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The Metzger Wickersham Difference

A History of Excellence for More Than 135 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 135+ 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.

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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.

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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.

To learn more about our history and our founders, check out this page!

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.

Give us a call at (888) 286-2850 or contact us online to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. 

Success Stories

A History of Happy Clients
  • "I used Metzger Wickersham for a personal injury dog bite case. Attorney Love was great to work with and made the whole process smooth and painless. Everything was explained with detail, the team was ..."
    Jessica B.
  • "I thank you, Mr. Craig Love. You are a very honest person and explained every detail of my case."
    Elsie J.
  • "You all did a great job for me. You kept in contact with me through everything. I would recommend you to everyone."
    Ruth M.
  • "Thank you card from HHS KeyClub."
    HHS KeyClub
  • "I was involved in a car accident (not at fault), that seemed like it would be straightforward. The at-fault driver accepted fault and so did their insurance company. The problem was that they wanted ..."
  • "I worked with [Attorney] Zachary Campbell & [Paralegal] Tammy Dagrosa & they were AMAZING! They helped me win my case & handle my medical debt from my accident! Thanks to them, my daughter & I will be ..."
    Former Client
  • "I had never dealt with a personal injury firm before, but my neighbor recommended that I contact Metzger Wickersham because they used that firm and were happy with the results. I talked to them and ..."
    Erik R.
  • "Scholarship thank you card."
  • "Thank you note from a former client."
    Brenda R.
  • "Thank you card from the Golf Classic event."
  • "They did wonderful thank you so much."
    Dan C.
  • "Thank you note from a former client."
    Previous Client
  • "Thank you card from a former client."
    Former Client
  • "Thank you note from the Food Pantry."
    Food Pantry
  • "I am absolutely and completely impressed with this firm. Them adding attorney, Lori Painter, to the team was a smart decision. Lori went above and beyond for me during my SS disability appeal process ..."
    Kimberly B. D.
  • "I worked with Troy and he was wonderful. Thoughtful, caring, always was there when I needed explaining or answers. Thanks, Troy."
    Jeremy L.
  • "Our goal was accomplished!"
    Debbie K.
  • "Was a slow process because of the insurance company. They did a great job for me and got a good settlement! Better than I was expecting."
    Jerry C.
  • "I was beyond pleased with the way my case was handled. Each time I either called or emailed the office either [Attorney] Lori or [Paralegal] Kara responded quickly. I had many questions and I also ..."
    Matthew R.
  • "Based upon my experience with the intake associate and especially with Attorney Andrea Staub, I strongly recommend this business. I was recently the victim of a devastating automobile accident that ..."
    Donna S.
  • "When I was hit by a car while riding my bicycle in Nov, of 2021, I learned that having a lawyer would be important to making sure all of my expenses would be compensated by the driver’s insurance. I ..."
    Leonard Z.
  • "This firm goes above above and beyond for their clients. The process was unbelievably simple on my end and my atty kept me updated the entire time. Will use them again in future if ever necessary and ..."
    Alli G.
  • "[Attorney] Craig Love did a Great job for me"
    Jordan F.
  • "They kept me up to date on everything that was goin on with my case. Answered all my questions."
    Lori D.
  • "Very courtesy and understanding and helps you to the fullest therefore you anytime of the day to talk to you and answer your questions and I will use them again."
    Cindy R.
  • "Very happy with our experience would highly recommend them Thank you Zack Campbell"
    Diana B.
  • "They were great with communication and very helpful. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone and everyone!"
    Cheena W.
  • "[Paralegal] Emily kept up to date emailing and getting information and [Attorney] Cat did a wonderful job representing me and explained everything perfectly."
    Debra G.
  • "Troy was a pleasure to work with from the first day of meeting him to our last meeting. Troy always kept in touch even if it was just to say hello and see how I was. best lawyer!"
    Roxanne F.
  • "Metzger Wickersham’s [Attorney] Zach was so easy to work with. His professionalism is unmatched to any other attorney I have ever had to deal with. He always kept me informed on any new information ..."
  • "It is hard to express in words how grateful I am that I chose Metzger Wickersham to help me with my case. [Attorney] Andrea, [Paralegal] Shawn (Wilkes Barre Pa), [Attorney] Zach, [Paralegal] Melanie, ..."
    Patricia L.
  • "[Attorney] Zach and [Paralegal] Amber were beyond helpful. The attention to detail, constant communication and customer service is beyond appreciated. Would recommend to anyone that needs their help ..."
    Denise S.
  • "“My attorney and her team were wonderful. Very knowledgeable, understanding, and caring towards my needs during such a lengthy process. Would use again."
    Tracy O.
  • "Metzger firm was very professional, kind, courteous and knowledgeable. Also, they were very pleasant to work with. I will definitely recommend this firm for your case. I would use them again if I ..."
    Les M.
  • "[Attorney] Craig and his team were absolutely wonderful to work with. Communication was stellar, everything was explained thoroughly, and the case was handled in a very timely manner. I was able to ..."
    Leah V.
  • "The team at MWKE is absolutely wonderful! They represented me in a car accident when I was injured. I was very leery to trust and hire any attorney. It is an understatement to say the entire team ..."
    Dr. S
  • "Excellent to do business with.Very caring and thoughtful. Extremely helpful and very happy with the outcome. Highly recommend. [Attorney] Andrea M. Staub is very caring and respectful. AAA+++"
    Betty M.
  • "Incredible people who did everything to help me"
    Si S.
  • "[Attorney] Andrea, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all your help during my mishap of injury to my left ankle. I know you went above and beyond to get the best settlement that was ..."
    Patricia L.
  • "Attorney Painter, I want to thank you for everything that you did for me. I’ve never dealt with anything like this before. You and [Paralegal] Cherri made it a good experience for me. Thank you again."
    Alan L.
  • Client-Focused & Results Driven
    You are more than just a case number. At our firm, we treat our clients like family and ensure you get the recovery you deserve.
  • 24/7 Representation
    The minute you need us, we are here to help. When you can't visit us, we'll visit you, and when you need answers, we'll give you solutions.
  • Dedicated Team
    When you trust us with your case, you get a FULL team of dedicated and experienced attorneys working to solve your case.
  • Decades of Experience
    Our team has had our doors open for over 135 years and we have roots dating back to 1888.

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