R. Emmett Madden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Jenkintown, PA

711 West Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: 215-690-1623
Fax: 215-701-4214
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%), Criminal Defense (40%), Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

An attorney at ThePhillyLawyers, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, R. Emmett Madden is an active member of his community and an advocate for social justice. Representing Philadelphia residents as well as those in Bucks and Montgomery counties, he divides his practice between personal injury law and criminal defense. The types of personal injury litigation that Mr. Madden has handled include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and premises liability, and he has provided defense representation in cases involving DUI, theft and drug offenses.

Fluent in both English and Spanish, Mr. Madden grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, but has traveled extensively and is a former resident of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Spain. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Temple University in 1991. After spending time as a social worker, Mr. Madden pursued his legal studies at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, and became licensed to practice law in 2001.

Mr. Madden began his legal career as a trial attorney for the Defender Association of Philadelphia, a post he held until 2004. After being associated with area law firms, he opened his own practice in 2007 and remains dedicated to providing quality legal representation to his clients. As part of his commitment to serve the disenfranchised residents of his home state, Mr. Madden volunteers extensively. He works part time as a public defender and offers his time to Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia.

A member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Mr. Madden is also an active participant in the Montgomery and Pennsylvania bar associations. In his spare time, Mr. Madden trains for and participates in marathons and enjoys spending time with his family.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Medical Malpractice


5 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011

About R. Emmett Madden

Admitted: 2001, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://thephillylawyers.com/about-us.php

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chairman of Public Safety Committee
  • Volunteer at Ayuda Christian Legal Clinic, Councilman in the Borough of Jenkintown in Montgomery County
  • Part-time Public Defender, Montgomery County Public Defender's office

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice—Pennsylvania's Premier Trial Attorney's Organization
  • CJA Attorney for Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified Arbitrator, City of Philadelphia


  • 10 Best 2016, American Institute of Criminal Attorneys, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2016
  • Super Lawyer, Rising Star
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2015

Industry Groups

  • 2015
  • American Institute Of Criminal Attorneys- 10 Best 2016
  • American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • Christian Legal Clinics Of Philadelphia
  • Guys Bicycling Club-Board Of Directors
  • Jenkintown Youth Activities (JYA)
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Democratic Committee
  • National Academy Of Criminal Defense Attorneys 2014 & 2015 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Commission On Crime And Delinquency Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
  • Philly Ex-Defenders - Board Of Directors
  • Super Lawyers 2010 To Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers- 2014
  • Wheels Of Justice
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Office Location for R. Emmett Madden

711 West Avenue
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Phone: 215-690-1623

Fax: 215-701-4214

Last Updated: 12/2/2020

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