Henry F. Canelo Associate




Henry Canelo maintains a diversified practice that ranges from professional liability to personal injury to asbestos matters to risk management services in the areas of professional liability, construction/construction defect, general liability, product liability and employment practices. He also has litigated matters alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as the Pennsylvania corollaries, and advises clients on best practices in this area of the law.

Henry’s clients include small businesses, sole proprietorships and individuals. He has extensive experience with large-loss personal injury cases, including death and amputations arising from premises, products and automobile liability. Henry also has experience with employment discrimination matters and professional liability claims. He has tried cases in various Pennsylvania state courts as well as U.S. District Court, using a thorough discovery process that sets a case on the right course.

Areas of Focus

Architects & Engineers
Henry has defended architects and engineers in professional liability actions involving personal injury, property damage and economic loss. Relative to the representation of these parties, he has experience in analyzing contractual and insurance provisions as they relate to defense, indemnification and insurance coverage.

Henry has extensive experienced in defense litigation and insurance coverage issues related to the construction industry. He has defended contractors, commercial and residential construction firms, construction managers and project owners in Pennsylvania, including disputes related to contractual defense, indemnification and insurance coverage issues, and construction defect claims.

General Liability & Premises Liability
Henry has extensive experience in general and premises liability cases, representing various restaurant chains, shopping malls, general contractors and/or subcontractors, condominium associations and residential owners. Most of his cases allege serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, leg amputations and deaths.

Professional Liability / Employment Discrimination
Henry has defended engineers and architects in construction defect cases arising from residential and commercial developments. His experience includes representing insurance brokers and agents in insurance malpractice actions. He also has handled employment discrimination cases involving claims of sexual harassment under federal and state statutes.

Product Liability
Henry has represented numerous international and domestic clients in product liability matters. His work has included the defense of manufacturers and suppliers of household, recreational, automotive and industrial products in personal injury and property damage litigation in state and federal courts of Pennsylvania. Henry has handled claims based on negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty in areas of design, manufacture and warnings.

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