Christopher J. Marzzacco

Christopher J. Marzzacco

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Christopher J. Marzzacco
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Mr. Marzzacco’s practice is concentrated in automobile, motorcycle and trucking case litigation, including Wrongful Death and Survival actions. Mr. Marzzacco also represents persons seriously injured or killed in premises liability cases, work accidents, and by dangerous or defective products.

Mr. Marzzacco was rated by his peers as “The Best Lawyers in America” in 2017 and 2018 and named in “Super Lawyers” in 2017 and 2018. Mr. Marzzacco has lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars, presenting on various topics to other lawyers and organizations and has written on a variety of topics relating to personal injury law, automobile law and automobile insurance issues for the Legal Intelligencer and other publications.

Over the years, Mr. Marzzacco has personally made several exceptional recoveries in death and catastrophic cases for his clients including settlements of $2.15 million; $1.85 million; $1.625 million; $1.5 million and $1.015 million. Mr. Marzzacco has also been co-counsel in several complex cases that resulted in confidential, multi-million dollar awards and settlements.

From 2001 to 2010 Mr. Marzzacco served on York County’s panel of Arbitrators in general civil litigation cases and from 2011-2012, 2017-2018, was appointed Chairman of a panel in Dauphin County. He is a member of several Trial Lawyers’ groups, including the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ), the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA), and the Dauphin, York and Cumberland County Bar Associations.

Mr. Marzzacco has taught trial advocacy at Widener University School of Law’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) since 2001 and has coached trial teams for Widener University’s Mock Trial program as well. Since 2011, Mr. Marzzacco has been involved with, traveling across Pennsylvania giving presentations to high school students encouraging them to drive without distraction.

Originally from Carbondale, a small town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Mr. Marzzacco earned his law degree in 1996 from Widener University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from Wilkes University in 1993. Chris and his wife Jennifer have lived in the Harrisburg area since 1996.

Areas of Practice

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premises Liability
  • Work Accidents
  • Dangerous & Defective Products

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1996


  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
    • B.A.

Published Works

  • 7 Fatal Mistakes Victims of Accidents Make in PA and How to Avoid Making Them, 2010
  • "Highly Automated Vehicles in Pa.: Where Are We and Where Are We Headed?", Legal Intelligencer, October 12, 2007
  • "Hot-button Issues Affecting Distracted-Driving Motor Vehicle Litigation", Legal Intelligencer, July 7, 2016
  • "Ethical Pitfalls for Lawyers to Avoid in Personal Injury Cases", Legal Intelligencer, January 9, 2015
  • "Premises Liability Claims That Occur on Recreational Areas", Legal Intelligencer, August 9, 2013
  • "Keeping Clients Happy Under the Rules of Professional Responsibility and in the Real World", Legal Intelligencer, March 8, 2013
  • "Talking 'Tort Reform' to the Public as Trial Lawyers", Legal Intelligencer, September 7, 2011


  • Ethics for General Practitioners When Handling Personal injury Cases, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2012
  • Over the Top Settlements: How to Develop, Present and Settle for Maximum Value, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2013
  • Distracted Driving: Representing the Plaintiff in a Civil Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2016
  • The Changing Landscape of Distracted Driving: The Science and the Law, Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ), 2016
  • Liability and Insurance Coverage for Highly-automated Vehicular Crashes, PennDot/Department of Community and Economic Development, 2017
  • Ethical Pitfalls and How to Avoid them in Personal Injury Cases, Dauphin County Bar Association, 2012
  • Representing Injured Workers in Motor Vehicle Cases, Dauphin County Bar Association, 2014
  • Litigating Catastrophic Injury Cases, Anapol Weiss, 2015
  • Case Selection, Evaluation and Investigation, Anapol Weiss, 2014
  • Handling Complex Personal Injury Cases, Anapol Weiss, 2014
  • Student Awareness Initiative: End Distracted Driving,, 2013 - 2016
  • Distracted Driving Prevention for Commercial Drivers,, 2016
  • Negotiations in Personal Injury Cases, Guest Lecturer, Widener University School of Law, 2013
  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Instructor, Widener University School of Law, 2001 - 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2017 - 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2017 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member
  • York County Bar Association, Member
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Social Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
  • York County's Panel of Arbitrators, Member
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Anapol Weiss, Partner, 2011 - 2017
  • Colgan Marzzacco, Co-owner, 2008 - 2010
  • Wiley, Lenox, Colgan & Marzzacco, Partner, 1999 - 2008
  • Dauphin County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney, 1997 - 1999