About Us

McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt is a Philadelphia based trial firm that specializes in catastrophic injury and whistleblower litigation. In 2014, James J. McEldrew, III, Past President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association partnered with the strategic counsel of internationally recognized whistleblower attorney Eric L. Young. Together, they have represented individuals and entities, across the country and around the world, in litigation including medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, defective drugs and medical devices, train derailments, and whistleblower claims under the False Claims Act and other federal and state whistleblower laws. McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt attorneys have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of injury victims, whistleblower clients, and taxpayers as a result of numerous widely reported verdicts, settlements and recoveries. We handle most litigation on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid if we don’t recover.

“As responsible members of the judicial system, we have an obligation to ensure that all members of our society are afforded the legal benefits that they are entitled to under that system. And we shall continue working diligently to help bring about that result.”

-Attorney James J. McEldrew, III

The team of lawyers at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt believe they have a moral obligation to provide legal services to those in their community, surrounding area, and across our nation. They give a legal voice to those who are voiceless and empower those who are powerless. They have made a firm commitment to devote their time and talent to the public good by helping those less fortunate, especially those who have been victimized by large corporations and bureaucracies.

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