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Joseph F. Ricchiuti, Mediator & Arbitrator, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Joseph F. Ricchiuti

Young, Ricchiuti, Caldwell & Heller, LLC
1600 Market Street, Suite 3800
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: (267) 546-1002
Fax: (267) 546-1039
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Recognized to Pennsylvania Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced2004
  • # of MEDS (as of 12/7/24)350
  • # of ARBS (as of 12/7/24)105
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Online / In-Person


Joseph F. "Pete" Ricchiuti focuses his practice exclusively on civil litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, insurance bad faith claims and other major personal injury litigation.

In addition to representing clients in Philadelphia, he has obtained significant verdicts and settlements in over 13 of the counties in the eastern half of Pennsylvania, the Federal District Courts of both the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, as well as in New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware. He was a senior shareholder of the firm of Litvin Blumberg Matusow & Young from 1978 to 2004, and served as president of that firm from 1990 to 2004.

Prior to joining the Litvin firm he spent nine years representing major manufacturers and physicians as an associate and partner at one of Philadelphia’s premier defense firms. He also has an active practice serving as a mediator and arbitrator of cases involving professional malpractice, vehicle accidents and other areas of complex civil litigation. He has completed over 90 hours of formal mediation training. His training includes completion of the course at Pepperdine University Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in Mediating the Litigated Case, and the Mediation Course at Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers.

He is a member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He has lectured on mediation for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Association for Conflict Resolution.  He regularly publishes articles on mediation and alternative dispute resolution.  His most recent article, which was published in ALM's Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy and which covers mediation in medical malpractice cases.  His November, 2010 article on mediation and alternative dispute resolution was published in the Legal Intelligencer's "Personal Injury" supplement and also in ALM's Medical Malpractice Law & Strategy.

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1967 Law Review: Member, Board of Editors Villanova Law Review, 1966 - 1967
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1964 Major: Biology

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Member, Committee on Civil Judicial Procedure, 1975 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Third Circuit Judicial Conference, Permanent Member

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