MATTHEW J. BILKER
Matthew is a Partner at Eckell Sparks in Media, PA., where he focuses on personal injury litigation, general civil litigation and municipal law. Matthew joined Eckell Sparks in September of 2013 after finishing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable John P. Capuzzi, Sr., in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.
Matthew formerly served as an Assistant County Solicitor in Delaware County’s Office of the Solicitor and currently serves as Solicitor for the Marple Township Zoning Hearing Board.
Matthew is a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars. He has conducted CLEs and seminars on behalf of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Delaware County Bar Association. He is currently serving a two-year term on Delaware County Bar Association’s Board of Directors.
In 2014, Matthew was appointed to serve on the Board of School Directors for the Marple Newtown School District. He was elected to a four-year term in November of 2015. In 2020, he was elected by his colleagues to serve as President of the Board.
Matthew received his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While at Widener, he served as the Business Editor on Editorial Board of the Widener Law Review and was an active member of the Moe Levine Honor Society for Trial Advocacy. While in law school, Matthew was a certified legal intern with the Office of the District Attorney in Delaware County, where he was able to polish his trial skills in various district courts during preliminary hearings. Matthew completed his undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where he majored in Political Science and Journalism.
Matthew lives in Marple Township with his wife, Kelly, and their children, Luke and Emilia.
“Matt Bilker was very responsive to my case and kept me well informed about the progress he was making on my behalf over this past year and a half. I am very pleased with Matt’s and Missy’s performance and because of that, I am very pleased with the settlement that I received. Thank you, Matt and Missy, for a job well done. If I ever need any legal advice or know of anyone that does, I will recommend Matt Bilker at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C.”
“I was hit by a drunk driver late one night. My ten-year-old daughter was in the car with me. I will never forget that night. The lights from the car that hit me, the immediate pain and terror. Then came all of the questions about how I would get my life back together. Matt Bilker won’t give up until the negligent party pays for what they’ve done to you and he understands that it only takes a second to change your life forever. He makes sure that you are always informed of the legal process step by step. I had a lot of questions and a different lawyer when I started my case. Then I found Matt Bilker and all of that changed. I wish I could explain how at ease I felt once I knew he was the attorney representing me in what turned out to be one of the most pivotal times in my life. Now, after going through a jury trial, I get to remember how it felt when the jury stood up and awarded me not only a substantial amount of money, but the feeling of justice. Matt made sure I knew that I mattered, that what happened to my family and I mattered, that the woman who decided to get drunk and operate her car would pay for what she did. I know that without Matt I would have had a totally different outcome. I can’t say enough good things about Matt Bilker. Insurance companies try to dismiss you and your injuries like they are worthless or they act like you should be “all better” when you know you are not. Don’t let them dismiss you. Call Matt Bilker and get the justice that you deserve.”
“5 stars! Eckell Sparks Law Firm is professional, kind, caring and thorough. Matt Bilker worked hard to get me the settlement that was due to me. He guided me along the way through unfamiliar territory as I have never initiated a lawsuit against anyone. We plan to use Eckell Sparks for our other law needs in the future.”
“I strongly recommend Matt Bilker as a civil trial attorney in Delaware County. When I was sued for a significant amount of money and assets, I retained Eckell Sparks and Matt Bilker. Matt developed a comprehensive litigation strategy to give me the best chance of success. He was 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. Matt was confident in taking the case to trial. In the courtroom, he was 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. If you need a trial lawyer, go with Matt.”
“A friend of mine referred me to Eckell & Sparks. That referral turned out to be golden. I retained them to represent me in my personal injury case. And my case was a very complicated matter. Matt Bilker was my attorney. He is very professional and knowledgeable. Matt’s excellent strategy and litigation skills achieved us an extremely favorable settlement. I highly recommend this law firm.”
Areas of Practice
- Automobile Accident
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Insurance Litigation
- Products Liability
- Tax Assessment Appeals
- Family Law
- Business and Contract Litigation
- Real Estate
Admitted to Practice
- New Jersey
- Widener University, School of Law; Juris Doctorate awarded in 2011
- Graduated magna cum laude
- Widener Law Review, Editorial Board, Business Editor
- Member of the Moe Levine Honor Society for Trial Advocacy
- Widener Merit Scholar
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
- The Pennsylvania State University; Bachelor of Arts awarded in 2007
- Majors: Political Science and Journalism
- Penn State Dance MaraTHON-THON is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world and is a year round fundraising event benefiting the Four Diamonds Fund, a charity working to overcome pediatric cancer at the Penn State Children’s Hospital.
- Delaware County Bar Association
- DCBA Young Lawyers’ Section-Executive Board
- Guy G. deFuria Chapter of the American Inns of Court
- Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers’ Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association