Harry Roth

Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C.
2001 Market St Ste 2900
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 567-3500

Harry M. Roth is widely regarded for his superior handling of complex civil litigation including medical malpractice, product liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, and pharmaceutical cases. He has been selected by his fellow lawyers, including those at Cohen, Placitella, Roth P.C., as one of the Best Lawyers in America®.

Through jury verdict and settlement, he has achieved a number of multi-million dollar results in professional liability and product liability cases. Mr. Roth also represents individuals, government entities, and companies seeking to recover for economic loss or property damage as a result of the wrongful conduct of others.

Mr. Roth was appointed to serve on the Disciplinary Board Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1994–2000, is a frequent lecturer on public safety, health issues, and the law and is actively involved in supporting causes which directly impact the health and well being of individuals as well as the community.


Temple University School of Law, L.L.M.
(Trial Advocacy), 1994

Hofstra University School of Law
J.D., 1983

Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.
Government, 1980

Speaking Engagements
Harry M. Roth is a frequent lecturer on public safety, health issues, and the law.

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Professional Memberships
The Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Director (1998–2007)
The American Association for Justice and The Pennsylvania Association for Justice Member
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations Member
American Bar Foundation Member
Leadership Class, National Multiple Sclerosis Society Member
Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee of The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Member (1994–2000)
International Property Investment Journal Member (1982–1983)
Hofstra University School of Law

Law clerk to the Honorable Bernard J. Goodheart, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, 1983-1984

Community Service
Mr. Roth is actively involved in supporting causes which directly impact the health, safety and well being of individuals as well as the community, including serving as Special Counsel to the Gift of Life Foundation, and formerly serving as President of the Board of Trustees of The Philadelphia School.

He also served as a long time board member of Taney Youth Baseball Association.

Legal Representations
$227 million settlement: Mr. Roth was one of the lead trial lawyers in the case arising from the collapse of a building during demolition that resulted in the deaths and injuries of 19 people in the adjacent Salvation Army Thrift Store. After the jury’s liability finding, which followed four months of testimony, the parties reached a settlement of $227 million to compensate the victims of the collapse, and their families.

Co-chair, Official Creditors’ Committee in Bankruptcy that achieved a $220 million settlement in NECC contaminated steroid litigation.

$3.25 million recovery for a teacher seriously injured due to the medical negligence of her doctors in failing to properly administer anesthesia;

$7.5 million dollar recovery for a young girl who suffers from cerebral palsy as a result of an untimely performed cesarean section delivery;

$2 million recovery for a man paralyzed from the waist down resulting from hospital staff’s failure to comply with ordered spinal cord protection;

Part of the team that created a confidential multi-million dollar recovery for families of 46 workers killed in Chinook helicopter crash off the coast of Scotland;

$890,000 judgment in a products liability case in which a worker suffered a mild traumatic brain injury with permanent cognitive losses due to a defectively designed high-speed roll up door.

$8 million settlement for a man left permanently brain injured because of the failure to properly maintain the delivery of oxygen following open heart surgery.