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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.

Hubbels Legal Directory from 1917

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 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
  • "Very happy with our experience would highly recommend them Thank you Zack Campbell"
    Diana B.
  • "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.
  • "From the first interaction to the last, Attorney Zach Campbell and Paralegal Amber Freeman were professional and informative and provided great advice and guidance throughout the process. Never have ..."
    Crystal B.
  • "From the start, I could tell Attorney Campbell not only cared about my case but Me the person. To tell you the truth without his helpful advice, I'm not sure what the outcome would have been."
    Jill and Terry B.
  • "Attorney Zach Campbell and Paralegal Sandy Spade were great to work with. Zach is one of the best and most knowledgeable attorneys I have ever met."
    Janey G.
  • "Really appreciated working with Zach! He is very professional and helpful! Great experience! Thanks, MW!"
    Nikki C.
  • "We were very pleased with the performance, support, professionalism and determination of Mr. Zach Campbell and the law firm on our case. Every step along the way, we were kept informed of the progress."
  • "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 that came up in the course of his day."
  • 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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