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Meet the Team

Elizabeth A. Crawford

Managing Partner
After graduating with honors from the Drexel University TRK School of Law in 2012, Elizabeth began her successful legal career clerking with a justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and was a partner at Kline & Specter, P.C., where she practiced with Andy Stern since 2013.
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Michelle (Shelly) Paznokas

Senior Associate Attorney
Paznokas focuses on complex medical malpractice litigation and catastrophic personal injury cases. She previously worked as an associate attorney at Kline & Specter under partners Andy Stern and Elizabeth Crawford for a little over three years. She contributed to numerous successful outcomes, including $4.7 million awarded by a Montgomery County jury to the spouse of a 58-year-old who died after developing a bacterial infection that his primary care physician failed to diagnose.
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Jillian Casarella

Associate Attorney
Casarella focuses on complex medical malpractice litigation and catastrophic personal injury cases. She previously worked as a law clerk at Kline & Specter as part of the Stern Crawford team and she observed and assisted with trial preparation before graduating from law school cum laude in May of 2020.
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Nathan Orians, JD, MSW

Law Clerk
Orians focuses on complex child abuse and neglect litigation and catastrophic personal injury cases at Stern Crawford PC. Prior to law school, he received a master’s in social work from the Smith School for Social work after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Vassar College. He has years of clinical experience working directly with victims of extreme physical, emotional, and sexual abuse at the Juvenile Law Center and the Child Guidance Resource Centers. In Law School, he served on the Executive Board of the Drexel Law Review and clerked at Kline & Specter PC. He is graduating from the Drexel TRK School of Law this year with honors and after passing the Pennsylvania Bar, he will become an associate at Stern Crawford PC.

In Memoriam

Andy Stern

Founding Partner, CEO
Andy Stern is widely known in the legal community as a fierce advocate with an uncompromising approach to litigation, who gets record monetary results both in and outside the courtroom. With a significant piloting and aviation litigation background and an expansive catastrophic injury litigation practice, including medical malpractice, aviation, FELA, civil rights, construction-related accidents, and product liability, Stern has secured a myriad of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements totaling over $1 billion dollars during his prolific career.
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