December 5, 2012
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
721 Route 202-206, Suite 200
P.O. Box 5933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-5933
Contact: Edward C. Miller, Jr.
Chief Marketing Officer
(908) 722-0700 x4224
Norris McLaughlin, P.A. Attorney Successfully Defends Client in Carbon County Trial
Allentown, PA (December 5, 2012) – Saleem Mawji, an Associate at Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and a member of its Litigation Department represented Douglas Hawk in a lawsuit alleging assault and battery. Hawk was named as the defendant in Savacool v. Hawk. The Plaintiff alleged that he suffered a broken back and a head laceration at the hands of Hawk. Mawji successfully asserted that Hawk acted in self-defense. After hearing testimony from the parties, their spouses, and a state trooper, the jury unanimously decided in favor of the Defendant.
“I am glad that the jury understood that my client acted appropriately given all the circumstances,” said Mawji.
Mawji, a resident of Orefield, devotes his practice to complex commercial litigation matters, health care law, and government investigations.
Mawji has represented companies and individuals in federal government investigations, class action lawsuits, securities suits, arbitrations, real estate disputes, and internal compliance investigations. Mawji has extensive experience with the laws governing pharmaceutical marketing and sales practices. He has assisted clients by applying the Department of Justice’s Corporate Charging Guidelines, and he defended municipalities by applying the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act. He has represented clients in personal injury defense, plaintiff’s personal injury cases, and defamation; and has represented corporations facing predecessor and successor liability claims.
Mawji also has experience in the area of electronic discovery. His understanding of best practices in e-discovery allows him to help firm clients manage electronic documents and prevent costly claims. He has also evaluated numerous electronic discovery tools for overall efficiency.
Mawji serves as the Associate Director of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Philadelphia Young Lawyer’s Division of the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee.
Mawji earned his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law in 2005, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College in 2002. While in law school, Mawji served as Comments Editor for the Penn State Law Review. He was also a member of the National Trial Team, which won the Regional Trial Competition in 2005.