Chuck is the Partner in charge of the firm's Pennsylvania office.
He is a native Philadelphian who served as a Philadelphia Assistant City Solicitor upon graduation from Villanova University School of Law in 1980. In that capacity, he represented the city, the Zoning Board and the Board of Revision of Taxes in eminent domain, real estate tax and zoning matters.
Chuck has practiced exclusively in the field of property and casualty defense for more than 35 years. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury matters to verdict in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania including motor vehicle, premises liability, products liability, dram shop and professional liability matters, as well as hundreds of compulsory and private arbitrations.
Chuck has also successfully handled numerous appeals before the Pennsylvania appellate courts and the Third U.S. Circuit.
Chuck has lectured on the Pennsylvania Dram Shop Law and has given numerous presentations to claims professionals on subjects ranging from contractual and common law indemnification to insurance bad faith and uninsured/underinsured motorist law. Chuck frequently serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.
In Colonial Funding Network, Inc. v. Swift Health Care, Inc., et al., Index 654647/2016, Supreme Court, New York County, Jeremy Berman secured an order vacating a restraining notice on a company''s bank account and vacating an approximately 6-year-old default judgment upon which the restraining notice was based.
David Gould obtained a unanimous defense verdict in the Lenin A. Mejia and Ellen J. Mazariegos v. Mary Taylor and Brian C. Taylor case, Supreme Court Suffolk County Index Number 618336/2019 before Judge Alita V. Fields on February 16, 2024.
Partner, Cecil Floyd, Esq. and Senior Associate Attorney, Audrey D. Medd, Esq. recently were awarded a unanimous defense verdict in the matter of PUE, JAMES L. Et Al v. JIMMIE'S, INCORPORATED, NNH-CV21-6111850-S, venued in New Haven Superior Court, in the State of Connecticut and tried before Judge Karen Goodrow.