Edward F. Chacker

Edward F. Chacker

Senior Managing Partner
Chair

Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone:
877-577-5796
Fax:
215-567-6809
Email:

Edward Chacker, a past Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association (1999) and former President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, is recognized as one of the outstanding trial lawyers in Pennsylvania. Mr. Chacker has a well-earned reputation for handling his clients with concern, and he is capable of both negotiating an excellent settlement or trying the case to verdict. Mr. Chacker also lectures frequently, with a special emphasis on trial techniques. He has also appeared on numerous radio and television shows, discussing a wide range of subjects.

Admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania bar, as well as federal courts in Pennsylvania and New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Mr. Chacker graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law and Temple University. His many speaking appearances include presentations at Temple University and the Roscoe Pound Institute. Mr. Chacker is a former Mediator and Arbitrator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and a former Hearing Officer for the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Disciplinary Board. He has served on the board of directors for Tau Epsilon Rho and the Volunteers for the Indigent. He is also heavily involved in charitable organizations and will become President of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation in 2003. Mr. Chacker is also a member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the American Association for Justice.

Auto Accidents
Truck Accidents
Workplace Accidents
Slip and Fall Accidents

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Auto Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • Federal Claims Court, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D.
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • B.S.

Classes/Seminars

  • Mediation Training Seminar, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 1995
  • Mediation Training Seminar, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 1999
  • Mediation Training Seminar, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 2003
  • Presenter, “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1986 – Present
  • Fee Disputes Program, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • New Arbitrators Seminar, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • “Breakfast with the Judges: Update on CCP Major Jury Programs,” Moderator Young Lawyer Division Basic Legal Practice Seminar, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • “Hot Tips in Auto Law”, Pennsylvania Auto Insurance Law Update, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Mid-Year Meeting, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speakers Bureau, Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • “What’s It Worth and How to Get It”, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer and Course Planner, “Nuts and Bolts for Young Lawyers”, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Luncheon Seminar Series, Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania
  • Implementing the Anti-Fraud Measures of Pennsylvania’s New Auto Insurance Law, Roscoe Pound Institute, Temple University
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Defense Institute/Philadelphia Area Claims Forum
  • Lecturer, “Insurance Claims Seminar”, National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Honors and Awards

  • Philadelphia Bar Association Pillar of Justice, 2013
  • Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award, 2012
  • Philadelphia Bar Association/VIP Chancellor’s Award, 1991 – 1994
  • Philadelphia Bar Association/VIP Chancellor’s Award, 2003
  • Pennsylvania Legal Services Ambassador for Justice Award, 2003
  • Community Legal Services, Equal Justice Award, 1995
  • Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society, For Service to the Bar and to the Community, 1993
  • Community Legal Services, Recognition of Outstanding Service
  • Indigent Through Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent (VIP) Program, Recognition of the Firm’s Professional Leadership and Commitment to Equal Rights for All

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member of Cabinet
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chancellor
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chancellor Elect.
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Secretary
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Assistant Secretary
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Budget Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Nominating Committee (Ex-Officio)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chair, Fee Dispute Arbitrations
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Amicus Curiae Subcommittee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Gender Fairness Task Force
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Business/Chancery Task Force
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chancellor’s Century 3 Commission
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Lawyers Fund for Equal Justice
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Mentor
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Women’s Rights Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Public Interest Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Minorities in the Profession Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Civil Rights Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Finance Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Joint Bench Bar Civil System Planning Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Charter and Bylaws Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Homeless Advocacy Project, Board
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Long Range Planning Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Civil Judicial Procedures Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Subcommittee on Philadelphia Motion Court Practice
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Subcommittee on New Judicial Calendar
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Compulsory Arbitration Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chair
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Arbitration Program Criminal Justice Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Annual Conference (Bench Bar) Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Coordinator, Mid-Year Bench Bar Conference
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Subcommittee on Program Selection
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), Board of Directors
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), Standards and Monitoring Committee
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), Development Committee
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), Recruitment Committee
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), Community Legal Services
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), Fund Raising Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Charter Member, Andrew Hamilton Circle
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Co-Chair, 200 for the 200th Fund Raiser
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Vice President
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation, President, 2004
  • Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Arbitrator, 1974 – Present
  • Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Judge Pro Tem (Day Backward Program), 1993 – Present
  • Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Settlement Master (Day Backward Program)
  • Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Judge Pro Tem (Day Forward Program)
  • Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Mediator
  • Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, M-PER Program, Volunteer Arbitrator
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, President
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, President-Elect.
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Vice-President
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, IOLTA Coordinator
  • Recruitment of Law Firms to Participate in the Voluntary IOLTA Program, Chair, Justice Michael A. Musmanno Awards Dinner
  • Recruitment of Law Firms to Participate in the Voluntary IOLTA Program, Assistant Secretary
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Mediator
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Arbitrator (Compulsory Arbitrations)
  • Federal Prisoner Rights Litigation Panel
  • The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Chair, Hearing Committee
  • The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Hearing Officer
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, House of Delegates
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors
  • Lawyers for Consumer Rights, Executive Committee Member
  • Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society, Assistant Secretary
  • Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society, Board of Directors
  • Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia, Director
  • Temple Inn of Court, Master
  • Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Lawyers Section, Solicitor
  • Cheltenham Little League, President
  • Golden Slipper Charities, Membership Committee
  • SEPTA Injury Hotline
  • PTLA, Annual Sponsorship of the “Breakfast of Champions”

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Army Signal Corps