Richard C. DeFrancesco, Esq


I am not a pit bull.  I am not a shark.  I do not eat insurance companies for breakfast.  I do not believe in the tired old attorney cliches that we are bombarded with on television everyday.  Good luck getting one of those guys to take the time to actually listen to you. 

I am a trial lawyer, counselor, adviser and negotiator. I became an attorney because I want to help people solve their problems. Being an attorney is not about satisfying my ego.  For me, being an attorney is about providing a service to someone in need.  I believe that everyone should have access to affordable, high-quality legal advice.  Almost every entity you deal with on a daily basis has counsel available to them for the important decisions they make.  Shouldn't you have the same?  I've started North Hills Legal with the goal of providing this resource to my community.


Before starting North Hills Legal I practiced for sixteen (16) years in Philadelphia and Lancaster representing accident injury victims and people struggling with wrongful insurance claim denials.  I handle matters throughout southeastern and central Pennsylvania in both federal and state court. 

Juris Doctorate, Villanova University 2001
B. A. Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park 1998

Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2001

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014-2017

Best Attorneys of America 2015

First Judicial District Pro Bono Honor Roll 2013-2015

Member Pennsylvania Association for Justice, former Co-Chair Insurance Bad Faith Section

Member Pennsylvania Bar Association

Member Chester County Bar Association

Volunteer Philadelphia Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program

North Hills Legal Founder and President, Richard C. DeFrancesco, Esq.