A. Roy DeCaro

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer
 | 1845 Walnut Street, 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-568-6190
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

A. Roy DeCaro has tried more than 200 jury trials during his legal career, first as a prosecutor and now as a civil attorney.  He has achieved on behalf of his clients over a dozen verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00, and two verdicts in excess of $10,000,000.00.  As a prosecutor, he persuaded juries to convict murderers, drug dealers, motorcycle gang members, organized crime figures, corrupt police officers and corrupt public officials.  As a civil trial lawyer, Roy has represented those who have been seriously injured or killed by others’ negligence, including those injured due to medical error, unsafe products, negligent drivers and the like.  He often is asked to mediate and arbitrate cases by plaintiff and defense lawyers.  He has been called upon to serve on several Blue Ribbon Panels including panels to recommend institutional changes in the Philadelphia Police Department and the Philadelphia Criminal Court System.  He is an adjunct Law Professor at Villanova Law School teaching Evidence.

Mr. DeCaro has consistently been named a “Super Lawyer” in Philadelphia Magazine, and has been ranked as one of the top 10 lawyers in Pennsylvania on two occasions.  He was named by “Lawdragon” Magazine as one of the 500 best lawyers in the United States.  Mr. DeCaro was selected by his peers for inclusion in “Best Lawyers in America,” and has been selected as that publication’s “Best Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” for Philadelphia.

Mr. DeCaro is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates.


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Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General (50%)
Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%)

Personal Injury - General (50%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice


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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2018

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Admitted: 1974, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://raynesmccarty.com/attorneys/a-roy-decaro/

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyers Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year for Philadelphia, 2014
  • Best Lawyers Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year for Philadelphia, 2018
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Top Attorney 
  • Best Lawyers in America 2006-2018
  • One of the 500 Best Lawyers in the United States, “Lawdragon” Magazine
  • Super Lawyer, Philadelphia Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Justinian Society
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • $3,800,000 Verdict in Delaware County for Failure to Treat Sepsis
  • $5,700,000 Verdict in Fatal Car Crash
  • $10,250,000 Verdict in Swimming Pool Accident
  • $24,000,000 Confidential Settlement for Construction Site Accident


  • Raynes McCarty recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Stephen Raynes Inducted Into the American College of Trial Lawyers, Chuck Hehmeyer Secures Record Recovery in Maine, Raynes McCarty Fall Newsletter 2017

Educational Background:

  • Villanvoa University Law School, 1974
  • Villanova University, 1971
Office Location for A. Roy DeCaro

1845 Walnut Street
20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-568-6190


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Last Updated: 3/16/2018

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