Pennsylvania Supreme Court Overrules Azzarello , Only To Have PBI Suggested Jury Instructions Seek Azzarello ’s Reinstatement


William J. Ricci to Present Continuing Legal Education Program

William J. Ricci to Present Continuing Legal Education ProgramOn November 3, 2017, William J. Ricci will be one of the presenters in a Continuing Legal Education program on the Mastery of Litigation Skills presented by the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and Temple University Beasley School of Law. Mr. Ricci will cover the topic of Cross Examination.

Mastery of litigation skills is the hallmark of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and Temple’s Advocacy Program. This 4 hour CLE (one ethics credit and three substantive credits) will teach advanced advocacy skills, including both the opening statement and cross-examination – with emphasis on how jurors process information and how lawyers persuade most effectively. This will be complemented by an hour of insight from a jury researcher consultant.

This is the first of what will be an annual collaboration between the ACTL and the Temple Advocacy Program.

For more information and to register for this program please click the following link: ACTL-Temple November 3 CLE Registration

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William J. Ricci Honored by the Pennsylvania Defense Institute

Bill Ricci Honored by the Pennsylvania Defense InstituteThe Pennsylvania Defense Institute annually honors a member of the civil defense bar who best exemplifies the qualities of professionalism, dedication to the practice of law and promotion of the highest ideals of justice in the community.

Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey is pleased to announce that William J. Ricci received this award from the PDI for 2017.

The Pennsylvania Defense Institute is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the United States. Organized in 1969, it now has a membership of approximately 600 lawyers, executives of insurance companies, self-insurers, and independent adjusters from across the state. The PDI is dedicated to the defense of civil claims through advocacy and education.

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Ricci Tyrrell Lawyers To Conduct Mock Trial at AEM Product Liability Seminar

On April 27, 2017, Ricci Tyrrell Members John Tyrrell, Fran Grey, Rebecca Leonard and Patrick McStravick will conduct a day long Mock trial and educational presentation at the annual Product Liability Seminar of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).  This year’s AEM Product Liability Seminar will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The annual AEM seminar generally consist of presentations by product liability defense practitioners and by expert witnesses.  This year’s seminar will consist entirely of the Mock Trial being presented by Ricci Tyrrell lawyers.  AEM is an industry organization of more than 900 members across more than 200 product lines providing services to equipment manufacturers and service providers in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and utility industries.


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December 2016 – Volume 8






John E. Tyrrell Addresses Event Sponsored by Professional Grounds Management Society

JohnTyrrell5On October 12, 2016 John E. Tyrrell made a presentation at a Snow Symposium sponsored by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS).  The event was held at Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Coca-Cola® Stadium and hosted by Lawn and Golf Supply Co. Inc. and Ventrac.   Mr. Tyrrell addressed the subject of Snow Removal Liability Issues and Concerns.   PGMS is a professional society whose members include institutional grounds managers at colleges and universities, municipalities, park and recreational facilities, office parks, apartment complexes, hotels/motels, cemeteries, theme parks, and landscape management companies.

John Tyrrell received the 2016 Finance Monthly Global Award for Sports Law

John E. Tyrrell is one of the founding Members of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey and is its Managing Member. Ricci Tyrrell is a litigation firm representing the interests of its clients in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and across the United States.




Mr. Ricci was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers on September 16, 2016

WILLIAM J. RICCI 5William J. Ricci has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.

The induction ceremony at which Mr. Ricci became a Fellow took place during the recent 2016 Annual Meeting of the College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United State and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission. The College strongly supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Mr. Ricci is a Founding Member of Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey and has been practicing in Philadelphia for 37 years. He is an alumnus of Temple University School of Law.