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Griffith, Lerman, Lutz & Scheib
110 South Northern Way
York, Pennsylvania 17402-3737Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 717-757-7602
Fax: 717-757-3783
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Established: 1990

Practice Areas
  • General Practice
  • Fire
  • Casualty
  • Surety
  • Life Insurance
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Premises Liability
  • Environmental Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Truck Liability
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Bad Faith
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About Us
The law firm of Griffith, Strickler, Lerman, Solymos & Calkins was established in 1990. The Firm was the successor to the law firm of Kagen, Griffith, Strickler, Lerman and Solymos, which firm was established in 1980. The Firm's name was changed in 1990 to the current name upon the retirement of Morton H. Kagen and Charles B. Calkins becoming a partner. The Firm consists of 8 partners, 3 associates and 4 paralegals. Robert H. Griffith, Esquire became counsel to the Firm effective July 1, 2001. Our goal is to provide cost effective, aggressive legal services to all our clients. The Firm also practices in the areas of real estate, environmental, municipal, bankruptcy, business, estate planning and administration, lender law, liquor law, criminal, family and tax law.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
ACE USAAegis Security Insurance Company
Allstate Insurance CompanyAuto-Owners Insurance Company
CGU GroupCNA Insurance Companies
Crawford & CompanyCSAA Insurance Exchange
Donegal Mutual Insurance CompanyEmpire Fire and Marine Insurance Company
Encompass InsuranceErie Insurance Group
Fireman's Fund Insurance CompanyGallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Great American Insurance CompanyHanover Insurance Group
Harford Mutual Insurance CompanyHarleysville Mutual Insurance Company
Home Insurance CompaniesInfinity Insurance Company
Integon General Insurance CorporationIntegrated Risk Management
Keystone Insurance CompanyLeader Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual GroupLincoln General Insurance Company
Maryland Insurance CompanyMerchants and Business Men's Mutual Insurance Company
Motorists Mutual Insurance CompanyMt. Hawley Insurance Company
Nationwide GroupPeerless Insurance Company
Prudential Property and Casualty Insurance CompanySafeco Insurance
School Claims Service, LLCState Automobile Mutual Insurance Company
Teachers Insurance CompanyTICO Insurance Company
Transamerica Group/AEGON USA, Inc.Travelers Insurance Group
Underwriters at Lloyd's, LondonUnited Services Automobile Association (USAA)
United Southern Assurance CompanyUnited States Liability Insurance Group
Zurich American Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Agency Management CorporationJ. Neale MacDonald Company, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Paul G. Lutz
York, PA
  • Connecticut, 1981
  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Pennsylvania and York County Bar Associations
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1974
  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Villanova University, LL.M., 1985
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Michael B. Scheib
York, PA
  • New York, 1986
  • District of Columbia, 1987
  • Pennsylvania, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania and York County Bar Associations
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • St. Bonaventure University, B.S. (cum laude), 1982
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1985
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John C. Porter
York, PA
  • Pennsylvania, 2002
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, 2004
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. (with high honors), 1997
  • The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2002
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Robert D. O'Brien
York, PA
  • Pennsylvania, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1993
  • Pennsylvania and York County Bar Associations
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. (with high honors), 1989
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1992
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Joseph F. Murphy
York, PA
  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • American, Pennsylvania and York County Bar Associations
  • C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, B.S., 1987
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1996
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Of Counsel
Robert H. Griffith — (Deceased)

Service Areas
Carlisle, Pennsylvania41 miles
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania56 miles
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania30 miles
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania25 miles
Lancaster, Pennsylvania23 miles
Lebanon, Pennsylvania42 miles
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania93 miles
Reading, Pennsylvania54 miles
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation section of this publication)