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Donald F. Ladd Senior Counsel

Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.7118Fax 215.789.7618
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Don Ladd focuses his practice on the defense of professional liability claims for physicians, hospitals and healthcare professionals, as well as general healthcare law.

He focuses on cases involving catastrophic damages and complex medical issues. Don has tried more than 100 major jury trials to verdict throughout Pennsylvania and federal jurisdictions. His clients include medical schools, health systems and major medical centers.

Don has lectured to many legal and industry associations, including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Pennsylvania Medical Society and Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society. He has been an instructor in multiple continuing medical education courses at area hospitals and has served on ethics committees at local medical institutions. Don also serves as a faculty member for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has lectured state-wide on Trial Tactics and Medical Malpractice. 

Recognition & Involvement

Don has been AV® rated by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system and was recognized as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare based on his AV® Preeminent™ rating.

Don is a former member of the Board of Directors of Ken-Crest Services, Inc. 


Practice areas

Bar and Court Admissions


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania


Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1980

Villanova University, BA, 1976


American Academy of Hospital Attorneys

American Bar Association

American Society for Law and Medicine

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Philadelphia Bar Association

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