About Paul T. Oven
Paul started as a Law Clerk with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. while attending the University of Scranton in 1990. After completing law school in 1995, he started as an Associate in the Scranton/Moosic office immediately and became a Partner in 2000. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation including medical malpractice, product liability, insurance bad faith and automobile/trucking cases.
Paul has served extensively as both a Mediator and an Arbitrator in both State and Federal actions. Having started his career working for Defendants and liability insurance carriers before moving to primarily Plaintiff work in 2005. He’s been retained by Plaintiff lawyers and most liability insurance carriers in the State to resolve matters they cannot resolve themselves. He’s been retained to resolve matters throughout Pennsylvania and has nearly a 100% success rate for mediations.
He has been named a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2003 and was recognized as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star” each year between 2005 and 2010. He has been named a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” every year since 2011.
He is also a Fellow in the Litigation Council of America which is a Trial Lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. He was most recently selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer every year since 2012. Membership into this organization is by invitation only and is extended to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership in their respective State.
Paul has lectured extensively for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pennsylvania Association of Justice, Defense Research Institute, Dispute Resolution Institute, Lackawanna County Bar Association, Luzerne County Bar Association, Monroe County Bar Association, National Business Institute, Tort Talk Legal Blog, Committee for Justice For All, Northeast Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and American Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the NEPA Trial Lawyers’ Association, American Association of Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Lackawanna County Bar Association.
The Northeast Business Journal named Paul as one of Northeast PA’s Top Twenty Under Forty for 2008.
Paul was published nationally in the February 2009 edition of Trial Magazine, The Journal of the American Association for Justice for an article entitled Initial Steps In the Roadway Drop Off Case where he and his firm obtained a $14.5 million dollar settlement for a catastrophically injured client.
Read Danger on the Road, an article written by Paul T. Oven » Paul and his wife, Katherine, live in Dunmore, PA and have three children – Matthew, Kathleen and Jack.
Duquesne University School of Law
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star” Named “Lawyer on the Fast Track” for 2009 by The PA Law Weekly
PA’s Top Twenty Under Forty for 2008
Lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pennsylvania Association of Justice, Defense Research Institute, Dispute Resolution Institute, Lackawanna County Bar Association, National Business Institute, Tort Talk Legal Blog, Committee For Justice For All, Northeast Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and American Board of Trial Advocacy
Published nationally in Trial Magazine every year since 2009
Verdicts and Settlements
$14.5 million dollar settlement for a catastrophically injured client and several other multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.
Paul received his Undergraduate Degree from the University of Scranton and graduated with Honors from the Duquesne University School of Law where he served as Student Bar Association President and was a member of the Justice Lewis Manderino Honor Society.
Super Lawyer Status; 2011–Present
Special Licenses/ Certifications
Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
NEPA Trial Lawyers Association
American Association For Justice
Pennsylvania Bar Association
National Board of Trial Advocacy
National Trial Lawyers Association
Lackawanna County Bar Association
Lackawanna Bar Association Civil Rules Committee
2012 The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award Named “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” from 2011 – 2016. An honor for only the top 5% of lawyers each year
Recent Articles by Paul T. Oven:
- Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S.
- The Excessive Dangers Posed by Tractor-Trailer Accidents
- The 6 Most Common Causes of Truck Accidents
- Los adolescentes, enviando mensajes de texto y su conducción distraída
- Teens, Texting and Distracted Driving
- When Poor Safety Standards Lead to Truck Accidents and Injury
- Accidentes de camiones grandes : Quien tiene la culpa?
- Big Truck Accidents: Who’s At Fault?
- ¿Hay una diferencia entre los casos de carros y los accidentes de camión?
- Is There a Difference Between Car and Truck Accident Cases?