The Metzger Wickersham Difference
A History of Excellence for More Than 130 Years
At Metzger Wickersham, we believe that we provide something different. For over a century, we have been protecting the rights of our clients and building a reputation for excellence throughout Pennsylvania. Since 1888, our firm has stayed true to our core values: ethical legal practices, direct attorney-client representation, and a steadfast dedication to advocating for our clients at every stage of the legal process for over 130+ years.
We have earned a reputation as one of Pennsylvania’s leading personal injury law firms with an expansive practice and long track record of success. While we are proud of the many honors we have received, as well as the case results our attorneys have achieved, we are proud of these things because they demonstrate the ways in which we have helped our clients obtain justice and secure the compensation they needed to heal.
Providing Legal Services Since 1888
Founded by Frank Borbridge Wickersham, our firm has been representing the people of Pennsylvania since 1888. Born in 1863 as one of twelve children, Mr. Wickersham received his preliminary education in the public school system before going on to graduate from what is now Shippensburg University in 1884. In 1885, he registered as a law student under Senator McCarrell and was admitted to the Dauphin County Bar in June of 1888.
Soon after being admitted to practice, Mr. Wickersham founded his firm, which would later become known as Metzger Wickersham after Maurice R. Metzger joined the practice around the turn of the century.
Both Mr. Wickersham and Mr. Metzger had long, illustrious legal careers. Mr. Wickersham served as an elected member of the Pennsylvania State Legislature for two terms, as well as Assistant District Attorney and President of the Dauphin County Bar Association. He left his legal practice in 1920 to serve as a judge, a position he held for more than 20 years until his retirement in 1942.
Like Mr. Wickersham, Mr. Metzger served as a schoolteacher before entering the legal profession. He was the valedictorian of his high school, Middletown High School, and attended Lebanon Valley College. After graduating in 1907, he went on to earn his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Metzger practice law for 55 years and was instrumental in establishing the firm’s client-centric approach. He was known for meeting clients in the evenings and on weekends at his home, and he earned a reputation for providing compassionate legal services built on strong attorney-client relationships.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Metzger served as an elected representative for the Republican Party of Dauphin County in the Pennsylvania State Legislature, as well as President of the Dauphin County Bar Association.
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Looking to the Future
At Metzger Wickersham, we are proud of our history and our deep roots in the area. We draw on this rich history as inspiration to continuously enrich the lives of those we serve here in our local communities.
We are committed to providing convenient, personalized service, as well as remaining on the cutting-edge of modern legal practices and technology in order to build powerful cases for our clients. We have an extremely diverse team of legal professionals, all of whom are incredibly passionate about advocating for victims of negligence, injustice, and wrongdoing.
What Sets Us Apart?
When it comes to other personal injury law firms in the area, we believe that we are set apart by our team, our history, our successes, and our passion for the law. We go beyond just fighting for our individual clients, spearheading local events and initiatives aimed at improving our community as a whole. We bring a wide range of backgrounds to our practice and are equipped with the experience, resources, drive, and skill to effectively advocate for you.
At Metzger Wickersham, we offer:
- Compassionate, client-focused representation
- Aggressive advocacy in and out of the courtroom
- Personalized, one-on-one attention from a dedicated legal team
- 24-hour accessibility, 7 days a week
- Free, no-obligation consultations
- In-home and in-hospital meetings when needed
- Contingency fees, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case
With multiple offices located in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Pottsville, Shippensburg, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, and York, we are prepared to assist you with your personal injury matter anywhere in Pennsylvania.
Reach Out to Us Today
If you have been injured or if your loved one died in a car accident, after using a defective product, or otherwise due to the negligent or unlawful conduct of another person or party, do not wait to contact our Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys at Metzger Wickersham. In addition to personal injury claims, we handle all types of workers’ compensation and Social Security disability cases. No matter how complex or challenging your situation may be, our team is ready to help you fight for the justice you deserve.
“The lawyers at this office and their staff, Mr. [Attorney] DeVere and [Paralegal] Stephanie, his assistant, became the voice I didn’t have after the accident. They were my points of light.”- Ms. D. Lopez
“You guys were so easy to work with. There was no stress and the whole process was done in a timely manner. I would recommend Metzger Wickersham to everyone. Such a pleasure.”- Sharon Balent
“Attorney Painter was simply amazing...My wife had been fighting SSI for over three years. Since working with Metzger Wickersham her stress and anxiety levels were 100% gone.”- Carlos Bonilla
“Outstanding in every way no one has ever helped me more in my entire life like this firm. I highly recommend. Thank you very much.”- Gary Klinger
“They helped me with my case on a motor vehicle accident. They were kind, understanding, professional, and got the job done. They explained things, talked me through stuff, and answered any questions I had!”- Ms. Brianna Marquis
“Thank you for going that extra mile.”- Joanne Brenizer
“They made everything stress free.”- Alexia Brodbeck
“Everyone here was very helpful and worked very hard. I have nothing but good things to say about Metzger Wickersham. Also I did want to mention that Andrea and Brad were amazing.”- Thomas Claytor
“They were always on top of things.”- Jessica P.
“Absolutely the best!”- Cheryl Ressler