At some point during our lifetime we will all need legal representation, whether it be for a traffic violation or the death of a loved one, to writing a will or settling a divorce. One Beaver County law firm stands out among the rest for their experience, knowledge, expertise, and personal connection they form with their clients: Personal Law.
Also known as the law firm of McMillen, Urick, Tocci, Fouse and Jones, the firm consists of nine attorneys (six partners, three associates) who concentrate in a number of areas. Personal Law could also be considered “Beaver County’s Law Firm,” as seven out of nine attorneys reside in Beaver County, and eight out of nine attorneys went to high school in Beaver County.
What makes Personal Law ‘personal?’ From the attorneys to the administrative assistants, everyone associated with the firm is committed to making your experience with them a personalized one. During your free consultation, they will even go as far as meeting you in your home or in your hospital bed if you are unable to visit their office. They can accommodate your schedule, and if necessary, will meet you on the weekend to discuss your case. Their ‘hands-on’ approach is second to none.
The attorneys at Personal Law know this place and its people, and are able to connect with their clients like few law firms can. Let’s explore who Personal Law is and the types of law they concentrate in.
Attorney McMillen has acted as lead counsel in a number of civil litigation matters that proceeded to verdict and that were the subject of publication in various professional Journals including the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, the Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review and Analysis, the American Trial Lawyers Association Journal, the Pennsylvania Personal Injury and Damages Reporter and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly. Areas of Practice: 100% of practice devoted to motor vehicle accidents, insurance bad faith, and other personal injury
Attorney Urick is the solicitor for multiple local governments and is a lifetime member of the Super Lawyers and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He was selected as a member of the Outstanding Lawyers of America. In the past he served as an assistant prosecutor for the Beaver County District Attorney’s office. He is also the Past President of the Beaver County Bar Association and served on the Board of Governors of the Beaver County Bar Association. Areas of Practice: Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Municipal Law
Attorney Tocci has litigated various types of personal injury cases such as auto accidents, falls, insurance bad faith issues and nursing home negligence to verdict as lead or co-counsel. Many of the verdicts and settlements have been published in various legal and professional publications such as the PA Law Weekly, PA Jury Verdict, Review & Analysis. Attorney Tocci is a past Assistant Prosecutor for the Beaver County District Attorney’s Office and is an active member of the Beaver County Bar Association serving as Bar President (2012-2013), Board of Governors, Mock Trial, Charitable Giving, Civil Rules and Family Rules Committees. Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Family Law
Attorney Fouse is the former District Attorney for Beaver County from 2000-2006. Additionally Attorney Fouse is the current Solicitor for Economy Borough and Center Township, Beaver County. Attorney Fouse is a past member of The Beaver Valley Chiefs of Police Association and the Board of Directors for the Beaver Valley Prevention Project and has previously served on the Board of Trustees for the Beaver County Education Trust.
Attorney Kelly Tocci’s litigation and trial practice involves all types of personal injury claims such as motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, injuries to children, food poisoning, and wrongful death claims. Attorney Tocci has also litigated a variety of insurance bad faith claims seeking damages against insurance companies under the Pennsylvania Bad Faith Statute. Attorney Tocci also serves on the Board of Governors for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, chairing the essay contest committee which awards annual scholarships to local high school seniors. Areas of Practice: Personal Injury and Insurance Bad Faith
Attorney Jones has been a member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association representing Zone 10 in Western Pennsylvania for over ten years. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, Beaver County Bar Association Fee Dispute Committee, and Civil Rules Committee. Attorney Jones has represented numerous municipal governments, agencies and authorities and currently serves as Solicitor for Potter Township, Hopewell Township, Greene Township and the Beaver County Coroner’s office. Attorney Jones’ eighteen (18) years of trial experience encompass a variety of civil litigation including wrongful death, serious personal injury, motor vehicles, bar fights, defective products, injuries to children, intoxication, assault, negligent security, professional negligence, insurance coverage disputes, municipal claims and disputes, employment disputes, contracts and land use. Areas of Practice: Wrongful Death. Serious Personal Injury, Construction and Industrial Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Insurance Coverage and Exclusion Disputes, Employment and Labor Disputes, Contracts, and more.
Attorney McMillen has litigated various cases to verdict in Beaver and Allegheny County and has argued cases before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Attorney McMillen is admitted to practice before the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas, the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and the United States Tax Court. Attorney McMillen is the Solicitor for Raccoon Township, the Borough of Patterson Heights and the Beaver County Regional Council of Governments. Attorney McMillen has negotiated Oil & Gas Leases and Pipeline Agreements resulting in six figure signing bonuses for clients.
Areas of Practice: Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Taxation Law, Family Law, Oil & Gas Leases
Attorney Urick emphasizes protecting the rights of disabled and injured persons through his practice in areas of worker’s compensation and Social Security Disability. Attorney Urick has litigated cases to verdict and has argued before two Pennsylvania Appellate Courts: The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania and the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Attorney Urick has also actively negotiated Oil and Gas Leases for clients to ensure that each lease contains protective language and that his clients receive favorable signing bonuses and royalties. Attorney Urick serves as a solicitor for Beaver County municpalities and zoning hearing boards. Attorney Urick has previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Deborah A. Kunselman of the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County and is a past President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Beaver County Bar Association.
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation, Social Security Disability, Unemployment Compensation, Oil & Gas, Criminal Defense, Family Law
Attorney McMillen was admitted to practice in the State of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and in Beaver County by the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas. Attorney McMillen has been recognized as a published author in the Duquesne Law Review Journal. While earning his advanced degree at the University of Miami School of Law, Attorney McMillen earned an internship at the international law firm of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, LLP, a firm devoted to real property law. Attorney McMillen earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Criminal Process in the Fall of 2010 while attending Duquesne University and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Real Estate in the Fall of 2011 while attending the University of Miami School of Law.
Areas of Practice: Personal Injury, Insurance Law, Commercial Leases, Criminal Law, Family Law, Buy/Sell Agreements
In the months to come, we will take a closer look at their areas of practice, and review examples of how Personal Law can serve you in your time of need.
Personal Law is located at 2131 Brodhead Road in the heart of Hopewell Township. They serve clients in Beaver County and the surrounding municipalities in western Allegheny County.
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