Howard S. Stevens


In each case, I am guided and compelled by a search for the truth.

Howard Sadler Stevens represents large hospitals and health networks as well as individual physicians in medical malpractice claims.

He is well-versed in complex litigation cases involving medical treatment investigations, including, among other things, surgery, neurosurgery, obstetrics, and emergency medicine. Affectionately known to many as “Doc,” he has built a strong reputation for his deep knowledge across various medical specialties. 

As Chair of the Medical Malpractice Defense team, Howard guides his professional team to work with medical personnel in an efficient manner so they can concentrate on the care of their patients. He also coordinates with risk managers to run thorough investigations and develop preventative measures.

Howard treats his clients like family, defending them with the utmost respect and care. 

Throughout his practice, Howard has handled a variety of litigation matters, including over 200 civil and criminal trials, over the course of his career. Howard has been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2005 and 2011-2020 editions. He also serves as one of the firm’s Deputy Managing Partners. 

  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D., Order of the Coif, 1985
  • Tufts University, B.S., cum laude, 1981
  • The Hill School, high honors, 1977
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County
  • Donald E. Wieand Barrister’s Inn
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Institute for Surgical Excellence, Advisory Board Member
  • Howard Stevens successfully defended a case where two local physicians, with specialties in Internal Medicine and Gyn/Oncology, were names. The case involved inter alia, allegations of failure to properly anti-coagulate a patient, resulting in the amputation of her leg. After trial, defense verdict was achieved for both defendants.
  • Howard Stevens successfully defended a case where there were allegations against the Emergency Room, Critical Care/ICU and Hospitalist physicians as well as nurses and CT technicians. The case involved the extravasation/infiltration of contrast resulting in alleged permanent injuries as a result of a compartment syndrome. After a jury trial, all of the defendants were found not to have breached the standard of care and a total defense verdict was entered.
  • 2011-2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • 2017 Lehigh Valley Select Lawyers, Lehigh Valley Style Magazine
  • 2017 Local Legal Leaders, Lehigh Valley Magazine
  • 2005 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers