Steven Cholden


The Widener Building
One South Penn Square, Ste. 410
Philadelphia, PA 19107
T: 215.972.5200
F: 215.972.0405

The focus of Steve’s practice is defending personal injury matters as well as property damage claims and construction litigation cases. He also has extensive experience in handling liquor liability and insurance coverage issues as well as motor vehicle matters. His client base extends from Fortune 500 Companies and major insurance companies to self insureds and individuals. He has extensive trial experience at all levels in both State and Federal Court in Pennsylvania. Steve regularly sits as a Judge Pro Tempore as well as an Arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. He has also obtained the confidence of counsel for both Plaintiffs and Defendants to serve as a private mediator/arbitrator.

Steven began his professional experience as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Gabriel Krausman in the New York State Supreme Court, Kings County, following his first year of law school. Before going into private practice, Steven worked for E.I. Dupont Company in its special litigation department. As a seasoned litigator, Steven is a certified instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, which educates experienced lawyers in trial techniques. Widener University School of Law has requested him to serve on numerous occasions as an instructor for their students’ intensive trial advocacy program. Steven currently serves on the Philadelphia County Rules and Procedure Committee which is responsible for maintaining and altering the Local Rules of Civil Procedure. He also regularly conducts seminars for several major insurance companies and corporations on various legal topics including recent legal developments, insurance coverage and bad faith matters.

Steven enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He is an active Little League coach and currently serves as the Vice-President of East Side Little League. He has also served on the board of his local homeowners association.