Theodore J. Caldwell, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC
 | 1600 Market Street, Suite 3800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 267-546-1003
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Theodore J. Caldwell, Jr., focuses his practice on helping those who have been severely injured in cases involving medical malpractice, unsafe products, construction accidents, trucking accidents, and other complex matters involving serious or catastrophic injuries. Mr. Caldwell has tried or resolved dozens of medical malpractice cases, including cases of delayed diagnosis, missed diagnosis, birth injuries, surgical errors, improper surgery, and improper treatment in many areas of medicine.  He takes a particular interest in advocating for children who have sustained severe injuries, and has represented children in many cases of obstetrical or neonatal negligence.  He has also represented children who suffered horrifying abuse at the hands of adults. A member of the Pennsylvania law firm Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC, he serves clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, and Montgomery.

Mr. Caldwell earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While holding down a full-time job as a paralegal, he attended law school at Temple University School of Law, receiving magna cum laude honors and several academic awards.

Admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania, Mr. Caldwell has represented clients in state courts throughout much of the state. He has argued cases in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court.  He has also taken on cases in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District and Western District of Pennsylvania.  He has represented clients pro hac vice in major cases in New Jersey, Kansas, and North Carolina.

Mr. Caldwell is involved in a number of professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates; the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations; the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He is a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2006. Dedicated to raising the standards of his profession, he has shared his knowledge and expertise through writing and lecturing on topics such as product liability, joint tortfeasor liability, obstetrical malpractice and the statute of limitations.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (60%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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About Theodore Caldwell, Jr.

Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Law Faculty Award, (Law School), 1987
  • Robert E. Lamberton Constitutional Law Award, (Law School), 1987
  • Recognized by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Barankopf Scholar for the academic year 1986-87, (Law School)
  • Highest rating by The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, State Civil Litigation Section
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Medical-Legal Committee
  • Federal court in Kansas
  • North Carolina
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

Educational Background:

  • Miami (O.) University, B.A. in Political Science, 1978
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Office Location for Theodore J. Caldwell, Jr.

1600 Market Street
Suite 3800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 267-546-1003


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Last Updated: 2/2/2018

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