Samuel D. Pratcher III, Esq.Partner
Samuel D. Pratcher, III is a partner at Weik, Nitsche and Dougherty. 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 United States District Court 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 United States District Court of Delaware.
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40 Under 40 Award Winner, Chains, Inc, 2014
Delaware Today Magazine – Delaware’s Top Lawyers - Litigation, 2013
Delaware Today Magazine – Delaware Top Lawyers – Medical Malpractice, 2013
Delaware Today Magazine – Delaware Top Lawyers – Torts and Insurance Practice, 2013
Top 10 Attorney, under 40, by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, 2013
Top Lawyers 2013 Readers’ Choice for the Best Lawyers in Delaware – Delaware Today November, 2013
Emerging Leaders in Law Honoree, Manna Christiana Fellowship Church 2014
Martindale-Hubbell, Client Distinction Award 2014
"I recommend Samuel Pratcher III. He's very intellectual when it comes to your rights and the law. He kept me informed along the way and answered and questions I had for him with no problem and in a timely manner. He made sure I knew what I needed to Know throughout the whole process. God forbid if anything ever happens again, he will be the first Lawyer I contact. Highly Recommended!!!" — Car Accident Client, 2016
"I was in an accident about a year ago and I hired Sam Pratcher, III to represent me. He did an excellent job for me. Every time I called or e-mailed him he made sure to return my calls and messages. I have had other attorneys in the past that never return calls, but Mr. Pratcher was different. He was able to settle my case!! I would definitely recommend him as a lawyer." — Car Accident Client, 2014
"After an almost fatal car accident, Attorney Pratcher helped settle my case. He took the time to answer my questions and address all of my concerns. I was impressed with how he mediated my case. He was very prepared and I felt very comfortable having him as my lawyer. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer." — Personal Injury, 2014
"I was very well pleased with my lawyer, Samuel Pratcher III. I was in an auto accident and suffered and still suffer from a back injury. Mr. Pratcher was able to get my case handled out of court and in a timely manner. He kept me well informed of everything that was going on from beginning to end. Any concerns, questions, or problems that I had concerning the case were handled quickly and in a professional manner. I would definitely use him again and he comes highly recommended." — Repeat Client, 2014
"Mr. Pratcher kept me and my company fully informed throughout the time he was retained. He always returned our calls in a timely fashion. We were thoroughly impressed by the level of his work. We will definitely use his services again in the future." — 2012
J.D., Thomas M. Cooley School of Law, 2009
B.S., Hampton University, 2005
In Political Science
Salesianum High School, 2001
New Jersey, 2009
U.S. District Court of Delaware, 2010
Randy J. Holland Delaware Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
Torts and Insurance Section of Delaware State Bar Association, Chair
Member Since: 2013-present
The American Association of Justice, Leaders Forum
American Bar Association
Member Since: 2009-present
Delaware Bas Assoc., Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Directors
Member Since: 2015-present
New Jersey Bar Assoc.
Member Since: 2009-present
The New Moyer Academy, Board of Directors
Vice President, New Castle County Small Firm & Solo Practitioner Chair, Executive Committee of DSBA
Member Since: 2016-2017