Carmen Belefonte
A highly respected lawyer in Pennsylvania and nationally, Carmen Belefonte, brings more than 40 years of highly successful and diverse trial experience to the assistance of victims and their families.

Mr. Belefonte, a selection by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2005-2011, is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University where as result of his high academic ranking and writing skills, he was an editor of the Law Review and member of the Woolsack Honor Society. Serving as a litigator in the Army Judge Advocate General Corps before entering private practice, Mr. Belefonte possesses significant legal experience in the public and private sectors. His Court admissions include: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; United States Court of Military Appeals; and United States Supreme Court. Mr. Belefonte is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

He is a Past President of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and a longtime Trustee of its political action committee, LAWPAC.  He is a former President of the Delaware County Bar Association and a previous member of the Executive Committee and Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He presently serves as a member of the House of Delegates of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Nationally, he was chosen as one of the top 500 personal injury lawyers in America by the independent survey group and magazine Lawdragon.

A frequent lecturer on effective trial advocacy, Mr. Belefonte is recognized for his leadership and service to the legal community by the American Inns of Court, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Delaware County Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has also served as Vice Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee and member of the Civil Procedural Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

In addition to his legal activities, he remains active in the community serving as Solicitor of the Delaware Valley Regional Finance Authority and Garrettford-Drexel Hill Volunteer Fire Company. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Delaware County Community Foundation and is a member of Board of Directors of the Delaware County Chapter of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused children).  

Mr. Belefonte resides with his wife, Elke, and is the father of three children. He is an avid skier, art collector, and photographer and frequently attends Notre Dame football games.

Practice: Complex wrongful death, premises liability, professional liability, medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries.

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