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Pennsylvania Defense Institute Honors Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP as Defense Firm of 2017.


July 14th, 2017 - Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP was recognized by Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI) as the “Defense Firm of the Year.”  The award was given at PDI’s Annual Conference held in Bedford Springs, PA on July 13-14, 2017.  Accepting the award on behalf of the firm were partners from four of the firm’s Pennsylvania offices: Pete Speaker, past president of PDI (Harrisburg office); Rebecca Sember Izsak, Co-Chair of the Trucking & Transportation Committee (Pittsburgh office); Monica O’Neil, Director for the Eastern Region and incoming Secretary (Philadelphia office); Lou Long, outgoing president of PDI and Co-Chair of the Amicus and Appellate Committee (Pittsburgh office); and, Joe Holko,  Co-Chair of the Civil Practice Committee (Lehigh Valley office). 

The award is presented annually to the civil defense firm that “best exemplifies the qualities of professionalism, dedication to the practice of law, promotion of the highest ideals of justice in the community, and has a demonstrated commitment to PDI and its members.” Since the firm’s inception, Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP attorneys have been leaders and active members of PDI, whose mission is to advance the law and legislation favorably for the defense bar and its clients. Pete Speaker added that “Our firm’s 40th anniversary and 40 years of continuous support of PDI show our commitment to this excellent organization.”

PDI Award 2017
Left to right are: Rebecca Sember Izsak, Esquire, Peter J. Speaker, Esquire,
Monica E. O'Neill, Esquire, Joseph A. Holko, Esquire and Louis C. Long, Esquire