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Shanin Specter

Shanin  Specter
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Kline & Specter, PC
1525 Locust St., 19th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 772-1000

Shanin Specter is a founding partner of Kline & Specter, one of the leading catastrophic injury firms in the United States.

Specter has obtained more than 200 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million, including jury verdicts of $153 million against a major automaker and $109 million against a Pennsylvania power company. In all, he has achieved 17 eight- or nine-figure verdicts, among them newsmaking cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, medical devices, premises liability, auto accidents and general negligence.

Beyond winning substantial monetary compensation for his clients, many of Specter's cases have prompted changes that provide a societal benefit, including improvements to vehicle safety, nursing and hospital procedures, the safe operation of police cars, training for the use of CPR at public institutions, and inspections, installation and maintenance of utility power lines. One case spurred the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to create a new Electric Safety Division to investigate reported electrical injuries. Most recently, Specter's lawsuit on behalf of the victims of a fire escape collapse helped move the City of Philadelphia to enact an ordinance requiring all fire escapes to be regularly inspected.

Specter earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Haverford College, his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and an LL.M. with First Honors from Cambridge University.

Specter also teaches or has recently taught law at UC Law San Francisco, Berkeley, Stanford, Penn Carey and Drexel Kline law schools.
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