Rubinich appointed Chair-Elect of ABA TIPS WC & Employers Liability Law Committee

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in our Philadelphia office, was recently appointed as the Chair-Elect of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2018-2019. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2017-2018.

David Rosenbaum selected as board member of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale

David Ira Rosenbaum, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office, has been selected as a member of Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale. The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale provides musical education for young men in the Philadelphia area and was established in the 1960s.

The Legal Intelligencer, October 11, 2017: Corrine E. Williams joins Rawle & Henderson

Rawle & Henderson added Corrine E. Williams to its Philadelphia office as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the area of workers’ compensation litigation.

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The Legal Intelligencer, October 9, 2017: Katelyn R. Waegener joins Rawle & Henderson

Katelyn R. Waegener joined Rawle & Henderson as an associate. She concentrates her law practice in the areas of casualty and premises liability, products liability, commercial motor vehicle companies, insurance coverage, workers’ compensation and employment relations.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues opinion that will impact insurance bad faith cases

On September 28, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion that will have a significant impact on insurance bad faith cases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Tara Gill Nalencz to speak at PA Bar Institute seminar on evidentiary issues on December 5, 2017

Tara Gill Nalencz, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP's Philadelphia office, will speak at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminar on evidentiary issues on December 5, 2017. Tara will be a panelist for the CLE event "Lights, Camera, Evidence!", which will examine problematic evidentiary issues by using a series of video vignettes based on a hypothetical case.

Corrine E. Williams joins Philadelphia office, focuses her practice on workers’ compensation matters

Corrine E. Williams has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her practice in the area of workers' compensation litigation.

James Modzelewski selected as a 2017 New York Super Lawyer

James Modzelewski, a partner in the Long Island office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, has been selected as a 2017 New York Super Lawyer. James focuses his practice on defending health care professionals—including dentists, oral surgeons and physicians—in malpractice matters and defending general liability matters.

Robert A. Fitch selected as a 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyer

Robert A. Fitch has been named a 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyer by the publishers of Law & Politics. Super Lawyers selects attorneys each year for recognition through a rigorous nomination process that includes peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates.

Jack Snyder selected by Philadelphia Business Journal as one of “Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers” in 2017

Jack Snyder has been selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the 2017 “Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers.” Jack is one of 40 Philadelphia attorneys who were selected by the Business Journal from 167 nominees based on the business and legal significance of the matters he handled from January 1, 2016 to present.

Katelyn R. Waegener joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Katelyn R. Waegener has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her law practice in the areas of casualty & premises liability, product liability, commercial motor vehicle companies, insurance coverage, workers' compensation and employment relations.

John McMeekin and Julie Nord Friedman speak at 2017 FETTI Conference on October 6

John C. McMeekin II and Julie Nord Friedman spoke at the 24th Annual National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI) Conference on October 6, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Their session “Personal Jurisdiction: A New Look at Mass Tort Litigation – Where Do We Go from Here?” explored recent developments in the exercise of personal jurisdiction and explained where personal jurisdiction motions can be used.

John McMeekin and Meredith Mack speak on Personal Jurisdiction to XL Catlin on Sept. 20

John C. McMeekin II and Meredith A. Mack gave a presentation concerning “Updates and Developments in Personal Jurisdiction and Due Process” to XL Caitlin on September 20, 2017.

Anthony Luis speaks on trucking citation issues at 2017 Arkansas Trucking Seminar

Anthony D. Luis, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s New York City office, co-presented a session at the Arkansas Trucking Seminar in Rogers, Arkansas, in September 2017. The session, titled "Citation Manipulation: An Overview of the Effect of Traffic Tickets and Equipment Violations On Motor Carriers and Their Drivers," focused on ways to mitigate losses from traffic and equipment citations.

Edward I. Wicks joins Phila. office, focuses on general liability, CMV defense, insurance coverage

Edward I. Wicks has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of general liability, commercial motor vehicle defense, insurance coverage and employment relations.

Rawle & Henderson LLP donates school supplies to needy Philadelphia students

Rawle & Henderson participated in the Global Citizen annual School Supply Drive in August 2017 to benefit students in Philadelphia public schools. Global Citizen partnered with the School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Media Network (Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News & Philly.com), 900AM-WURD, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, High Point Café, iHeart Media, Coca-Cola and Home Depot for this year's drive to benefit students in underserved Philadelphia public schools.

Daniel H. Ko joins NYC office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Daniel H. Ko has joined the New York City office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. Daniel has extensive experience handling all aspects of litigation in personal injury defense matters. He focuses his law practice in the defense of clients involving casualty & premises liability, commercial motor vehicle litigation, and construction defect cases.

Timothy C. Alexander joins R&H’s Philadelphia office, focuses on environmental torts

Timothy C. Alexander has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his law practice on environmental, toxic and mass tort litigation matters.

Gary Stewart attends Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit on August 29 at Penn State

Gary N. Stewart, a partner in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, attended the Commercial Vehicle Safety Summit on August 29, 2017, at the Pennsylvania State University.

Inder Deep Paul speaks at Widener Law student orientation in Harrisburg on August 17

Inder Deep Paul, an associate in our Harrisburg office, was the alumni speaker at the Widener University Commonwealth Law School orientation for the incoming class on August 17, 2017. Inder earned his J.D. from Widener Law in 2016. He spoke to students about what to expect in the following three years and how the legal profession makes a difference in the lives of others.

Robert F. Fanning joins New York City office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Robert F. Fanning has joined the New York City office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. Robert concentrates his practice in the areas of medical professional liability, premises liability and insurance coverage.

Jordan L. Howell joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Jordan L. Howell has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of casualty & premises liability, construction, insurance coverage and product liability.

Claudio DiPaolo presents workers’ compensation seminar to claims professionals in NY on August 2

Claudio J. DiPaolo, chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section at Rawle & Henderson LLP, presented a discussion on "Reducing Liability for Work-Related injuries, Proper and Effective Claims Investigation and Workplace Safety Programs" to claims professionals and various clients in New York City on August 2, 2017.

Brett Wolfson co-presents CLE event on “Ultimate Motions Practice” for Pennsylvania Bar Institute

Brett A. Wolfson co-presented a CLE course in Philadelphia on July 19, 2017, for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) titled “Ultimate Motions Practice.” PBI is the continuing legal education arm of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Clark and Rubinich present WC sebinar to claims professionals on July 27, 2017

Delia A. Clark and Zachary M. Rubinich presented a workers' compensation in-house seminar for a group of Philadelphia area workers’ compensation insurance claims professionals in July 2017.

Rubinich presents webinar “Claims Management Techniques in Workers’ Compensation Cases” July 31

Zachary M. Rubinich presented a webinar for Clear Law Institute titled "Claims Management Techniques in Workers' Compensation Cases" on July 31, 2017.

The Legal Intelligencer, 7/20/17: Asbestos-Infused Talc Suit Could Set Pattern for Series of Claims

The high-profile litigation in Missouri over talcum powder might be beginning to cool down, thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, but a talc-related litigation in Pennsylvania is beginning to heat up, and may set a pattern for a growing area for tort claims.

The Legal Intelligencer, July 14, 2017: Rawle & Henderson raises over $7,000 for Komen Race for Cure

Rawle & Henderson participated in the 2017 Philadelphia Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in May and raised over $7,000 to help find a cure for breast cancer. The firm won the race category “Law Firms for the Fight” by raising more funds than any other participating law firm.

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The Legal Intelligencer, July 13, 2017: Anthony A. Skalski joins Rawle & Henderson LLP

Anthony A. Skalski joined the Philadelphia and Marlton, New Jersey, offices of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. He concentrates his law practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicle companies and their insurers, commercial transactions and products liability.

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Rubinich appointed Vice-Chair of 2017-2018 ABA TIPS Workers’ Comp & Employers’ Liab. Law Committee

Philadelphia Partner Zachary M. Rubinich was appointed the 2017-2018 Vice Chair to the American Bar Association Workers’ Compensation and Employer’s Liability Law General Committee. This will be the third term in this position for Mr. Rubinich.

In Memoriam: David N. Zane

It is with deep sadness that Rawle & Henderson LLP announces the passing of David N. Zane. David passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was 54 years old. He was a partner in our New York City office.

Rawle & Henderson raises over $7,000 for 2017 Komen Race for the Cure

Rawle & Henderson LLP participated in the 2017 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure in May and raised over $7,000 to help find a cure for breast cancer.

Anthony A. Skalski joins R&H, focuses on CMV defense, commercial transactions, product liability

Anthony A. Skalski has joined the Philadelphia and New Jersey offices of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his law practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicle companies and their insurers, commercial transactions and product liability.

The Legal Intelligencer, June 26, 2017: Providing a Voice for the Child in Court

While a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in an individual’s area of practice is always exciting, for child welfare attorneys, the momentous nature is heightened because decisions are infrequent. Child welfare attorneys are attorneys who, in Philadelphia and across the commonwealth, represent county children and youth agencies (e.g., Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services), parents, or children in Juvenile Act hearings, known as dependency proceedings, see 42 Pa.C.S.A. Section 6301 et seq., and in termination of parental rights (TPR) cases under the Adoption Act. (See 23 Pa.C.S.A. Section 2313(a).)

Workers’ Comp News Alert: PA Supreme Court Issues Landmark Opinion in Protz v. WCAB

On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a landmark Opinion in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School District) declaring that the Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) provision in Section 306(a.2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act was unconstitutional in its entirety.

Supreme Ct Further Limits Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction in Bristol-Myers Squibb v CA Superior Ct

The United States Supreme Court handed down its latest opinion yesterday reigning in the improper exercise of personal jurisdiction over out-of-state corporations in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, San Francisco County, et al. This opinion makes it abundantly clear that the exercise of personal jurisdiction is limited and must comport with a narrow determination of due process.

Five R&H attorneys selected as Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that David R. Chludzinski, Kimberly A. House, Caroline S. Vahey, Jeffrey L. Oster and Christina A. Gonzales have been selected as 2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Super Lawyers and Law & Politics Magazine. Rising Stars are the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years old and younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

PA Law Weekly, June 6, 2017: William Polaski joins Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

William “Will” Polaski joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson as a partner. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of products liability, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and environmental, mass and toxic torts.

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Supreme Ct. Affirms Limitations on Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction, Due Process in BNSF v. Tyrrell

In the recent decision in BNSF Railway Co. v. Tyrrell, the United States Supreme Court further confirmed that states lack the power to hail foreign corporations, even those conducting substantial business within a state, to court as defendants for allegations unrelated to that corporation’s activities in the forum state. Affirming and expanding on its landmark holding in Daimler, the Court reversed the exercise of general jurisdiction by Montana over a foreign corporation railroad.

Rachel L. McElroy joins Pittsburgh office, focuses practice on environmental torts

Rachel L. McElroy has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her practice on environmental, mass and toxic torts and employment relations.

Diana Kane joins NYC office, focuses practice on medical professional liability

Diana Kane has joined the New York City office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She focuses her law practice in the area of medical professional liability.

Workers’ comp attorneys participate in roundtable for claims professionals May 22 in New Jersey

Claudio J. DiPaolo, Mary Bergmann and Jennifer F. Schwartz participated in a roundtable discussion with claims professionals and risk managers on May 22, 2017, in Rutherford, New Jersey. Their presentation focused on the implementation of employee incentive programs to increase workplace safety, identifying red flags for workers' compensation fraud, and the use of general release agreements when settling workers' compensation cases.

Pittsburgh partner Eric Falk’s photos featured at Artists’ Gallery on May 19 and 20

Eric K. Falk, a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, had his photography included in an exhibit at the Artists’ Gallery, 31 North Balph Avenue, in the Bellevue section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The exhibit, titled “It’s All About Pittsburgh,” featured Falk and several other Pittsburgh photographers and was held May 19 and 20 from 6 to 8 p.m.

R&H’s 2017 Komen Philadelphia team looks forward to May 14 Race for the Cure!

Rawle & Henderson LLP looks forward to participating in the 2017 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 14. The firm’s team will also participate in Komen’s 2017 race category “Law Firms for the Fight,” which Rawle & Henderson LLP won in the 2016 Komen Race for the Cure.

William Polaski joins Rawle & Henderson’s Pittsburgh office as a partner

William T. “Will” Polaski has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as a partner. He concentrates his law practice in the areas of product liability, commercial litigation, insurance coverage, and environmental, mass and toxic torts.

The Legal Intelligencer, May 1, 2017: John Donovan honored by Support Center for Child Advocates

John T. Donovan was honored as a distinguished advocate for the Support Center for Child Advocates on April 19 at the Support Center’s annual benefit reception and auction. The event was held at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

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The Legal Intelligencer, April 28, 2017: R&H launches 2017 Komen Race for the Cure Campaign

Rawle & Henderson kicked off its 10th year of support for Susan G. Komen Philadelphia with a fundraising campaign for the 2017 Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure. The firm sponsored a “Pretty in Pig” campaign from April 10 through April 14.

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David Rosenbaum serves as Co-Chair and Co-Emcee at Product Liability Advisory Council Conference

David Ira Rosenbaum, a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, served as the co-chair and co-emcee at the Spring 2017 Conference of the Product Liability Advisory Council with Kelli J. Stallard, a partner with the Australian law firm of DibbsBarker from April 19-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Legal Intelligencer, April 19, 2017: Paul J. Smyth joins Rawle & Henderson as Of Counsel

Paul J. Smyth joined Rawle & Henderson as of counsel to the firm. He works in the firm’s New Jersey and Philadelphia offices.

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The Legal Intelligencer, April 18, 2017: Christina A. Gonzales joins Philadelphia office of R&H

Christina A. Gonzales joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. She concentrates her law practice on environmental, toxic and mass tort litigation matters.

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Paul J. Smyth joins R&H, focuses on environmental torts, professional liability, construction

Paul J. Smyth has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the firm. He works in our New Jersey and Philadelphia offices. Paul concentrates his practice in the areas of environmental, toxic and mass torts, professional liability and construction.

Zach Rubinich selected as member of ABA TIPS Diversity Committee for 2017-2018

Zachary M. Rubinich was recently selected as a member of the ABA TIPS Diversity Committee for 2017-2018. He is currently Vice-Chair for the ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for 2016-2017.

Erica Wicas selected as Social Media/Technology Vice-Chair of ABA TIPS Workers’ Comp Committee

Erica M. Wicas was selected as Social Media/Technology Vice-Chair of the ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee in February 2017. Erica is an attorney in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Workers’ Compensation section.

Rawle & Henderson kicks off 2017 Philadelphia Komen Race for Cure fundraising April 10–14

Rawle & Henderson LLP kicked off its 10th year of support for Komen Philadelphia with a fundraising campaign for the 2017 Philadelphia Komen Race for the Cure. The firm sponsored a “Pretty in Pig” campaign from April 10 through April 14.

John McMeekin speaks at 2017 ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference April 6-8

John C. McMeekin II spoke at the 26th Annual Spring ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference April 6-8, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference focused on “Hot Topics in Toxic Torts and Environmental Law.”

Christina A. Gonzales joins Philadelphia office in Environmental Torts Section

Christina A. Gonzales has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her law practice on environmental, toxic and mass tort litigation matters.

In Memoriam: Victor F. Panieczko

It is with deep sadness that Rawle & Henderson LLP announces the passing of our paralegal Victor F. Panieczko. Victor passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Iwona (nee Saraczewska); his children, Jessica (Matt Rodini) and Michael; his sisters, Janina Pisarczyk, Lucja Lipniarski; and many nieces and nephews.

The Legal Intelligencer, March 17, 2016: Inder Deep Paul joins CMV Section in Harrisburg office

Inder Deep Paul joined Rawle & Henderson’s Harrisburg office as an associate. He concentrates his law practice in the area of commercial motor vehicle defense.

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Inder Deep Paul joins Harrisburg office, focuses practice on commercial motor vehicle defense

Inder Deep Paul has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP's Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, office as an a associate. He concentrates his law practice in the area of commercial motor vehicle defense.

The Legal Intelligencer, March 7, 2017: Rachel Rosenfeld joins Rawle & Henderson’s Phila. office

Rachel M. Rosenfeld joined Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office as an associate. She focuses her law practice in the areas of casualty and premises liability, insurance coverage, products liability, commercial litigation and commercial motor vehicle defense.

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Rachel Rosenfeld joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Rachel M. Rosenfeld has joined Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Philadelphia office as an associate. She focuses her law practice in the areas of casualty and premises liability, insurance coverage, product liability, commercial litigation and commercial motor vehicle defense.

Rawle & Henderson LLP sponsors Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund annual fundraising event

Rawle & Henderson LLPsponsored the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund in conjunction with its “Taste 2017” annual fundraising event.

The Legal Intelligencer, Feb. 16, 2017: Michael Zabel joins Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office

Michael P. Zabel joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. He concentrates his practice in the areas of catastrophic loss, casualty and premises liability, products liability and commercial motor vehicle defense.

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Michael P. Zabel joins Catastrophic Loss Group in Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Michael P. Zabel has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his practice in the areas of catastrophic loss, casualty & premises liability, product liability and commercial motor vehicle defense.

John McMeekin elected Section Secretary of ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that John C. McMeekin II, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, was elected to fill the Officer position of Section Secretary of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.

Patrice O’Brien participates in review of breast cancer research applications for Dept. of Defense

Patrice S. O’Brien recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense. Patrice was nominated for participation in the program by Susan G. Komen Philadelphia.

John Donovan honored April 19 for work with Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates

John T. Donovan was honored as a Distinguished Advocate for the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates on April 19, 2017, at the Support Center’s Annual Benefit Reception & Auction. The event was held at the Crystal Tea Room in the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

Suzanne Curran Murphy and Lisa L. Prince named Of Counsel to the Firm

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that Suzanne Curran Murphy and Lisa L. Prince have been named Of Counsel to the Firm in the Philadelphia office, effective January 1, 2017.

Nigel Greene speaks at 2017 ABA Transportation Megaconference in New Orleans

Nigel A. Greene spoke at the 2017 American Bar Association Transportation Megaconference XIII on March 9, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Phila. Business Journal ranks R&H in top 25 Philadelphia area law firms in 2017 Book of Lists

The Philadelphia Business Journal has ranked Rawle & Henderson LLP in the top 25 Philadelphia law firms in 2016. The firm placed 26th among the top 100 firms named by the Business Journal. The results, published in the Philadelphia Business Journal's 2017 Book of Lists, were based on number of area attorneys.

In Memoriam: Nicholas C. Campellone

It is with deep sadness that Rawle & Henderson LLP announces the passing of our associate attorney Nicholas C. Campellone. Mr. Campellone passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was 30.

The Legal Intelligencer, Jan. 4, 2017: Kathlyn Gorman joins Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office

Kathlyn C. Gorman joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as of counsel to the firm. Gorman concentrates her law practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, insurance coverage, commercial motor vehicle matters and employment relations.

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Brett Wolfson participates in Support Center for Child Advocates’ 2016 Toy Drive

Brett A. Wolfson participated in the Philadelphia Support Center for Child Advocates’ 2016 Toy Drive on December 17, 2016. He was a volunteer driver and helped deliver toys and gifts to local children. This year’s campaign delivered toys and gifts to more than 1,500 children in more than 600 households and institutions.

Rawle & Henderson participates in 2016 Salvation Army Toy Drive to benefit underprivileged children

Rawle & Henderson LLP participated in the Salvation Army’s 2015 Toy Drive to benefit underprivileged children across Greater Philadelphia.

The Legal Intelligencer, Dec. 19, 2016: Is Consolidation of Asbestos Trials Ending in Philadelphia?

Defense attorneys have long said the practice of consolidating asbestos trials in Philadelphia gives the plaintiffs' bar an unfair advantage, but some are now looking to a recent state Supreme Court decision as an indication that the consolidation of asbestos trials might be on its way out.

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Kathlyn C. Gorman joins Philadelphia office, focuses on workers’ compensation litigation

Kathlyn C. Gorman has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as Of Counsel to the firm. Kate concentrates her law practice in the areas of workers’ compensation, insurance coverage, commercial motor vehicle matters and employment relations.

Delia Clark and Zachary Rubinich present Lorman workers’ compensation webinar on November 30

Delia A. Clark and Zachary M. Rubinich presented a webinar for Lorman Education Services titled “Workers’ Compensation and Psychological Injuries: The Law and Strategies for Defense” on November 30, 2016.

Tara Gill Nalencz and Erin Lamb participate in PBI Seminar on December 13

Tara Gill Nalencz and Erin E. Lamb participated in a Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) CLE Seminar titled “Trial Lessons Learned in Fairy Tales: Skills to Persuade the Jury” on December 13, 2016. The seminar was held at the PBI CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building, 100 E. Penn Square, 10 Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia, PA 19107.

Michael E. Zarate joins Harrisburg office, focuses on CMV defense, insurance, commercial litigation

Michael E. Zarate has joined the Harrisburg office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He concentrates his law practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicle companies and their insurers, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation.

The Legal Intelligencer, Nov. 15, 2016: Margaret Costello joins R&H’s Philadelphia office

Margaret S. Costello joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. She concentrates her practice on casualty and premises liability matters.

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Rawle & Henderson co-sponsors Widener Law Veterans Day 2016 Ceremony in Harrisburg

Rawle & Henderson LLP is one of six law firms that co-sponsored the Widener University Commonwealth Law School’s Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2016, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Superior Court affirms trial court’s entry of summary judgment

On November 10, 2016, the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of a fitness center for personal injuries sustained by a member when he slipped and fell in the locker room at the fitness center by upholding the validity and enforceability of an exculpatory clause in the membership agreement signed by the member when he joined the fitness center.

Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Nov. 8, 2016: John J. Heurich, Jr., joins R&H’s Pittsburgh office

John J. Heurich, Jr., joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson as an associate. He focuses his law practice in the areas of insurance coverage, medical professional liability, construction, casualty and premises liability, product liability, and environmental torts.

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Margaret Costello joins Philadelphia office, focuses her practice on casualty & premises liability

Margaret S. Costello has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. She concentrates her practice on casualty & premises liability matters.

John J. Heurich, Jr., joins Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

John J. Heurich, Jr., has joined the Pittsburgh office of Rawle & Henderson LLP as an associate. He focuses his law practice in the areas of insurance coverage, medical professional liability, construction, casualty and premises liability, product liability, and environmental torts.

Zach Rubinich presents Lorman workers’ compensation webinar Dec. 14 on Work-Related Stress Claims

Zachary M. Rubinich presented a Lorman Education Services workers' compensation webinar on December 14, 2016, on "Work-Related Stress Claims: Overview, the Law and Strategies for Defense."

TIDA Fall 2016 Newsletter: “He Said/She Said”: How to Prove Your Client Case with EDR

“He Said/She Said”: How to Prove Your Client Case with EDR. Check the Event Data Recorder – You Might Be Surprised by What You Find. By Gary Stewart, Partner, Rawle & Henderson LLP; Jolee Bovender, Attorney, Rawle & Henderson LLP. In trucking litigation, we frequently hear and use the terms “ECM,” “download,” and “black box” when referring to the electronic control module data available for download from a tractor involved in a collision.

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The Legal Intelligencer, Sept. 28, 2016: Melissa K. Kaufman joins R&H’s Philadelphia office

Melissa K. Kaufman joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson. Kaufman joins Rawle & Henderson with 10 years of legal experience, handling all stages of litigation from inception through completion, including appearances at depositions, arbitrations, settlements and pretrial conferences, expert depositions and trials to verdicts.

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PA Supreme Court Refuses to Reinstate Defamation Case

On September 27, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied the Petition for Allowance of Appeal in which Plaintiffs, Jarmen and Raki Nelson, sought review of the Pennsylvania Superior Court’s February 5, 2016 Memorandum Opinion affirming the entry of summary judgment in favor of L.A. Fitness International, LLC (now known as Fitness International, LLC) in plaintiffs’ defamation case against it.

James Modzelewski selected as a 2016 New York Super Lawyer

James Modzelewski, a partner in the Long Island office of Rawle & Henderson LLP, has been selected as a 2016 New York Super Lawyer.

Robert A. Fitch selected as a 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyer

Robert A. Fitch has been named a 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyer by the publishers of Law & Politics.

Defense Verdict in Four-Week Asbestos Trial in Missouri

Julie Nord Friedman, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office, obtained a recent defense verdict following a four-week trial in St. Louis before the Honorable Stephen R. Ohmer.

HarrisMartin Asbestos Publication: Defense Verdict for 3 Defendants in Take-Home Asbestos Trial

ST. LOUIS –– A Missouri jury has reached a defense verdict for Volkswagen Group of America, Ford Motor Co., and Honeywell, rejecting a plaintiff’s take-home asbestos exposure claims, sources told HarrisMartin.

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The Legal Intelligencer, Sept. 15, 2016: Paralegal Association Benefits, by R&H’s Victor Panieczko

Membership Benefits Create Value for Professional Paralegal Association Members. By Victor F. Panieczko. Twenty-five years ago marked the beginning of my legal career, at a time when the world was a very different place.

Melissa Kaufman joins Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP

Melissa K. Kaufman has joined the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She focuses her law practice in the areas of casualty & premises liability, product liability and commercial motor vehicle matters.

Gary Stewart speaks at 2016 Trucking Industry Defense Association Seminar on October 13

Gary N. Stewart, a partner in our Harrisburg office, spoke at the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Annual Seminar held in Baltimore, Maryland, from October 12 to 14, 2016.

The Legal Intelligencer, Aug. 30, 2016: Nigel Greene appointed to ABA TIPS transportation committee

Nigel A. Greene, a partner in Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office, was appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association’s tort trial and insurance practice section (TIPS) commercial transportation litigation general committee for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

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Sonia Di Valerio rejoins Rawle & Henderson LLP’s CMV Section

Sonia Di Valerio has rejoined the Commercial Motor Vehicle Section of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She is Of Counsel to the firm in our Philadelphia and New Jersey offices.

Greene appointed Vice-Chair of ABA TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee

Nigel A. Greene, a partner in Rawle & Henderson LLP's Philadelphia office, has been appointed Vice-Chair of the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Commercial Transportation Litigation General Committee for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Rubinich appointed as a Vice-Chair for ABA TIPS Workers’ Comp. & Employers’ Liability Law Committee

Zachary M. Rubinich, a partner in our Philadelphia office, has been appointed as a Vice-Chair for the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee for the 2016-2017 year, effective September 2016.