Eric G. Marttila
Eric Marttila joined High Swartz in 2016 as a result of a merger with McNamara, Bolla & Panzer, a firm he joined in 2012. He focuses his practice on personal injury and workers’ compensation including Heart and Lung Act, Act 632/534 (special disability benefits for public safety personnel) issues.
Early in his career, Eric was an assistant district attorney in Doylestown with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. He tried numerous felony cases and was one of two attorneys who supervised the impaneling and operation of the first investigating grand jury in the county’s history.
Eric then practiced law for 25 years in Philadelphia, 20 years as a partner in a personal injury law firm where he litigated negligence matters on behalf of plaintiffs. He considers it a privilege to represent the disabled and disadvantaged.
Eric has successfully tried scores of cases as a lawyer in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, New Jersey and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has also served as lead counsel for both the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 5 and the Pennsylvania Corrections Officers Association (PSCOA).
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Workers’ Compensation
- Workers’ Compensation for Injured Workers
- Workers’ Compensation Defense
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1987
J.D., cum laude, Temple University School of Law, 1979
- Award for Achievement in Field of Trial Advocacy
- Honorary Membership in Barristers Society
B.A., psychology, University of Delaware, 1975
Professional Affiliations & Honors
Bucks County Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice