Joseph F. Ricchiuti

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Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC
 | 1600 Market Street, Suite 1650
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 267-546-1002
Fax: 267-546-1039
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1967
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (90%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
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    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. He is a mediator and arbitrator, with over 100 hours of formal mediator training, and conducts aproximately 65 mediations and arbitrations per year. 

    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
    • 90%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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    About Joseph Ricchiuti

    Admitted: 1967, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage:


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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • 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:

    • Co-Planner, annual advanced medical malpractice course, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
    • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
    • Lecturer, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Lecturer, Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
    • Lecturer, Temple University Graduate Program in Law
    • Lecturer, National Business Institute
    • Master, Villanova Law School American Inn of Court
    • Member, Board of Editors, Villanova Law Review, 1966 - 1967, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • Lecturer, Trial Advocacy, Dickinson School of Law, CLE, 1983 - 1986
    • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Products Liability Law, Cambridge Institute, 1988 - 1990
    • Lecturer, Mediation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 1990 - Present
    • Lecturer, Pennsylvania Defense Institute, 1990 - Present
    • Faculty, Academy of Advocacy, 1980 - 2006
    • Lecturer, Mediation, Association for Conflict Resolution
    • 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

    Educational Background:

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

    1600 Market Street
    Suite 1650
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Phone: 267-546-1002

    Fax: 267-546-1039

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