Arthur (Terry) W. Lefco has developed a reputation as one of the Philadelphia areas' most experienced and accomplished trial lawyers in professional liability, coverage and commercial litigation cases. His fellow lawyers and their insurers routinely seek out his advice, counsel and representation.
Terry's service to the bar and the public in law-related fields, such as the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board, the American Law Institute, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, has been extensive. He has written and lectured often in the areas of lawyers' professional liability and professional responsibilities.
Terry was selected the 2016 Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year for Philadelphia by Best Lawyers in America. Terry is also recognized by Best Lawyers in the areas of Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants and Commercial Litigation. He has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for the past ten years and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
•False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution, webinar, CNA Insurance, September 2011
•Malpractice Avoidance Seminars - Delaware County Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, Bucks County Bar Association, 2008 - 2010
•Numerous Malpractice Avoidance Seminars - Pennsylvania Law Firms, 1990 - 2010
•Malpractice Avoidance Seminar, Conference of County Bar Leaders, State College, Pennsylvania, March 4, 2005
•Avoiding Malpractice Liability, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Reading, Pennsylvania, April 19, 2005
•Special Problems of Lawyer Experts, Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, Annual Retreat, April 11-13, 2003
•Hot Topics in Business Litigation, Professional Education Systems, Inc., November 19, 2002
•Legal Ethics in Pennsylvania, Lorman Education Services, September 18, 2002
•Avoiding and Dealing With Tax Malpractice Cases, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, November 28, 2001
Past Employment Positions
•Cozen O'Connor, Senior Member, 1998 - 2002
•Sherr, Joffe & Zuckerman P.C., Shareholder, 1994 - 1998
•Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe, Cramer & Jamieson, Associate to Partner, 1975 - 1994
•Philadelphia Housing Authority, General Counsel, 1973 - 1975
• Insurance Claim Information May Be Discoverable, ABA Journal, July 2000
• Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2000
• Successful Termination in Wrongful Use of Civil Proceedings Cases, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 2000-2546 B
• Common Causes of Legal Malpractice and How to Avoid Them, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, PBI No. 1999-2339
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•Attorneys Listed by Best Lawyers in America - Philadelphia Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year 2016; Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law-Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants, 2007-Present
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005-2016
•Philadelphia Best Lawyers, 2007-Present
•University of Pennsylvania Law School, Alumni Award of Merit
Year Joined Organization
Arthur Lefco Named 2016 Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in Philadelphia by Best Lawyers in America
August 18, 2015
Arthur W. Lefco, professional liability attorney in the Philadelphia office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been named the 2016 Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year for Philadelphia by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Lefco was additionally recognized by Best...
Craig Hudson (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Terry Lefco (Philadelphia, PA), Jack Slimm (Cherry Hill, NJ), and Art Wheeler (Cherry Hill, NJ) were the featured speakers for a national webinar entitled False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution
October 1, 2011
Craig Hudson (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Terry Lefco (Philadelphia, PA), Jack Slimm (Cherry Hill, NJ), and Art Wheeler (Cherry Hill, NJ) were the featured speakers for a national webinar entitled False Arrest and Malicious Prosecution. This national webinar was hosted by CNA Insurance with over 180 in...