Joseph F. Ricchiuti

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC
 | 1600 Market Street, Suite 3800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 267-546-1002
Fax: 267-546-1039
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1967
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

In preparation for his legal career, Joseph F. Ricchiuti earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Notre Dame, and a law degree from Villanova University. He now represents clients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in cases of civil litigation, medical malpractice, products liability, insurance bad faith claims and personal injury litigation. A valuable member of Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC, Mr. Ricchiuti continues to focus his efforts on zealously representing the rights of his clients.

With a passion for continuing education and professional training, Mr. Ricchiuti has lectured for organizations such as the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and The Dickinson School of Law at The Pennsylvania State University. A faculty member of the Temple University Beasley School of Law’s Academy of Advocacy for over 25 years, he sought during this time to improve trial skills in new lawyers.

Mr. Ricchiuti is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. For his superior legal skills and his adherence to ethics, he has received the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

From complex cases of medical negligence to product liability cases for printing machines, Mr. Ricchiuti has handled a wide variety of case types over his career. He also received a substantial verdict for a client from a former mayor and the city of Philadelphia.

To better protect citizens and stay involved in the community, Mr. Ricchiutu has lectured to physicians on medical malpractice, and regularly works on the advisory board of organizations that help children and families with special needs.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Alternative Dispute Resolution (80%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Joseph Ricchiuti

Admitted: 1967, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent*, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, with the advanced rank of Advocate

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Past President
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, House of Delegates, Former Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention, Investigative Division, Member
  • Association for Conflict Resolution, Member
  • ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Member
  • Third Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, Committee on Civil Judicial Procedure, 1975 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1967
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1967
  • Pennsylvania, 1967

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Training lawyers who serve as volunteers for the Support Center for Trial Advocates
  • Advisory Board, Best Nest
  • Advisory Board, Siloam
  • Member, Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (was formerly Hahnemann Medical College and is now Drexel University College of Medicine)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Master, Villanova Law School American Inn of Court
  • Faculty, Academy of Advocacy, 1980 - 2006
  • Lecturer, National Business Institute
  • Lecturer, Temple University Graduate Program in Law
  • Lecturer, Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
  • Lecturer, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Co-Planner, annual advanced medical malpractice course, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Article on mediation and alternative dispute resolution was published in the Legal Intelligencer's "Personal Injury" supplement and also in ALM's Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy, November 2010
  • Lecturer, Mediation, Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Lecturer, Mediation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1990 - Present
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Defense Institute, 1990 - Present
  • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Products Liability Law, Cambridge Institute, 1988 - 1990
  • Lecturer, Trial Advocacy, Dickinson School of Law, CLE, 1983 - 1986
  • Member, Board of Editors, Villanova Law Review, 1966 - 1967, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, B.S., Bachelor of Science, Major: Biology, 1964
  • Health Care Resolutions, Advanced Training
  • Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Mediation Course
  • Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in Mediating the Litigated Case
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Office Location for Joseph F. Ricchiuti

1600 Market Street
Suite 3800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 267-546-1002

Fax: 267-546-1039

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Last Updated: 12/21/2018

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