Richard C. DeFrancesco

Lancaster, Pennsylvania


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Attorney Richard C. DeFrancesco is an associate at McDonald At Law. He graduated in three years from the Honors Program at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1998 with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2001, where he was a member of the Environmental Law Journal.

Richard is a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the former Co-Chair of the PAJ Insurance Bad Faith Section.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Property Defect Claims

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit


  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – 2001
    • Law Journal: Environmental Law Journal, Member
  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland – 1998
    • Honors: Honors Program
    • Major: Criminology
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best Attorneys of America, 2015
  • First Judicial District Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2013 – 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
  • Chester County Bar Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program