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Edward P. Shaughnessy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Easton, PA

Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy
731 Lehigh Street
Easton, PA 18042
Phone: 610-258-9955
Fax: 610-258-9498
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Personal injury attorney Edward P. Shaughnessy is the owner and founder of the Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy in Easton, Pennsylvania. He has been offering high-quality legal representation to eastern Pennsylvania residents who are coping with the aftermath of:

·       Truck/other motor vehicle accidents

·       Catastrophic injuries

·       Wrongful death

·       Medical malpractice

·       Workplace accidents

·       Construction accidents

·       Slip and falls

·       Premises liability

·       Nursing home abuse and neglect

·       Sexual harassment

Over the last 30 years, Mr. Shaughnessy has guided victims of negligence to recover the damages they rightfully deserve. He has a reputation for taking on complicated personal injury cases turned down by other attorneys. He always strives to relieve his clients’ stresses and burdens in a compassionate and professional manner. Even opposing lawyers look at him as a creative, aggressive and thoughtful attorney with a genuine concern for his clients’ interests.

Before earning his Juris Doctor in 1988 from William & Mary Law School in Williamsburg, Virginia, Mr. Shaughnessy completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He started his own legal practice after working as an associate for one of the prominent eastern Pennsylvania law firms.

Mr. Shaughnessy is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is involved in professional organizations such as the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Northampton County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.

Mr. Shaughnessy has obtained membership to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for winning million and multimillion dollar verdicts, awards and settlements. He has been listed in the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers. Committed to serving his community, he serves on the advisory board of Karl Stirner Arts Trail and a few other nonprofits. He received the “Volunteer of the Year” award from Pennsylvania Downtown Center in 2018.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Dental Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Informed Consent


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2013, 2015 - 2022

About Edward P. Shaughnessy

First Admitted: 1988, Pennsylvania

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Pomfret Club. Vice-President
  • Volunteer of the Year, Pennsylvania Downtown Center, 2018
  • Northampton County Wine Gala Charity Benefit, Board Member
  • EAILD. Executive Committee Member, Board Member
  • Board President, Greater Easton Development Partnership
  •  Karl Stirner Arts Trail Advisory Board

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Editor, Northampton County Reporter

Educational Background

  • William and Mary Law School. J.D., 1988
  • Easton Area High School, 1980
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst. B.A., 1985

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • United States Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1988
  • New Jersey, 1988

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
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Office Location for Edward P. Shaughnessy

731 Lehigh Street
Easton, PA 18042

Phone: 610-258-9955

Fax: 610-258-9498

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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