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Mr. Englert is an experienced trial lawyer who has obtained impressive results in the toughest of cases.  He primarily represents clients who have been catastrophically injured as a result of medical malpractice, work accidents, automobile/trucking accidents, or defective products.  Mr. Englert has served as plaintiff’s counsel in hundreds of cases, many of which have resulted in huge, sometimes record-breaking, outcomes.  


 


Mr. Englert’s skills extend beyond the courtroom and into the classrooms at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he is a Lecturer in Law and supervises the Penn Law Mock Trial Team.  In 2012-2013, Mr. Englert’s team won the National Championship in the ABA Section of Labor & Employment’s Trial Advocacy Competition.


 


Mr. Englert does not shy away from difficult cases that other attorneys may reject because a case is difficult or settlement is unlikely.  "When I take on a plaintiff's case, I have every intention of ensuring they receive their day in Court in front of a jury and prepare every case in anticipation of going to trial and unless the otherside is willing to resolve the case fairly in favor of my client, we'll see them in Court."


Mr. Englert has served as lead counsel or co-counsel in a number of cases that have resulted in huge, sometimes record-breaking, outcomes.  Most recently, Englert was plaintiff's counsel in a birth injury case in Erie, Pennsylvania that resulted in a record-setting $21.6 million verdict.  


Mr. Englert was also plaintiff's counsel in a $5.12 million settlement announced in October 2009 for the family of a 16-year-old boy who drowned after he was taken by a school supervisor on an unauthorized off-campus school swimming outing. 


 


In July 2009, Englert, as lead trial counsel, won a $582,000 jury verdict for the family of a bicyclist who was struck and killed by a vehicle passing a double-parked car in Philadelphia.  A settlement had been reached earlier with the owner of the parked car. 


 


Mr. Englert began his career as a trial lawyer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was one of the founding members of the Penn Law Mock Trial Team, a student-run organization committed to providing interested students with a greater exposure to trial advocacy skills and the benefits of courtroom experience.  In 2009, he was appointed to the University of Pennsylvania Law School adjunct faculty as a Lecturer in Law to supervise and develop the mock trial program. Since then, the team has grown to more than 30 student members who compete annually in competitions across the country.


 


As a third-year law student, Mr. Englert was the director of The Unemployment Compensation Project, a student-run pro bono clinic with more than 20 members and as well as a legal research and writing instructor. 


 


Mr. Englert has previously worked for the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Organized Crime & Narcotics as well as for the United States Attorney's Office in Camden, New Jersey.


 


Mr. Englert is an avid motorcycle rider and competitive marksman.  He is an Endowment Member of the NRA as well as a member of the International Defensive Pistol Association, the Liberty Township Sportsman's Association, the Delaware County Field & Stream Association, and Targetmaster.


 

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Languages spoken: English, French

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. General Practice: 25%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • John Caleb Bee

    I previously served as a law clerk of a court of common pleas, before which Mr. Englert practiced in relation to a number of matters, both criminal and civil. My position afforded me first-hand experience in reading Mr. Englert's pleadings and briefs, as well as observing his performance as a courtroom advocate. I found both to be impressive. I endorse this lawyer.

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RFE Law Firm, LLC

3510 Baring Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104

RFE Law Firm, LLC

PO BOX 249
SWARTHMORE, PA, 19081

RFE Law Firm, LLC

333 North Vesper Street
Lock Haven, PA, 17745

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NJActive200609/10/2015
PAActive200612/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Championship (Coach)John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition2016
Life MemberTrial Masters2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2015
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Litigator Award - Catastrophic InjuryTrial Lawyers Board of Regents2015
Litigator Award - Personal InjuryTrial Lawyers Board of Regents2015
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Trial Advocacy Competition Regional Championship (Coach)ABA Labor & Employment Section2015
Litigator Award - Birth InjuryTrial Lawyers Board of Regents2015
Litigator Award - Premises LiabilityTrial Lawyers Board of Regents2015
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Litigator Award NomineeTrial Lawyers Board of Regents2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
"10 Best" (Pennsylvania)American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2014
10 Best Under 40American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
STAC Philadelphia Regional Championship (Coach)American Association for Justice2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
First Place--National Trial Advocacy Competition (Coach)American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2011
Senior EditorUniversity of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law2006
James J. Manderino Trial Advocacy AwardUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School2006
Multi-Million Dollar AdvocateMulti-Million Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Pennsylvania Law School2015 - Present
Managing AttorneyRFE Law Firm, LLC2011 - Present
Lecturer In LawUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School2009 - 2015
AssociateKline & Specter, P.C.2005 - 2011
Legal Writing InstructorUniversity Of Pennsylvania Law School2005 - 2006
Legal InternUnited States Attorney's Office2005 - 2005
Law ClerkPennsylvania Attorney General's Office2004 - 2004
Legal InternSnowiss, Steinberg & Faulkner2004 - 2004
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial MastersMember2015 - Present
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Graham v. Hamot Hospital et al.Verdict for $21.6 mm
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McCoy v. George Junior Republic$5.12 million
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania State University PressPSYCHOPATHY, THE PCL-R, AND RISK ASSESSMENT: PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM2002
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pennsylvania State UniversityPsychology/Crime Law & JusticeHonorsN/A
Pennsylvania State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Pennsylvania State UniversityCriminologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Advocacy WorkshopsEvidence For Trial Lawyers2013
Trial Advocacy WorkshopsEvidence For Trial Lawyers2012
Trial Advocacy WorkshopsEvidence For Trial Lawyers2011
Trial Advocacy WorkshopsEvidence For Trial Lawyers2010
Obtaining Medical Records Under The Authority Of HIPAA and The PA/NJ Medical Records LawsCLE2009