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  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    39 years



Contingent (25-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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  • Gabriella Hashem Farhat

    If you have a legal personal injury matter that is sensitive, complex, time consuming and requires dedication of time, effort, and a wealth of legal knowledge, Marc is key to your case. You will be served well, no doubt.


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Contact info

The Locks Law Firm

601 Walnut Street, Suite 720 East
170 S. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA, 19106-3315


KYAuthorized to practice law198808/05/2009
NYCurrently registered 198707/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Product LiabilityPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2010
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Product LiabilityPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2009
Recognition AwardKentucky Bar Association2009
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Product LiabilityPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2008
Recognition AwardKentucky Bar Association2007
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Product LiabilityPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2007
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Product LiabilityPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2006
Recognition AwardKentucky Bar Association2006
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer - Product LiabilityPhiladelphia Magazine Law and Politics2005
Recognition AwardKentucky Bar Association2005
Recognition AwardKentucky Bar Association2004
Recognition AwardKentucky Bar Association2003
Fellow - National College of AdvocacyAmerican Association for Justice2002
Recognition AwardKentucky Bar Association2002
Recognition AwardKentucky Bar Association2001
FellowshipLitigation Counsel of America2000
Recognition AwardN/A2000
Recognition AwardN/A1997
Advocate - National College of AdvocacyAmerican Association for Justice1997
Recognition AwardN/A1994
Recognition AwardN/A1993
Recognition AwardN/A1992
Civil Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy1988
Invited MemberMillion Dollar Advocates ForumN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Locks Law Firm1978 - Present
Judicial ClerkCourt of Common Pleas, Chester County, PA1976 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaState Delegate1982 - Present
Pennsylvania Association For JusticeN/AN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Association of Personal Injury LawyersN/AN/A
Pan European Organization of Personal Injury LawyersN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
International Practice Section NewsletterForum Non Conveniens For Foreign Victims: From Bon Jovi To Vioxx2009
Journal of Personal Injury LawAsbestos Litigation From An American Perspective2009
International Practice Section NewsletterSelecting, Preparing, And Presenting The Expert Witness2006
International Practice Section NewsletterCommunication Key To Handling Overseas Personal Injury Cases2005
Pennsylvania Law WeeklyPractice Pointers - When Money To Try The Case Is Scarce1997
Sourcebook On Asbestos Diseases: Medical, Legal and Technical Aspects, Volume 13Trial Proof In A Mesothelioma Case1996
The Verdict (Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association)Tort Reform Education - A Modest Proposal1995
Inside LitigationComparative Risk Evidence: Creative But Irrelevant1988
Antioch Law JournalBook Review: Lord's Justice, Engelmayer and Wagman1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Temple UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Asbestos Litigation Conference:Cutting-Edge Issues (Beverly Hills, CA)An American Perspective On The United Kingdom2010
Occupational Disease Conference (London, England)Proving Asbestos Related Lung Cancer (Without Asbestosis)2009
Leicester Mesothelioma Patient And Carer Support Group (Leicester, England)Asbestos Claims In The United States2009
APIL Residential Conference (Newport, South Wales)Multi-Party Actions - U.S. Style2009
Advanced Asbestos And The Law (Liverpool, England)Accessing American Asbestos Bankruptcy Settlement Trusts (The Times They Have A-Changed)2009
Trial Strategies And Techniques From Both Sides Of The Bar (Louisville, KY)Strategy Of Direct And Cross-Examination Of Expert Witnesses2008
Occupational Disease Conference Update (Manchester, England)Lung Cancer Attribution Without Asbestosis2008
National Asbestos SuperConference (Scottsdale, AZ)The Ethical Conundrums Of Group Settlements And Multi-Party Litigation2008
Advanced Asbestos Litigation Seminar (London, England)Accessing American Asbestos Bankruptcy Settlement Trusts2008
The New Face Of Asbestos Litigation (Washington, DC)State Tort Reform And Screening Investigations: The Impact Of Removing "Unimpaired" Claims From The System2007
Silica And Asbestos Claims Conference (Philadelphia, PA)The Mass Screening Of Silica And Asbestos Claims: The Fallout From Judge Jack's Decision2006
CLE Seminar (Ardmore, PA)Enter Laughting: Humor As An Effective Tool For Lawyers2006
Asbestos Litigation 2006 (San Antonio, TX)Have You Been To The Doctor Lately? Selecting, Preparing And Presenting Your Expert Witness2006
Asbestos - Back To Basics Conference (Birmingham, England)United States Asbestos Litigation2006
Annual Convention (Seattle, WA)Pretrial Discovery - United States And United Kingdom2006
Annual General Meeting (Newport, South Wales)Litigation And Tort Reform - The American Perspective2005
20th Annual Conference (Boston, MA)Learning From Wins And Losses2003
Annual Convention (Atlanta, GA)Sharing Experience - International Practice(Moderator)2002
Asbestos Litigation 2001 (New Orleans, LA)New Defendants, Novel Claims And The Ever-Evolving World Of Asbestos Litigation2001
Asbestos Litigation 2001 (New Orleans, LA)Plaintiff's Witness: Direct And Cross-Exam2001
The Essential Occupational Health Update Conference (London, England)Asbestos Litigation In The United States2000
Essential Skills In Asbestos Litigation: An Introductory Seminar To Build A Strong Foundation For Success (Washington, DC)Plannind And Overcoming Defenses: A Panel Discussion2000
Asbestos Litigation 2000 (New Orleans, LA)Presenting The State Of The Art Defense Expert In A Premises Liability Case: A Trial Demonstration2000
CLE ProgramTort Update: Evidence1998
Evidence Update (Philadelphia, PA)Evidence Part II (Moderator)1996
Evidence Update (Philadelphia, PA)Evidence Part I (Moderator)1996
East Midlands Regional GroupAsbestos Litigation1996
Asbestos Litigation 1996: The Driving Issues (New Orleans, LA)Fiber Analysis And Apportionment In The Mesothelioma Case: A Trial Demonstration, Featuring Direct And Cross-Examination Of Experts1996
Asbestos Litigation 1995: Unresolved Issues (Houston, TX)Presenting And Defending The Low Level Exposure Pleural Disease Case: A Trial Demonstration1995
Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL)Mock Trial Of The Case From Hell; Can Chemical Storage Tank Explosion Cause Cancer?1995
On A Course To A New World: Asbestos Litigation After The Future Class Actions (Fort Lauderdale, FL)Use Of Deposition Testimony Against Non-Present Parties1994
The Asbestos Future Class Action And The Future Of Mass Tort Litigation (New Orleans, LA)Inadvertent Receipt Of Confidential Information - The Ethical Dilemma1993
Annual Convention (Boston, MA)The Ramifications Of Carlough v. Amchem Products, Inc. For Asbestos And Other Mass Tort Litigation1993
Critical Options: The Judges' Panel On Litigation (Philadelphia, PA)Ethical Problems In The Settlement Of Consolidated Cases1992
The Fourth Annual Seminar On Asbestos In Buildings (New York, NY)Demonstration - Direct And Cross Examination Of Experts1991
Case Of The Month (Philadelphia, PA)Schroeder v. The Boeing Company1990
Asbestos Litigation: Current And Future Issues (San Francisco, CA)Punitive Damage Claims And Owens-Corning Fiberglas Discovery And Non-Victim Litigation1990
Third Annual Asbestos Abatement Cost Recovery Litigation Conference (Kansas City, MO)Case Study - Client Perspective, Adams-Arapahoe School District 28-J, Colorado1989
Fourth Annual Asbestos Litigation Seminar (Monterey, CA)Mandatory Videotaping Of Asbestos Trials1988
Asbestos Litigation Seminar (Washington, DC)Punitive Damages, W.R. Grace Company1988
Third Annual Asbestos Litigation Seminar (Monterey, CA)Punitive Damages - GAF Corporation1987
Asbestos Property Damage Conference (Chicago, IL)Statutes Of Limitations1985