Briggs Law Firm, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Marmora, New Jersey, is comprised of experienced and compassionate trial attorneys in tort litigation, commercial litigation, condominium and real estate law, and wills and estate litigation.

To reach an attorney you can call our Philadelphia office at 215.925.4632, or our Marmora, New Jersey office at 609.390.9600. You can use our convenient online contact form or email any lawyer directly using their email links below.


Norman W. Briggs,
Founder + Attorney

Norman W. Briggs is an accomplished trial attorney with twenty-five (25) years of experience on both sides of the Delaware River – having an extensive practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Briggs was previously a named partner in a Philadelphia based firm for fifteen (15) years before he founded the Briggs Law Office in 2007.

Mr. Briggs has handled numerous trials in the areas of commercial litigation, defense of companies and professionals sued by individuals, construction litigation, as well as representing injured parties in select cases. He also represents over forty (40) condominium and homeowners’ associations, advising such clients on the drafting of condominium documents, unit owner disputes, litigation with third party vendors, and administrative regulations.

Mr. Briggs is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, both in state and federal courts, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. He is also a member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS), Community Associates Institute (CAI), and the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce.

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Temple University, B.A. 1986
Widener University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude) 1990


Derek G. Timms,

Derek Timms is an associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Derek is a 2000 graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania (B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology). Subsequently, Derek was a 2003 graduate of Rutgers School of Law-Camden. After law school he clerked for the Honorable John Tomasello, Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Criminal Part for the vicinage of Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland Counties.

After his clerkship, Derek entered private practice and has primarily worked as a litigator focusing of defense of civil matters. Additionally, Derek has experience working with clients in the casino gaming industry in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Derek is a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bar. He is a lifelong resident of Gloucester County, New Jersey.

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Adrienne Chapman,

Adrienne Chapman studied at Humboldt Universität (Berlin, Germany) and earned her B.A. (cum laude, with honors in German) from New York University. In 2004 Adrienne earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School where she attained Dean’s List and participated in the Workers’ Rights Clinic, as well as the Safe Harbor Clinic through which she helped secure asylum for a South American family. Adrienne was an intern with the Office of the New York State Attorney General where she assisted in the prosecution of securities fraud, and also interned with the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

Adrienne is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Adrienne litigated matters in New York Supreme Court and New york City Civil Court prior to relocating to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she joined Briggs Law Office, LLC in 2010.

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Daniel Gradwohl,

Daniel Gradwohl is an associate in both the Philadelphia and Marmora office.

A lifelong Philadelphia resident, Daniel graduated Ithaca College in 2005. Prior to attending law school, Daniel was a trial paralegal with a mid-size Philadelphia law firm handling complex litigation/toxic tort and product liability cases. After graduating Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE in 2012, Daniel clerked for the Honorable Carolyn Nichols in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas – Criminal Trial Division. Additionally, Daniel has handled personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents and premise liability. Daniel is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bar.

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