Lawrence J. Moran, Jr. is a founding shareholder of the firm. Mr. Moran focuses his practice on civil defense, insurance coverage and employment law. In the labor and employment realm, Mr. Moran represents clients in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Moran has extensive civil litigation and trial experience, in state and federal courts, including complex securities fraud claims, professional negligence, auto, premises and products liability cases. He defends administrative, trial and appellate actions focusing often on discrimination and color-of-state litigation such as Section 1983 claims, Title VII theories of liability, violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, state wage collection in employment statutes and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
Mr. Moran also serves as municipal solicitor to various elected officials and political subdivisions in Pennsylvania, where he often calls on and makes use of his vast knowledge of municipal and election laws. Additionally, Mr. Moran is a court-appointed hearing master for the Orphans Court Division of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas.
A graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Mr. Moran worked as summer judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas J. Munley, President Judge of the Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas. While in law school, Mr. Moran served as a full-time judicial extern to the Honorable Lynne A. Sitarski, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Moran was also Associate Editor of the Villanova Journal of Catholic Social Thought, and selected to Villanova’s Sports & Entertainment Law Journal.
A cum laude graduate of Lehigh University, Mr. Moran’s professional career began after college when he worked as a political and policy advisor to advocacy groups and elected officials with federal, state and local governments. Mr. Moran is also a renowned champion of veterans’ rights. Mr. Moran appears nightly as a regular correspondent on “Veterans Views,” a television program he co-hosts with combat veteran and Lackawanna County Common Pleas Court President Judge Thomas J. Munley.