Reager and Adler, PC

Theodore A. Adler

Ted Adler, a founding partner of Reager & Adler, directs the Construction Law, Civil Litigation, Collections and Workouts, Personal Injury, and Alternative Dispute Resolution practice areas. Ted is recognized within the legal and business communities as one of the premier litigators in the Central Pennsylvania area. Since 2005, Ted has been recognized by his peers in Philadelphia Magazine and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Magazine as one of the foremost construction lawyers in Pennsylvania.

Ted repeatedly demonstrates the unique ability to accurately analyze a complex legal matter, to quickly evaluate his client’s case, and to drive the matter to a resolution that is both successful and fair.

It is a testament to Ted’s acute skill that most new files generally come from existing clients, referrals from those clients, or referrals from attorneys.

His discipline and dedication to his clients are, and always have been, the benchmark for the attorneys in his practice group. Ted is committed to his clients 24/7.


Pennsylvania State University, BA; The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, JD

Areas of Emphasis

Commercial, Construction, and Civil Litigation; Construction Law; Debt Recovery; Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation/Arbitration)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania; United States Supreme Court; United States District Court, U. S. Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association Forum Committee in Construction Litigation Section; Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association; Member, Dauphin County Bar Association; Master Emeritus, James S. Bowman American Inn of Court; Consultant to the American Bar Association’s Coordinating Committee on the Model Procurement Code (1979–1982); Member, American Arbitration Association; Member, Panel of Construction Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators

Public Service Activities

Deputy Attorney General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1972–1975; Chief Legal Counsel, Pennsylvania Department of General Services, 1975–1979; Commissioner, Harrisburg Tax and Revenue Study Commission, 1982–1984; Member, Advisory Committees to the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission on the Commonwealth Procurement Code (1980–1982) and Government Service Efficiency (1989–1991)

Publications and Presentations

Frequent lecturer on municipal law, government contracting, and construction law; Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University (1989–1995).

Co-author, Volumes 22 and 23, Summary of Pennsylvania Jurisprudence (Municipal and Local Law); Co-author, Annotations to the Model Procurement Code (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions); Contributor to publications of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

Designations and Training

Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy; Certified in Civil Pretrial Advocacy, National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Certified Arbitrator; Certified Mediator; Pennsylvania Super Lawyer®, Construction and Surety Law.

Harrisburg Magazine Readers' Choice 2011