Michael P. Torrice

Experience

Michael concentrates his practice in the areas of general liability defense, premises liability, trucking, and transportation defense and insurance coverage.

Prior to joining Franklin & Prokopik, Michael Torrice defended employers in workers’ compensation cases before the Industrial Accident Board of the State of Delaware and was part of a litigation team defending federal securities fraud matters before the District of Delaware.  After law school, Michael completed a year-long clerkship with the Honorable Eric M. Davis of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware.  During his clerkship, Michael conducted legal research in a number of criminal and civil practice areas in addition to managing and preparing the monthly asbestos and toxic tort motion calendars.

Activities

Michael is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association as well as the Richard S. Rodney and Randy J. Holland Inns of Court

Eric Scott Thompson

Experience

Eric Thompson concentrates his practice on representing the rights of business and individual defendants in civil actions and in doing so has tried cases before all levels of courts in Delaware in addition to administrative boards.  Eric also volunteers time for Delaware Volunteer Litigation Services representing indigent clients in guardianship matters.

Activities

Eric is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, Mayor of the Town of Elsmere, and a member of the Board of Directors for Northern Delaware Football Officials Association. He is going on his twentieth year officiating high school football in Delaware and Maryland. Eric also served on the Board of Directors for Stellar Associates which provides tutoring services to low-income families.  Most important of all, Eric enjoys spending quality time with his loving wife and watching his son on the football pitch.

 

Krista E. Shevlin

Experience

In her previous positions, Krista Shevlin was responsible for a voluminous caseload in all aspects of the civil defense litigation practice area, inclusive of casualty and premises liability, construction liability, worker’s compensation subrogation, PIP subrogation, insurance coverage and products liability matters. Krista has litigated in all of Delaware’s state and federal courts.

As Assistant City Solicitor, Krista represented the City of Wilmington and its officers as lead counsel in discrimination and civil rights actions. She handled a wide range of employment and labor-related matters including those before the EEOC, Delaware Department of Labor, and Public Employee Relations Board as well as in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association. Additionally, Krista defended the City against unfair labor practice charges, negotiated collective bargaining agreements, revised and updated personnel policies and performed preventive counseling in all City departments.

Activities

Krista is a current member of the American Bar Association, Delaware State Bar Association and Defense Counsel of Delaware.

 

Robert S. Hunt, Jr.

Experience

Robert Hunt, Jr. joined F&P’s Delaware office in 2013, concentrating his practice in workers’ compensation and employers’ liability. He has experience representing clients at all stages of the litigation process, from hearings before the Industrial Accident Board and appeals to the Delaware Superior and Supreme Court to settlement and mediation. His clients primarily include employers, insurers, and third-party administrators from companies of all sizes across a variety of industries.

Before joining Franklin & Prokopik, Robert served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jay H. Conner and the Honorable Mark D. Buckworth for the New Castle County Family Court in Delaware. He remained with the Family Court for another year to serve under the Honorable Chandlee Johnson Kuhn, Chief Judge of the Family Court of the State of Delaware.

Awards and Distinctions

  • Thomas P. Lomax and Nicholas P. Theodore Memorial Award for accumulating the most pro bono hours in his graduating class, Widener University School of Law
  • Wrote for Widener Journal of Law, Economics & Race

Activities

Robert is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association.

William (Skip) A. Crawford

Experience

Skip Crawford’s career has included representing corporate and individual clients in State and Federal Courts in both Maryland and Delaware. He focuses his practice on matters in litigation and is an experienced trial attorney. During law school, Skip served as a teaching assistant to Professor Richard Boldt and supervised students in the clinical law program.

Activities

He is a current member of the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission Peer Review Committee and the Delaware State Bar Association. Skip is a triathlete who has completed multiple Ironman triathlons, half Ironman triathlons, marathons, and shorter distance races.