Stephen A. Sheller

Title:  Attorney, Founding/Managing Partner
Company: Sheller P.C.
Location:  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States 


  • American Association for Justice
  • Drexel University (trustee, emeritus of the board, board of trustees, 2003-Present)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia Advisory Board (member, 2003-Present)
  • The Sheller Family Foundation (co-cofounder, 2013-Present)
  • Thomas R. Kline School of Law Advisory Board, Drexel University (member, 2006-Present)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021)
  • Co-Author, “Big Pharma, Big Greed: The Inside Story of One Lawyer’s Battle to Stem the Flood of Dangerous Medicines and Protect Public Health” (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Co-Author, “Pharmageddon: A Nation Betrayed-A National Trial Lawyers Recalls an Industry Spinning Out of Control” (2016)
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, SuperLawyer Top 100 Philadelphia, and Top 100 Pennsylvania (2003-Present)
  • Listed, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators (2020)
  • Listed, Best of the Bar (2020)
  • Recipient, Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Temple University (2019)
  • Recipient, on behalf of the The Sheller Family Foundation, HUD 2020 Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships (2020)
  • Recipient, Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Drexel University (2017)
  • Recipient, Heroes of Liberty Award, National Liberty Museum (2017)
  • Recipient, Clarence Darrow Award, Mass Torts Made Perfect Award, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (2016)
  • Author, “Lawyering in Times of Saints and Evil Doers: Lives Touched and Lessons Learned from My Five Decades Fighting for Justice” (2015)
  • Listed, Best Lawyer in America (2015)
  • Recipient, Humanitarian of the Year, Citizens’ Commission for Human Rights Award (2015)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, The Legal Intelligencer (2015)
  • Author, “A Nation Betrayed: A National Trial Lawyers Reveals How Greed is Crippling Our Country and Destroying our Democracy” (2014)
  • Recipient, Russell H. Conwell Award, Temple University (2014)
  • Listed, Legal Leaders, Philadelphia’s Top-Rated Lawyers of 2013 (2013)
  • Edward J. Ross Memorial Lecture, Temple University Beasley School of Law (2011)
  • Recipient, Tobacco Litigation Pioneers Award “for discovering the tobacco industry documents and developing the legal theories underlying ‘Light’/’Low-Tar’ cigarette class actions” (2011)
  • The Other’s Award, The Salvation Army (2007)
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (2003)
  • Author, Contributor, Articles; Appearance, Print, Radio, and Online Media

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