Frederick Lachat, Jr. practiced as a Senior Trial Attorney for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority until 1978 when he joined Margolis Edelstein. He became a partner in 1982, but departed thereafter as a founding partner in the defense litigation firm of Gallagher, Reilly & Lachat. He rejoined Margolis Edelstein as a partner in 2000.
Fred has extensive experience in the handling of major defense litigation cases involving catastrophic property losses, construction accidents, railroad litigation, product liability claims, and insurance defense and coverage litigation. An integral part of his practice has involved FELA cases and the defense of rail carriers for more than 20 years.
After college and before attending law school, Fred served as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy.