Edward F. Chacker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Gay Chacker & Mittin, P.C.
 | 1731 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-567-7955
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As senior managing partner and chair with the Gay Chacker & Mittin, P.C., law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attorney Edward F. Chacker has had a long and successful career representing clients throughout Pennsylvania with their legal needs related to the following practice areas:

·         Personal injury

·         Civil litigation

·         Auto accidents

·         Truck accidents

·         Workplace accidents

·         Slip-and-fall accidents

·         Medical malpractice

After graduating from Temple University, Mr. Chacker obtained his Juris Doctor from The University of Toledo College of Law. The Pennsylvania Bar Association admitted him to practice in 1973, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recognized for his litigation skills in the courtroom as well as his ability to negotiate settlements outside of court, Mr. Chacker has secured substantial awards and verdicts for his clients. Sought for his extensive knowledge and experience regarding trial law as well as mediation and arbitration techniques, Mr. Chacker routinely lectures on these and other legal subjects, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.

Always dedicated to his profession, Mr. Chacker remains actively involved in many professional organizations, including both the Pennsylvania and American bar associations, the American Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, just to name a few.

Along with his dedication to his practice, Mr. Chacker is also dedicated to his community. Along with serving on the board of directors for the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program, he is a charter member for The Philadelphia Bar Foundation's Andrew Hamilton Circle, which helps provide legal support for at-need and impoverished victims of abuse and neglect.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (20%): Medical Malpractice

Civil Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2017

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About Edward Chacker

Admitted: 1973, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: www.gaychackermittin.com/About-The-Firm/Edward-F-Chacker.sht...

Honors and Awards:

  • Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Pennsylvania Legal Services Ambassador for Justice Award, February 25, 2003
  • Philadelphia Bar Association/VIP Chancellor's Award, 2003
  • Community Legal Services, Equal Justice Award, 1995
  • Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society, For Service to the Bar and to the Community, 1993
  • Philadelphia Bar Association Pillar of Justice, 2013
  • Indigent Through Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent (VIP) Program, Recognition of the Firm's Professional Leadership and Commitment to Equal Rights for All
  • Community Legal Services, Recognition of Outstanding Service
  • Philadelphia Bar Association/VIP Chancellor's Award, 1991 - 1994

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Philadelphia Bar Foundation, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
  • Chancellor, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1999
  • Chancellor Elect, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1998
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Lawyers Fund for Equal Justice, 1996
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Business/Chancery Task Force, 1996
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Gender Fairness Task Force, 1996
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, 1992
  • Joint Bench Bar Civil System Planning Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1991
  • Recruitment of Law Firms to Participate in the Voluntary IOLTA Program, Chair, Justice Michael A. Musmanno Awards Dinner, 1990
  • Subcommittee on New Judicial Calendar, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1990
  • Federal Claims Court, 1990
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Subcommittee on Program Selection, 1987
  • Chair, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1987
  • President, Cheltenham Little League, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1973
  • PTLA, Annual Sponsorship of the "Breakfast of Champions"
  • SEPTA Injury Hotline
  • Membership Committee, Golden Slipper Charities, 1995 - Present
  • Solicitor, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Lawyers Section
  • Board of Directors, Adath Jeshurun Synagogue
  • Master, Temple Inn of Court
  • Director, Lawyers' Club of Philadelphia
  • Board of Directors, Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society
  • Assistant Secretary, Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society
  • Member, Executive Committee, Lawyers for Consumer Rights
  • Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, House of Delegates, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Hearing Officer, The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1992 - 1996
  • Chair, Hearing Committee, The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1996 - 1998
  • Federal Prisoner Rights Litigation Panel
  • Arbitrator (Compulsory Arbitrations), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Mediator, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Assistant Secretary, Recruitment of Law Firms to Participate in the Voluntary IOLTA Program, 1987 - 1988
  • IOLTA Coordinator, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 - 1998
  • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 1984 - Present
  • Vice-President, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 1989 - 1990
  • President-Elect, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 - 1991
  • President, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 - 1992
  • Volunteer Arbitrator, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, M-PER Program
  • Mediator, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 1995 - Present
  • Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Judge Pro Tem (Day Forward Program), 1996 - Present
  • Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Settlement Master (Day Backward Program), 1992 - Present
  • Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Judge Pro Tem (Day Backward Program), 1993 - Present
  • Arbitrator, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 1974 - Present
  • Fund Raising Committee, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), Community Legal Services
  • Recruitment Committee, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), 1994 - 2002
  • Development Committee, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), 1995 - 2002
  • Standards and Monitoring Committee, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), 1993 - 2002
  • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), 1991 - 2002
  • Coordinator, Mid-Year Bench Bar Conference, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1985 - 1986
  • Annual Conference (Bench Bar) Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1982 - 1991
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Arbitration Program Criminal Justice Section, 1978 - 1981
  • Compulsory Arbitration Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • Subcommittee on Philadelphia Motion Court Practice, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1991 - 1992
  • Civil Judicial Procedures Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1980 - Present
  • Long Range Planning Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • Homeless Advocacy Project, Board, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • Charter and Bylaws Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • Finance Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1991 - 1997
  • Civil Rights Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1988 - 1992
  • Minorities in the Profession Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Public Interest Section, 1994 - Present
  • Women's Rights Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Mentor, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1995 - Present
  • Women in the Profession Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1992 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Chancellor's Century 3 Commission, 1996 - Present
  • Amicus Curiae Subcommittee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1989 - Present
  • Chair, Fee Dispute Arbitrations, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1982 - Present
  • Fee Dispute Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1979 - Present
  • Nominating Committee (Ex-Officio), Philadelphia Bar Association, 1994 - Present
  • Budget Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1995 - Present
  • Board of Governors, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1987 - 1990
  • Member of Cabinet, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1991 - Present
  • Assistant Secretary, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1991 - 1994
  • Secretary, Philadelphia Bar Association, 1994 - 1997

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Charter Member, Andrew Hamilton Circle, Philadelphia Bar Foundation
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation, President, 2004
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Vice President
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Co-Chair, 200 for the 200th Fund Raiser

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Mediation Training Seminar, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 2003
  • Mediation Training Seminar, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 1999
  • Mediation Training Seminar, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 1995
  • Lecturer, "Insurance Claims Seminar", National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Defense Institute/Philadelphia Area Claims Forum
  • Implementing the Anti-Fraud Measures of Pennsylvania's New Auto Insurance Law, Roscoe Pound Institute, Temple University
  • Lecturer, Luncheon Seminar Series, Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania
  • Lecturer and Course Planner, "Nuts and Bolts for Young Lawyers", Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • "What's It Worth and How to Get It", Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speakers Bureau, Member, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Speaker, Mid-Year Meeting, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Hot Tips in Auto Law", Pennsylvania Auto Insurance Law Update, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Breakfast with the Judges: Update on CCP Major Jury Programs," Moderator Young Lawyer Division Basic Legal Practice Seminar, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • New Arbitrators Seminar, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Fee Disputes Program, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Presenter, "Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims", Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1986 - Present

Educational Background:

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, B.S., 1969
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Office Location for Edward F. Chacker

1731 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Phone: 215-567-7955

 

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Last Updated: 10/5/2017

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