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The Association provides for four classes of membership. Regular, Young Lawyer, Privileged and Government. Membership is limited to individuals and cannot be vested in firms or partnerships and applicants must be sponsored by two Regular Members.

Current President View All

Harriet Anderson, President

Harriet Anderson, President

PADC is a dynamic group of Philadelphia-area defense attorneys, with a terrific group of sponsors who work in the legal profession.

History

It was shortly after World War II that Attorney Ralph Croskey led a movement of prominent Philadelphia defense lawyers to form an organization as a social club for those practicing in tort and insurance law.

Minutes of those organizational days and the days that followed are lost in history, but recollections from members of today's defense bar have Mr. Croskey as first president and the guiding force of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (PADC) for some 20 years.

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Upcoming Events View All

December CLE Luncheon Announced

PADC’s 2019-2020 luncheon CLE programs continue Tuesday, December 17, 2019. We are pleased to offer a program entitled “Pointers on Direct and Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses” presented by Thomas Duffy, Esquire of Duffy & Fulginitti and William Ricci, Esquire of Ricci, Tyrrell, Johnson & Grey.

Our Partners View All

Compex Legal Services, Inc.
DigiStream
ESI
IME Care Center
RTI
CED Technologies, Inc.
Consulting Engineers & Scientists, Inc.
Advanced Depositions
Advanced Trial Technologies
Forensic Resolutions
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Conant
MCS
Exponent
Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated
Rx Professional Services
Forensic Consultants of North America
LCS Record Retrieval
ARCCA
Perspective Consulting, Inc.