Adam S. Getson
Mr. Getson joined Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller, P.C. as an Associate in April 2004 and has always focused his practice in plaintiffs’ Civil Trial Litigation. In January 2014, Mr. Getson became the youngest Partner at Wapner Newman.
Over the years, Mr. Getson has successfully represented many injured victims in a variety of accidents, including automobile crashes, dog bites, product malfunctions, dram shop liability, slips/trips and falls, medical malpractice, construction site accidents and other personal injury matters. He has litigated hundreds of cases in counties throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
In 2000, Mr. Getson earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and was named to the National Deans List of America. In 2002, Mr. Getson studied International Law at Australia’s prestigious University of Technology Sydney Law School. He received his Juris Doctor from Widener School of Law in 2003, where he was a graduate of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program.
Mr. Getson is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania (2003) and New Jersey (2003), as well as before the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2004) and the District of New Jersey (2004.) He also serves as an Arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and in private Alternative Dispute Resolutions.
Mr. Getson has been honored by Martindale-Hubbell as being rated “AV Preeminent”, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, for his ethical standards and legal ability. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review analysis is based upon peer reviews from attorneys and the Judiciary.
In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Mr. Getson has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by Thompson Legal. This award recognizes no more than 2.5% of the up-and-coming attorneys who are 40 years old or younger who have demonstrated a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement as a “Rising Stars” in the practice of Pennsylvania law.
In 2014, 2015 and 2016 Mr. Getson was recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Association as being one of the “The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100.” This recognition is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.
While at Wapner Newman, one of Mr. Getson’s many jury verdicts was published in Volume 26, Issue 4 of the Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review & Analysis.
Mr. Getson is a proud member of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Philadelphia (PA) and Burlington County (NJ) Bar Associations.
In his time away from the office, Mr. Getson has presented lectures in personal injury law; practicing the law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; and, legal ethics to students and professionals. He is also an active volunteer for the Philadelphia Cares program and mentor to many students in the Philadelphia School District.
Attorney Adam Getson In the News
- Wapner Newman Attorneys named to 2014 Rising Star List
- Adam Getson to Lecture at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
- $150,000 Trip and Fall Award for Attorney Getson
- $184,000 Trip and Fall Verdict for Attorney Getson
- $93,000 Trip and Fall Award for Attorney Getson
- The Catholic Nun and the Jewish Lawyer: Perfect Together!
- Judge Rosen Awards $95,000 Trip and Fall Award for Attorney Getson
- Attorney Getson Featured in Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review & Analysis
- $31,500 Jury Verdict for Attorney Getson
- $1.45 Million Settlement in Motor Vehicle Accident Case