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Richard C. Sokorai

Partner

Phone: 610-275-0700

Fax: 610-275-5290

Email: rsokorai@highswartz.com

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Rich Sokorai is a Partner at High Swartz LLP. Rich concentrates his practice in trials, appeals and related advice on behalf of business entities, municipalities and individuals in municipal, commercial, and tort matters. Significant cases that Rich has handled include disputes over control of closely held corporations, franchise disputes, claims for breach of fiduciary duty for both non-profit and for profit corporations, construction disputes, ordinance validity challenges, and large tort cases  Rich has tried cases in state courts, federal courts and boards of view, as well as administrative courts such as the Environmental Hearing Board and the Public Utility Commission.  He has served as Township Solicitor for Newtown Township, Delaware County, and continues to serve as special counsel for litigation and land development matters.   Additionally, Rich represents soldiers in military employment and reemployment rights cases and represents individuals in protection from abuse actions.  Rich is a Judge Advocate in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.  Rich received his B.A. from Temple University and his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania, Montgomery and Delaware County Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania National Guard Association, the National Guard Association of the States and the United States Armor Association.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1998

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997
  • Temple University, B.A. Political Science, 1993

Professional Affiliations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2003-present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member, 2003-present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Trial Lawyer Section, Member, 2003-present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee, Chair, 2017-2018
  • Delaware County Bar Association, Member 2011-present
  • United States Armor Association, 1997-present
  • Pennsylvania National Guard Association, 1989-present

Honors & Awards

  • Main Line Today Top Attorney, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2018

Civic & Community Activities

  • Montgomery County Legal Access Project - Protection from Abuse Cases

Military Service

  • Mr. Sokorai has been promoted to the rank of Major in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He joined the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 1989, and served in an armored cavalry squadron for approximately 18 years before being appointed to the Judge Advocate General Corps in 2007.