Mr. Bolden, a graduate of Temple University Law School, concentrates his practice in the area of complex civil litigation. He holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, the recognized Gold Standard rating system for attorneys and law firms. The AV rating is recognition by his peers that he meets the highest levels of professional excellence.
In 1982, he met the rigorous standard and requirements of the National Board of Trial Advocacy and received its certification as a Civil Trial Advocate. He has been recertified every five years from that time until the present. The National Board of Trial Advocacy is the only certifying agency which the Pennsylvania Supreme Court at the present time accepts for the purpose of permitting an attorney to include the certification on his or her letterhead.
Mr. Bolden has tried over 50 jury trials and a large number of non-jury trials and hearings. representing plaintiffs. He has trial experience in such diverse and complex matters as defamation, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and contract litigation. He also has litigation experience in business torts, including RICO and medical peer review proceedings and litigation growing out of such peer review proceedings.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
Admissions Pro Hac Vice for Trial Purposes:
Superior Court of New Jersey
Circuit Court, Cook County, Illinois
Trial Court, Oklahoma
Federal District Court, Michigan
Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
National Board of Trial Advocacy/Civil Trial Advocate, 1982
Recertified every five years down through present time
Martindale Hubbel A.V. Rating
Motor Boat Propeller Injury Accidents, 41 Am Jur "Trials" 161
Defamation in the Work Place, the Plaintiff's Prospective, Pennsylvania Bar
Institute, PBI # 1999-2220
Honors and Awards:
Previously named One of Philadelphia Magazine's Super Lawyers for Several Years