Aidan Carickhoff represents catastrophically injured individuals and their families.  He has helped recover tens of millions of dollars for clients, beginning when he was a law clerk at SMB while still in college.  Aidan specializes in high stakes construction, products liability, trucking and workplace accident cases.

While in law school, Aidan served as an intern with the United States Attorney’s Office, where he successfully tried his first case in federal court and won a verdict for the United States.  The Court’s opinion granting judgment for the United States relied almost exclusively on Aidan’s cross-examination of the opposing party.  Aidan has also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Daniel J. Anders, supervising judge of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Aidan’s path to becoming a trial lawyer started early.  He competed in trial advocacy competitions beginning at Temple University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a decorated member of the national mock trial team.  At Drexel, where he graduated cum laude, Aidan was a member of both the trial and moot court teams.  His trial team finished third in the nation at the invitation-only Tournament of Champions, and as part of the moot court team, Aidan was a finalist at the National Moot Court Competition, winning Best Brief and a Best Advocate award—all firsts for any Drexel student.  Aidan also went on to win Best Advocate at the August A. Rendigs national products liability competition, and Drexel’s moot court competition where he was awarded Best Advocate.

As a result of his achievements, Aidan was inducted into the Order of the Barristers, a national honors organization for top advocates.  He was also honored with the Class of 2021 Best Advocate award by his professors and coaches.

Aidan also enjoys giving back to his community by maintaining an active pro bono practice, representing disabled Philadelphians through the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program.

Education

  • Temple University, summa cum laude
  • Drexel University Kline School of Law, cum laude
    • Order of the Barristers
    • Class of 2021, Best Oral Advocate
    • Top Student Performance Awards: Advanced Trial Advocacy, Depositions

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