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Steven Barrett

Steven Barrett

P: (215) 661-0400

F: (215) 661-0315

E: SBarrett@HRMML.com

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Practice Areas
  • Wrongful Death/Catastrophic Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Defective medical devices and drugs
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Civil Rights victims
Education
  • Temple University School of Law (J.D. 1992)
  • University of Michigan (B.A. 1987)
  • University of Essex, Colchester England (1985-86)
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Biography

Steven Barrett is a Principal of the firm, Chairman of the Personal Injury Practice Group, and a member of the Litigation Department since 1992. Steve counsels and represents individuals on a wide range of medical malpractice and personal injury matters, with a focus on cases that involve catastrophic injuries and death. In 2016 alone, he fought hard in two complex medical malpractice trials that led to recoveries totaling nearly $8 million.

Other major recoveries include:

  • $7 million jury verdict in Montgomery County for the estates of a married couple killed in an auto accident.
  • $1.2 million settlement for two teenagers who were severely injured in an auto accident in Bucks County.
  • $1.1 million award in a medical malpractice trial.
  • $800,000 settlement during a medical malpractice trial in Monroe County for a client who was suffering from bone cancer but misdiagnosed with bone contusion.
  • $750,000 award in a medical malpractice trial in which the client was discharged from the Wilkes-Barre Hospital emergency room while demonstrating signs of suffering imminent stroke.
  • $1.7 million jury verdict in Philadelphia for the family of a man who died from asbestos-related esophageal cancer.
  • $1.5 million jury verdict in Philadelphia for the family of a man who died from asbestosis.
  • $5 million jury verdict in Philadelphia for a gentleman suffering from asbestosis.
  • $900,000 against a clothing manufacturer for a woman who suffered second- and third-degree burns when her garment caught fire. Steve claimed that the garment was defective and unsafe in not meeting flammability safety standards.
  • $405,000 jury verdict against a plastic surgeon for causing damage to a woman’s eyes.

With his significant and notable jury verdicts, Steve enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a premier trial attorney throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. He has successfully tried many complex cases in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, and Delaware Counties. Since 2003, Steve has obtained settlements and verdicts for injured people, totaling more than $25 million.

Through the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Steve served by appointment as a Disciplinary Hearing Committee member, considering issues of misconduct within the legal profession. Steve formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Bar Association and is a past president of its Young Lawyers Division. He currently serves as Chair of the firm’s marketing committee and mentors associates in the practice of law and business development.

Speeches/Publications

Are You Protected If You Are Involved in a Motor Vehicle Accident?, HRMM&L Legal Spotlight, September 2017

So What Does It Mean to Have a Constitutional Claim for a Personal Injury?, HRMM&L Legal Spotlight, February 2017

The “A, B, C’s” of a Medical Malpractice Claim, HRMM&L In Brief, March 2014

Slip and Fall Can Cause All of That?, HRMM&L In Brief, June 2013

Don’t Let a Loved One Become a Victim of Nursing Home Neglect, HRMM&L In Brief, January 2012

ACTOS ― Buyer Beware, HRMM&L In Brief, May 2012

Lecturer for Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Topics include Closed Head Injuries, Pennsylvania’s Automobile Insurance Law and Ethical Considerations of Lawyers to Produce Expert Witness Reports.

Past Lecturer, People’s Law School of the Montgomery County Bar Association on: How to Find an Attorney and the Attorney-Client Relationship

Presenter on Mandamus Actions at the Annual Dinner of First Class Township Commissioners of Montgomery County (September 2010)

Lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on litigating and enforcing easements in Pennsylvania (July 2010)

Professional and Civic Memberships

Montgomery Bar Association

  • Board of Directors, 2001-2003
  • President, Young Lawyers’ Division, 1998
  • District Coordinator, Statewide Mock Trial Competition, 1998-1999

Pennsylvania Association for Justice

  • Member, 1993-Present

Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Member, 1993-Present

Main Line Reform Temple – Beth Elohim

  • Trustee and Officer

Latino Leadership Alliance of Bucks County, Non-Profit

  • Past President, 2006-2010

Through the Montgomery Bar Association, Steve was selected to team up with other lawyers and judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County to teach Norristown Middle School students civics in a year-long program titled “Liberty & Law.”

Honors and Awards

Listed as “Awesome Attorney” for Personal Injury Law, Suburban Life Magazine, 2012

Personal Interests

Proficient in Spanish, still plays pick-up basketball at a not-so-young age, makes pancakes from scratch for his family almost every weekend, and has a penchant for singing and dancing in professionally directed musicals.