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Samuel David Pratcher III

Workers compensation Attorney at Wilmington, DE

5.0   85 reviews

also known as Attorney Sam Pratcher


Licensed for 13 years

Virtual consultation available

About Samuel

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HAVE YOU BEEN IN A CAR ACCIDENT OR SUFFERED A WORKPLACE INJURY? CALL SAM PRATCHER FOR HELP TODAY!

Samuel D. Pratcher, III is a partner at the Delaware law firm of Pratcher Krayer. Samuel was born in Wilmington, Delaware and attended Salesianum High School. He graduated with honors from Hampton University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. In 2009, he received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.

While in law school, Samuel served as judicial extern to the Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., in the United States District Court of Delaware. He gained valuable experience researching and writing court opinions on civil rights and employment law matters.

After law school, Samuel completed a year clerkship with The Honorable Charles H. Toliver, IV of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. As a law clerk, he conducted research and assisted in writing court opinions in business litigation, personal injury and criminal law matters.

Mr. Pratcher previously worked for a regional defense law firm and represented several insurance companies. Mr. Pratcher’s experience in previously representing insurance companies makes him aware of the tactics that insurance companies use to try and lessen the value of personal injury cases. As a result, he is able to advise his clients and get just compensation for their injuries.

Mr. Pratcher focuses his efforts on protecting the rights of victims of accdients as they prusue the compensation they need to allow them to recover from their injuries. His practice is in personal injury and workers’ compensation. He was selected as one of Delaware’s Top Lawyers by Delaware Today magazine in 2013.

Mr. Pratcher is admitted to practice in Delaware and New Jersey, the United States District Court of Delaware, and the United States Supreme Court. 

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Licensed for 13 years
State DE
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 06/28/2022

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

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Pratcher Krayer LLC
1300 N. Grant Ave.
Suite 206
Wilmington, DE, 19806

Reviews

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Posted by Chrissy | January 27, 2023
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Great Lawyer
Office always kept me updated. If I forgot to update them after one of my doctor appointments, they would remember to call me for an update. Mr Pratcher let me know when the first offer from the insurance company came in and told me he could get me a better offer, which he did. I have already recommended him to other people.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2022
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Client Experience
Samuel did a great job with my case. Without a doubt one of the best lawyers in Delaware. He was timely with information and was genuine with the information. I appreciate all of his help and would suggest him to anyone.
Posted by Ashlei | November 3, 2022
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Excellent service
I had a great experience with Sam. He was thorough in explaining their processes after my accident and quickly connected me with a great doctor who was very close to my local address for treatment. The process was fairly seamless. The firm handled everything I needed from start to settlement. I would highly suggest Sam if you are seeking an accident lawyer.
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Posted by Sandra | October 17, 2022
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Excellent Experience
I had a wonderful experience working with the Samuel Pratcher and his team. They are extremely professional and communicate in a timely manner. I highly recommend working with them.
Posted by Royonna | October 17, 2022
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Accident Lawyer
Mr. Pratcher and his team are a pleasure to work with. They communicated with me regularly and had my best interest at heart. I definitely recommend him to support you. Unfortunately, this was my second accident; I’m recovering well. Without Mr. Pratcher and his team managing everything for me; I don’t know how I could have done it without them.
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Posted by Latasha | October 12, 2022
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You are the BEST!
Samuel Pratcher, deserves more than 5 stars! My greatest praise to him comes from his outstanding responsiveness and his fairness' sake! Mr.Pratcher took good care of me and answered all my questions he kept me updated about my case and at the end he got me what I deserved. Highly recommend this outstanding Attorney!
Posted by Richard | September 29, 2022
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Very Pleased
Without getting into detail, I was turned away from Friebott. If you live in Delaware you probably saw his TV commercial. I wasn't sure how solid my case was. After talking with Samuel Pratcher, I felt a lot better about my claim. We settled and I am very pleased. The girls in his office were wonderful and everything went smoothly. I live in Sussex County so everything was done remotely and video conference.
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Posted by Kim | September 21, 2022
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Highly Recommend!!
I had the pleasure of working with Attorney Sam Pratcher representing me in my worker’s comp case for a little over 4 1/2 years, close to 5 years, and had “NO REGRETS” in hiring him to represent me. From day one upon meeting, the professionalism, dedication, and compassion that was exemplified by Attorney Pratcher was incredible. There was never a time that I was not in the know of what was going on regarding my case, and there was never a time that I reached out to him that either he or his staff would “promptly” respond. Every matter that arose, with his knowledge and expertise, resulted in rulings ALWAYS working in my favor, up to and including the settling of my case. I can’t say enough about the professionalism and HONESTY that was always the forefront of all conversations held throughout this process. His staff is equally as professional and pleasurable to deal with as well. I highly, highly, highly recommend Attorney Sam Pratcher to anyone who is seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by Matio | September 15, 2022
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No Nonsense!!!
Need a Lawyer to get results!! Look no further!! Mr. Pratcher made it happen even after the big insurance company said they wasn’t gonna pay.. Thank you so much for your service sir..
Posted by Brenda | September 13, 2022
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Great attorney
Samuel Pratcher lll was referred by my son Andrew who had to hire a lawyer when he got hurt at work. I called the attorney and he had me come into his office & I'm glad I did. He fought the insurance companies for a fair & just settlement for me.
Posted by Daniel | August 31, 2022
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Best Lawyer’s around!
I really don’t even know where to start. Pratcher and his team goes the extra mile for their people! I was fighting with an insurance company, playing phone tag for months and was about to give up! I contacted the firm and within weeks I had my settlement that I was beyond proud about! Sam not only ascertained my settlement but he also gained me and my family’s trust to only use them as our attorneys! Thank you so much for all that you do Sam!!! P.S not to mention he has a heart of gold for the children in the community!
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Posted by Gladys | August 22, 2022
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I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Over the past 5 years, I have needed his services in one way or another and as ALWAYS the service exceeds my expectations. No matter the time or issue when I needed his help, he has been there. Being available to help quickly and at a high level of professionalism. He is excellent explaining everything in detail and that for me made the process a better overall experience. If you need an attorney here is your guys.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2022
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Excellent job
Sam and his team is very professional and fast working as well as hardworking.
Posted by Yvonne | August 11, 2022
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Exceeded
Mr. PRATCHER exceeded well above what I thought my settlement would be! He never minded answering all my questions. He explained things where I could understand what was going on.
Posted by Carlos | August 1, 2022
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Great service!!!!
Samuel and the rest of the staffers made it easy for me to get what I deserve for my accident. I explain to him my accident and he done the rest. First time ever in this kind of situation and he made it so much better with everything him and his team have done. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2022
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Client
Mr. Pratcher was an excellent lawyer during my case, He does an amazing job!
Posted by Ida | July 22, 2022
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Best Lawyer
I really recommend Samuel Pratcher. He helped me so much with my case and kept me updated throughout the process until everything was taken care of. He supports you and will fight until the end. He gets 5 stars for me and I will use him in the future.
Posted by Tabita | July 21, 2022
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Awesome Experience
This was my first experience in an accident and also hiring an attorney. Mr. Pratchers office has been very helpful in explaining the process and answering any questions I needed. The office took full control and immediately took action in helping me with my case. The office communicated effectively and efficiently in a timely manner. I would recommend Mr. Pratchers office in a heartbeat. Truly grateful for their services.
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Posted by Reggie | July 1, 2022
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Mr Pratcher was handle my case with grace and swiftness from the time I spoke with him for just a Consultation… He advised me of all my possible outcomes and case laws associated with my case. In the end he got me a nice settlement I highly recommended
Posted by Montrae | June 9, 2022
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Review
Excellent service. Handled case in a timely manner. Would do business again!!!
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Cost

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  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Samuel D. Pratcher, III
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Charles H. Toliver, IV
  • Superior Court Of Delaware
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court For The District Of Delaware
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • State Of Delaware Department Of Justice
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Hampton University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Associations

  • Delaware State Bar Association, Torts & Insurance Practice Section
  • Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Multicultural Lawyers & Judges Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Delaware's 40 under 40
  • Chains, Inc.
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers Torts and Insurance
  • Delaware Today
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Delaware Today
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • The "But For" Causation Standard
  • 2016
  • Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar on Ethics
  • Effective and Ethical Mediation Techniques
  • 2016
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Ethics
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Wilmington Workers compensation Lawyer Samuel David Pratcher III
Samuel David Pratcher III
Workers compensation Attorney
Wilmington, DE
Licensed for 13 years
Virtual consultation available