David R. Cherry
David R. Cherry, Esquire is the owner and driving force behind a law practice built with an emphasis on workman’s’ compensation & serious personal injury. His practice encompasses all types of personal injury including a focus on representing catastrophically injured clients. He is a recipient of multiple awards including:
- Most Promising Civil Litigator Award (Widener School of Law)
- Top Lawyers (Main Line Today)
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
- AVVO Rating Superb
Mr. Cherry completed his undergraduate studies at Boston University (BA 1987). He graduated from Widener School of Law (J.D. 1995) where he was a recipient of the Most Promising Civil Litigator Award. He completed his Master’s Degree in Trial Advocacy at Temple School of Law (LLM 1998). He is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Mr. Cherry is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations and is one the first Medicare Secondary Degree Certified lawyers in Pennsylvania. Mr. Cherry is a frequent lecturer for several organizations on topics including Worker’s Compensation and Liability Medicare Set Asides.
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Workers Compensation
- New Jersey, 1996
- Pennsylvania, 1995
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1996
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
J.D. – 1995
Honors: Moot Court, Levine Trial Advocacy Honor Society, Most Promising Young
Honors: Civil Litigator Award
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
B.A. – 1988
Past Professional Associations and Memberships
- Pennsylvania Association of Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association), Member
- American Association of Justice, Member
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Delaware County Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Philadelphia Bar Association, Member
- Delaware County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section,
- Guy G. DeFuria American Inn of Court
Some of Mr. Cherry’s most recent cases worked on include:
• $4.6 Million Settlement Reached in Worker’s Compensation case
A man who suffered a traumatic brain injury while working as a landscaper has agreed to a $4.6 million settlement to cover his ongoing care.
According to court papers, in September 2009, 21-year-old landscaper was struck in a hit-and-run car accident while working for a landscaping company. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, which included bilateral parietal, left occipital and left frontotemporal subdural hematomas and contusions.
He also sustained a C6-7 injury, fractures of five vertebrae and a pneumothorax. He also suffered respiratory failure, multiple facial fractures and left scapular fractures. After several years of ongoing litigation, the injured worker settled his case after several meditations handled by his attorney, David R. Cherry, Esq. of The Cherry Firm, P.C.
• $4.3 Million Settlement Reached in Liquor Liability Case
The Cherry Firm and a previous partner settled a liquor liability case for $4.3 million on behalf of a 46-year-old woman in Jane Doe v John Doe and Dilworthtown Inn and Blue Pear Bistro. Plaintiff was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, the defendant. Defendant had consumed numerous martinis and beer at both defendant’s restaurants and bars, Dilworthtown Inn and Blue Pear Bistro. Evidence revealed that he was visibly intoxicated at both the Dilworthtown Inn and Blue Pear Bistro. After leaving the Blue Pear Bistro, he struck a tree and Plaintiff is now a quadriplegic. Defendant’s blood alcohol was more than twice the legal limit. Plaintiff was 44 with two children, a 4-year-old and a 13-year-old. At the time of the collision, the couple had been separated. Subsequently, Defendant was sentenced to jail for the collision and now a divorce action and custody battle is pending. Plaintiff will never be able to work again or care for herself or her children. A portion of the settlement will be given to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Cherry Injury Law continues its plight to protect the roadways from drunk drivers.
• $750K settlement in a Workers Compensation case:
Client was working as a mechanic for a Lift Truck Company repairing a lift truck when he was injured. He sustained a severe cervical spine injury along with contusions to the spinal cord. As a result of his work injuries, client is an incomplete quadriplegic. He suffered a C5 fracture, closed head injury with cerebral hematoma, epidural hematoma, and lumbar spine transverse fracture. His injuries required anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. His spinal cord injury lead to a neurogenic bladder, neurogenic bowel, as well as spasticity.
• $750,000 Settlement Reached in Car Accident Case
16 year old female high school student was severely injured as a passenger when a the driver was driving too fast for conditions. Her injuries included a traumatic brain injury along with multiple spinal fractures, right hip and leg surgery including implementation of a rod, facial and scalp lacerations with permanent disfigurement, post-traumatic stress disorder and severe pain. The settlement was only limited by the total insurance available.
• $375,000.00 Settlement Food Service Worker
The Claimant was a food service director at a nursing home when he fell over a picnic table and sustained injuries to head, neck, back, right shoulder, right elbow and knees. Claimant underwent five surgeries. Claimant suffered the following work injuries: C4-5 herniated disc with right cervical radiculopathy, right shoulder impingement syndrome, right rotator cuff tendinopathy, right ulnar neuropathy at the elbow status post ulnar nerve transposition, bilateral knee strain and sprain with internal derangement and medial meniscus tear status post left knee arthroscopy.