- Commercial Litigation
- Labor and Employment
- Workplace Investigations
University of Hartford, B.Mus.Ed., 1983; Trenton State College, M.A., summa cum laude, 1988
Rutgers University Law School, Camden, J.D., 1991
1991, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1995, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania; 1996, U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania; 1998, U.S. Supreme Court; 2004, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Bucks County Bar Association
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, November 28, 1961
Mr. Torchia has been a managing member of the firm since 2000. His practice is concentrated in commercial litigation with an emphasis on employment law.
He is a sought-after lecturer in programs that advise and train attorneys and human resources personnel, speaks extensively on employment law and litigation topics and is often asked to present in-house training and seminars for clients.
Mr. Torchia is a well-known investigator, and is routinely hired by other attorneys and corporate executives to investigate a wide variety of workplace misconduct including claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge. Mr. Torchia also serves as an expert witness for workplace investigations, and has developed programs and lectures on workplace investigations as well. He is the author of several publications regarding employment law including the Workplace Investigations chapter of the Pennsylvania Employment Law Deskbook published by PBI Press, and an in depth white paper about at-will employment in Pennsylvania.
Independent Workplace Investigator: Mr. Torchia conducts independent workplace investigations nationwide of claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, defamation and employee malfeasance for both public and private employers. Various clients including large international corporations, public entities, governmental agencies and departments and closely held businesses
• Prepares written Investigative Reports; testifies at deposition, arbitrations and trials as Investigator.
• Hired as Expert Witness in Workplace Investigations by both plaintiff and defendant to provide opinion on sufficiency of previously completed investigation
• Testified and qualified as expert witness in workplace investigations at federal court trial of Dunn v. Mercedes-Benz of Fort Washington, Inc., 10-CV-1662 (E.D. of Pa.), April, 2012.
• Hired to train in-house investigators in Commonwealth agencies
• Conducted over 120 workplace investigations
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