FOLEY, COGNETTI, COMERFORD, CIMINI & CUMMINS
Penn State University, Dickinson
1990 - 1993
Daniel E. Cummins, Esquire is a partner in the firm with 15 years of insurance defense experience. Attorney Cummins has focused his practice on defending motor vehicle accident liability cases and UIM/UM arbitration matters along with premises liability and products liability cases. Mr. Cummins is also routinely summoned by his clients to handle matters involving insurance coverage questions and insurance subrogation claims.
Attorney Cummins is a cum laude graduate of Villanova University (’90, B.A., English) after which he attended the Dickinson School of Law (’93, J.D.) and completed his law school studies at the University of London in London, England (Spring, ’93).
After graduating from law school, Mr. Cummins served as the Senior Law Clerk for the Honorable Harold A. Thomson, Jr. in the Pike County Court of Common Pleas for two years before going into private practice, where he has focused on insurance defense litigation ever since.
AWARD-WINNING CIVIL LITIGATION COLUMNIST
Mr. Cummins has published many articles that have appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, the Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly, the Pennsylvania Lawyer magazine, and the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal. Attorney Cummins’ numerous articles have analyzed and predicted trends in a wide variety of areas of civil litigation law and have also provided practice tips for fellow members of the bar.
More recently, at the request of the editors of the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, a statewide legal news publication, Attorney Cummins has become a regularly contributing columnist on civil litigation issues. As noted below, several of his articles have been recognized for their excellence in legal journalism.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Lawyers on the Fast Track
In September, 2005, Attorney Cummins was honored as one of only 35 lawyers across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the age of 40 to be recognized by American Law Media as a “Lawyer on the Fast Track.” This recognition was issued by a committee comprised of bar association leaders and a law school dean and was given to attorneys who have exhibited excellence in advocacy, advancement of the law, community service, and service to the bar. To date, Mr. Cummins remains one of only three attorneys from Northeastern, Pennsylvania to ever have been so recognized.
Schnader Print Media Awards
In both 2006 and 2007, Attorney Cummins was awarded First Place in the Weekly Newspapers category of the noted Schnader Print Media Awards, honoring excellence in legal writing and analysis in Pennsylvania publications, for articles of his that appeared in the Pennsylvania Law Weekly.
In 2005, Mr. Cummins was selected for inclusion in the 2005-2006 “Honors Edition” of The United Who’s Who Registry which lists accomplished men and women based on their current position who have demonstrated outstanding leadership or achievement in their occupation, industry or profession.
More recently, in 2008, Attorney Cummins was selected for inclusion in Cambridge’s Who’s Who, an international Registry whose membership is limited to professionals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in their industry and occupation.
Super Lawyer – Rising Star
In 2007, Attorney Cummins was also recognized in the Super Lawyers—Rising Stars edition of the Philadelphia Magazine as one of the top young attorneys in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Cummins has earned a “BV” Rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory which denotes a high to very high level of legal expertise and the highest ethical standards as determined by the bar and the judiciary.
Attorney Cummins resides in the Hill Section of Scranton, Pennsylvania with his wife, Anne, and their three young sons. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, exercising, traveling, and coaching local little league sports.