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Patrick J. Sweeney

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patrick.sweeney@sweeneyfirm.com
Phone: (215)-963-2478
Facsimile: (215)-557-0999


Biography

Patrick J. Sweeney is admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Sweeney practices in the areas of transportation, product liability, premises liability, and matters of general liability. He is actively involved in local, state and national defense organizations. Mr. Sweeney served on the Defense Research Institute’s (DRI) Board of Directors from 2006 – 2009. DRI is a national organization of civil defense trial lawyers and corporate counsel with over 23,000 members. Mr. Sweeney served as the Chair of DRI’s Product Liability Committee for 2013 – 2015. He served on Pennsylvania Defense Institute’s (PDI) Executive committee for three years and was the President of PDI for 2012 – 2013. Mr. Sweeney is also a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association.

Mr. Sweeney was recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyer – Rising Star for three consecutive years by Law & Politics and Philadelphia Magazine.

Education

University of Scranton — B.S. Chemistry and Business, 1990
Widener University School of Law — J.D., 1996

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania — 1996
  • New Jersey — 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey — 1997
  • U.S. 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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