Adam S. Getson


Attorney Adam GetsonMr. Getson joined Wapner Newman, P.C. as an Associate in April 2004 and has always focused his practice in plaintiffs’ Civil Trial Litigation. Since 2003, Mr. Getson has successfully represented injured victims in a variety of accidents, including automobile crashes, transportation and trucking crashes, dog attacks, product malfunctions, slips/trips and falls, medical malpractice, professional malpractice, elevator accidents, negligent security and dram shop claims, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, construction site accidents, and other personal injury matters. In January 2014, Mr. Getson became a Partner at Wapner Newman.

In addition to advocating for his clients at Wapner Newman, Mr. Getson is a certified Arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and can be found lecturing on his areas of expertise at Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

When not involved in the practice of law, Mr. Getson is focused on his other passion in life, his family.


  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (2003)
  • State of New Jersey (2003)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2004)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (2004)

Honors and Awards:

Recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as being rated “AV Preeminent”, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, for his ethical standards and legal ability. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review analysis is based upon peer reviews from attorneys and the Judiciary.


Since 2012, each year Mr. Getson is recognized by The National Trial Lawyers Association as being one of the “The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 100.” This recognition is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile.


Mr. Getson has been recognized in the 2018 through 2022 editions editions of “Pennsylvania’s Best Lawyers”, an award published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Wall Street Journal Central Penn Business Journal, and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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In 2020 and 2021, Mr. Getson was honored as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” by Thompson Legal. Attorneys who qualify for this designation have earned excellent peer recognition and demonstrated a high-degree of professional achievement in the practice of Pennsylvania law. For seven consecutive years prior to being named a “Super Lawyer” Mr. Getson was honored as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer “Rising Star.” A Pennsylvania Super Lawyer “Rising Star” is a designation used by Thompson Legal for attorneys 40 years old and younger. No more than 2.5% of attorneys in that demographic are named a “Rising Star.”

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One of Mr. Getson’s many jury verdicts was published in Volume 26, Issue 4 of the Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review & Analysis.

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  • University of Pittsburgh (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Widener School of Law (Juris Doctor and Intensive Trial Advocacy Program Certificate)
  • University of Technology Sydney (Australia) Law School (Studied International Law)

Association Memberships:

  • American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • New Jersey Association of Justice
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Philadelphia (PA) Bar Association
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  • Burlington County (NJ) Bar Association

Attorney Adam Getson In the News:

Attorney Adam S. Getson of Wapner Newman was asked to speak at to over 350 people for a Continuing Legal Education seminar, which was held on April 20, 2021. During his presentation, which was titled, “Most Important Appellate Decisions of 2020 and 2021,” he discussed and reviewed various cases that have been crucial to accident victims and practitioners in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the past year.

$1.45 Million Settlement in Motor Vehicle Accident Case

In a confidential settlement involving a case of motor vehicle negligence, Wapner Newman attorneys Robert S. Miller and Adam S. Getson secured damages for a 55-year old former carpenter in Burlington County, New Jersey. [read more]

Adam Getson Lectured at the 20th Annual Personal Injury Potpourri CLE
Mr. Getson lectured at the 20th Annual Personal Injury Potpourri CLE hosted by the Dispute Resolution Institute at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Mr. Getson presented in front of over 500 Attorneys on the topic “What can be lawfully obtained from Social Media; and, How to Use it in Discovery and at Trial.”


Wapner Newman Partner, Adam S. Getson, Esquire makes a significant recovery in a complex commercial motor vehicle litigation before starting Trial. Mr. Getson’s client will now have the much needed financial resources to navigate the remainder of her life.

$750,000 recovery for Attorney Getson in a Motor Vehicle Personal Injury litigation in the Dauphin County (PA) Court of Common Pleas.

From the moment Wapner Newman Partner, Adam S. Getson, Esquire placed his client’s claims into litigation, he wanted to get every dollar that his client was eligible for, and he did. The defense argued that the cause of plaintiff’s injuries were not related to the motor vehicle collision, and that there was shared liability for the cause of the motor vehicle collision.

$710,000 recovery by Attorney Getson for his client in Cumberland County’s (NJ) Superior Court in a “delayed diagnosis of colorectal cancer” Medical Malpractice case.

At the time of the diagnosis of plaintiff’s colorectal cancer was the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. wherein African Americans were most at risk. Wapner Newman Partner, Adam S. Getson, Esquire argued that the plaintiff was not properly screened to diagnose and treat the early onset of the disease.

$687,500 recovery by Attorney Getson for his client in the Luzerne County (PA) Court of Common Pleas in a Products Liability case post-Tishner.

Wapner Newman Partner, Adam S. Getson, Esquire navigated a change to Products Liability law in a difficult venue to secure a $687,500 recovery.

$500,000 recovery by Attorney Getson for his client in the Delaware County (PA) Court of Common Pleas.

Wapner Newman Partner, Adam S. Getson, Esquire made a $500,000 recovery for his client in a rear end motor vehicle collision in a historically hard venue where defense counsel made a strong “MIST” (Minor Impact Soft Tissue) defense.


In January 2008, Adam Getson, an associate at Wapner Newman, was able to obtain a jury verdict on behalf of a client who was injured by a negligent driver in November 2004. The trial lasted two days, and Attorney Getson was able to persuade a twelve-person, Philadelphia County jury that the plaintiff sustained injuries to her neck and back while in an uninsured vehicle operated by an uninsured negligent driver. This matter was presided over by The Honorable Judge Matthew D. Carrafiello. Attorney Getson’s client was awarded $31,500 for her injuries. The real success in this Trial was changing the way that Pennsylvania law looked at eligibility for benefits. This case was published in Volume 26, Issue 4 of the Pennsylvania Jury Verdict Review & Analysis. [read more]


In a lawsuit that was first published in the Penn Record, Wapner Newman Partner, Adam S. Getson, Esquire makes a confidential settlement for a client making a delivery when he was attacked by an uncontrolled dogs.

This is yet another “dog bite” personal injury claim where Mr. Getson has been able to make a significant recovery for an injured victim of an uncontrolled vicious dogs that were not controlled by their owners. Mr. Getson has built a tremendous reputation of helping innocent victims in New Jersey and Pennsylvania that were attacked by vicious dogs causing personal injuries and damages.

Please contact Mr. Getson for a free consultation if you have been attacked by a dog and sustained personal injuries.

Adam Getson Lectured at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School

Adam Getson, an Associate Attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Wapner Newman, has been asked by City Year of Greater Philadelphia to discuss with students at Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School what it takes to become a lawyer. The talk, scheduled for April 30, 2008, will feature Attorney Getson’s thoughts about the process of becoming a lawyer, including passing the Pennsylvania Bar, and the ethical responsibilities of being a lawyer.

The Catholic Nun and the Jewish Lawyer: Perfect Together!

Adam Getson is a Jewish guy with a Christmas dream, and I think it would be a mitzvah if this blog’s readers helped make it come true. The 31-year-old trial attorney with Wapner Newman has recently gotten to know – and been blown away by – Sister Mary Lydon, IHM, the director of parish services at St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church at 525 S. Cobbs Creek Parkway.

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