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Christopher J. Marzzacco

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Harrisburg, PA

Marzzacco Niven & Associates
945 E Park Dr, Suite 103
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: 717-260-3580
Fax: 717-231-1650
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Rights, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice on personal injury, workers’ compensation and SSDI, Christopher J. Marzzacco is the owner and managing attorney at Marzzacco Niven & Associates. Serving clients throughout Pennsylvania, he strives to help those injured or killed due to the negligence of others or as a result of workplace accidents to obtain the compensation they need and deserve. Understanding what recovering damages or benefits may mean for his clients and their families, Mr. Marzzacco aggressively advocates to see their rights upheld.

Mr. Marzzacco earned a Bachelor of Arts from Wilkes University in 1993. He went on to attend the Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, where he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1996.

Having more than two decades of legal experience, Mr. Marzzacco has successfully  represented clients injured or killed in tractor trailer and other motor vehicle crashes, construction accidents, slips and falls, premises liability, dangerous and defective products, brain injuries and wrongful death/survival actions. Determined to see those he represents receive full and fair compensation, he pursues every option available under the law. Mr. Marzzacco has helped secure favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients, including $2.15 million; $1.85 million; $1.65 million; $1.5 million; $1.15 million and $1 million.

Actively involved in the legal community, Mr. Marzzacco is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ), the Dauphin County Bar Association, and the Cumberland County Bar Association. Sharing his knowledge with others, he has lectured for PAJ, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), and numerous other professional groups and associations on topics relating to personal injury and automobile accident law.

Mr. Marzzacco currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Dauphin County Bar Association and on the Dean's Advisory Board at Widener University Commonwealth Law School.  In the past, Marzzacco has served as a Chair on Dauphin County's Arbitration Panel (2014-205; 2018-2019), and served on York County's arbitration program as well.  

Practice Areas
  • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Rights
  • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Police Misconduct, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices


6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About Christopher J. Marzzacco

First Admitted: 1996, Pennsylvania

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  • $115,000 settlement - Jennifer F. was employed as a pediatric nurse, and suffered a knee injury after a slip and fall on her employer's premises. She underwent two surgeries to repair the damage to her knee, which failed to return her to her pre-injury condition. As a result of her knee problems, Jennifer fell and injured her back, but her employer denied responsibility for same. We litigated the relationship of the low back condition, and were ultimately able to recover a $115,000 settlement for Jennifer.
  • $150,000 settlement - RIta J. was employed as a school custodian, and injured her back lifting trash into a dumpster. Her employer voluntarily commenced payment of wage and medical loss benefits, and shortly after sent her to a defense medical examination. Their doctor stated Rita was fully recovered from the work injury, and they filed a Termination Petition to end her entitlement to benefits. Our office was able to defend her in this litigation, and she was able to proceed with a contested surgery. Our firm ultimately secured her a $150,000 settlement.
  • $200,000 settlement - Michael T. was injured when he slipped and fell, injuring his low back, which ultimately required surgery. He was unable to return to his pre-injury job as a certified nursing assistant, however, his employer sought to reduce his wage loss benefits by showing work was available within his capabilities. Our firm defended him in this litigation, and was able to secure him a $200,000 settlement.
  • $200,000 settlement - Admir S., a tractor trailer driver was in a weather related MVA. He had accepted head and neck injuries for which he was receiving workers' compensation wage loss and medical benefits. The insurance carrier attempted to terminate his benefits by alleging he was fully recovered and instead our law firm was able to negotiate a lump sum settlement of $200,000.00
  • $222,580 settlement - Harold S., a life-long automobile mechanic, sustained serious head, neck, and low back injuries when he struck his head on a car lift and fell to the ground. While the insurance carrier accepted liability, they subsequently contested extensive medical treatment, which our law firm successfully litigated as "reasonable and necessary" and then negotiated a lump sum settlement of $222,580.
  • $200,000 settlement - Richard S., a life-long over the road truck driver, sustained a career ending hip injury, for which the insurance carrier denied liability. We filed a Claim Petition, which was litigated to a favorable decision and then we subsequently negotiated a lump sum settlement of $200,000.
  • $230,000 settlement - Ernest K., a crane operator with 14 years of work experience, sustained a significant right foot injury after a barrier fell on his foot. While the insurance carrier initially accepted liability, our firm was able to get subsequent surgeries covered and related periods of wage loss for our client, and negotiated a lump sum settlement of $230,000.
  • $1,000,000 for a tractor trailer driver who was severely injured after his cab was struck by a wheel that had sheered-off from another tractor trailer in York, Pennsylvania.
  • $1,015,000 for a man operating his motorcycle who was paralyzed from the chest down when a commercial vehicle driver and crew failed to secure a piece of equipment properly. The crash took place in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
  • $1,265,000 for the parents of a woman killed in a car crash caused by a DUI driver. The crash took place on Route 81 in Lebanon County.
  • $1,500,000 for the parents and children of a young woman from Pennsylvania killed by a distracted driver in Myrtle Beach, SC.
  • $1,625,000 for the spouse of a man operating his motorcycle who was struck by a pickup truck in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
  • $1,850,000 for the family of a young man killed by a commercial truck in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • $2,150,000 for a young woman permanently injured in a car crash caused by a teenage driver in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Before Attorney Marzzacco filed suit and got involved, the insurance company would not offer more than $600,000.00 to resolve the case.


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2019
  • Super Lawyers, 2017-2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Social Member
  • York County's Panel of Arbitrators, General Civil Litigation, Member, 2001-2010
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member
  • York County Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA), Member
  • York County's Panel of Arbitrators, Chairman of a panel in Dauphin County, 2017-2018
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
  • York County's Panel of Arbitrators, Chairman of a panel in Dauphin County, 2011-2012

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Widener University’s Mock Trial Program, Trial Teams, Coach
  •, since 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Widener University School of Law
  • Written on the topic of “Personal Injury Law”, Legal Intelligencer
  • Written on the topic of “Automobile Law and Automobile Insurance Issues”, Legal Intelligencer
  • Lecturer, Juvenile Law, Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Faculty, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP), Widener University School of Law, since 2001
  • Auto Insurance: Are You Really Protected?
  • Author, 7 Fatal Mistakes Victims of Accidents Make in PA and How to Avoid Making Them, a useful guide for injured victims, 2010
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), PennDOT, PennDOT Automated Vehicle Summit, 2017
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ)

Educational Background

  • Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, B.A., 1993
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Office Location for Christopher J. Marzzacco

945 E Park Dr
Suite 103
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Phone: 717-260-3580

Fax: 717-231-1650

Last Updated: 5/17/2022

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