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A founding member/owner of Privitera & Hurley LLC, Privitera concentrates his practice on the representation of catastrophically injured victims.

Privitera is a versatile and talented trial lawyer with an impressive legal pedigree. Prior to launching his own law firm, between 2007 and 2015, Privitera was a trial lawyer at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, PC. During his tenure at the Eisenberg firm, Privitera amassed an extraordinary record of achievement recovering millions of dollars for his catastrophically injured clients and their families. From 2000 through 2007, Privitera was a trial lawyer at the prominent international law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he litigated mass tort and products liability cases, as well as significant white collar criminal matters. 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, 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.

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

Specialties: Personal Injury and Criminal Defense work.

Call now at 215-299-1299 for a free and confidential consultation.


Languages spoken: Italian

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 75%
    8 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 10%
    8 years
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 10%
    8 years
  4. Criminal Defense: 5%
    14 years

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Privitera & Hurley LLC

1518 Walnut Street
Suite 905
Philadelphia, PA, 19102


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Global Award Winner for Personal Injury - PennsylvaniaCorporate LiveWire2015
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2015
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2015
Preeminent AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Lifetime Charter Member of Best Attorney of AmericaRue Ratings2015
Preeminent AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Pennsylvania Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2014
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2014
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2013
The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Pennsylvania Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Preeminent AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2013
The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Pennsylvania Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Preeminent AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2012
Preeminent AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2011
The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Pennsylvania Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2011
Legislative CitationPennsylvania House of Representatives2011
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2010
Pennsylvania Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2007
Lawyer on the Fast TrackLegal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly2006
Pro Bono Roll of HonorFirst Judicial District of Pennsylvania2006
Pennsylvania Rising Star Super LawyerPhiladelphia Magazine2006
Pro Bono and Public Interest Achievement AwardMorgan Lewis2002
Sarah A. Shull Memorial AwardTemple University School of Law1993
Distinguished Class Performance Awards - Trial AdvocacyTemple University School of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding Member/OwnerPrivitera & Hurley LLC2015 - Present
Personal InjuryEisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, PC2007 - 2015
White Collar and Criminal InvestigationsMorgan Lewis & Bockius2000 - 2007
Assistant District AttorneyPhiladelphia District Attorney's Office1995 - 2000
Judicial Law ClerkFederal Judge John R. Padova, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Justinian Society of PhiladelphiaBoard of Governors2012 - Present
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember of the Editorial Board of Verdict2011 - Present
Investigative Division of the Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2007
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Federal Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Italian-American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Italian American FoundationMemberN/A
Philadelphia District Attorney's Alumni AssociationMemberN/A
Temple Law Alumni AssociationMember of the Executive BoardN/A
Philadelphia Police Athlectic LeagueMember of Board of DirectorsN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Crime Victims Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
2.05 million recovery for the family of a Philadelphia man tragically killed in a motorcycle accident2.05 million recovery for the family of a Philadelphia man tragically killed in a motorcycle accident
Special Residency Staus Obtained for Iraqi InterpreterSpecial Residency Staus Obtained for Iraqi Interpreter
$1.4 million for catastrophically injured construction worker.$1.4 million for catastrophically injured construction worker.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Assocation - VerdictPennsylvania Dram Shop Liability: Proving "Visible Intoxication"2013
65 Templ. L. Rev. 1001Recent Decision, Federal Sentencing Guidelines: Expanding the Definition of Crime of Violence Under the Career Offender Provision1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
The University of Massachusetts at AmherstJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Invited Lecturer Course on Public SpeakingHow to Present Persuasive and Winning Opening Statements and Closing Arguments2011
2008 Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE ProgramDeveloping and Presenting Your Case: A Cast Study of “A Few Good Men”2008