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Patrick J. Sweeney

Phone: (215)-963-2478
Facsimile: (215)-557-0999


Patrick J. Sweeney serves on the Firm’s Executive Committee.  He is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His practice involves the defense of transportation, construction, and complex personal injury claims. He has represented a diverse range of clients, including regional and national transportation companies, national rental car companies, regional fleet operators, international hotel brands and asbestos manufacturers. Pat went to law school at night while working in the claims department for the nation’s largest automobile insurer handling bodily injury, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.

He is active in both professional and bar-related activities. Currently, Pat is the President of DRI – Lawyers Representing Business. DRI is the largest international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. Prior to becoming President, Pat served served as President-Elect and a member on DRI’s Board of Directors. Pat served on DRI’s Law Institute, which is responsible for implementing educational programming for the organization. In addition to his work with DRI Pat is the former President of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute, an organization of civil defense attorneys, executives of insurance companies and self-insured corporations. Pat is also an active member in the Transportation Lawyers Association.

Pat served on the Alumni Board of Directors for his alma mater, The University of Scranton. He is an avid runner who has completed multiple marathons. He enjoys spending time with his family and rooting for all of the Philadelphia professional sport teams.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Legal System Abuse:  An In-House perspective, DRI Annual Meeting
  • Becoming a Visionary Organization – Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI) Annual Meeting
  • Selection, Preparation and Implementation: Defending the Corporate Representative’s Deposition
  • DRI Deposition Institute
  • Lights, Camera and Action – The Dos and Don’ts and How’s of Preparing Witnesses for the Deposition Experience, DRI Litigation Skills
  • How to Turn a Possible Bet-the-Company Case into Favorable Settlement Through Early and Proactive Involvement, DRI Retail and Hospitality Seminar
  • Strategies For Deposing Expert Witnesses, DRI Young Lawyers Seminar


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

Bar Admission

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania