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Francis G. LaRocca

Associate
francis.larocca@sweeneyfirm.com
Phone: (215)-963-2496
Facsimile: (215)-557-0999


Biography

Mr. LaRocca has focused on the representation of corporate defendants in product liability, construction accident, premises liability, and motor vehicle accident litigation, as well as the representation of national amateur sports organizations in personal injury cases.

Education

Pennsylvania State University – B.A. English, cum laude, 1980
Temple University School of Law – J.D. 1985

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania – 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Donald J. P. Sweeney, Esquire

1938-2021

Sweeney & Sheehan mourns the loss of its founder, Donald J.P. Sweeney, Esquire, on June 8, 2021. He was a proud graduate of St. Athanasius Catholic School, St. Joseph's Preparatory School, Villanova University and Temple Law School. He practiced law for nearly 40 years, and founded Sweeney & Sheehan in 1971. He was active litigator and he specialized in catastrophic product liability cases. Don supported his children's activities, serving as soccer coach at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church and President of the CYO. He was a lector for nearly 48 years and a member of the choir. He was an active supporter of St. Joseph's Prep and was awarded the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1999 and the Rev. Charles Schnorr, SJ '37 Service Award in 2005. He retired from the practice of law in 2004.

Don is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ann, his children, Shannon, Patrick, Daniel, Gerard and Suzanne, and ten grandchildren.

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