Barry A. Kronthal

Barry A. Kronthal

Office:Harrisburg, PA
Phone:(717) 760-7503
Cell:(717) 554-1403

Barry A. Kronthal was a founding member of the Harrisburg law firm Badowski, Banko, Kroll, Kronthal and Baker, which merged with Margolis Edelstein in 2000. Barry has represented clients in trials, arbitrations and mediations in more than 35 Pennsylvania counties, as well as in federal trial and appellate courts.

The Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee asked Barry to testify about tort reform legislation, and he frequently lectures to insurance companies and trade groups about litigation and civil procedure.


  • Dickinson Law School, Penn State University (J.D.)
  • University of Pittsburgh (B.A.)


  • BV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated

Bar Admissions:

  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Professional Affiliations:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Dauphin County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements and Presentations:

  • Testimony on tort reform legislation, Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee
  • "Trucking Litigation and DOT Regulations in Pennsylvania," Lorman Education Services (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
  • “Indemnity Issues in Pennsylvania,” (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
  • “Pharmacy Liability” (Chicago, Illinois)
  • “Handling Surety Bond Claims” (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
  • “Pennsylvania Law and Procedure” (Portland Oregon)
  • “Pennsylvania Tort Law and Defense Litigation Issues” (Syracuse, New York)
  • “Defense of Underinsured & Uninsured Claims” (Syracuse, New York)
  • “Indemnity Issues” (Syracuse, New York)
  • “Fair Share Act” (Portland Oregon)

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Representative Matters:

  • Entzminger v. Redner's Market's, Inc. - Represented grocery store in slip & fall $1.7 million demand case involving Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, with an admittedly known leaking display that caused fall. After a 6 day trial obtained a unanimous defense verdict;
  • Kline v. Shockey - Represented a bouncer in a bar fight case with punitive damages. First Plaintiff had four back surgeries, with significant medical bill and loss of past and future wages claims, and the second Plaintiff sustained a closed head injury. Following a four day jury trial, the bouncer was absolved of all liability to the second Plaintiff, and was found liable to the first Plaintiff in the amount of $64.
  • Blakey v. Hellam Twp. - Represented a municipality against Plaintiff, the former wife of a York County Judge, under the Pennsylvania Storm Water Management Act and common law theories for water damage to her multi-million dollar horse farm. Following three days of trial, based upon motions as to the sufficiency of Plaintiff's causation expert, and an in camera examination of said expert, a motion for non-suit was granted.
  • Jones v. Cedar Hershey - Obtained summary judgment on behalf of landlord in trip & fall fall case due to lack of notice.
  • Fraley v. Boscov's - Obtained summary judgment on behalf of retailer in trip & fall case on the grounds that Plaintiff was unable to establish what caused her to fall.
  • Anderson v. Boscov's - Obtained summary judgment on behalf of retailer in malicious prosecution claim arising from shoplifting arrest.