Statement of the David Kassick family regarding the criminal charges filed against Lisa Mearkle

The Kassick family is extremely pleased that the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office has elected to pursue homicide charges against the police officer responsible for David's untimely death. The family would like to thank the Dauphin County District attorney and his staff as well as the Pennsylvania State Police for their hard work and impartial handling of this matter. Their courage in doing what is right and just in criminally charging this police officer is to commended.

David is dead and he should not be. The family would like to respectfully remind the public that while David had his problems and struggled with an addiction, he was loved and will be deeply missed. The family is comforted by the knowledge that the individual who caused David's death will be held to answer for her cowardly and criminal behavior. The prosecution is a substantial step towards closure following a horrifying tragedy.

Christopher B. Slusser, Esq.
John M. Solt, Esq.
Attorney for the Kassick Family

Slusser Law Firm retained by family of man shot and killed by police officer

The Slusser Law Firm has been retained to represent the family of a Hummelstown, PA, man who was shot and killed by a Hummelstown Borough police officer on February 2 outside his South Hanover Township home. A witness said the man, David Anthony Kassick, 59, was unarmed at the time of the shooting. He was a native of Hazleton.

The shooting death is under investigation.

Attorney John Solt of the Slusser Law Firm spoke on behalf of the Kassick family to frustrated residents of Hummelstown this past weekend at a meeting in the town park. A video of the interview is posted below.

Parking lots, garages site of many accidents, injuries and crimes

parkinggarage350Most people don’t realize it, but parking lots are among the most dangerous places in America. An extraordinary number of accidents, injuries and crimes occur each year in parking lots and parking garages.

The Slusser Law Firm wants you to know that for this reason, the law imposes a duty on parking lot owners to protect their customers, with proper lighting, maintenance, signs and security. A parking lot owner can be held liable in court to someone who was injured or harmed if the lot wasn’t made properly safe.

If you have been injured in a parking lot or garage accident, consult a lawyer from the Slusser Law Firm to determine if someone other than yourself is responsible for your injuries.

Here’s a look at some of the dangers of parking lots, and some of the reasons that parking lot owners may be held responsible for them.

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Slusser Law Firm assists small business

HydrodynamicsOfficials from Hydrodynamics pose inside the company’s new building with representatives from agencies that assisted the company with obtaining small business funding for an expansion. From left are, Aaron Popiak of Hydrodynamics; Jim Montone, Hazle Township supervisor; Kenny Savateri, Tracy Clark and David Popiak of Hydrodynamics; Jim Kelshaw, CAN DO Director of Economic Development & Entrepreneurship; David Nat of the NEPA Alliance, and Attorney Chris Slusser.

The Slusser Law firm recently assisted a small business owner with his acquisition of low interest loans and the purchase of new headquarters in Hazle Township.

The firm represented David Popiak, owner of Hydrodynamics which was founded in 1994, in his acquisition of a 5,500 square-foot facility in the Milnesville section of Hazle Township.

Through the assistance of the CAN DO finance department, Popiak secured a $56,250 low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and an additional $56,250 in low-interest funding through the Economic Development Administration.

Hydrodynamics is a plumbing and heating contractor.

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