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Edward Clement Sweeney

Employment and labor Attorney at Downingtown, PA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Ed Sweeney specializes in employment law, although he is a general civil litigator. He has litigated numerous cases in federal court to successful conclusion for his clients.

  2. Workers compensation
    Wusinich & Brogan was found as a workers' compensation firm. Ed Sweeney's practice includes a number of workers' copensation cases.

  3. Personal injury
    Ed Sweeney is a civil litigator who has litigated successfully a large number of cases, including several large ones involving death or serious injuries.

  4. Insurance
    Ed Sweeney does STD and LTD appeals and other insurance cases, and just as important, helps prepare cases in the administrative process to be fought in the Courts.

  5. Appeals
    Ed Sweeney clerked for Judge Cavanaugh of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. He has filed and argued a number of appeals to various appellate bodies in PA.

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.



The Law Offices Of Wusinich & Brogan
537 West Uwchlan Avenue Suite 200
Downingtown, PA, 19335


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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Yolanda | February 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Short Term Disability (STD) Appeal
My STD benefits was denied because a major insurance company felt I can go back to work 6 weeks after a second surgery contrary to my doctor’s advice. I went to Ed Sweeney and he immediately took action before I left his office on the first visit. One month later, he won my case and the benefits were returned. I was extremely impressed with the handling of my case and knew he would be my attorney for all future legal matters. He is dedicated, honest and an expert in his field. If you want an attorney not afraid to defend you against the insurance companies when they make wrong decisions, then I recommend Ed Sweeney Law firm. Thank you Ed, you’re the best!
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Posted by Khalid rajab | November 29, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Train of thought.
i love your train of thought. this is the best way to approach my case that i've heard in a long while.Not only gave a sense of silver lining on the horizon,you gave me hope. thank you so much for your honesty in my consulting my case.
Posted by Brenda | November 18, 2014
You will be in good hands with him.
Mr. Edward Sweeney is an excellent lawyer. He always: • Keep communication with me. • Informed me of status about my case • Gave me the guidance needed to make good decisions. I really valued it! And one of the key supports, he did prepare me in advance for the mediation (what to expect, how to behave, and what the objective was, etc.). I really recommend Mr. Sweeney for your determination, professionalism and expertise. You will be in good hands with him.
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Posted by Kathy | October 4, 2012
Accused of Unemployment Fraud
Mr. Sweeney is a very knowledgeable, personable, and professional individual. He was always honest with me and was always available to answer my questions/concerns . Although I was extremely nervous through the proceedings, his confidence and experience helped to make me as comfortable as I could possibly be under the circumstances. He gave me the best advice in order for me to keep focused and remember what was important to my case, and to prevent me from losing my concentration. I felt that I appeared much more professional in front of the Judge because of his advice and counsel. I would recommend Mr. Sweeney to all who require legal assistance in any of his specialties. He treats you like a person and makes you feel like your case is as important to him as it is to you. I thought his fees were very reasonable and to be honest, was probably the best money I ever spent, considering the alternative if I had lost my case! I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly he was able to meet with me initially and spent more time with me than I expected. This is only my second experience with a lawyer, last experience being over 30 years ago, and I was very pleasantly surprised with his manner, efficiency, experience and personality. Thank you Mr. Sweeney. You made a very unfair situation become a case of "justice has been served".
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Posted by Paul | September 26, 2012
Employment Agreement Support
Edward Sweeney, from the firm Wusinich, Brogan, and Stanzione provided expert support, advice and direction as it related to an employment severance negotiation and agreement. Ed's expertise, and advice, and prompt service were very much appreciated. Ed is a professional and demonstrated his expertise and responsiveness as I successfully managed my way through a sensitive negotiation. I would recommend Ed for any employment related issue, and trust his advice and judgment 100%.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2012
I was well represented
Ed was great to work with and prepared me well for my deposition as well as what to expect through the entire process. I feel he really took the time to understand my entire situation and was open and honest with me during the entire time he represented me. He really understands the law especially PA employment law. I would recommend him to anyone looking for employment legal council. Thanks Ed
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-33%
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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 - 2016
  • Solicitor (Part Time)
  • Office of the Chester County Prothonotary
  • 1996 - 2004
  • Pennsylvania Superior Court Clerkship
  • Chambers of the Hon. James R. Cavanaugh
  • 1991 - 1993
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  • University of Chicago Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • La Salle University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • St. Joseph's Prep School
  • High School
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Medley v. County of Montgomery
  • NA
  • Root v. Keystone Helicopter Company
  • Murphy v. Rossi et al
  • Verdict for Murphys and attorneys fees awarded (no further dicussion will be made beyond what is publically available)
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  • Third Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chester County Catholic Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Pennsylvania chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association (Middle District of Pennsylvania chapter)
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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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
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Employment Law Section, CCBA, Lunch and Learn
  • Employment Case Intake from the Plaintiff and Defendant’s Perspective
  • 2016
  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
Endorse Edward
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed has a strong reputation in the legal community for aggressively representing his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Appeals Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His posts demonstrate his deep understanding of complex legal issues. His answers are always thoughtful, accurate, and they evidence his genuine interest in helping people."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sweeney is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with his time and expertise. I recommend him without hesitation!"
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Friend
"Ed knows the law, and he will represent you with honesty and concern. I have known Ed for many years, and we have talked many times about the law, litigation, and the overall practice of law. It is clear to me that Ed not only knows exactly what he is doing, but he is deeply concerned about his clients. I don't hand out endorsements easily, but in my opinion Ed is one of the best lawyers in the business."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed is a very strong advocate for his clients. We had a very unusual case together, and he went out of his way to help his client, and achieved a good result!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides many great and detailed responses to the Avvo community."
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