Steven H. Eichler

Steven H. Eichler

Partner
Office:Philadelphia, PA
Phone:(215) 931-5874
Cell:(215) 605-8596
Email:seichler@margolisedelstein.com
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Steve Eichler heads a team of attorneys who defend a range of civil cases, including premises liability, construction accidents, construction defects, automobile and trucking litigation, and uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist matters.

Steve has been engaged by several insurance companies to implement and to oversee litigation management programs. These programs, tailored to client needs, involve litigation management across three states and Margolis Edelstein’s nine offices. As the client-firm point person, Steve is closely involved from file assignment to settlement or trial, ensuring that our handling attorneys satisfy carrier and client handling requirements. He is periodically involved in attorney and carrier file analysis as cases progress through stages of litigation. Steve has lectured across the country to clients and to organizations on the merits of centralized litigation management.

Military Service:

  • United States Army - Sergeant
  • Border Patrol, Forward Deployed, Czechoslovakian Border (Cold War)
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Border Patrol Commendation
  • Squadron Commendation Awards
  • Discharge with Honors

Education:

  • Delaware Law School (J.D.)
  • Rutgers College (B.A.)

Honors:

  • AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
  • Recipient of Philadelphia Bar Foundation Crystal Award for Commitment to Equal Access to Justice

Civic & Community Activities:

  • Legal Clinic for the Disabled
  • Big Brother (Past Recognition as Big Brother of the Year)
  • Volunteers for Indigent
  • American Association for the Improvement of Boxing, Inc. (Legal Committee)
  • African Life Foundation
  • Big Life Foundation (African Wildlife)
  • African Masai Support
  • PAWS
  • American Red Cross Volunteer

Steven H. Eichler

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Professional Affiliations:

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Council on Litigation Management (former state chair)

Speaking Engagements and Presentations:

  • "Avoiding and Defending Bad Faith: Best Claims and Litigation"
  • "Public Education: A Constitutional Right to Equal Funding?" ABS Publication
  • "How to Introduce and Manage your Law Firm's Web Based Litigation Management Program," Tymetrix User's Conference
  • "Managing Attorney and Law Firm Compliance with Web Based Management Programs," Tymetrix User's Conference
  • "The Web Based Litigation Management System That Your Client Selected —Now What?" Legal Expo
  • "Client Guidelines: Bane or Boom?" Council on Litigation Management
  • "Risk Transfer Opportunities”
  • Presentation: Panel Counse l- The Next Generation, Palm Desert, CA

Representative Matters:

  • In a case involving Philadelphia crane companies, the validity of the defense and indemnification clauses were at issue. At trial level, on Summary Judgment, handled by prior counsel at another law firm, the court entered judgment for $985,000.00 against our client. On appeal, in short order, Steve’s team brought the issue to the Superior Court where the judgment was reversed and the case was dismissed.
  • Gustaffson v Trigen Energy Corporation, et al. (CCP Philadelphia) In this case involving multiple defendants, Steve represented a security company accused of negligence. Steve counseled his client to reach a reasonable settlement on the eve of trial, his analysis being that the case presented very high exposure. The jury agreed, awarding the plaintiff $85,000,000.00.
  • In the Matter of Insured v Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, UM- Philadelphia County, PA: In this Uninsured Motorist case, with a three million dollar settlement demand and matching available coverage, Steve conducted exhaustive investigation and discovery. The carrier made a one million dollar settlement offer prior to arbitration. After a three day arbitration before a distinguished, 3 member panel, the panel unanimously awarded the plaintiff $400,000.00.

Steven H. Eichler