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.
•AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated
Articles and Publications
•Claims by Illegal Immigrants
•Statute of Repose
•Construction Accidents: Landowner and Construction Manager Liability Revisted
News and Verdicts:
•Defense verdict for General Contractor
•Fred Lachat Secures Recovery for General Contractor - Transfer of Risk/Indemnification
•Fred Lachat Summary Judgment Win for Contractor in Job-Site Stair Collapse
•Defense Verdict for Duct Cleaning Service client for Fred Lachat in Catastrophic 2.7 Million Restaurant Fire Loss
•National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
•Pennsylvania Defense Institute
•Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
•St. Joseph's University Law Alumni (Board of Directors)
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