• University of Richmond (B.A., magna cum laude, 1995), Dickinson School of Law (J.D., 1998).  

  • Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, 1998, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

  • Member of the Delaware County Bar Association: President Young Lawyers Division, 2008; Board of Directors 2010 and 2011; Corresponding Secretary, 2012; Recording Secretary, 2013; Vice President, 2014; President Elect, 2015 and President, 2016. Recipient of Nicholas Vadino Award, 2008.

Mr. Gottel’s present practice concentrates on civil liability defense of auto and premises liability cases in addition to handling cases regarding allegations of civil rights violations.  Mr. Gottel represents a local school district in regard to special education claims under the IDEA as well as a local township and school district in regard to property tax assessment appeals.  Mr. Gottel has presented school district seminars, in addition to preparing and presenting continuing education classes and educational seminars for attorneys and clients.