Steven G. Wigrizer - Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller

Steven G. Wigrizer

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2014
Phone: 215-569-0900

Steven G. Wigrizer is an experienced trial attorney who has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best in his field. His devotion to and compassion for his clients have earned him a high level of client loyalty, while his preparation and understanding of complex cases have won him the respect of his opponents and colleagues. Few lawyers can match this unique combination.

Mr. Wigrizer concentrates his practice in complex civil litigation including medical malpracticeproducts liability, pharmaceutical liability and class actions. He earned his bachelors degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1976 and his law degree from the Boston University School of Law in 1979. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and has been specially admitted to practice in other states.

Mr. Wigrizer is a past President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association following many years of Board Membership. He is a frequent lecturer on civil litigation issues, trial skills and pharmaceutical liability. He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations and Trial Lawyers Associations. He is also a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, which exclusively represents investors in stock fraud and stock loss cases.

In addition, Mr. Wigrizer has served as Chairman of the Philadelphia Bar Association Fees Dispute Committee and has been a hearing examiner for the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board. He is the current President of the Villanova East Citizens Committee.

Most recently, Mr. Wigrizer was rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review as excellent for his ethical standards and legal ability. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review is solely based upon peer review and attests to Mr. Wigrizer’s legal ability and professional ethics. The Peer Review reflects the opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.

Over the years, Mr. Wigrizer has handled a diverse array of cases, all of them involving catastrophic injuries to individuals. He has an impressive track record of multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts in a wide variety of cases including medical malpractice, products liability and premises liability.

In addition to many six and seven figure settlements in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability,trucking accidents, maritime disasters and work place accidents; some of his recent accomplishments include.

Boston University School of LawJ.D. 1979
Philadelphia Bar Association, Fee Disputes CommitteePhiladelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationVillanova East Citizens Community

Case History

Steven G. Wigrizer Reaches $45 million Verdict For Abuse Victim

Steven G. Wigrizer, a partner at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C., is representing Tamara Breeden, the victim of a tragic and unusual case of abuse. The jury awarded $45 million in compensation and punitive damages to Breeden against Linda Ann Weston and two other defendants.

Breeden, along with three other mentally disabled victims, was rescued from a Tacony sub-basement after nearly a decade of unthinkable abuse. Weston had kept the victims as captives “in a living hell” in order to steal their Social Security disability benefits. Wigrizer stated that Breeden “was the victim of a cruel and twisted and sick woman.” Breeden sustained physical, mental, and sexual abuse that resulted in pregnancies.

If you or someone you know have been the victim of abuse and need representation in a lawsuit, please contact us for a free legal consultation.

Learn more about the verdict: Here

Judge To Decide if Salvation Army Officials Must Answer Lawsuit Questions

Steven G. Wigrizer, a partner at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C., is representing two women who were victims of the fatal Salvation Army building collapse that killed seven people in June of last year. There have been several recent developments in the case, with a trial date set for September 21, 2015.

Attorney Wigrizer believe that there were many factors that contributed to the tragedy, including action and inaction by the Salvation Army. Attorney Wigrizer has stated “the risks, which we believe that the Salvation Army knew about, or should have known about, were not disclosed to its employees and were certainly not disclosed to its patrons.”

In the civil case, a judge ordered that there’s no blanket fifth amendment protection for five Salvation Army executives who are believed to have had a direct or indirect hand in the tragedy. At this time, Salvation Army representatives maintain they are not at fault.

Learn more about the verdict: Here
Partner Wins $6.5 Million Settlement in Premises Liability Case

Steven G. Wigrizer, a partner at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C., obtained a lucrative settlement in a premises liability action against a local university. Mr. Wigrizer’s client was rendered a paraplegic after being supplied a defective bunk bed in a negligent manner.

Partner Wigrizer reached a $6.5 Million settlement after arguing that the university was negligent in providing a defective bunk bed to a known epileptic. Mr. Wigrizer, along with associate, Jason Scott Weiss, were able to reach a settlement with the university after defeating a motion for summary judgment. Mr. Wigrizer successfully argued that the client did not assume the risk of injury, but instead that it was the responsibility of the university to provide reasonably safe living accommodations for its students.

Learn more about the verdict: Here

Office Location

2000 Market Street, Suite 2750
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Other Information

Gender: Male