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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.

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.


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.

Recent News View All

Upcoming Events View All

PADC to Sponsor Community Service Event

PADC, in conjunction with Pennsylvania Defense Institute and Kline School of Law are holding a fundraiser to help Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation move one step closer to finding a cure for all children with cancer! You can join me by helping me plan this event,

Our Partners View All

Compex Legal Services, Inc.
IME Care Center
CED Technologies, Inc.
Consulting Engineers & Scientists, Inc.
Advanced Depositions
Advanced Trial Technologies
Forensic Resolutions
Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Legal Internet Solutions Incorporated
Forensic Consultants of North America
Rx Professional Services