Edward F. Chacker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Gay & Chacker, P.C.
 | 1731 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-567-7955
Fax: 215-567-6809
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (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

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2019

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About Edward Chacker

Admitted: 1973, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.gayandchacker.com/about-the-firm/edward-f-chacker...

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

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

Fax: 215-567-6809

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Last Updated: 3/12/2019

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