USClaims.com has hired Donna Lee Jones, a seasoned Philadelphia personal injury trial attorney as a litigation funding senior underwriter for USClaims. The company provides pre-settlement financing. USClaims has been voted the #1 Law Firm Funding Company and among the Best Litigation Funding Companies by the readers of the National Law Journal in the publication’s “Best of 2013” survey. The company is also ranked among the best in the litigation funding category and among the top service providers by the readers of The Legal Intelligencer and New Jersey Law Journal “Best of 2012” surveys.
Darryl Levine, president of USClaims, said, “We are excited to have Donna Lee as part of the USClaims team. She understands the complexity and valuation of personal injury cases, and provides valuable perspective to our personal injury underwriting process.”
Echoing Levine’s enthusiasm, Jones said, “Darryl and USClaims assisted my clients in times of need during the past decade, so I have experienced first-hand the integrity of the company. It is so rewarding to utilize my experience to continue helping personal injury victims.”
Prior to joining USClaims, Jones was a Partner at Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, P.C. in Philadelphia, where she obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of personal injury clients. She handled all types of complex civil litigation cases including medical malpractice, civil rights, products liability, premises liability, bad faith and motor vehicle cases. In 2008, she was named one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Pennsylvania by The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. She is a member and has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA), Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAAJ) and The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia. She is also a member of American Association for Justice (AAJ). Jones has served as an adjunct faculty member in the LLM in Trial Advocacy Program at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and as a judge pro tem, mediator and expert witness in malpractice cases. She has also given numerous lectures on legal issues and trial strategy in complex civil litigation.
Jones earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Rutgers University-Camden in 1993 and her Juris Doctor from Rutgers University-Camden School of Law in 1997. She attained an LLM in Trial Advocacy from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she was awarded the Faculty Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement in courtroom presentation and performance. She resides in Cherry Hill, N.J.
Founded in 1996, USClaims is the longest continuously operating pre-settlement funding company in the United States. It currently has $30 million dollars in active funding and more than 3,000 clients. The company offers cash advances to assist clients with life necessities by purchasing a portion of the anticipated proceeds of their claim. USClaims’ interest in case proceeds is paid only if a case is successfully resolved.
USClaims provides no-risk financial support for personal injury victims pursuing catastrophic injury cases involving negligence, defective products, drug injury, insurer misconduct, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, and other cases. USClaims works closely with personal injury attorneys during the pendency of each case. A member of the Active American Legal Finance Association (ALFA), USClaims offers Client Award Protection, ensuring that client costs never exceed the value of a settlement. For more information or to apply for litigation funding support, visit usclaimsny.com or call 1-877-USCLAIMS.