Joseph P. Lenahan - Lenahan & Dempsey P.C.

Joseph P. Lenahan

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001
Phone: 570-346-2097

Since 1980, Attorney Joseph P. Lenahan has focused on litigating complex civil trials, including cases which involve claims for professional (medical and legal) malpractice, product liability claims, complex commercial and insurance cases, civil rights and employment discrimination claims, environmental, occupational health exposure, and toxic tort claims, and cases involving catastrophic (brain damage, amputations, paralysis, head injuries, blindness, and death) injuries to adults, children and infants.During his distinguished legal career, Attorney Lenahan has tried cases in Federal and State Courts. He has tried complex civil cases in the Federal Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, as well as County Courts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has been specifically admitted to try cases in both Massachusetts and Arizona.   

Attorney Lenahan won a unanimous (9-0) decision from the Unites States Supreme Court in Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Darrone, a landmark decision which protected the rights of handicapped employees working for government funded agencies.

St. Louis University School of LawJ.D. 1977

Case History

Background in Brief — During his  legal career, Attorney Lenahan has tried cases in
 Federal and State Courts. He has tried complex civil cases in the Federal
 Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, as well as County
 Courts throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has been specifically
admitted to try cases in both Massachusetts and Arizona.Attorney Lenahan has
 been involved in numerous appellate cases over the course of his career, having
 appeared and argued cases in Pennsylvania's Commonwealth, Superior and
 Supreme Courts, as well as the Federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the
United States Supreme Court, in matters as diverse as medical malpractice, civil
rights, employment discrimination, personal injury, insurance coverage and domestic relations.
U.S. Supreme Court Case - Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Darrone — Joseph Lenahan successfully argued the case of Consolidated Rail Corporation v. Darrone, a
landmark decision which protected the rights of handicapped employees working for
government funded agencies.   The case was a 9-0 victory for his client.

Office Location

The Lenahan & Dempsey Professional Building, Suite 400
116 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs of the Allentown Metro Area
Joseph P. Lenahan has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Medical Malpractice)