Richard C. Sokorai
Civil Litigation Attorney

Richard Sokorai is an equity partner at High Swartz and concentrates his practice in civil litigation, personal injury, and environmental law.

High Swartz
Norristown Office

Montgomery County, PA

Richard C. Sokorai is an equity partner at High Swartz and concentrates his practice in civil litigation, personal injury, employment, real estate and environmental law. Significant cases that Rich has handled include disputes over control of closely held corporations, franchise disputes, claims for breach of fiduciary duty for both non-profit and for profit corporations, construction disputes, ordinance validity challenges, and large tort cases

Rich has tried cases in state courts, federal courts and boards of view, as well as administrative courts such as the Environmental Hearing Board and the Public Utility Commission. He has served as Township Solicitor for Newtown Township, Delaware County, and continues to serve as special counsel for litigation and land development matters. Additionally, Rich represents soldiers in military employment and reemployment rights cases and represents individuals in protection from abuse actions.

Rich is a Judge Advocate in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.  Rich received his B.A. from Temple University and his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania, Montgomery and Delaware County Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania National Guard Association, the National Guard Association of the States and the United States Armor Association.


Get to Know Civil Litigation Attorney Richard C. Sokorai

Affiliations & Honors

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member, 2003-present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member, 2003-present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Trial Lawyer Section, Member, 2003-present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee, Chair, 2017-2018
  • Delaware County Bar Association, Member 2011-present
  • United States Armor Association, 1997-present
  • Pennsylvania National Guard Association, 1989-present
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member

Honors

  • Main Line Today Top Attorney – Civil Litigation, 2018-present
  • Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury Litigation, 2018-present
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2006-2008

Military Service

  • Pennsylvania Army National Guard – Judge Advocate, 2008 to Present
    Pennsylvania Army National Guard – Cavalry Officer, 1997-2008
  • Montgomery County Legal Access Project – Protection from Abuse Cases

Practice Areas

Background

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1998

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1997
  • Temple University, B.A. Political Science, 1993

Experience

Pennsylvania Army National Guard – Judge Advocate, 2008 to Present

Rich Sokorai's Legal Insights

Be Wary of “Binding Mediation”

Over the last 100 years, High Swartz attorneys have engaged in countless cases involving alternative dispute resolution, representing litigants in arbitrations and mediations and serving as arbitrators and mediators.   Recently however, I have noticed a newer concept being incorporated into contractual provisions and settlement discussions:  “binding mediation”.  Such a provision raises immediate questions.  What is […]

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An Employer’s Responsibility to Returning Military Veterans

August 21, 2015 By Richard C. Sokorai, Esq. When an employee has to take a leave from his or her job because of a military deployment, the send-off can be very moving.  Sometimes the patriotic employer will even throw a thoughtful send-off party, express how the employee will be missed and assure the employee that […]

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Client Testimonials

Louis K.

“We have worked with High Swartz for many years and we are extremely pleased with their legal consultation and work. The firm is very flexible and can handle many types of cases in a very professional manner. High Swartz puts their clients first and the organizations I help run are very satisfied with their work and we highly recommend their services.”