Edward J. Wilbraham

Firm Affiliation: 
Founding Shareholder

Edward J. Wilbraham graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1968 and from Villanova University Law School in 1974. After eleven years spent gaining extensive litigation experience as a Philadelphia County Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Wilbraham joined a large regional law firm in 1985. As a senior associate, he practiced insurance defense law, handling both bodily injury and property damage cases. Mr. Wilbraham founded the firm in 1989; he has served as its president since its inception. Mr. Wilbraham is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia. He has tried to verdict more than a hundred civil jury cases. He serves as national trial counsel to several Fortune 500 corporations and conducts his trial work in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland, Texas and Virginia.

Mr. Wilbraham has been an A-V Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell for decades and is deemed to be a Martindale-Hubbell "Preeminent Lawyer." He has also been selected as a "Top Attorney" in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for many years.

Admissions: 
  • Pennsylvania - 1974
  • New Jersey - 1977
  • New York - 1999
  • West Virginia - 2002
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania - 1977
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania - 1989
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey - 1989
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio - 1989
  • United States Court of Appeals of the Third Circuit - 1989
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia - 2002
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York- 2011
Education: 
  • Villanova University Law School, J.D. - 1974
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A. in Finance - 1968
Publications, Seminars & Lectures: 
  • Article (co-author): Surveillance: Is the Law Changing on Discoverability?, published in the SIU Awareness, Fall 2005.
  • Article (co-author): Privacy, Surveillance & the Law: Guidelines for Investigators & Claims Examiners, co-written with Larry Henning, Sr. Vice President of MJM Investigations, Inc., October 2004.
  • Article (co-author): Picture This, A Look Into the Murky Waters of Surveillance on the Sly, published in the SIU Awareness, Fall 2004.
  • Article (co-author): What One Hand Giveth, The Other Hand Taketh Away: Privacy Law After the Patriot Act and HIPAA, published in the SIU Awareness, September 2003.
  • Speaker: American Law Institute/American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) - Asbestos Law and Litigation, December 6-7, 2002. Article: The Defense Trial Lawyer's Perspective on Cutting Issues and Controversies.
  • Article: Have The Reports on Idiopathic Mesothelioma Reached Critical Mass? A survey of the existing research in the context of the asbestos/mesothelioma paradigm, published by Defense Research Institute, 2002 in connection with the DRI's Defense Practice Seminar, Asbestos Medicine, November 2002.
  • Speaker: Seminar sponsored by IASIU, September 10, 2002, in Albuquerque, NM. Article: Stay in the Loop: Privacy and Surveillance Issues You Need to Know.
  • Article: Crime of the Time: Cyberstalking, the lead article in the SIU Awareness, December 2000.
  • Speaker: Seminar Andrew's Asbestos Conference, November 30-December 1, 2000, Washington, DC. Article: A Lawyer's Perspective on Retrospective Exposure Analysis.
  • Article: Let's Talk Stalking: When Does Your Investigation Cross the Line, published as the cover article in the SIU Awareness, September 1999.
  • Article: Verifying Violations, published in the SIU Awareness, December 1998.
  • Article: Looking for Trouble: Pre-trial Discovery of Video Surveillance, published in the SIU Awareness, September 1998.
  • Manual (co-author): Surveillance in an Insurance Claim: Managing a Covert Surveillance, published in connection with the joint PLRB and the CPCU Society Claims Conference in Chicago, April 5-8, 1998.
Personal Information: 
  • Born March 9, 1946
  • Married to Lisa Wilbraham, 4 children
  • Member, United States Army, 1969-75, Sgt
  • University of Notre Dame Soccer Team, 1965-67
  • Member of Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
  • Member of the National Association of Eagle Scouts
Contact
Primary Office: 
Tel: 
(215) 9722814
Fax: 
(215) 5644385