Christopher J. Marzzacco

Christopher J. Marzzacco

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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.  In 2010, Mr. Marzzacco authored 7 Fatal Mistakes Victims of Accidents Make in PA and How to Avoid Making Them, a useful guide for injured victims.  Mr. Marzzacco has lectured for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), PennDot, at the 2017 PennDOT Automated Vehicle Summit, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ), the Dauphin County Bar Association, Widener University School of Law and other groups and has written on various topics of personal injury law, automobile law and automobile insurance issues for the Legal Intelligencer and other publications. 

Over the years, Mr. Marzzacco has made several exceptional recoveries in motor vehicle-related cases for his clients including settlements of $2.15 million; $1.85 million; $1.625 million; $1.5 million and $1.015 million.  

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.


  • Lecturer, Juvenile Law, Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Faculty, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP), Widener University School of Law, 2001
  • Auto Insurance: Are You Really Protected?

Honors and Awards

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

  • Wiley, Lenox, Colgan & Marzzacco, P.C., Partner/Owner, 2000 - 2008
  • Wiley, Lenox, Colgan & Marzzacco, P.C., Associate, 1999
  • Dauphin County District Attorney's Office, Deputy District Attorney, 1997 - 1999
  • Lincoln General Insurance Company, Certified Legal Intern, 1996