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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

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Trucking Accident: 10%
  5. Workers Compensation: 10%



Hourly ($325/hour), contingent (20-45%), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bruce Lawrence Atkins

    I endorse this lawyer. He is intelligent and easy to work with.


    Bruce Atkins Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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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.


    Scott Holbert Government Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Zlock & Coverdale, P.C.

1705 Langhorne Newtown Rd
Zlock & Coverdale Pc
Langhorne, PA, 19047-1009


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
John A. Wagner, Jr. Award - Excellence in ProsecutionBucks County District Attorney David Heckler2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyZlock & Coverdale PC2010 - Present
ClerkBucks County District Attorney's Office2012 - 2012
Regional Manager of EHS and Regulatory CompliancePenske Corporation2005 - 2010
EHS SupervisorGeneral Motors Corporation2001 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bucks County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Hermitage ClubEquity Member2013 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Coverdale Properties LLCPresident2009 - Present
Institute of Hazardous Materials ManagementCertified Hazardous Materials Manager2007 - Present
Board of Certified Safety ProfessionalsFormer Certified Safety Professional2007 - Present
Doylestown Rugby Football ClubMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
C-B.R. v. D.B. 2411 EDA 2014Reversed and Remanded with interim order to be entered
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bucks County Women's JournalLimited Tort or Full Tort? That Is the Question2015
Web BlogCan they get away with saying that?2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2013
Indiana University of PennsylvaniaEnvironmental, Safety And Health and Regulatory ComplianceBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Business Speakers SeriesThe Legal Profession: Developing a Practice and Professional Responsibility2015
Bucks County Bar Association, Bench Bar CommitteeNo Hearing Necessary; Resolving simple issues in a simple way – Reboot2015
Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce ECONferenceLower Bucks Chamber of Commerce Champion of Business Award2014
Corporate Executive Staff MeetingAccident and Injury Mitigation2009