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

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Joseph Cincotta , President

Bob Cosgrove, President

While we haven’t been around since 1735, we have been around since 1947 and pride ourselves on being "Philadelphia lawyers."


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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December 2018 Monthly Luncheon Announcement

PADC’s 2018-2019 luncheon CLE programs continue Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Seating for the luncheon is at 12:20 P.M., and the program begins at 12:30 P.M. in the Lincoln Memorial Room at The Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.

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