Jeffrey P. Fritz

Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone:
215-392-4217
800-724-2323
Fax:
215-732-2289
Email:

Jeffrey P. Fritz

Jeffrey P. Fritz: An Advocate for Crime Victims

"To me, being an advocate means turning over every rock and being the voice for my clients who have lost so much through personal tragedy."
 
Jeffrey P. Fritz, Esq. is experienced in representing crime victims on behalf of survivors of murder, assault, sexual assault and molestation.

He has obtained multiple settlements and verdicts of more than $1,000,000.00 and was a member of the Tropicana Casino & Hotel garage collapse trial team, which obtained the largest construction accident settlement in U.S. history, totaling $101 million. He successfully represented multiple victims of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky in claims against Penn State University for child sexual abuse.

Mr. Fritz is a 1996 Cum Laude graduate of Widener University School of Law. He is a member of the bar in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also a charter member, advisory board member and past president (2010 & 2011) of the National Crime Victim Bar Association, a national organization of attorneys and professionals devoted to obtaining civil justice for the victims of crime. Mr. Fritz is also a member of the American Association for Justice and both the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations. He has also been named a 2005 & 2006 "Rising Star" by Philadelphia Magazine and Super Lawyers and "Best of the Best" (Reader's Choice) by South Jersey Magazine for crime victim representation.

Jeffrey P. Fritz has authored several articles regarding civil justice for crime victims in national publications such as Trial Magazine, The Victim Advocate and Victim Voice. He has served as a lecturer on civil justice for attorneys, victims, and victim service providers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as nationally. He has provided commentary on crime victims’ rights to the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press and has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, HLN, Fox-29 & truTV. He has trained crime victim service providers in obtaining civil justice on behalf of the National Center for Victims of Crime/National Crime Victim Bar Association. He has also lectured on behalf of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency at their state-wide conference entitled "Pathways for Crime Victims" and has served on behalf of the New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Board training other attorneys in civil remedies for crime victims across the State of New Jersey. He has been an invited lecturer on behalf of the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), American Association for Justice (AAJ), New Jersey’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association regarding crime victim representation.

Areas of Practice

  • Crime Victim Representation
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Automobile and Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Premises Liability

Honors and Awards

  • Named a "Rising Star" by Philadelphia Magazine and Super Lawyers, 2005 & 2006
  • Selected as "Best of the Best" (Reader's Choice) by South Jersey Magazine for crime victim representation

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Crime Victim Bar Association, Past President, 2010 & 2011
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association, Charter Member and Advisory Board Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1996

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. cum laude - 1996
  • Temple University
    • B.A. - 1990

Classes/Seminars

  • Trainer, crime victim service providers in obtaining civil justice, National Center for Victims of Crime/National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Lecturer, "Pathways for Crime Victims", Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
  • Trainer, New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Board training other attorneys in civil remedies for crime victims across the State of New Jersey
  • Lecturer, crime victim representation, National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
  • Lecturer, crime victim representation, American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Lecturer, crime victim representation, New Jersey’s Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)
  • Lecturer, crime victim representation, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

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