Edward C. Sweeney is a partner at Wusinich & Brogan and has been engaging for the last twenty years in civil litigation and dispensing legal counsel. His practice is mainly a trial practice with focus in employment/labor law, disability coverage issues, and auto/personal injury. A major focus of his practice is to litigate major civil death and injury cases, including defective intersection, construction site accident cases, and work injury cases. Lately, he has pursued several FMLA, ADA, and wrongful discharge based on retaliation for protected activity like reporting discrimination or filing a work injury.
Mr. Sweeney clerked for the Hon. James R, Cavanaugh of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the prestigious University of Chicago Law School and graduated with highest honors from La Salle University. He is a St. Joseph's Prep graduate.
Mr. Sweeney is not only a litigator, but has been a part time Solicitor for various independent offices in Chester County, including the Office of the Prothonotary, the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, and the dual Offices of the Register of Wills and Orphans' Court.
He is active in local public affairs and in his church. He has served several terms on the Tredyffrin Planning Commission. He is on the Parish Council of St. Isaac Jogues and is active in the SIJ Knights of Columbus. He is a leader in the Chester County Red Mass, and was one of its original founders.
Mr. Sweeney has published scholarly articles on various legal topics and has lectured on them.
Wusinich & Brogan and Mr. Sweeney are proud to serve you as your attorneys. Wusinich & Brogan has earned a reputation for serving our clients vigourously, competently, and with integrity and compassion. We take seriously our committment to Justice and hope to bring you the best possible result.
Hourly ($250-400/hour), contingent (25-33%), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Larry Simonsmeier DuPont Legal Writing Award||American Society of Pharmacy Law||2001|
|Legal Writing Competition (2nd place)||Industrial Relations Law Journal at the University of California at Berkley Law School||1991|
|Maxima Cum Laude||La Salle University||1986|
|Christian Brothers' Scholarship||La Salle University||1982|
|Partner (previously worked here for 16 years)||Wusinich & Brogan||2008 - Present|
|Solicitor (Part Time)||Office of the Chester County Register of Will and Orphans Court||2008 - 2011|
|Solicitor (Part Time)||Office of the Chester County Recorder of Deeds||2000 - 2012|
|Solicitor (Part Time)||Office of the Chester County Prothonotary||1996 - 2004|
|Pennsylvania Superior Court Clerkship||Chambers of the Hon. James R. Cavanaugh||1991 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chester County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Chester County Catholic Lawyers' Association||Member||N/A|
|Murphy v. Rossi et al||Verdict for Murphys and attorneys fees awarded (no further dicussion will be made beyond what is publically available)|
|Deborah Kuhn v. Prudential Ins. Co.||Judgment for Plaintiff|
|Medley v. County of Montgomery||NA|
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|The Pennsylvania Lawyer||The Crucial Foundation||2015|
|Pennsylvania Law Weekly||Litigating the ERISA Disbility Case: Plaintiff's Perspective Part I||2013|
|Pennsylvania Law Weekly||Litigating the ERISA Disbility Case: Plaintiff's Perspective Part II||2013|
|Pennsylvania Law Weekly||A Plaintiff's Perspective of Separation and Settlement Agreements||2013|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly||The Duty and Function of Pennsylvania Recorders of Deeds Offices and Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC v. Ginger Golden-The Final Piece of the Jigsaw Puzzle?||2012|
|Drug Liability: Liability, Analysis and Prevention (2nd Edition)||Chapter 47: The NABP Model Act and Rules Initiative Towards Pharmacy Technicians||2005|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly||Essential Practice Rules and Concepts in Offices of the Prothonotary -- Part I & II||2004|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly||The Workers' Compensation World Turned Upside Down: Testimony of Vocational Experts Declared Invalid||2002|
|Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Law Bulletin||Pharmacy Liability For Punitive Damages May Have Numerous Triggers||2001|
|American Society of Pharmacy Law||The NABP Produces Mixed Results: A Legal and Clinical Analysis Concerning The Recent NABP Model Act and Rule Initiative Towards Pharmacy Technicians||2001|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly||Pharmacy Liability for Punitive Damages--Pennsylvania Practice Pointers||2000|
|University of California Industrial Relations Law Journal||Dodging the Supremacy Clause Bullet: Do State Successor Statutes Survive Federal Labor Law Preemption||1991|
|University of Chicago Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|La Salle University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|St. Joseph's Prep School||N/A||High School||1982|
|Municipal Law Section of CCBA, Lunch and Learn November 2013||Navagitating the Recorder of Deeds Office after Chesapeake Appalachia||2013|
|2013 Spring Bench Bar||Navigating Pennsylvania Recorder Of Deeds Offices after Chesapeake Appalachia||2013|
|Chester County Bar Association||The Basics of Pharmacy Law||2001|
|American Pharmaceutical Association Annual Meeting||The NABP Produces Mixed Results: A Legal and Clinical Analysis Concerning The Recent NABP Model Act and Rules Initiative Towards Pharmacy Technicians||2001|
|Chester County Bar Association||The Interrelation of Social Security with Workers' Compensation||1997|
|Brandywine Occupational Health||Substance Abuse Detection in the Workplace||1995|