Brian A. Coverdale has been working with the firm since 2010 and currently is a partner with the firm, practicing in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Born and raised in Doylestown, Brian has deep ties to Bucks County and the surrounding areas. A staunch advocate of his client’s rights, Brian is prepared to represent his client’s interests to the maximum extent possible. Brian takes a customized approach to handling all of his cases and formulates a targeted legal strategy to fit each client’s individual needs. With his family law clients, Brian takes a pragmatic approach to help his clients reach the best result possible, without paying unnecessary legal fees. By way of this approach, Brian ensures that each client maximizes his or her equitable share of the marital estate and is awarded his or her well-deserved custodial rights as parents.
In terms of recent accomplishments, Brian won a Pennsylvania Superior Court appeal, resulting in the reversal and remand of a trial court custody decision in Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. In this appeal,
Brian successfully proved that the trial court made errors of law and abused its discretion in awarding sole legal and physical custody of a minor child to one parent. In winning the appeal, Brian overcame a very difficult burden of proof, and very few attorneys in Bucks County, if any, can state they have successfully overturned a trial court decision, given the weight of discretion given to a Common Pleas Judge. This is just one example of how far Brian will go to ensure his client’s rights are upheld.
Brian received his J.D. degree from the Widener University School of Law. While in law school, Brian was a member of the trial advocacy honor society and served as a certified legal intern with the Bucks County District Attorney’s office. While working at the District Attorney’s office, Brian was the sole Commonwealth of Pennsylvania representative in over 100 Preliminary Hearings, with over 300 charges held for trial. For his performance at the District Attorney’s office, Brian was the recipient of the John A. Wagner, Jr. Memorial Award and a Certificate of Appreciation from District Attorney David W. Heckler for excellence in prosecution.
Prior to attending law school, Brian had a career in Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Health and Safety, and Worker’s Compensation for over ten years. Upon graduating from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Brian worked for two Fortune 500 companies, General Motors and the Penske Corporation, as a Regional Manager of Environmental Health and Safety and Regulatory Compliance. Brian also is a former Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) and a former Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
Brian’s practical experience in Transportation Law and Environmental Health and Safety provide him with the knowledge and expertise necessary for any successful Personal Injury, Toxic Tort, or Product Liability claim, which are also his practice areas of focus. With his experience, he knows more information about the inside strategies to defend against accident plaintiffs than any other attorney.
Brian also speaks conversational Spanish and can communicate with clients needing Spanish language services.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($325/hour), contingent (20-45%), Retainer (always)
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Btian and I previously worked together on a few cases. Brian was always prepared, and paid great attention to detail. Even when issues were to arise simultaneously with multiple cases, Brian was able to navigate these issues with ease. I strongly endorse this lawyer.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|John A. Wagner, Jr. Award - Excellence in Prosecution||Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler||2012|
|Attorney||Zlock & Coverdale PC||2010 - Present|
|Clerk||Bucks County District Attorney's Office||2012 - 2012|
|Regional Manager of EHS and Regulatory Compliance||Penske Corporation||2005 - 2010|
|EHS Supervisor||General Motors Corporation||2001 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bucks County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Hermitage Club||Equity Member||2013 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Coverdale Properties LLC||President||2009 - Present|
|Institute of Hazardous Materials Management||Certified Hazardous Materials Manager||2007 - Present|
|Board of Certified Safety Professionals||Former Certified Safety Professional||2007 - Present|
|Doylestown Rugby Football Club||Member||1996 - Present|
|C-B.R. v. D.B. 2411 EDA 2014||Reversed and Remanded with interim order to be entered|
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|Widener University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2013|
|Indiana University of Pennsylvania||Environmental, Safety And Health and Regulatory Compliance||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Business Speakers Series||The Legal Profession: Developing a Practice and Professional Responsibility||2015|
|Bucks County Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee||No Hearing Necessary; Resolving simple issues in a simple way – Reboot||2015|
|Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce ECONference||Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce Champion of Business Award||2014|
|Corporate Executive Staff Meeting||Accident and Injury Mitigation||2009|