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Firm Overview

Kline & Specter handles catastrophic personal injury cases, including medical malpractice, birth injuries, product liability, premises liability, auto accidents, workplace injuries, slip and fall, civil rights and whistleblower lawsuits.

The firm was started in January 1995.

Example cases

• White v. Ford - $153 million verdict, product liability case.
• The Caruso Case - $49 million medical malpractice verdict.

Main Office

1525 Locust Street The 19th Floor
Philadelphia  PA  19102

  • (215) 772-1000
  • (856) 662-1180
  • (212) 986-6200 x24
  • (215) 772-1359


Free Initial Consultation?


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Fees are on a contingency basis.

Hourly Rates

Not applicable.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

Diane Grimmie and Rubye Evans.

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Other Offices

  • New Jersey Office
    LibertyView 457 Haddenfield Rd.
    Suite 540
    Cherry Hill,  NJ  08002
  • New York Office
    230 Park Ave.
    Suite 2525
    New York,  NY  10169

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I can help others most here.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients need to rely on lawyers, not themselves, for legal opinions.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents prepared by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am not willing to coach clients who wish to represent themselves.

Shanin Specter

Both Shanin Specter and founding partner Thomas R. Kline previously worked at The Beasley Firm in Philadelphia.

I can't distill 26 years of experience into one sentence. Read "Two Boys" to learn more. Visit to find out more about the book "Two Boys."

Thorough, careful, analytical, honest, and persuasive.

Personal interests:

Baseball, squash, reading, and our children.

  • Bar Number: 40928
    Pennsylvania , 1984
  • University of Pennsylvania
    Juris Doctorate , 1984
    Philadelphia, PA
  • University of Cambridge
    Master of Laws , 1984
    Cambridge, England
  • Haverford College
    Bachelor of Arts , 1980
    Haverford, PA

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