RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP is a Mid-Atlantic regional law firm of over 120 attorneys engaged in a civil litigation and trial practice on the defense side. RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP is devoted to meeting the needs of the new millennium, continuing an unbroken tradition of service over three centuries.

Founded as the Rawle Law Offices in 1783, we have been recognized by the ABA Journal as the oldest law firm in continuous practice in the United States. Read more about RAWLE & HENDERSON's history  here.

We serve clients from our law offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, New Jersey, New York City, Long Island, Delaware, and West Virginia.

RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP represents manufacturers of industrial, commercial and consumer products; we represent drug, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers; we represent life, health and disability insurers; we represent owners and architects, prime contractors, general contractors, sub-contractors and construction managers; we represent nationally known retail chains; we represent bus and trucking companies; we defend insurers in coverage actions and prosecute declaratory judgment actions on their behalf; we defend municipalities, hospitals and public authorities; we represent and defend attorneys, accountants, architects and other professionals; we defend shipowners here and abroad; we represent nearly every industry, service and profession. Our cases range from relatively small matters handled by a single attorney to complex litigation, requiring the resources that only a major firm can provide.

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RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP has a reputation for tenacity, both in our preparation and in the courtroom. Our fact finding is targeted and complete. We are willing and able to try cases, and we don’t back down. This aggressive attitude promotes the best results, and is a hallmark of our practice.

RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP has assembled one of the best teams of experienced litigation and trial attorneys in the Mid-Atlantic region. With an excellent support staff and state-of-the-art litigation support systems, we handle a demanding case load and apply resources precisely as needed - around the clock, when necessary.

For the fourth consecutive year, RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP has been selected in 2015 as a Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies by American Lawyer Media, publishers of The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, GlobeSt.com, Insight Conferences, Law.com, Law Journal Press, LegalTech, and The National Law Journal.

The Legal Intelligencer
has ranked the firm 28th among Pennsylvania's largest law firms in its 2015 Annual Report on the Legal Profession.

The Philadelphia Business Journal has regularly ranked RAWLE & HENDERSON LLP among the top 25 Philadelphia law firms. The results are published in the Philadelphia Business Journal's Annual Book of Lists.

Rawle & Henderson LLP has been ranked 28th among the top 100 firms in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 2015, according to the Pennsylvania Law Annual Report on the Legal Profession, a supplement to The Legal Intelligencer. The firm’s ranking is based on total number of attorneys in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Rawle & Henderson LLP is ranked 22nd largest, based on total number of attorneys, in the City of Philadelphia in the Annual Report.  The Report was published in January 2016.

The firm is ranked 21st in Pennsylvania by percentage of female attorneys (33.7%) and 22nd in Pennsylvania by percentage of minority attorneys (7.2%). 

In a 2016 Law360 survey, Rawle & Henderson LLP was named one of the best law firms for female attorneys in the U.S. The rankings are based on the firm’s female representation at the partner and nonpartner levels and its overall number of female attorneys. Rawle & Henderson LLP finished tied for 94th among the top 100 firms in the U.S. for women and in the top one-third of all law firms surveyed

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