughter’s two dogs Henry and Otis. She is the proud grandmother of Evelyn and Jackson; 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: (215) 953-5200

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