Samuel D. Pratcher

Samuel D. Pratcher III

  • Founding Partner


Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Nursing Home Abuse


With over a decade of personal injury and workers' compensation experience, Mr. Pratcher has forged a great reputation as a trial lawyer. Mr. Pratcher has represented 1000s of victims injured in motor vehicle, slip and fall, at work, or medical negligence matters. Mr. Pratcher's desire to obtain just compensation for his clients is one of the things that separates him from other attorneys.

Mr. Pratcher previously worked for a regional defense law firm and represented insurance companies, which makes him aware of the tactics that insurance companies will attempt to use to lessen the value of his client's cases. As a result, Mr. Pratcher is able to advise his clients and get just compensation for their injuries.

Attorney Pratcher has received recognition from his peers as a top personal injury lawyer in the State of Delaware (Delaware Today Magazine, Top Lawyer 2013, 2016, 2019-2021). Attorney Pratcher has gained national recognition from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys with his selection as a Top 10 personal injury attorney in Delaware from 2013 - 2022. Super Lawyers selected Mr. Pratcher as a 2017 and 2018 Rising Star in the practice of law for the State of Delaware. No more than 2.5% of Delaware attorneys were selected for that honor. Super Lawyers selected Mr. Pratcher as a top personal injury attorney in 2021 and 2022.

Mr. Pratcher has received the AVVO personal injury client's choice of award from 2019 - 2022.

Mr. Pratcher focuses his law practice on plaintiffs' personal injury, workers' compensation and medical negligence. The attention dedicated to exclusively representing those that have been injured helps him remain up to date on the latest changes in the law and better serve the needs of his clients. With Mr. Pratcher you get a trial attorney that is not afraid to litigate a case to get you the recovery that you deserve.

Mr. Pratcher’s reputation in the legal community has allowed him to be appointed to the Delaware Supreme Court Rules committee, The Delaware Superior Court Civil Rules committee, and The Delaware Rules of Professional Conduct committee. These committees require that individuals be selected or appointed by the Court. Mr. Pratcher’s willingness to serve the legal community helps to ensure that his clients are properly represented and the standard of excellence in the practice of law is being met.

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


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 05/2009
  • Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia
    • B.S. - 2005
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Salesianum High School

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Associations

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


  • Delaware State Bar Association, Community Service Award, – 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Black Lawyers, 2017
  • Rising Star Award, State of Delaware, Super Lawyers, 2017 – 2018
  • Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer (Delaware), 2021 – 2022
  • Delaware’s 40 under 40 Award, Chains, Inc., – 2014
  • Delaware Top Lawyers – Litigation, Delaware Today Magazine, – 2013
  • Delaware Top Lawyers – Torts and Insurance Practice, Delaware Today Magazine, – 2013
  • Top Personal Injury Lawyer, State of Delaware, Delaware Today Magazine, 2020 – 2021
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under the age of 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2014 – 2022
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, – 2015
  • Delaware Today, 2019 – 2022
  • Super Lawyers, 2021 – 2024
  • Best Lawyers Ones to Watch, 2023, 2024

Classes & Seminars

  • 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
  • New Jersey Assoc., for Justice, Litigating Third Party Cases, Boardwalk Seminar, – 2021
  • Cyber Security in Law Firms and The Pitfalls of Social Media, – 2018

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Guardian Ad Litem

Past 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


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Alpha Phi Alpha