Top Lawyers 2011: The Main Line Area's Best Attorneys in 15 Specialties

Local lawyers pick the 250 best among their peers.

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Photo by Jared CastaldiMedical Malpractice for Patients: Peter J. Hart

Karp & Hart, Embassy Court, 27 Turner Lane, West Chester; (610) 430-2200,
Years in practice: 38
Education: Loyola Law School, New Orleans (1973)

Peter J. Hart’s thirst for spirited dialogue and his uncommon empathy for his clients came in handy during the three-year case of a client crushed between a truck and a bulldozer. “His back pain forced him to lie on the floor in my conference room during his deposition,” Hart says. “Five defense attorneys were peppering him with questions when, at one point, he quipped, ‘I guess I’m going to have to take this lying down.’”

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