Marc G. Brecher
Marc G. Brecher, a shareholder, has been practicing law since 1977. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Albright College in 1973 and his law degree from Temple University in 1977. He is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. He has also been specially admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and Delaware on multiple occasions. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Brecher began his legal career as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Murray L. Goldman, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County. He subsequently took a position as Director of Legal Services for the Berks County (PA) Bar Association. In 1979, he joined the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General where he remained until 1985. During his tenure with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, he represented many state agencies including the State Police, Bureau of Correction, Department of Environmental Resources and Pennsylvania Game Commission. He left the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General as a Senior Deputy Attorney General.
In 1985, Mr. Brecher began working at Wapner Newman. Since that time his practice has been limited to medical malpractice litigation with a special emphasis on obstetrical malpractice cases. His practice also heavily concentrates on failure to diagnose cancer cases, emergency room malpractice, surgery mistakes, and diagnosis errors. He has achieved many multimillion dollar results for his clients in actions filed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware during his career.
In 2002, the firm name was changed to Wapner Newman Wigrizer & Brecher in recognition of his many accomplishments. In 2009, Mr. Brecher became the firm's managing partner.
Mr. Brecher has been recognized as a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" as published in Philadelphia Magazine. He is also listed among the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, Mr. Brecher 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. Brecher's legal ability and professional ethics. The Peer Review reflects that opinions of the Bar and the Judiciary.
In 2012 Mr. Brecher was appointed to a one year term on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. In 2013 he was elected to a three year term on the Philadelphia Trial Lawyer Association Board of Directors.
Attorney Marc Brecher In the News
- $4.5 Million Settlement Obtained for Child who Suffered Irreversible Brain Damage due to Failure to Properly Interpret Fetal Heart Rate Monitor Tracings
- $700,000 verdict for a 66-year-old man who suffered injuries from a delayed diagnosis of a knee infection
- $2,250,000 settlement for wrongful death of a 51-year-old man from failure to properly treat a heart attack in an emergency room,
- Partners named to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 2014
- $5 Million Settlement for Child Injured at Birth due to Improper Use of Forceps
- $5 million settlement for a child who suffered birth asphyxia due to delayed recognition of fetal distress,
- Managing Partner, Marc G. Brecher, Elected to Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors
- Partners to Speak on Advanced Topics in Medical Malpractice
- Managing Partner, Marc G. Brecher to Speak at Upcoming Medical Malpractice Seminar on Ethics
- Partners Named Top Rated Lawyers
- $4 Million Settlement for Child who Suffered Injury due to Failure to Diagnose Congenital Heart Condition
- Marc G. Brecher named to Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Board of Directors
- Attorney Marc G. Brecher obtains $7 Million Dollar Settlement in Birth Trauma Case
- Marc Brecher Obtains $7 Million Settlement in Birth Trauma Case
- $5.8 Million Settlement in Obstetrical Malpractice Case
- $8.4 Million Settlement for Woman who Suffered Brain Damage due to Delay in Diagnosing Ruptured Splenic Artery
- $1 Million Settlement for Child who Suffered Brachial Plexus Injury at Delivery Complicated by Shoulder Dystocia
- $3.8 Million Settlement for Child who Suffered Spinal Cord Injury During Breech Delivery
- $4.2 Million Settlement for Child who Suffered Brain Damage During Shoulder Dystocia
- Endotracheal Tube Dislodgement Leads to Death of 27-Year-Old Woman
- Wapner Newman Partners Steven Wigrizer and Marc Brecher Named 2008 Pennsylvania “Super Lawyers”
- Jury Returns $838,809 Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case
- $800,000 Verdict for Family of Girl Drowned at YMCA Pool