Richard C. DeFrancesco

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Malvern, PA

DeFrancesco Law LLC
 | 5 Great Valley Parkway, Suite 210
Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 484-999-0414
Fax: 484-930-0040
Selected To Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Richard C. DeFrancesco is the founder and president of North Hills Legal in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Serving clients throughout Chester and Lancaster counties and the surrounding areas of the greater Philadelphia metro, Mr. DeFrancesco delivers unmatched advocacy and support to those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Mr. DeFrancesco believes that a lawyer's job is to help those in need, and he promises to be a dedicated adviser and confidant for anyone seeking his counsel. In addition, he believes that all people deserve access to top-quality legal representation despite their means, and he offers transparent, contingency-based fee schedules in order to provide quality legal services that are both effective and affordable to his clients.

As further evidence of his commitment to those with limited means, Mr. DeFrancesco routinely volunteers his time and services to those less fortunate throughout his community, and he was selected to the First Judicial District Pro Bono Honor Roll from 2013 to 2015. He also volunteers with the Philadelphia Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program.

A 1998 graduate of the University of Maryland, Mr. DeFrancesco obtained his Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 2001. Both the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and Mr. DeFrancesco worked for more than 16 years at other area law firms, honing his skills in claims involving personal injury and bad faith insurance disputes before establishing his private practice in 2018.

Active in his legal community, Mr. DeFrancesco is a member of the Chester County Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, where he once served as co-chair for the organization's insurance bad faith section. Recognized as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the region, he has received a number of awards and honors for his professionalism and service.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (90%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance


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Rising Stars: 2014 - 2017

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About Richard DeFrancesco

Admitted: 2001, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • First Judicial District Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2015
  • First Judicial District Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014
  • First Judicial District Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014-2017
  • Member, Law Journal: Environmental Law Journal, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania - 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Chester County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, former Co-Chair Insurance Bad Faith Section
  • New Jersey, Since 2001
  • Pennsylvania, Since 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer in Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program


  • October 2013 PAJustice News, Beware the "Reasonable Pace of the Litigation" Defense
  • January 2014 PAJustice News, High-Value UIM Bad Faith Case Provides Roadmap for Statutory Damages
  • May 2014 PAJustice News, Don't Fear the "Bad Faith Set-Up" Defense
  • December 2014 PaJustice News, Bad Faith Math: How $12,500 + 18 years + $3M = $21M Plus Interest
  • May 2013 PA Justice News, UIM Severance: Bad Faith Continues to Take A Back Seat

Educational Background:

  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Honors Program, 1998

Industry Groups

  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
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Office Location for Richard C. DeFrancesco

5 Great Valley Parkway
Suite 210
Malvern, PA 19355

Phone: 484-999-0414

Fax: 484-930-0040

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Last Updated: 10/4/2018

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