Prior to starting Cooley & Handy, Mr. Handy was a litigation associate at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, one of the country's most prestigious law firms, as part of its nationally acclaimed products liability group. While at Dechert LLP, Mr. Handy worked on numerous high profile personal injury trials, class action lawsuits, and appeals throughout the United States, including the successful appeal of the largest punitive damages verdict in U.S. history.
Since joining Cooley & Handy, Mr. Handy has represented individual and corporate plaintiffs in civil lawsuits involving contract and business disputes and has successfully recovered substantial compensation for people injured as the result of automobile accidents, defective products, assaults and other negligent conduct. Among his more notable cases, Mr. Handy was co-lead counsel in a nationwide class action lawsuit, Byers v. Intuit, Inc., et al., in which the plaintiffs sought a refund of fees that taxpayers were charged to "e-file" their tax returns with the IRS. Mr. Handy has also represented numerous individuals in family law matters involving divorces, child custody issues, trusts and estates, and related appeals.
As with all the attorneys at Cooley & Handy, Mr. Handy's goal is to deliver value to his clients by providing exceptional legal services at a fair hourly rate and by avoiding unnecessary, ineffective, and costly litigation tactics.
Mr. Handy is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and the Temple University School of Law, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. While attending Temple University School of Law, Mr. Handy was a staff member of the Temple Law Review. Mr. Handy also interned with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit under the Honorable Theodore McKee.
Mr. Handy has been honored on numerous occasions as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star by Law & Politics, and the publishers of Philadelphia Magazine, based on surveys of other Pennsylvania attorneys.
In his personal life, Mr. Handy enjoys running with his wife and competing in 5K and 10K races throughout the year, and spending time with his daughter and son. Mr. Handy also volunteers his time as a board member for a non-profit child care center.