The philosophy of Carlson Lynch has roots in the similar backgrounds of its founders. Advocacy comes naturally to Bruce Carlson and Gary Lynch. They both grew up in working class families, and they worked their way through college and law school. They share the pride in accomplishment and work ethic that is so characteristic of Western Pennsylvanians who have had to fight to get ahead. With the establishment of this law firm, Bruce Carlson and Gary Lynch will continue to fight. The firm will give advanced legal representation in the following practice areas: Plaintiffs' Class Actions -- A class action is a unique procedure where many claims are combined into a single lawsuit. Class actions can offer a powerful tool for consumers. Bruce Carlson and Gary Lynch have negotiated settlements for tens of millions of dollars for plaintiffs in class action litigation. Catastrophic Personal Injury -- Sometimes bad things happen to people -- and it's nobody's fault. In other instances, somebody might be severely injured or even killed as a result of a faulty product or somebody else's carelessness, with devastating personal and financial consequences. The civil justice system is designed, in part, to discuss the latter of these two scenarios. Bruce Carlson and Gary Lynch have recovered millions of dollars for seriously injured individuals, and on behalf of the estates of people who have been killed through the fault of others. Social Security/Workers' Compensation -- The Social Security System is in part designed to give financial help to those individuals who are sufficiently disabled that they are unable to work. Carlson Lynch lawyer Pam Miller has successfully represented hundreds of Social Security clients. If you are unable to work as a result of a work-related injury, the Workers' Compensation system might permit financial recovery. Pam Miller has successfully represented hundreds of Workers' Compensation clients.