Theodore J. Caldwell, Jr.

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC
Theodore J. Caldwell, Jr.
Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1987

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024
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Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC

1600 Market Street
Suite 1650
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Visit website


Theodore J. Caldwell, Jr., focuses his practice on helping severely injured people in cases involving medical malpractice, unsafe products, construction site accidents, truck accidents, and other complex matters involving serious or catastrophic injuries. Mr. Caldwell has tried or resolved dozens of medical malpractice cases, including delayed or missed diagnosis of cancer, birth injuries to a mother or a baby, surgical errors and mistakes, improper or unnecessary surgery, late diagnosis of infections, and in many other areas of medicine.  He has represented people who suffered spinal injuries, brain injuries, amputations, radiation injuries, eye injuries, bone and joint injuries, nerve injuries, and injuries to the digestive and urinary systems.  He has often represented people whose loved ones died because of someone's negligence.  Mr. Caldwell has long taken a particular interest in representing children who have been severely harmed, many in cases of negligence during labor & delivery or in the NICU.  He has also represented children who suffered horrifying physical, sexual, and emotional abuse at the hands of adults who were supposed to be providing care.  A member of the Pennsylvania law firm Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC, he serves clients in Philadelphia, the surrounding counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lehigh, Northampton, and Montgomery, as well as other counties throughout central, eastern, and northeastern Pennsylvania.

Mr. Caldwell earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He graduated Temple University School of Law, receiving magna cum laude honors and multiple academic awards.

Mr. Caldwell practices law throughout Pennsylvania in both state and federal courts.  He regularly represents clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburban counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery, as well an in Lancaster, Lehigh, and Northampton counties.  He also represents clients in Berks, Dauphin, Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Monroe counties.  He has appeared in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court.  He has represented clients pro hac vice in major cases in New Jersey, Kansas, Delaware, and North Carolina.

Mr. Caldwell is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and American Bar Associations; the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and both the Pennsylvania and American Associations for Justice.  He is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2006.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

  • 60% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1987, Pennsylvania

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, State Civil Litigation Section
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • American Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Medical-Legal Committee
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Highest rating by The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Robert E. Lamberton Constitutional Law Award, (Law School), 1987
  • Barankopf Scholar for the academic year 1986-87, (Law School)
  • Recognized by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Law Faculty Award, (Law School), 1987
Educational Background:
  • Miami (O.) University, B.A. in Political Science, 1978

Office location for Theodore J. Caldwell, Jr.

1600 Market Street
Suite 1650
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 267-546-1003


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2024

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