FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—–PHILADELPHIA, PA- Just 3 weeks after opening its doors, Bardsley, Benedict + Cholden, LLP earned its first defense verdict as Andrew Benedict and Sharon Piper Donovan gained a victory after a very contentious 6 day trial against a prominent Center City plaintiff’s firm in Philadelphia County before the Honorable Rosalyn Robinson. Benedict and Piper Donovan represented a landscaper/snow removal contractor in a slip and fall on ice action brought by a wife and her husband against said contractor, property owner and lessee. The jury found no negligence on behalf of the contractor. The plaintiffs were making a claim for pain and suffering, permanent injury, future medical costs, consortium and future lost wages. The demand before trial was $1,000,000.