Alva C. Mather

Alva C. Mather


Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4113    Fax: 215.981.4750


Leadership, Inc. Philadelphia

Participant, 2009-10

University of Pennsylvania American Inn of Court

Member, 2015

Fair Food Philadelphia

Member, Board of Directors, 2015

Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild

Founding Member, 2016

TAPP Technologies

Member, Advisory Board

Wine Industry Network

Advisory Board Member, 2017


Who's Next in Beer, Wine and Spirits

Named to the “Who's Next in Beer, Wine and Spirits” 2016 list by Billy Penn website 

Rising Stars

Selected for inclusion on the 2013-17 Pennsylvania Rising Starlists

Legal Intelligencer

Named one of Pennsylvania’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track” in 2015


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2004, articles editor, Law Review
  • M.A., Sociology, Northwestern University, 2001
  • B.A., Sociology, magna cum laude, high honors, Mount Holyoke College, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


  • Hon. James T. Giles: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Practice Areas