Eric Lechtzin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Newtown, PA

Edelson Lechtzin LLP
 | 3 Terry Drive, Suite 205
Newtown, PA 18940
Phone: 267-408-8445
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Employee Benefits (20%),
  • Consumer Law (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Eric Lechtzin is a founding partner with the Edelson Lechtzin LLP law firm in Newtown, Pennsylvania. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with nearly 30 years of total legal experience, Mr. Lechtzin provides unmatched counsel and support to a diverse range of clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, California and the rest of the country who are dealing with ERISA Retirement Plan class actions, unpaid overtime class actions, securities fraud litigation and other serious matters.

A leader in his field, Mr. Lechtzin has achieved remarkable success advocating on behalf of aggrieved employees as well as others who have suffered significant financial losses as a result of some other party's negligence or unlawful actions. He also has extensive experience dealing with consumer protection class actions, and he has recovered millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients while helping to enact positive changes in the laws that protect employees, investors and consumers.

Drawing upon his in-depth legal knowledge, Mr. Lechtzin has written extensively and conducted many lectures and continuing legal education seminars across the nation on a variety of topics involving class action settlements, foreclosure-related issues, consumer rights and other subjects. He has also served as Pennsylvania State Chair for the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and he has served on the Legislative Liaison Sub-Committee for the Philadelphia Bar Association's Environmental Law Section.

Mr. Lechtzin has also served an appointment from the chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association to serve on the organization's Investigative Division of Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, and he is an active member of the American Bar Association as well as other local, state and national legal organizations.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism, Mr. Lechtzin has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. Recognized for his superior client service, he has also received "Superb, 10 out of 10" client ratings on Avvo as well as the site's Top Contributor Award.

A 1988 magna cum laude graduate of Temple University, Mr. Lechtzin obtained his Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1991. He holds his license to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California, and he is admitted to practice before various U.S. District Court throughout the country as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 9th and D.C. circuits.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
  • 20%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 20%Securities Litigation
  • 20%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 20%Employee Benefits
  • 20%Consumer Law
Focus Areas

Class Actions, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employer, Consumer Protection

Selections

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Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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About Eric Lechtzin

Admitted: 1991, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.edelson-law.com/eric-lechtzin-attorney.cfm

Honors/Awards:

  • Preeminent, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, Pennsylvania for Class and Mass Tort Litigation, 2017-2020
  • Preeminent, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • Preeminent, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • Preeminent, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • Preeminent, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • Preeminent, AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • Preeminent, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 - Superb, Top Attorney Class Action, 2014-2020, Avvo.com
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Temple University, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Legislative Liaison Sub-Committee, Environmental Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, 2002 to 2003
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Appointed by Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association to the Investigative Division of Commission on Judicial Selection & Retention, 2002 to 2003
  • Member, National Association of Consumer Advocates, 2016-present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for Western District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Court
  • U.S. District Courts for District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Courts for District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Courts for Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts for District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Courts for Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Courts for Central District of California
  • U.S. District Courts for Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Courts for District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • California Bar, Member
  • New Jersey Bar, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar, Member
  • Appointed by Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association to the Investigative Division of Commission on Judicial Selection & Retention, 2002
  • Pennsylvania State Chair, National Association of Consumer Advocates, 2017 - present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The foreclosure crisis which began in the fall of 2008 spawned a wide variety of litigation, including numerous class action lawsuits. This paper provides an overview of several significant types of foreclosure-related class actions: (i) HAMP Trial Period Plan contract class actions; (ii) force-placed insurance class actions; (iii) illegal military servicemember foreclosure class actions; (iv) MERS class actions; and (iv) the Lender Processing Services, Inc. “robo-signing” class action., Author, A Survey of Foreclosure-Related Class Actions, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Section Annual Conference, Mortgage Lending, 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education Presentation, Panelist, Attorney Fees in Class Action Settlements, National Association of Legal Fee Analysis, Legal, 2017
  • Trends in Foreclosure-Related Class Actions, Presenter & Author, NLADA Litigation Directors Conference, 2014
  • Lectured on practical approaches to bringing and defending against Daubert motions in consumer protection litigation., Expert Testimony & Daubert Motions, 2016 Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, 2016
  • Panel discussion concerning case law developments concerning offers of judgments and tenders following the Supreme Court's opinion in Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, Settlement Tenders After Campbell-Ewald v. Gomez, 16th Annual Consumer Class Action Symposium, 2016

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Stromberg v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 15-04719, 2017 WL 2686540 (N.D. Cal. 2017)
  • Silver v. Fitness Intern., LLC, No. 10-cv-2326-MMB, 2013 WL 5429293 (E.D. Pa.)
  • In re Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. Sec. Litig., No. 03-CV-10165-RWZ (D. Mass.)
  • In re: Oppenheimer Rochester Funds Group Securities Litigation, No. 09-md- 02063-JLK (D. Col.)
  • Meyer v. The LandTek Group, Inc., Case No. 2:17-cv-00161-AYS (E.D.N.Y.)
  • In re Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. Litigation, 09-CV-5262-PD (E.D. Pa. April 19, 2010) (alleged § 10(b) violations upheld against pharmaceutical company, $3.6 million settlement pending final approval hearing on 1/20/2011); Matt Brody v. Zix Corp., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69302 (N.D. Tex. Sept. 26, 2006) (defeated defendants’ motion to dismiss); In re LaBranche Sec. Litig., 405 F. Supp. 2d 333 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) (alleged § 10(b) violations upheld against NYSE specialist firm accused of manipulative trading; $13 million settlement); In re Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. Sec. Litig., No. 03-CV-10165-RWZ (D. Mass.) (defeated motion to dismiss and won class certification motion; ultimately settled for $50 million); In re Global Crossing Access Charge Litigation, No. 04-MD-1630 (S.D.N.Y) ($15 million settlement – more than a third of the damages sustained by the class); Taft v. Ackermans, (KPNQwest Securities Litigation), No. 02-CV-7951 (S.D.N.Y.) ($15 million settlement); In re Renaissance Holdings Ltd. Securities Litigation, No. 1:05-CV-6764 (S.D.N.Y.) ($13.5 million settlement); In re Van der Moolen Holding N.V. Securities Litigation, No. 1:03-CV-8284 (S.D.N.Y.) (defeated defendants’ motion to dismiss and secured an $8 million settlement – more than a third of the damages sustained by the class); Scott Tanne v. Autobytel, Inc., No. CV 04-8987 (C.D. Cal.) ($6.75 million settlement); In re Biolase Technology, Inc. Securities Litigation, No. 8:04-CV-947 (C.D. Cal. July 25, 2006) (defeated motion to dismiss claims alleging violations of § 11 of the Securities Act of 1933; $2.95 million settlement); In re TV Azteca S.A. de C.V. Securities Litigation, 04-cv-00546-JES (S.D.N.Y.) (obtained a settlement that, when combined with SEC Fair Funds, represented a recovery of nearly 100% damages sustained by the class); SEPTA v. W.C.A.B. (Henderson), 669 A.2d 911 (Pa. 1995) (successfully argued appeal before Pennsylvania Supreme Court which changed workers' compensation standard for determining voluntary retirement from workforce)., 2010
  • Arrington et al. v. Optimum Healthcare IT, LLC, No. 2:17-cv-03950 (E.D. Pa.) ($4.9 million class action settlement of wage and hour class action), 2018
  • Daugherty et al. v. The University of Chicago, No. 1:17-cv-03736 (N.D. Ill.) ($6.5 million settlement of ERISA class action), 2018
  • In re: Oppenheimer Rochester Funds Group Securities Litigation, No. 09-md-02063-JLK (D. Col.) ($89.5 million settlement in securities class action alleging failure to adequately disclose risks of securities held by six tax-exempt bond mutual funds; Berger & Montague served as co-lead counsel), 2014

Educational Background:

  • Temple University College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program, B.A. magna cum laude, Political Science and Economics, 1988
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Newtown, PA 18940

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