Karl S. Myers

Karl Myers

Overview

Karl Myers is an experienced courtroom lawyer who has handled disputes from inception through verdict, decision or resolution in hundreds of cases pending before the state and federal courts in the five-county Philadelphia region (Montgomery, Delaware, Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia Counties), as well as in other jurisdictions. Karl’s diverse litigation practice has touched virtually every type of civil matter, as he has served as lead counsel in a wide array of commercial and business actions, insurance coverage and bad faith claims, and contract, tort, and personal injury matters.

Karl also has extensive appellate experience, including personally arguing and briefing numerous precedent-setting cases as lead counsel before the appellate courts of Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions. He maintains a particular focus on cases before the Pennsylvania Supreme, Commonwealth, and Superior Courts, including litigation involving state constitutional challenges, insurance insolvency and regulatory matters, Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Law requests, and government contracting and bid-protest disputes.

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Results

Representative Matters

  • returned possession of a historic property in Montgomery County to an order of nuns, following extensive federal bankruptcy litigation and state court litigation
  • tried a half-million dollar dispute between packaging companies before a federal jury over five days, securing a partial victory at trial, followed by a complete victory on appeal
  • blocked an alleged participant in the Luzerne County "Kids for Cash" scandal from obtaining insurance coverage in trial and appellate litigation
  • tried a multimillion dollar claim for damages in a credit-reporting dispute before a federal jury, securing a highly favorable settlement for the client just before the jury's verdict was rendered
  • defended against multimillion dollar lawsuits over the construction of several sports arenas in several major cities across the country, including a favorable settlement of an arena construction-defect lawsuit on the eve of a multiweek jury trial in Pittsburgh
  • sought and obtained a multimillion dollar recovery from parties who were alleged to have defrauded a client in a massive workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme
  • defeated class action lawsuits against the Pennsylvania Legislature challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania laws and seeking over $200 million in relief, including by defeating multiple requests for injunctions in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court and obtaining a unanimous Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in the Legislature’s favor after personally arguing the case before the Court during proceedings televised on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN)
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
  • B.A., University of Delaware
Memberships

  • Member, Montgomery Bar Association
  • Fellow, Montgomery Bar Foundation
  • Certified Arbitrator, Court of Common Pleas
  • Certified Arbitrator, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Member, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Historical Society
  • Member, Third Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, Third Circuit Historical Society
  • Member, Donor Recruitment Committee, American Red Cross Blood Services, Penn-Jersey Region

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Employee Political Contributions: The Basics”
  • Moderator, “Business Valuation and Testifying Experts,” Montgomery Bar Association
  • Presenter, “Drafting an Arbitration Clause”
  • Presenter, “Construction Update Seminar”
  • Presenter, “Anatomy of Coverage Litigation”
  • Presenter, “The Producer Licensing Model Act”
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Recognition

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star
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In The Community

Karl serves on the donor recruitment committee of American Red Cross Blood Services, Penn-Jersey Region. In this role, he works with the Red Cross to increase blood donorship in the community. He previously served as a member of the regional Red Cross board of directors. Karl also previously served his local community as a member of the Environmental Advisory Committee for Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania.
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