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Matthew Charles Trapani

Personal injury Attorney at Allentown, PA

5.0   14 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2008
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About Matthew

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    The Trapani Law Firm has represented injured Plaintiffs in a wide range of auto accidents throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania, including the greater Lehigh Valley. Car accidents, manufacturing defects, pedestrian accidents, drunk driving accidents, motorcycle accidents, and tractor trailer accidents, to name a few. We have experience litigating auto accident cases involving serious personal injuries throughout PA.

    16 years, 464 cases

  2. Personal injury
    At the Trapani Law Firm we handle every type of personal injury case, including car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, workplace injury, birth injury, spinal cord injury and brain injury.

    16 years, 437 cases

  3. Wrongful death
    It is critical that you seek the legal advice of a skilled wrongful death lawyer. Like many personal injury cases, wrongful death claims must be filed as soon as possible. We understand that you may be reluctant to seek legal assistance during this painful time, but contacting a skilled wrongful death lawyer is one of the most important steps you can take to defend the rights of your loved one.

    16 years, 376 cases

  4. Brain injury
    The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be devastating, not only for the individual who suffers the injury, but for their family, as well. Brain injury symptoms include dizziness, confusion, slurred speech, headache, blurred vision, nausea or vomiting, weakness or numbness of limbs, emotional or behavioral complications, loss of coordination, seizures, and learning difficulties. In more sever situations; victims are left in a coma or vegetable state.

    16 years, 294 cases

  5. Spinal cord injury
    There are over 300,000 Americans living with spinal cord injuries today. Many of these spinal cord injuries are the consequence of accidents caused by the negligence of others, and sadly, result in severe chronic pain, paralysis or even death.The emotional and financial costs resulting from a spinal cord injury can be devastating. Which is why it is critical to choose the right spinal cord injury attorney.

    16 years, 396 cases


MATTHEW TRAPANI devotes his legal career to representing the seriously injured and their families across Pennsylvania. Attorney Trapani represents victims of catastrphic personal injury accidents and wrongful death litigation throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia, Allentown and the greater Lehigh Valley.

Attorney Trapani handles a variety of serious personal injury cases including automobile and truck accidents, premises liability, liquor liability violations, child abuse and wrongful deaths. Licensed to practice in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, Trapani has litigated against some of the largest insurance companies in the U.S., and effectively negotiated substantial settlements for his clients. Recently, attorney Trapani was inducted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The forum is a group of attorneys, made up of less than 1% of all lawyers in the United States, who have recorded verdicts, awards and settlements of $2 Million or more.

A proud Catholic himself, Trapani also participated in the representation of young victims in the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Consequently, ESPN Radio interviewed Trapani regarding the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State. Recently, Trapani was asked to co-author a book titled “A Cup of Coffee with 10 Leading Attorneys in the US.” The book went on to become a #1 bestseller on Amazon. Please call our office and ask for a free copy, in order to learn more about attorney Trapani.

Born in Easton PA, Trapani graduated from Easton Area High School as a varsity football letterman. He continued his schooling at Penn State, located in State College PA, where he earned both his undergraduate and law degrees. Throughout his time in law school, Trapani served as a member of the Corpus Juris Society. After graduating from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Trapani could not wait to begin his career representing those wrongfully injured, in order to support his local commonwealth community.


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Trapani Law Firm
133 N 5th Street
Allentown, PA, 18102


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  14 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Patricia | May 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Medical Malpractice Lawyer
I contacted attorney Trapani when my husband was dealing with a medical malpractice issue. The lawyers at the Trapani Law Firm did a great job on the case. Attorney Trapani always responded to my emails and phone calls immediately. He was great.
Posted by Tim | May 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lehigh Valley Personal Injury Lawyer
Working with attorney Trapani on a car accident lawsuit was so great. He kept me informed and always responded to my phone calls and texts. Anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer in Allentown should call Matt.
Posted by Chuck | May 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best
After I was injured in a car accident I came across attorney Trapani's profile on the Internet. I decided to have him represent me for my personal injury lawsuit and I'm so happy I went with him. He got me a great settlement and took the time to call me every week with an update on my case. Truly a great personal injury lawyer!
Posted by Joanne | May 14, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Legal Advice
I reached out to attorney Trapani for legal advice. He got right back to me and explained the legal process in great detail. I'm very happy with his services and would recommend them to anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer.
Posted by Shant | October 1, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
The Best There Is
I have worked with Matt on a multitude of legal and personal matters and his advice is always first rate. He always thinks about my best interests in the situation and explores context to determine what options are best given the big picture. He has achieved more legally at this point in his career than most attorneys 30 years his senior achieve in a lifetime. Matt is the best choice for anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Response from Matthew Trapani May 14, 2017
Shant, thanks for the kind words. I look forward to working with you again in the future. I can honestly say you're legal knowledge of employment law is far superior to any attorney I've worked with.
Posted by Charlie | March 24, 2015
Competent, compassionate and Professional
Mr. Trapani has always given me sound legal advice with nothing but positive results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to retain a personal injury attorney.
Response from Matthew Trapani May 14, 2017
Thanks Charlie. It has been a pleasure representing you on your Allentown personal injury matter.
Posted by Emilee | March 21, 2015
Professional, Knowledgeable, Effective Attorney
I reached out to Attorney Trapani to take care of a civil matter. Despite having much larger cases on his plate, he took the time out to inform me of the process and keep me updated every step of the way. Attorney Trapani and his associates were knowledgeable, confident, and resolved my matter in a timely and effective fashion.
Posted by Bobby | March 19, 2015
Professional, Knowledgeable, and WON my claim.
I have established a very strong relationship since working with Mr. Trapani as he has proven to me time and time again that he will work hard to expose the facts of a case. He is responsive to questions and needs in a timely manner and has a deep understanding of the law in a way that is applicable to many situations we have discussed. If in the rare case he did not know something, he finds the resources to uncover the information I need and communicates back to me fast! To me, a significant understanding of the law and an open line of communication is the most important skill set in a law professional and his ability to attain to my needs in an efficient way will keep me coming back for services in the future.
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Posted by Dina | March 16, 2015
Highly Recommend Matthew
Matt handled our case with professionalism and ease. He was able to quickly resolve a legal contract matter within a few short days and get us the payment we were owed. I would recommend Matt and his team to any colleague.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2015
Excellent Personal Injury Representation
Attorney Trapani has provided sound personal injury representation for both myself and my family. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by Michael | March 11, 2015
Mr. Trapani is very professional
Mr. Trapani is very professional and it has been an absolute privilege to get to know him throughout the years. I will be definitely requesting Mr. Trapanis services if I ever need them again. Highly recommended!!
Posted by Kristie | March 11, 2015
Matt Trapani
If you are seeking a lawyer who is professional, knowledgable, non judemental and trustworthy- look no farther. Matt Trapani is all of these things and more. He helped me every step of the way and held my hand during a very difficult time. He is connected with so many experienced professionals and has such an impressive background. I would highly recommend Matt if you are trying to make an inconvenient situation painless. Kristie S.
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Posted by Richman Mathis II | March 11, 2015
Great Reliable Choice!
Mr. Trapani is an excellent and smart choice as an attorney. He was a great and very informative guide when I was going through a lengthy legal process. I was impressed with his timely responses and his attention to detail. His fees are reasonable and affordable. I definitely recommend Mr. Trapani for any of your legal troubles.
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Posted by Dan | March 11, 2015
Winning As An Underdog
A couple years ago, I faced an uphill climb in a legal situation. I was pretty upset at the time and worried about the outcome of the situation. Matt came through in the clutch and added a very personal touch to all the work he did. He took time to meet with me on multiple occasions and traveled out of state to meet with the other side. He was very helpful, knowledgeable, trustworthy, and resourceful. We ended up winning the case and I owe Matt a lot of the credit for this.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Trapani Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Karoly Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Centre County
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Gregory Gianforcaro
  • 2005 - 2006
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  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pedestrian accident in Bethlehem, PA
  • The case settled for a Plaintiff's award of $500,000.00
  • Allentown Pedestrian Accident
  • Plaintiff was awarded an $80,000.00 settlement
  • Northampton County Dog Bite
  • An award of $68,000 to the minor Plaintiff
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  • Best Selling Legal Author
  • Author
  • 2017 - Present
  • 20 Best Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Corpus Juris Society
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 20 Best Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Selling Author
  • Amazon
  • 2016
  • Chairman
  • Corpus Juris Society
  • 2016
  • Lifetime Membership
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Deans List
  • Penn State University
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Easton High School Talk With Todays Athletes
  • Social Media And The Law
  • 2018
  • Youth Talk
  • Becoming an Attorney
  • 2017
  • Locker Room Speech
  • Life with Today's Youth
  • 2016
  • ESPN Radio
  • Jerry Sandusky Scandal
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (12)
Endorse Matthew
Car accident Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Trapani is a good guy who has taught me a lot thus far in my legal career. Typically, he is easy to get ahold of and helpful in answering any legal questions I may have particularly around how to work a car accident case. Definitely a trusted and experienced resource."
Wrongful death Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Trapani is a first-rate lawyer with the perfect blend of an engaging yet compassionate personality, as well as the legal skills that are so important in this delicate practice area."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Trapani is truly devoted to the practice of law and helping his clients get the most compensation for their injuries. He specializes in personal injury and has fast become an expert in the field. His knowledge and work ethic are second to none. He is one of the most personable attorneys you will ever meet. Do not hesitate to contact his firm for a personal injury consultation. His results speak for themselves."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the most sophisticated attorneys I've come across. Matt Trapani is a good person, a knowledgeable litigator and a firm negotiator. He will win, you won't lose with Trapani..."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Trapani is an excellent lawyer. He is an aggressive and skilled advocate whose compassion for his clients is unrivaled."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Trapani is an excellent personal injury lawyer. He will fight tirelessly to achieve a great result. His tenacious attitude and superior legal knowledge will ensure the best possible outcome for your case. If you're looking for the best personal injury attorney, look no further."
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Allentown Personal injury Lawyer Matthew Charles Trapani
Matthew Charles Trapani
Personal injury Attorney
Allentown, PA
Licensed for 16 years
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