Holsten & Associates

Attorneys at Law

Areas of Practice


At Holsten & Associates, we represent government officials and agencies in virtually every area of the law.  Whether your case involves a slip and fall on a sidewalk, or accusations of false arrest, you can be certain that the attorneys at Holsten & Associates are very familiar with the law and kept abreast of all recent changes to it. Here is just a sampling of the types of cases our attorneys handle every day. 

Civil Rights/Municipal Law


Trial attorneys at Holsten & Associates are dedicated to the successful litigation and trial of  matters affecting municipal government, school districts and individuals.  The attorneys keep abreast of the unique immunity statutes that protect local government agencies.  Our attorneys have successfully defended mayors, city council  members, building department officials, prisons, police officers and transit authorities.  A large percentage of the firm’s practice is concentrated in the state and federal statutes pertaining to the defense of public officials, including police officers.  The firm creates law on the cutting edge of many issues confronting public officials.

General Liability


Holsten & Associates attorneys have broad and far ranging experience in the category of general liability, which includes, but is not limited to, premises liability, fire and explosion litigation, construction matters, defamation, and malicious prosecution.  Our experience in automobile litigation includes the defense of motor vehicle claims and the handling of uninsured and underinsured arbitrations.

  Employment Law


Holsten & Associates attorneys handle numerous matters involving employer/employee relations including wrongful termination, discrimination, civil rights and sexual harassment.  The attorneys have extensive knowledge of Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Civil Rights Act as well as other statutes and laws pertaining to the employment arena.

Special Education

 

Holsten & Associates attorneys represent school districts involving special education law under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  Attorneys actively consult and advise as to appropriate programming and identification of students in need of special education in addition to handling Due Process administrative hearings and State and Federal appeals.  In addition, attorneys have presented informative sessions to educate academic professionals on providing an appropriate education to students in the complex and ever-changing environment of special education law.


Workers’ Compensation


The firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice has a considerable degree of success in defending workers’ compensation claims on behalf of Pennsylvania businesses and their insurance carriers.  Our clients include, but are not limited to, local municipalities and their insurers.  The attorneys assigned to these matters are well versed in the new workers’ compensation law, and keep on the cutting edge of case development and amendments in the Act and applicable regulations.  The firm advises clients on all related areas of the law, including Heart and Lung, subrogation, and related benefits, and has considerable appellate experience at all levels.  The firm stresses the importance of vigilant investigation and cost effective litigation strategies to provide the most desirable result.