Brett A. Datto

Brett A. Datto


Phone: 215-241-7744

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Brett A. Datto has more than twenty-six years of experience in complex commercial litigation. During this time, he has represented clients in disputes involving multi million dollar contract claims, construction, environmental, banking, insurance, real estate and employment issues, as well as business torts and state and federal criminal defense.  Mr. Datto also has extensive experience handling professional negligence claims and serves as an expert witness for both plaintiffs and defendants in negligence-related disputes.

Mr. Datto is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Justinian Society and is a former barrister in the Temple American Inn of Court, a group designed to improve the skills, professionalism and legal ethics of the bench and bar.  Mr. Datto presently serves as a judge pro tempore for both the Major Jury and Commerce Court programs in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Mr. Datto also serves as president of The Darren Daulton Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to those who suffer from brain tumors and brain related problems.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Blue White Scholarship Foundation at Villanova University.  He previously served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Cheltenham Center for the Arts, and on the Board of Directors of Marley’s Mission, a charity that was recently voted as “Best New Charity in America.”

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Court Admissions

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States Supreme Court


B.S., Villanova University
J.D., Widener University School of Law

Practice Areas:

Commercial Litigation
Insurance Coverage
Employment Litigation
Professional Negligence
Banking Law
Criminal Defense

Awards & Honors:

Judge Pro Tempore – Commerce Program, Philadelphia
AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell
Pennsylvania Super Lawyer

Professional Affiliations:

Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Justinian Society
Barrister in the Temple American Inn of Court

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