JEFFREY M. KOLANSKY is the co-managing partner of the firms Philadelphia Office. Mr. Kolansky is also Chairman of the firms White Collar Defense and Corporate Compliance Group and a member of the Government Affairs and the Civil Rights Practice groups. He serves as a member of the firms Finance Committee.
Mr. Kolansky began his legal career in 1977 as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, in and for the District of Columbia. He served an Assistant District Attorney from 1978-1985 and as Senior Supervising District Attorney, Major Felony Trials Unit from 1987-1990 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Between 1985 and 1987, he was a Senior Trial Attorney in the private practice of law at the Philadelphia Law Firm, Griffith Burr, P.C. In 1990, Mr. Kolansky, along with Richard G. Tuttle, founded the Law Firm Kolansky Tuttle, P.C. Kolansky Tuttle merged with Archer Greiner, P.C. in 2004.
In his three decades at the bar, Mr. Kolansky has tried to conclusion hundreds of jury trials and thousands of bench trials, motions and other matters. Moreover, Mr. Kolansky has developed a solid expertise and a national reputation in, among other areas, police representational issues, civil rights defense, employment law and other areas of litigation, as well as in client counseling, the defense of employment discrimination matters and medical and professional practice issues. His knowledge of the Federal and State Court systems, and of the styles and procedures of the jurists on those benches, is vast.
- Successfully represented and continues to represent municipalities, most notably the City of Philadelphia for more than 20 years, in major Civil Rights Defenses, Labor and Employment matters and other complex defenses
- Represents major health care centers and physicians in broad scope of matters
- Represents lenders in litigation actions
- Recently resolved major personal injury lawsuit for in excess of $3 million
- Recently resolved major motor vehicle injury matter for in excess of $3 million
- Recently resolved motor vehicle injury matter for $900,000 plus workers compensation benefits
- Successfully represented the Philadelphia Police Commissioner and the City of Philadelphia in various labor disputes
- Successfully resolved anti-trust litigation filed by the Justice Department against a British/American transportation corporation
- Successfully resolved two Class Action suits alleging unconstitutional conditions of confinement arising from the practice of triple-celling of inmates within the Philadelphia Prison System