Eric G. Marttila
Eric Marttila joined High Swartz in 2016 as a result of its merger with McNamara, Bolla & Panzer, a firm he joined in 2012. He focuses his practice in Bucks County and Montgomery County on personal injury, civil litigation, workers’ compensation, and has extensive experience with work-related disability issues, including those arising under the Heart and Lung Act and Act 632/534.
Early in his career, Eric was first an assistant and then a deputy district attorney with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office in Doylestown. 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 prominent law firm where he handled civil litigation on behalf of injured plaintiffs and claimants. He considers it a privilege to represent the disabled and disadvantaged.
Over the years, 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 (FOP) Lodge 5 and the Pennsylvania Corrections Officers Association (PSCOA), where he procured and protected special disability benefits on behalf of public safety personnel.
Areas of Practice
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1983
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit, 1987
Temple University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1979
- Award for Achievement in Field of Trial Advocacy
- Honorary Membership in Barristers Society
University of Delaware, B.A., Psychology, 1975
Professional Affiliations & Honors
Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1979-present
Bucks County Bar Association, 2011-present
Civic & Community Activities
Long-time sponsor and supporter of Children International and Special Olympics of Pennsylvania