This week, BBS was proud to donate two Flyers tickets and a parking pass to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House for use in their PRMH Night at the Flyers event on November 5, 2019.

BBS associate and Diversity, Inclusion, & Community Engagement Committee member Stephany Gordon (pictured center) is heading up the Committee’s efforts to team up with PRMH for future events to support the House and the families of seriously ill children who stay there.



BBS’ Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement Committee, pictured here and led by Member Michele E. Turner, is excited for its service year ahead! The goal of the committee is to increase engagement in the communities in which we live and work through meaningful service, and to promote and sustain a diverse and inclusive work environment.


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We are proud to announce Victoria Komarnicki was ranked in the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers* nomination, research and Blue Ribbon review process.

*The Super Lawyers® list is issued by Thomson Reuters under criteria applied by Super Lawyers®. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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We would like to thank the over 100 attendees who came to our 2019 Annual Insurance Defense Conference on May 15th. We hope you found it very informative and enjoyed our amazing speakers, Kathy Douglas, Laura Kerns, Jim Blumenthal, Ashley Lynam and Mike Gernstein. We will continue to keep you updated on any future BBS conferences.

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This past April, Member Pamela Carlos was the distinguished guest speaker at the Naturalization ceremony held at the Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia. This ceremony honored about 90 new US citizens and their families.

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In March 2019, Member Nicole Perez-Lengel presented at the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association (“NRRDA”) 2019 Annual Conference in West Palm Beach, FL on the topic of “Protecting Your Brand: The Difference Between the Attorney and Public Relations Views and How to Reconcile the Differences”.

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Lise Luborsky recently filed an amicus brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel. The issue is whether the insured’s initial waiver of stacking for underinsured motorist coverage under the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law remains in effect, or whether a new waiver is required when the UIM  limits are increased. The issue was certified to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court by the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. You can read the brief by clicking here.

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Kelly L. Raymond and her husband (pictured here) created a small nonprofit call Thanksgiving Community Brunch some years ago. This year was the 6th year the Brunch took place and it was hosted at St. Michael's Church in Fishtown. The Brunch provides meals to the homeless, veterans, elderly or anyone in the community that could use a gourmet Thanksgiving meal and fellowship on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The motto is "No one should be alone or hungry". This year, they fed around 500 people and 2 homeless shelters. The meal was cooked by Starr Catering. They also provided care packages, including hygiene products, hats, gloves and socks for around 300 people.