Mr. Privitera is a distinguished leader in the Philadelphia legal community. In December 2018, Mr. Privitera was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Since 2012, Mr. Privitera also has been active as a member and officer of the Justinian Society of Philadelphia and currently serves as its Vice Chancellor. Since 2012, Mr. Privitera also has served on the Editorial Board of the Verdict, a publication of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. He also serves on the Investigative Panel of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Commission, which evaluates candidates for statewide appellate courts. He has written and lectured on topics related to personal injury litigation. Mr. Privitera also has been certified by the court to serve as an Arbitrator in the compulsory arbitration program and as a Judge Pro Tempore over mandatory settlement conferences in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Mr. Privitera has been repeatedly recognized throughout the legal community for his skill and expertise, work ethic, preparation and dedication to his clients in personal injury and wrongful death matters. Mr. Privitera has earned the respect of the legal community, has extensive experience, a sterling reputation for handling significant personal injury and wrongful death cases and proven track record of success and outstanding results.

Before launching his own solo practice, Mr. Privitera successfully handled a broad range of complex personal injury and wrongful death cases at the law firm of Privitera and Hurley LLC (2015 – 2019) and at the law firm of Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, PC (2007 – 2015). Mr. Privitera’s formidable trial advocacy skills have resulted in multi-million dollar and other significant recoveries on behalf of his injured clients and their families. From 2000 through 2007, Mr. Privitera was a litigation attorney at the prominent law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he litigated mass tort and products liability cases, contract and business disputes and white collar criminal matters. Mr. Privitera is also a former Philadelphia prosecutor and a seasoned veteran of hundreds of bench and jury trials. Before his tenure as a city prosecutor, Mr. Privitera also served as a federal judicial law clerk to the Honorable John R. Padova, a Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

 

Areas of Practice, Educations & Specialties

Mr. Privitera is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

 

Mr. Privitera received his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law in 1993 and his BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts in 1989.

 

Specialties: Catastrophic Personal Injuries and Wrongful Death caused by Negligent Security, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Swimming Pool and Drowning Accidents, Slip and Falls, Construction Site Accidents, Auto, Motorcycle, Train and Tractor Trailer Accidents, Police Brutality, Excessive Force, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Daycare Sexual Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Drunk Drivers, Liquor Liability and Dram Shop, Auto Defects and Other Defective Products.

 

 

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania (1993); New Jersey (1994); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1995); U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1995); U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1995).

 

 

Education

Temple University School of Law, Phila. PA

Juris Doctorate, May 1993: GPA 3.29, cum laude, Top 25%

  • Dean’s Honor List: Four Semesters.
  • Temple Law Review, Managing Editor, 1992 – 93; Staff Member, 1991 – 92.
  • Publications: Dino Privitera, Recent Decision, Federal Sentencing Guidelines:  Expanding the Definition of Crime of Violence Under Career Offender Provision, 65 Temp. L. Rev. 1001 (1992).
  • Distinguished Class Performance Award: Trial Advocacy; Advanced Trial & Litigation Strategy; Civil Procedure II.
  • Sarah A. Shull Memorial Award Recipient: Awarded to the Temple Law graduate demonstrating excellence in legal research and writing.
  • Activities: Teaching Assistance, Trial Advocacy Course, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Treasurer; Temple Law Education & Participation Program (“LEAP”); Italian Law Society; Intramural Softball.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, May 1989

 

Contact Info:

215.709.7007

 dino@priviteralaw.com

 

 

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