June 2, 2020

Distasio & Kowalski named 2020 PA Super Lawyers

Attorneys Daniel J. Distasio and Michael J. Kowalski, partners in Distasio & Kowalski, LLC personal injury firm, have been named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for the 12th consecutive year. Both have been top-rated in the category of Personal Injury Attorney.

“We are honored to have been selected by our peers for this recognition and named among the best personal injury attorneys in the state,” commented Daniel Distasio and Michael Kowalski. “Our priority has always been to provide each of our clients with the most professional, ethical, and compassionate legal representation possible.”

Super Lawyers rates lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor, which is bestowed by Super Lawyers magazine. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process. This includes nominations, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews, and evaluation by practice area. Attorneys are evaluated based on peer recognition and achievements. This includes verdicts/settlements,  representative clients, experience, honors/awards, pro bono and community service, and other outstanding achievements among other criteria.

Distasio & Kowalski LLC, located in Wilkes-Barre, specializes in Auto & Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death.

For more information on Distasio & Kowalski LLC, please visit www.dklawllc.com or call 570-970-5400.


March 19, 2020

Maintaining Your Well-Being During Social Distancing

Social distancing has been strongly encouraged to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We’ve all heard it over and over again for weeks. For many of us, it means time spent at home. Some may be working from home; others may have been laid off due to business disruption, while some may be taking time off to care for children who are home from school. Whatever the reason, you may be feeling a bit stressed and possibly even frightened.

During this time, you should be concentrating on staying healthy, both physically and mentally, and keeping a positive attitude. While you might be tempted to sit around, watch TV, eat junk food and stress, it might not be the healthiest choice for you. Here are some suggestions for keeping your sanity during social distancing.

Ten tips for staying positive and maintaining your well-being while at home

  1. Keep physically active. Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t go outside and enjoy nature. Spring is finally here, so get out and get some fresh air. Go for a walk or bike ride, play catch with your kids, take your dog for a hike, or just enjoy a quiet at-home workout. Many local fitness centers are live-streaming free workouts at various times throughout the day. If you’d prefer, just pull out your mat and do some yoga. Do whatever you most enjoy, just stay active.
  2. Give your mind a workout. Read a book or sign up for an online class or seminar. There are often many free seminars you can find that will provide a great learning experience. Perhaps you’ve been eager to learn a new software program or even a new language.
  3. Test some healthy recipes. Most of us eat when we’re bored or stressed. It’s a great time to try some new recipes and focus on incorporating some healthier foods into your diet. You can find just about any type of recipe you’d like with a quick online search, including recipes you can make with your kids.
  4. Maintain your social connections. If you’re feeling isolated, don’t be afraid to call a friend. If you’re used to the social aspect of a large office, you might be feeling Keep us those connections with phone calls or Facetime with friends and co-workers. Have you heard about Facebook Watch Party? It’s a feature on Facebook that allows admins to hold a live screening of pre-recorded videos that are publicly available on Facebook. Group members can all watch and comment on the videos at the same time to create a shared viewing experience.
  5. Start an online book club with friends. This is another great way to stay connected to others during social distancing. Read a book and then share your thoughts in an online chat.
  6. Take a virtual tour of a museum. Believe it or not, this is a thing. Here is just a sampling of the many virtual museum tours you can take from the comfort of your own home: The Louvre, The National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Vatican Museums, including the Sistine Chapel among many others.
  7. Try Yoga or Meditation. Maybe you’ve been wanting to give yoga or meditation a try but just haven’t had time. Well, now you do. Search online and you’re sure to find free videos and instructions.
  8. Tackle some items on your to-do list. We’ve all got a to-do list. Maybe it’s cleaning out your basement, organizing your closets, painting your kitchen or spring cleaning your yard. Whatever the chore, imagine the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel when it’s done. Tackle it as a family.
  9. Check on an elderly neighbor or relative. They are probably lonely and afraid. Pick up your phone and check on them. Perhaps they need groceries or some other type of help. Helping someone else will make you feel a lot better.
  10. Enjoy this quality time with your kids and loved ones. We realize it’s a scary time, but it doesn’t mean you can’t relax and enjoy this extra time you have with your family

Remember, getting to spend an extended amount of time at home isn’t the worst thing in the world. We’re sure there were times in your life you were so busy that you longed for the peace and solitude of some quiet time alone at home. Now you have it. Try to maintain a positive attitude and take advantage of this time to do the things you enjoy and that make you happy. Stay safe and stay healthy.


March 3, 2020

Daniel Distasio named to 2020 “Nation’s Top One Percent” of Attorneys by the NADC

WILKES-BARRE, PA – March 3, 2020 – Daniel J. Distasio, a partner in the personal injury law firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC, was selected to be recognized as a “Member of the Nation’s Top One Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). Attorney Daniel Distasio has been a litigator for 25 years. He was chosen for his expertise in the fields of personal injury and medical malpractice.

The NADC is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Less than 1% of practicing attorneys in the United States are members of the “Nation’s Top Attorneys.” In order to become a NADC Nation’s Top One Percent member, attorneys must go through a rigorous selection process. After being nominated, they are assessed by a research team, a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys and a judicial review board. Recipients of this prestigious award have demonstrated the highest ideals of the legal profession.

Located in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Distasio & Kowalski LLC, specializes in Auto & Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death. For more information on Distasio & Kowalski LLC, please visit www.dklawllc or call 570-970-5400.    


November 26, 2019

Sara Labashosky joins Distasio & Kowalski Personal Injury Firm

WILKES-BARRE, PA – November 26, 2019 –Daniel Distasio and Michael Kowalski are pleased to welcome attorney Sara Labashosky to the personal injury firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC.

Attorney Labashosky joined the Distasio & Kowalski personal injury firm after spending four years working at an insurance defense firm in Philadelphia, where she gained extensive experience litigating cases throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She represents clients in a variety of personal injury matters, including medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, and wrongful death claims.

Attorney Labashosky is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey.  She graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 2015. During her time at Villanova, she was a writer and Business & Special Projects Editor for the Villanova Environmental Law Journal and a certified legal intern at the Villanova Interdisciplinary Mental & Physical Health Law Clinic.   She is a member of the Luzerne County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers’ Division. She currently resides in Kingston, PA, and enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and puppy.

Located in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Distasio & Kowalski LLC, specializes in Auto & Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Product Liability, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death.

For more information on the Distasio & Kowalski LLC personal injury firm, please visit www.dklawllc or call 570-970-5400.

November 25, 2019

Distasio & Kowalski, LLC Earns 2020 “Best Law Firm” Ranking

WILKES-BARRE, PA – November 25, 2019 – The personal injury firm of Distasio & Kowalski, LLC, founded by partners Daniel J. Distasio and Michael J. Kowalski, has been ranked as a ‘Best Law Firm’ by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Distasio & Kowalski, LLC ranked in Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.

To be eligible for a best law firm ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©. This recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

“For the 2020 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it did when we first started ten years ago,” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. ” We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”

Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are recognized on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients from the same communities and practice areas.

Distasio & Kowalski LLC is located in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The firm specializes in Auto & Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Product Liability, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death.

For more information on Distasio & Kowalski LLC, please visit www.dklawllc or call 570-970-5400.