Lecturer in Law
Charles Becker is a partner and appellate lawyer at Kline & Specter, P.C., which focuses on the representation of catastrophically injured persons. He was previously a partner in the Philadelphia office of Reed Smith LLP. A graduate of Williams College and Yale Law School, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Sandra L. Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He served as Chair of the Appellate Courts Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association from 2004 through 2007. He currently serves on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Appellate Courts Procedural Rules Committee, which advises the Supreme Court on the promulgation and revision of appellate rules. He is a member of the American Law Institute and Secretary Yale Law School Association. He also serves on the board of governors of the Third Circuit Bar Association and the Third Circuit Historical Society.
In his role as appellate counsel at Kline & Specter, Mr. Becker has primary responsibility for presenting written and oral argument in both state and federal appellate courts. He also consults with Kline & Specter’s trial lawyers on substantive and procedural issues to help shape litigation strategy and trial presentation, to make the best record possible for an eventual appeal, and to facilitate case resolution. These consultations include working on jurisdictional and venue issues; briefing and arguing dispositive motions, expert motions, and in limine motions; pursuing or seeking to defeat interlocutory appeals; and preparing or defending post-trial motions. Mr. Becker has participated in litigation in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and North Carolina state courts, in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits, and in the United States Supreme Court.
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