Gay & Chacker was founded in Philadelphia in 1965. We have gained a powerful reputation by holding true to our founding mission for over half a century: to serve our clients with respect, honest legal advice and outstanding case results.

Philadelphia Lawyers Practicing in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, And More

Heading the firm is well-respected trial attorney Ed Chacker, a past chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and former president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Chacker is known for handling his clients with great concern, and he is capable of both negotiating excellent settlements and trying cases to verdict.

Our attorneys practice personal injury, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, civil litigation, civil rights and wrongful death law. We attribute our long-standing success and ability to stay in business in Philadelphia over five decades to the strong, proven legal counsel we provide to people who have a wide range of legal concerns. We come to work each day ready to serve the unique needs of our clients, offering not only extensive legal knowledge and experience but also personal and highly tailored client service.

We thank our clients for referring us to their family, friends and business partners after we make their experiences in the legal system as positive as possible.

As native Philadelphians, our attorneys have served the Mid-Atlantic for over 50 years. We know the law, we know the courts, and we know our opponents in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and the surrounding areas. Take a look at our recent case results for a few examples of the work we do for our clients.

To learn more about the attorneys at our firm, please read their profiles below.

To discuss your legal concerns with an attorney at our firm, call 800-529-4030 or schedule a free consultation online. Hablamos español.

Our Beliefs

Our firm believes that every person deserves equal justice and equal treatment under the law.

Since it was founded in 1965, the law firm of Gay & Chacker has operated on that principle. The firm has continued to uphold that standard through decades of handling thousands of cases. We are here to represent the people of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the surrounding states, with pride for those communities and conscientious service.

Managing partner Edward Chacker has received many awards over the years for the work he has done to ensure equal justice for people of all backgrounds, regardless of their race, religion, income level, orientation, or nation of origin. The former president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association comments, “Ed has done more to advance the cause of equal justice than any other lawyer I know.” Under Ed’s leadership, Gay & Chacker has become known as a firm that is willing to fight for every person’s right to legal services and equal justice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to commonly asked questions about our firm.

Because Gay & Chacker attorneys have a lot experience and a great track record, will it cost me a lot to hire your firm?

Our initial consultation with you is free. You can speak with our Philadelphia-based attorneys, whether by phone or in person. After that, the only legal fees we receive are paid once your case or claim is settled. We only take a minimal percentage of the financial compensation you receive. If we are not successful for whatever reason in recovering losses for you, we do not charge you anything, at any point. We will also not charge you while your claim or lawsuit is being processed. If we need to hire technical or medical experts to verify the information and strengthen your claim, we will pay those costs out of our own pocket. Whatever time and expenses your case requires, we will take on, without charging you. That is part of our commitment to you.

What should I bring with me when I meet with one of your attorneys?

Bring any documents that might be relevant to your case. These can include eyewitness accounts, police reports, copies of medical reports, bills, and receipts from doctors, hospitals and pharmacies. These will all help to show what injuries you have suffered and how serious they are. Any information you might have about the insurer of whoever caused your injury would be very helpful. Photographs of the accident scene, of damaged property, and of your injuries, are also extremely helpful. The more information you can bring to us, the easier it will be for us to determine if we can build a successful claim for you. Don’t worry if you don’t have any documents to bring to your first meeting with your attorney. He will obtain all necessary documents as he begins to investigate your claim. If you cannot leave your home or hospital bed, we can easily visit you there instead of our offices.

What if I don’t win any compensation? Won’t you still charge me a fee?

We will charge you absolutely no fee unless we recover financial compensation for you.

I already signed up with another lawyer who is charging me a much bigger fee. Can I switch over to your firm?

Yes—you can switch over to another law firm at any time, even if you have signed a contract with your current lawyer. We will simply reimburse your lawyer for any costs they might have taken on, from the fee we receive from your case. This means that you will lose no money in changing lawyers, and you will receive a larger percentage of your compensation since our fee is lower than theirs.