Another Pa. Superior Court Win
On August 13, 2021, the Superior Court issued a decision affirming the trial court’s decision in Cruz v. Dooley, 1860 EDA 2020 (Pa. Super. 2021). Appellate Law Group, as counsel for the appellee, successfully argued that our client was not in contempt of the parties’ property settlement agreement and that the appellant was not entitled to attorney’s fees.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court grants appeal
On August 3, 2021, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted the Petition for Allowance of Appeal we filed from the Superior Court’s decision in Khalil v. Williams, 244 A.3d 830 (Pa. Super. 2021).
The Supreme Court granted allocator to consider whether it should overturn Muhammad v. Strassburger, 587 A.2d 1346 (Pa. 1991), a case that bars legal malpractice suits following the settlement of a lawsuit absent an allegation of fraud. The Court will also consider whether the Superior Court erred as a matter of law when it held that Petitioner’s claims were barred by Muhammad. The appeal has been docketed under the caption Khalil v. Williams, 24 EAP 2021. Virginia McMichael represents the Appellant, Ahlam Khalil, in the Supreme Court.
Pa. Superior Court Representation
Virginia McMichael is currently representing an indigent mother in an appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court from an order terminating her parental rights. The representation is part of the firm’s pro bono commitment to support Pennsylvania families.