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William L. Myers Jr.

Founding Shareholder

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William L. Myers, Jr. is the founding shareholder of The Myers Firm. Mr. Myers has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year from 2008 to 2019. He has a 10.0 rating on AVVO and is rated as AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has Board-Certified Mr. Myers as a Civil Trial Attorney. Mr. Myers has also had the rare honor of arguing before the United States Supreme Court.

A union-designated FELA attorney and Board member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Mr. Myers aggressively represents and has won tens of millions of dollars for employees against the largest freight and commuter railroads in the country, including CSX, Norfolk Southern, Amtrak, New Jersey Transit, Metro-North, Path, Conrail, Long Island Railroad, Canadian Pacific and SEPTA. He has also taken on and beaten some of the most powerful corporations and insurance companies, including General Motors, Goodyear, Nationwide, State Farm, GEICO and Allstate.

Mr. Myers has also won tens of millions of dollars for victims injured in automobile and truck accidents, through medical malpractice, and by defective products. He has represented clients with brain injuries, amputations, burn injuries, electrocution injuries, crush injuries, orthopedic injuries, injuries from falls, and chronic regional pain syndrome.

Geographically, Mr. Myers has tried cases in state and federal courts Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Delaware. He has represented clients in every state along the Eastern Seaboard.

Mr. Myers is the author of the best-selling Philadelphia Legal series. His debut novel, A Criminal Defense, was the number six bestselling novel on Amazon Kindle for 2017. The other books in the series are An Engineered Injustice and A Killers Alibi. The fourth book, A Criminal Justice, will debut in March of 2020. Mr. Myers hosts television interview series, Sword and Pen on Radnor’s Public Access, Studio 21, on which he interviews fellow authors and attorneys, and other Philadelphia newsmakers. The shows can be found on YouTube.

He has recently started hosting a television interview series called, Sword and Pen on Radnor’s Public Access, Studio 21 where he interviews authors, lawyers and anyone from the area who is doing amazing things.

NOTEWORTHY DECISIONS

Before the United States Supreme Court, Consolidated Rail Corporation v Gottshall, Mr. Myers won the right for railroad employees to bring claims against their employers for emotional injuries.

Smolsky v. Consolidated Rail Corporation, Mr. Myers persuaded the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to recognize railroad employee’s claims both for sexual harassment under Title VII and for negligent infliction of emotional distress.

LEGAL PUBLICATIONS

“The Seven Steps of a Legal Claim”

“The Five Most Important Things to do When You Have Been Injured”

“FELA — Protect Yourself and Your Family When Injured on the Job”

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

A Criminal Defense (No. 6 best-selling novel for Amazon Kindle in 2017)

An Engineered Injustice

A Killers Alibi

A Criminal Justice