LEONARD A. SLOANE
Leonard A. Sloane has close to 50 years experience as an aggressive and reputable attorney who focuses solely on representing the victims of auto accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury claims.
Len Sloane has received numerous awards for his law work, including having been selected into Super Lawyers® since 2004, and frequently selected as one of the TOP 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania by the Super Lawyers® selection process as published in Philadelphia Magazine. Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Len was also recognized in Main Line Today Magazine as one of the area’s best in 12 Personal Injury specialties, including representing patients who have been victims of medical malpractice. Len is also a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, one of the most prestigious groups of top trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have made million and multi-million dollar recoveries for their clients. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. He also has a “10” rating in Avvo which is an organization providing profile information about lawyers. He also has earned an “AV Preeminent” rating in Martindale-Hubbell, which rates lawyers in legal ability and ethical standards. An “AV” rating is the highest possible qualification Martindale-Hubbell can bestow upon an attorney. Len, along with Eckell Sparks, are also included in a publication of U.S. News and World Report – Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms release which recognizes professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.
Len Sloane is an Eckell Sparks shareholder and is Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Personal Injury Department where he focuses solely on auto accidents, medical malpractice, and personal injury law in Delaware County, Chester County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Berks County, and Philadelphia County, PA. Len also received the Delaware County Daily Times, Best Lawyers, 2016 and 2017, Best Lawyers recognition in the practice area of Personal Injury. The firm has offices in Media, PAand West Chester, PA. He is widely recognized as an expert in Automobile Insurance Law and is well-known and highly respected by the legal community. If you have been in an auto accident, been a victim of medical malpractice, or have had a personal injury, please call or use the contact form to schedule a free and immediate consultation.
Len, who is Chair of the firm’s Litigation and Personal Injury Department, concentrates his practice in automobile insurance law, medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, and other complex civil and personal injury litigation. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from Villanova University. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (now PAJ) and has served on numerous committees for PAJ. He is also a past president of the Delaware County Bar Association. Len is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where he served as a Zone 9 Governor and also was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates. He is also a member of the Delaware and Chester County Bar Associations, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now AAJ), and is a past member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He is co-author of the leading treatise on automobile insurance law, i.e., Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Insurance — An Analysis of the Financial Responsibility Law, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions, and all updates, which are published by PAJ. He has lectured for various organizations statewide including, PAJ, the State Trial Judges Convention, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Delaware County Bar Association, the Chester County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. He also plans and teaches courses on Automobile Insurance Law across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Recent Publications and Case Decisions
- Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Insurance: An Analysis of the Financial Responsibility Law, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions and all updates to the present.
- Len is the co-author of amicus briefs on behalf of PAJ in leading automobile cases, including Tallman v. Aetna, Daley-Sand v. West American Insurance Co., Terminato v. Pennsylvania National, English v. Pa. Assigned Claims Plan, Allwein v. Donegal Mutual, Dodson v. Elvey, Baith v. CNA, James v. Assigned Claims Plan, Titman v. Allstate Insurance Company, Huda v. Kirk, Washington v. Baxter, Tannenbaum v. Nationwide, O’Hara v. Libetry Mutual, Stepanovich v. State Farm, and Rancosky v. Washington National.
Len has won many awards of achievement, including— the Delaware County Bar Association E. Wallace Chadwick Memorial Award for outstanding services to the legal profession in the furtherance of intraprofessional development, communication and education; the Delaware County Bar Association Paul R. Sand Award in appreciation for his efforts on fostering interest and respect for the law, in general, and Bar Associations, in particular; the Association Award of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (PAJ) for his excellent service to the trial lawyers organization; the George F. Douglas, Jr. Amicus Curiae Award for outstanding and industrious appellate advocacy as amicus curiae counsel on behalf of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association: The Elizabeth C. Price Award of the Delaware County Bar Association, an award that is given to a person whose dedication, integrity and loyalty to the Bar Association most closely exemplify that of Elizabeth C. Price, Deceased, a beloved Executive Director.
Len Sloane is a Vietnam veteran, having served as a Lieutenant (jg) in the United States Navy aboard the USS Durham (LKA 114) in the Pacific Fleet. He is a past president of the West Goshen Lions Club in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and was a former assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 21 in East Goshen, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He is married to Kathleen Fisher Sloane and has two children—Jennifer, who lives in Washington, D.C., and is the Director of Digital Strategy at the National Home Builders Association, and Chris, his son, who is an Eagle Scout and now lives in Philadelphia and is a Benefits Consultant for USI Affinity and My Benefits Advisors. Len is also a proud grandfather. His daughter, Jen, and her husband, John, have a wonderful daughter, Ava and a son, Thomas; and his son, Chris, and wife, Katie, share a son, Stefano.
“We have known Len Sloane since 2014, when we retained the Eckell Sparks Law Firm and Leonard A. Sloane, Esq. to represent us in a personal injury case. My wife was seriously injured, when her car was hit in a head-on collision caused by an intoxicated driver.
Having done prior due diligence in selecting attorney, I met with Len and his paralegal, Betsy, in his Media office. Right from the get-go, I knew that I wanted him to represent us. Len was compassionate, and all business. He offered to meet with my wife, Alma, and I. We signed the agreement in her hospital room the very next day.
Len is an excellent attorney, energetic, and with great knowledge of the law. Len and Betsy gave us support when needed. He became a trusted friend.
My wife suffered terrible injuries requiring many months of hospitalization, not an easy time for a couple of 80 years old, but young of heart, people with a zest for life.
Len understood us perfectly and concluded the case satisfactorily. We highly recommend Len Sloane and the Eckell Sparks Law Firm.”
With our best wishes,
Alma and Ib Steinmetz
“When I was sued for a significant amount of money and assets, I retained Eckell Sparks. They developed a comprehensive litigation strategy to give me the best chance of success. They were easy to get a hold of, fair with billing, and kept me regularly informed and up to date on how my case was proceeding. When we were unable to achieve a fair settlement, my lawyer was confident in taking the case to trial. In the courtroom, they were strong, articulate and persuasive. After two days of trial, we achieved a very favorable verdict and made out even better than our last settlement offer.”
“I could not be happier with the experience I had with Eckell Sparks. My attorney walked me through the process of my discrimination suit step by step and held my hand the whole time. I had no prior experience with anything like this and they answered every one of my questions without all the fancy legal jargon. They were always accessible to me whenever I had concerns or thought of something that could be useful. From our first meeting to the last hearing, they were absolutely wonderful. This firm helped me through an awful experience with my previous employer and fought for me and what I deserved to the end. They talked me through every aspect in a way that was comfortable and like talking to an old friend. If I had to do the entire lawsuit over again, I would go with this firm.”
“I would feel very confident with this firm’s representation should I have any future matter, and I would recommend them to anyone looking for strong, quality representation.”
Areas of Practice
- Car Accidents
- Medical Injuries
- Medical Malpractice
- Product Liability
- Doctor Errors & Omissions
- Birth Injuries
- Motorcycle Injuries
- Personal Injury
- Slip & Fall
Admitted to Practice
- Villanova University, B.A. and Juris Doctorate
- American Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Chester County Bar Association
- Delaware County Bar Association
- Association of Trial Lawyers of America