Personal Injury Law
- The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1996
- Widener University School of Law, 1999
Chase Brockstedt is the lead partner in the firm’s injury litigation department. He has dedicated his career to representing individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own and are seeking fair compensation. Chase has substantial experience in navigating the complicated world of insurance to ensure that his client’s medical bills and lost wages are paid on time and to recover damages for pain, suffering, and permanent injuries.
Chase’s past success included serving as Class Counsel and a member of the Steering Committee in the Bradley/Beebe pediatric sex abuse class action case which resolved for an unprecedented $123 million, recovering a $13 million verdict in Bailey v. Beebe Medical Center, a nursing home negligence case, and several multi-million-dollar recoveries in motor vehicle collisions, nursing home abuse cases, and for workplace injuries. Although he recently resolved a wrongful death trucking case for $2.25 million, he works just as diligently and successfully in cases where the damages are smaller.
Over the last decade, Chase has developed a flourishing mass tort and class action practice. In addition to the Bradley/Beebe matter, Chase is co-lead counsel and class counsel in an environmental pollution case alleging groundwater and air contamination against Mountaire Corporation. Most recently, Chase co-led the team that obtained a $205 Million class action settlement in Millsboro, Delaware for property damages and personal injuries related to air and groundwater contamination claims. Chase also represents clients in the national class actions involving RoundUp and JUUL. He is currently investigating several mass tort cases against a variety of defendants.
In addition to his injury and wrongful death trial practice, Chase has a thriving business and commercial law practice, which includes land use matters, including the representation of developers, builders, buyers, and sellers in various contexts. The breadth of his versatility is best exemplified by a $725,000 settlement in a United States District Court case against Sussex County Council as a result of their unlawful denial of a conditional use permit, and a victory in the Court of Chancery commercial action All Pro Maids v. Mama’s Maids, a business dispute arising out of an employment agreement which was affirmed on appeal to the Delaware Supreme Court.
Chase was born and raised in central and southern Delaware, graduated from Dover High School, and obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1999. While in law school, Mr. Brockstedt served as Judicial Extern to the Honorable Richard S. Gebelien of the Delaware Superior Court. He then served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard R. Cooch, Resident Judge for the Superior Court of New Castle County, for the 1999-2000 term.
Chase is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and the Delaware State Bar. He is a member of the American Bar and Delaware State Bar Associations. He is an active member of The American Association of Justice, including membership in the motor vehicle and nursing home litigation sections. He is Board of Governor and past President of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association. Chase also serves on the Sussex Academy Foundation Board, is a Board of Director of Kings Creek Country Club (serving as President from 2017-present) and former board member of the Delaware State Golf Association.
- Top Lawyer in Delaware Today for Personal Injury in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021
- Top Lawyer in Delaware Today for Tort Law in 2015 and 2016
- Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015
- Supreme Court of the United States
- The United States District Court for the District of Delaware
- The Delaware State Bar
Always takes the time to answer my questions
I have owned a medical supply company for 30 years. During my career I have had my share of dealing with attorneys. Some try to impress with their knowledge(talk to much), some speak in legalese which I have trouble understanding and some I am still trying to figure out how they do their billing.
I had the pleasure of dealing with Chase for several years and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an honest, hard working and trustworthy legal representative. Chase and his staff always take the time to answer my questions and return either my e mails or phone calls usually in the same day
From our first meeting he made me feel comfortable and knew he would work tirelessly for me. A few of the attributes that makes Chase standout is he understands the law, is always thoroughly prepared , takes the time to make sure you are prepared and is able to explain to you in a crystal clear manner what to expect throughout the process. You will feel confident with Chase on your side and I would have to honestly say he is probably the best attorney I have ever dealt with.
Excellent Lawyer, What A Relief!
I am so lucky that I found Chase to defend me in an automobile accident. I was never in a situation where I needed legal help before and was incredibly stressed. At our first meeting, I quickly realized that he was genuine, informative, and upfront. He knew exactly how to handle my unique situation and put me at ease. Chase’s wonderful paralegal, Diane, kept track of all my medical bills/missed work while I recovered. She also gave me frequent updates when anything new was happening. If I had not gone with Chase and his team, the financial burden would have been immense. Don’t try to handle the extreme stress of a lawsuit on your own! Focus on recovery and let Chase do the tedious work.
Thanks again Chase!
An accident changed our perspective of how important a good attorney is in navigating the insurance process. We were referred to Chase from one of his previous clients and from the initial contact with his office we knew there would be no need for a second opinion. Chase presented himself as professional, knowledgeable, and integrity-minded. He also presented himself as empathetic, caring, and approachable. He allowed us time to talk about our situation; he listened, and then gave honest counsel. He demonstrated the same level of personalized dedication and commitment. We would not hesitate to recommend him with confidence that he and his staff would handle each situation in the same manner.
– Bob and Patsy
The Workers Compensation System is more complicated than I could have ever imagined. My case began in February of 2012 and it wasn’t until I contacted Chase and his team to handle my case that things started falling into place. After 2 years and 6 months I am finally on the mend and I have to say I am completely satisfied with Chase and Daniel and would recommend them to anyone who is faced with what to do after being injured at work. Thank you for this opportunity to share my experience.
Chase represented me in an accident case. I was thoroughly impressed by the level of professionalism shown by him and his entire office. This was my first experience with this type of litigation and feel that the bar was set extremely high with my experience. All of my questions were answered promptly and in-depth. Chase answered them all throughout the lengthy process with the utmost patience. It can be a frightening experience for anyone involved but I always felt extremely confident with my representation and the preparedness of all legal staff involved. I received thorough and complete copies of all papers and materials right up to and after the litigation was complete. He followed up on all doctors appointments to get all opinions and pictures where necessary. And also provided transportation to an appointment I was physically unable to get to on my own due to my accident-caused injuries. I was told what time to be ready and his office took care of everything else. We met regularly throughout the lengthy process, which allowed me to see how my case was progressing and what was upcoming and what was needed next. Chase made sure I was thoroughly prepared each step of the way for medications, for court, and for depositions. His office worked with the medical components to ensure all bills were taken care of. I received complete and thorough breakdowns of each and every expense. There were no surprises with the payments and distributions. I would, and have, recommended Chase and his assistants to anyone needing the best and most caring representation for their situation. You want to feel that your lawyer is doing the best for you, whatever the circumstances. He was always completely honest with me throughout, as to where the case stood and I stood. Since I had nothing in the way of previous experience in such circumstances, I feel fortunate to have had Chase and his staff represent me.
honesty, integrity, professionalism
During my case, Chase Brockstedt was a professional and excellent attorney. He kept me up to date and involved during the entire hearing. While Chase was my attorney, we ended up as friends. Chase is the true deal; honesty, integrity, professional. I’m honored to have Chase represent me in any case. A true human being!!”