Samuel D. Pratcher III

Samuel D. Pratcher III

Founding Partner
Wilmington, Delaware

Samuel D. Pratcher, III is an attorney at Pratcher Krayer LLC. Samuel was born in Wilmington, Delaware, and attended Salesianum High School. He graduated with honors from Hampton University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science. In 2009, he received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley School of Law.

While in law school, Samuel served as judicial extern to the Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He gained valuable experience researching and writing court opinions on civil rights and employment law matters.

After law school, Samuel completed a year clerkship with The Honorable Charles H. Toliver, IV, of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. As a law clerk, he conducted research and assisted in writing court opinions in business litigation, personal injury and criminal law matters.

Mr. Pratcher previously worked for a regional defense law firm and represented several insurance companies. Mr. Pratcher's experience in previously representing insurance companies makes him aware of the tactics that insurance companies use to try and lessen the value of personal injury cases. As a result, he is able to advise his clients and get just compensation for their injuries.

Mr. Pratcher limits his practice to plaintiffs' personal injury, workers' compensation and business litigation to be able to focus his attention on the needs of his clients. He was selected as one of Delaware's Top Lawyers by Delaware Today magazine in 2013.

Mr. Pratcher is admitted to practice in Delaware and New Jersey and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 2009
  • New Jersey, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of Delaware, 2010
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - May, 2009
  • Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia
    • B.S. - 2005
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science
  • Salesianum High School


  • Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), 2017
  • Workers’ Compensation Conference, Ethics, Delaware State Bar Assoc., May 6, 2015
  • Workers’ Compensation Conference, The “But For” Causation Standard, Delaware State Bar Assoc., January 19, 2016
  • Effective and Ethical Mediation Techniques, The 21st Annual Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar on Ethics and Professionalism, February 5, 2016
  • Worker’s Compensation Claim with a Potential Third Party Claim, Delaware State Bar Assoc., June 11, 2016
  • Civil Litigation, Delaware Bench and Bar Conference, June 17, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Black Lawyers, 2017
  • Rising Star Award, State of Delaware, Super Lawyers, 2017 - 2018
  • Delaware’s 40 under 40 Award, Chains, Inc., 2014
  • Delaware Top Lawyers - Litigation, Delaware Today Magazine, 2013
  • Top Personal Injury Lawyer, State of Delaware, Delaware Today Magazine, 2013
  • Top Personal Injury Lawyer, State of Delaware, Delaware Today Magazine, 2016
  • Delaware Top Lawyers - Medical Malpractice, Delaware Today Magazine, 2013
  • Delaware Top Lawyers - Torts and Insurance Practice, Delaware Today Magazine, 2013
  • Top Lawyers 2013 Readers’ Choices for the Best Lawyers in Delaware, Delaware Today Magazine, November, 2013
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under the age of 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014 - 2017
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Delaware, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAPIA), 2013
  • Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Delaware, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (NAPIA), 2016
  • Emerging Leaders in Law Honoree, Manna Christiana Fellowship Church, 2014
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
  • Delaware State Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Section, Chair, 2013 - Present
  • The American Association of Justice, Leaders Forum
  • American Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • Delaware Bar Association, Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, 2015 - Present
  • New Jersey Bar Association, 2009 - Present
  • The New Moyer Academy, Board of Directors
  • DSBA, New Castle County Small Firm & Solo Practitioner Chair, Executive Committee, Vice President, 2016 - 2017
  • Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Minority Caucus Representative to The American Association of Justice

Past Employment Positions

  • The Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr., U.S. District Court of Delaware, Judicial Extern
  • The Honorable Charles H. Toliver, IV, Superior Court of the State of Delaware, Law Clerk
  • Delaware Department of Justice, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardian Ad Litem


  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish


  • Alpha Phi Alpha