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Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller


About Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller is a Philadelphia-based firm known for its trial and appellate work. With around 50 attorneys, the firm has represented private corporations, individual clients, universities, governmental bodies, and regional professional firms.

Slow and Steady

Founded in 1994, Hangley Aronchick has developed practices in antitrust, bankruptcy, business and corporate law, education, environmental law, family law, insurance coverage, litigation, real estate, and tax and estates law.

The firm’s active litigation department has twice been named Legal Intelligencer’s Litigation Department of the Year and was also included in a Law360 article on “Eight Litigation Boutiques That Should Scare BigLaw.” The firm’s litigators have wide-ranging experience, including in antitrust, appellate law, commercial litigation, family law, government, health care, insurance, employment, media, and much more. The firm represents clients on both sides of the “v.” Hangley Aronchick are no strangers to high-stakes trials but also are adept at handling alternative methods of resolution.

Hangley Aronchick’s pro bono commitment has earned the firm the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Beacon of Justice Award (twice!) and others from Philadelphia VIP, the Juvenile Law Center, and the Homeless Advocacy Project. Through its pro bono work, the firm has tackled some headline issues—like judicial corruption in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where two judges took millions of dollars in bribes from private detention facility owners eager to fill their facilities to maximum capacity. Hangley Aronchick attorneys represented about 4,000 juveniles who had been sentenced to serve time in those facilities, some who had been sentenced without counsel. More recently, the firm hit upon the hot topic issue of same-sex marriage when it represented 25 gay and lesbian individuals in Pennsylvania and won the Whitewood v. Wolf case that overturned the Pennsylvania Defense of Marriage Act and, in turn, legalizing same-sex marriage in the Commonwealth.

A Firm That Jokes Together

Hangley Aronchick attorneys pride themselves on their senses of humor as much as their professional accomplishments. The site's "Not for Attribution" section reprints intra-office e-mail jokes, highlights from executive committee meeting minutes (including one meeting at which it was decided that partner David Pudlin was a "people" person) and an explanation of “the procedure” for getting firm tickets for sporting events (it might include costumes and a cheer). If you needed more proof of the firm’s laid-back vibe, look no further than its Philly office, which is home to a life-size fiberglass cow.

A look at Hangley Aronchick’s website also provides a glimpse into the firm’s unique culture. Rather than a standard, templated design, the firm’s website includes art from Gregor Louden. The firm describes Louden as an artist “who produces artwork that captures the fascinating, chaotic, and beautiful world around him.”

Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: (215) 568-6200

Firm Stats

President & CEO: David B. Pudlin
Chair of Hiring Committee: Michele Fenkel
Vice Chair of Hiring Committee: Chelsea Nichols
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
50 - 100

Base Salary

1st year: $170,000

Employment Contact

Michele Fenkel
Chair of the Hiring Committee
(215) 496-7045

No. of U.S. Offices: 4

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Cherry Hill, NJ
Harrisburg, PA
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Philadelphia, PA (HQ)

Major Departments

Corporate & Transactions
Family Law
Insurance Coverage
Real Estate
Tax & Estates
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.