Theodore J. Chylack, Esquire
Sprague & Sprague
The Wellington Building, Suite 400
135 South 19th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4909
Phone: (215) 561-7681
Fax: (215) 561-6913
Theodore J. Chylack is a native of the Philadelphia area. He began his legal studies at Temple University School of Law in 1976 after returning from Belgium, where he was the recipient of a Belgian-American Educational Foundation Fellowship. In Belgium, he studied the Belgian Conseil d’Etat, that country’s top administrative court, which formed the basis of his doctoral dissertation. After receiving both his law degree from Temple and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 1979 he accepted a position as law clerk to the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica. Thereafter, he spent over 12 years with the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General, becoming Senior Deputy Attorney General-in-Charge of the Tort Litigation Section of the Norristown Regional Office.
Mr. Chylack has been with Sprague & Sprague since early 1997. Over his career, he has concentrated his practice in the field of litigation, representing clients in such varied areas as civil defense, defamation, invasion of privacy, premises liability, professional malpractice, civil rights litigation, class action litigation, family law, health care law, trusts and estates, criminal defense and constitutional and administrative law.
Mr. Chylack has authored "Public Duty, Private Tort: A Discussion of the Public Duty, Special Relationship Doctrine in the Context of Highway Tort Liability and Risk Management" and "Administering a Risk Management Program: Organizational Intelligence, Administrative Feedback and Formulation of Risk Management Policies," both for the National Conference on Tort Liability and Risk Management. He also served on the faculty of the Second Annual Personal Injury Institute for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and has presented in the areas of Highway Liability: Design and Road Surfaces and Litigating Roadway Defects.
Mr. Chylack has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.