BEAVER COUNTY ATTORNEY PROVIDING PERSONAL SERVICE FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS
Representing families, individuals and small businesses throughout Western Pennsylvania
For more than 25 years, attorney David J. Lozier has provided his Western Pennsylvania clients with effective and efficient representation. He will work closely with you to find solutions to your legal problems. He has extensive experience in cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, estate planning, elder law, real estate law and more. When you come to David J. Lozier you are guaranteed representation from a dedicated attorney with a wide range of legal knowledge and experience.
Personalized and experienced advocacy
From my many years handling complex medical malpractice cases involving clients with severe, life changing injuries or death, I have learned how to guide my clients through the legal process with compassion for their unique needs and stress, helping them work towards as good a solution as the law provides. I take the title "Counselor at Law" most seriously, listening to my clients.
My goal is to ensure that you understand the complicated details of your situation. I hope that you will find that my practice is refreshing and uniquely designed to serve you.
Personal attention. I work closely with you through every step of your case. My clients are my top priority and my goal is to develop a trusting relationship with you.
Positive reputation. I serve the members of my own community with commitment and compassion. The people of Beaver County know me as a pillar of the community, active in local government and in my church. I served in the military, served in elective office, taught Sunday School to an entire generation of tees, and participated in multiple mission trips in Western Pennsylvania, Kentucky and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Diverse focus. For 20 years I represented medical malpractice victims throughout a 20 county slice of Western Pennsylvania, driving the farm roads and the streets of small towns, practicing in the different court houses and court rooms, presenting cases in front of judges and juries as diverse as the landscape. Those malpractice clients needed an attorney who could help them with their complex medical problems, their estates and powers of attorney, guardianship for incapacitated children and adults, special needs trusts, wrapping up small businesses, valuing business damages and losses due to illness or death of the owner, disability appeals, veteran issues, and financial planning after a successful verdict or settlement. Each client needed a different set of skills, a different solution to the problems that arose from their own personal medical or automobile accident nightmare. I will bring that wide set of skills to your individual circumstance.
I provide a full range of legal services to families, individuals and small businesses. Some of my practice areas include:
Elder law and estate planning. I am dedicated to helping you enjoy your life as you get older you should not have to worry about solving complex legal problems. I handle elder law matters involving wills, trusts, tax issues, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, nursing home matters, powers of attorney and more.
Small business law. I handle a full range of business law services, including formation, contract review and development, breach of contract, lease issues, and more.
Real estate law. I am knowledgeable about property issues and real estate disputes and gas leases. I will guide you through the process of negotiating, drafting and revising real estate documents including contracts, mortgages, deeds and title documents. I also handle business real estate transactions. I represent clients in assessment appeals and property tax seizures.
Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice. I have personally handled hundreds of automobile accident and malpractice cases from the initial investigation to the jury trial, having obtained over $30,000,000 in favorable verdicts or settlements. Because of my success and reputation in malpractice and accident cases, I have been listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 2007.
Get representation from a lawyer you can trust.
For high-quality legal help in Pennsylvania, contact attorney David J. Lozier at 724-843-7642 or online today. Although my office is conveniently located in Chippewa, Beaver County, I am willing and able to meet with you in your home or another location.
2601 Darlington Road, Suite B
Beaver Falls PA 15010
WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING
Too many families suffer unnecessary anxiety when a loved one becomes ill or demented when a well-planned set of documents could have easily established who decisions makers should be and what the loved one's choices would have beenin advance.
A Health Care Power of Attorney appoints a decision maker who can then help manage health care without delays caused by physicians or nursing homes refusing to accept family member decisions or input, and without the substantial expense and embarrassment of having the loved one declared "incompetent" by the court.
A Will allows you to insure that your choice of heirs is honored, relieves stress for your survivors, and enables to you to give to charities or churches which you cherish. If you are single, do not have any surviving children, or have estranged family members, you need a Will to insure that your choices are honored. Without a Will, people in these circumstances will have the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania choose their heirs, and this cannot turn out well for anyone involved.
A Power of Attorney is most often used to insure that a spouse or child can manage bills and assets as a loved one ages and has increasing difficulties communicating, signing documents or making decisions needed to remain in their own home.
We can usually prepare a personal, customized Estate Planning Document such a Will, Living Will or Power of Attorney, or a full set of documents, in just one appointment plus a second shorter meeting for signatures and witnesses to execute the documents.
Our goal is to insure that the document meets your individual needs and that you understand the document.
At your direction, we can even meet with your heir or family member to insure that they understand the document so that both of you are protected.
As with every legal issueconfidentiality is of key importance. No one else needs to know your business and everything we do is aimed at drafting documents as easy as possible, completely confidential, and that you will know what you are doing and how it helps you and your family.
Sometimes there are Medicare, Medicaid, Federal Income Tax or Inheritance Tax implications. We will insure that you understand the issues and if necessary will consult with a tax planner or refer you to a tax planner to make sure that any planned Will or property transfer will both meet your needs and avoid unintended tax consequences or expense down the road.
David Lozier has been practicing law in Western Pennsylvania for 25 years. He started his own practice in 2012 [LozierLaw.com] emphasizing wills/estate planning and elder law while continuing his long standing practice in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury.
David Lozier began a corporate litigation practice as an associate at the law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll in 1988, then worked with prominent personal injury attorneys including Frank Conflenti for 4 years from 1990-1994 and Harry S. Cohen for 16 years from 1994 to 2012, when he started his own practice.
A graduate of the College of William and Mary and its School of Law, Mr. Lozier has spent most of his career in complex personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, both in trial and appellate advocacy. His proudest accomplishment is a two million dollar verdict in Allegheny County for a negligent facial surgery which left his client with a lifetime of pain. Notable seven-figure recoveries for his clients have also included the fields of highway and workplace safety. Mr. Lozier travels the rural roads of Western Pennsylvania, serving his clients and frequently appearing in over twenty county courts on their behalf. Mr. Lozier successfully won the first appeal court decision declaring the medical insurance companies which manage health care through nurses on call were subject to malpractice could be held liable for negligent advice to patients.
Mr. Lozier lectures in the field of medical malpractice and medical record confidentiality, particularly to physicians' assistants, paralegals and medical technicians and nurses.
Mr. Lozier was a helicopter pilot in the US Army with the 101st Airborne Division and in Cold War Korea. Mr. Lozier and his wife, Beth, reside in Beaver County, PA with their two daughters. He is active in Chippewa United Methodist Church, served for twelve years on Patterson Heights Borough Council and ten years as Patterson Heights Borough Council President. He has served as a Member of the Pennsylvania Republican State Committee and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Beaver County Republican Committee.
Admitted to the Bar
1988 U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
1989 U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals
1977 Associate in Arts, Richard Bland College, Petersburg, VA
1979 Bachelor in Arts, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
1988 Juris Doctor, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (Regional Finalist in ABA Moot Court Competition; Order of Barristers)
Beaver County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Beaver County Republican Party, Vice Chair
Borough Council, Patterson Heights Borough, Beaver County
US Army Infantry and Aviation Corps, Active Duty 1979-1985, Reserves-1991
Since 2007 selected by his peers for publication in The Best Lawyers in America for his representation of medical malpractice patients.
Since 2008 selected by his peers as one of Pittsburgh's Top Lawyers as published by the Pittsburgh Magazine, Pittsburgh Business Times and Wall Street Journal.
[Unlike "Super Lawyers" who purchase their "honors", these selections were not purchased or self-nominated.]