Mr. Marzzacco’s practice is concentrated in automobile, motorcycle and tractor trailer case litigation, including Wrongful Death and Survival actions. Mr. Marzzacco also represents persons seriously injured or killed in premises liability cases, work accidents, dangerous and defective products and civil rights matters.
Mr. Marzzacco has been rated by his peers in “The Best Lawyers in America” and in “Super Lawyers” every year since 2017. Mr. Marzzacco has lectured and planned Continuing Legal Education seminars, presenting on various topics and has written on a variety of topics relating to personal injury law, automobile law and automobile insurance issues for the Legal Intelligencer and other publications.
Over his career, Marzzacco has secured exceptional recoveries for his clients in past auto and tractor trailer accident cases, including settlements of $2.15 million, $1.85 million, $1.625 million, $1.5 million, $1.015 million, and $1 million,
In 2021 alone, Marzzacco obtained results of $1,600,000.00 for a young man who was severely injured when a tractor trailer ran his car off the roadway; $1,400,000.00 for the mother of a man killed by a tractor trailer in a motorcycle crash; $800,000.00 for a commercial driver client seriously injured by a freight-loading company who improperly loaded his tractor trailer, causing the freight to fall on him; $1,100,000.00 for a teenager hurt in a school-related vehicle crash; and $950,000.00 for a child injured in a cemetery incident; and $825,000.00 for the family of a man killed by a drunk driver in a motorcycle crash.
Marzzacco was also co-lead counsel of the legal team responsible for representing a Philadelphia man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and incarcerated for over 24 years. After years of litigation, the case resulted in a settlement in 2021 with the City of Philadelphia, of $5,650,000.00. In his career, Marzzacco has also obtained multiple other confidential, multimillion-dollar mediation settlements in cases involving dangerous and defective products.
From 2001 – 2010, Mr. Marzzacco served on York County’s panel of Arbitrators in general civil litigation cases and from 2011-2012 and 2017-2018, was appointed Chairman of an Arbitration Panel in Dauphin County. Marzzacco is a member of several Trial Lawyers’ groups, including the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ), where he currently serves on the Middle District Board of Governors; the American Association for Justice (AAJ), as a member of the Trucking Litigation Group; and the Dauphin and Cumberland County Bar Associations, having served on the Board of Directors in Dauphin County from 2019-2020 and currently serving as the CLE Board Chairperson.
Mr. Marzzacco has taught trial advocacy at Widener University School of Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) from 2001 to 2016 and 2022 and has coached trial teams for Widener University’s Mock Trial program as well. Marzzacco currently serves law school on the Dean’s Advisory Committee.
From 2011-2017, Mr. Marzzacco was involved with “EndDD.org,” traveling across Pennsylvania giving presentations to high school students and encouraging them to drive without distraction.
Originally from Carbondale, a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Mr. Marzzacco earned his law degree in 1996 from Widener University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Wilkes University in 1993. Chris and his wife Jennifer have lived in the Harrisburg area since 1996.
AREAS OF PRACTICE: Motor Vehicle Accidents | Tractor Trailer Crashes | Wrongful Death | Premises Liability | Work Accidents Dangerous & Defective Products | Civil Rights
BAR ADMISSIONS: Pennsylvania, 1996 | Federal, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2004 | Federal, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2015 | U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2018
EDUCATION: Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, J.D. | Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, B.A.