Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP Opens 11th Office and Welcomes Ryan A. Palmer and Katherine M. Prudente
February 15, 2021
Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its 11th office, which will be located in the Suburban Philadelphia community of Spring House, Pennsylvania. Joining the firm in this new location are attorneys Ryan A. Palmer and Katherine M. Prudente. Palmer will lead the new office, which is the firm’s sixth office in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Todd Narvol, the firm’s Chief Financial Partner, commented, “Our clients are going to be well served by this expansion for three reasons. First, I have handled cases with Ryan and Katie in the past. They are excellent attorneys. Second, we primarily service the property and casualty insurance industry, and we take pride in our practical experience with and in the industry. Ryan and Katie further our collective experience as they both have worked in-house at insurance companies in the past and Katie holds several industry designations. Third, an office in Spring House, Pennsylvania facilitates more efficient handling of Suburban Philadelphia claims.”
Ryan Palmer previously worked as an in-house attorney for an insurance company where he supervised outside litigation and provided guidance to claims staff regarding liability claims, insurance coverage and litigation strategy. More recently, Ryan was a partner in a private practice where he represented insurers and their insureds in a variety of cases, including general liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, insurance coverage and subrogation. Ryan graduated with honors from the University of Dayton in 1999 and obtained his law degree from Widener University in 2005. He began his legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Anthony J. DeFino in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. Ryan is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
You can reach Ryan at 267.861.7571 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katie Prudente worked as a claims adjuster and claims supervisor at a large national property and casualty insurer where she handled first and third-party automobile and homeowners claims concerning bodily injury and property damage. She holds an Associate in Claims (AIC) and Associate in Management (AIM) from The Institutes. Katie graduated cum laude from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. While in school, Katie served as an Articles Editor on the Villanova Law Review, where she authored and published an article on insurance subrogation. Katie also worked as a Research Assistant and a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant for various Villanova faculty. Finally, Katie worked as a Certified Legal Intern in the Health Law Clinic and Advanced Health Law Clinic, where she argued in front of the Social Security Administration, the Delaware County Orphan’s Court, and Administrative Law Judges handling health insurance and social security disputes, and filed an appeal in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Katie received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania.
Katie can be contacted at 267.861.7572 or at email@example.com.
Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, LLP is a nearly 50-year-old insurance defense firm with over 80 lawyers in 11 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.