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Distasio & Kowalski named 2020 PA Super Lawyers

June 2, 2020

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 […]

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Maintaining Your Well-Being During Social Distancing

March 19, 2020

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 Keep physically active. Just […]

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

March 3, 2020

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 […]

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Sara Labashosky joins Distasio & Kowalski Personal Injury Firm

November 26, 2019

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 […]

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

November 25, 2019

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 […]

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The Dangers of Stroke Misdiagnosis

October 3, 2019

We’ve all heard about the real danger of stroke and stroke misdiagnosis. Perhaps you’ve even had a family member or friend suffer from a debilitating stroke. Stroke is the number 2 most common cause of death worldwide, according to the American Stroke Association (ASA). Every 40 seconds on average, an American will have a stroke, according to the American College of Cardiology. Startling, but true. In fact, about 750,000 Americans have a new recurring stroke annually. An article written by a long-time neurologist and published last year in the Washington Post suggested that “too many people die from a stroke because treatment is delayed.” He wrote that although for more than two decades neurologists and other emergency health providers have had access to a drug to restore blood flow to the brain, limiting the damage caused by a stroke, only about 4 percent of stroke patients actually receive the medication. […]

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    Personal Injury

    Injured? We have the skills and resources you need to build a strong personal injury case.  

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    Medical Malpractice

    Distasio & Kowalski has an exceptional record of success in fighting negligent doctors and hospitals in Pennsylvania.

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    Birth Injury

    We understand your suffering and are here to legal representation if your baby is the victim of a tragic birth injury. 

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    Medical Misdiagnosis

    Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can result in devastating injuries. Reach out to our firm for help. 

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    Auto Accidents

    Our attorneys are here to guide you through the process of fighting for justice after a serious car accident. 

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    Truck Accidents

    Our injury attorneys are experts at analyzing the evidence to determine cause and strengthen your truck accident case. 

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    Industrial Accidents

    If you were seriously injured in a construction or industrial accident, our firm will fight aggressively for you. 

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    Wrongful Death

    We are injury attorneys dedicated to fighting for the rights and recoveries of families who have lost loved ones.