Richard Ochroch’s primary areas of practice are insurance law, commercial litigation, and personal injury litigation. Over the past 40 years, he has represented thousands of policyholders and other injured parties in property, life, disability, automobile and other insurance related cases, resulting in substantial settlements and verdicts for his clients.
Since 1983, Mr. Ochroch has been the managing shareholder of the Philadelphia law firm of Richard M. Ochroch & Associates, P.C. After receiving his B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, he attended Villanova University School of Law, receiving his J.D. in 1975.
He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Bar Association, as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Advocacy. Mr. Ochroch was awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest designation – an “AV” rating.
Mr. Ochroch has planned courses, published articles, and spoken at many seminars and workshops concerning insurance coverage and insurance bad faith.
Together with Marc P. Weingarten, Esq., Mr. Ochroch as co-lead counsel settled a successful class action which resulted in net cash awards ranging from $61 to $663 for over 3500 Pennsylvania class members. These settlement payments arose from claims for rental coverage following the total loss of an insured vehicle.
Marc P. Weingarten joined the Locks Law Firm in 1978 and has been a partner since 1983. Before coming to the firm, he was a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas A. Pitt, Jr., in the Court of Common Pleas, Chester County, Pennsylvania from 1976-1978.
Marc focuses his practice on complex personal injury litigation. He has served as trial counsel in over one hundred jury and non-jury trials. He has represented plaintiffs in product liability and class action claims involving asbestos, defective pharmaceutical products and devices, flammable fabrics, defective machinery, insurance industry irregularities and more.
Throughout his career, Marc has been active in donating his time to pro bono activities. He is an accomplished lecturer and has published extensively on the subject of complex litigation with an emphasis on asbestos and trial techniques. Marc has published over 50 articles in various journals, including a chapter in a book on Asbestos Diseases. In addition, he has given lectures at or chaired over sixty seminars and conferences throughout the United States, Europe and the United Kingdom.
Marc is on the Board of Governors of the American Association For Justice and has been elected a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the area of product liability every year continuously since 2005. He has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial specialist since 1988 and was elected to the American Law Institute in 2003.