01: Welcome
  • ESTABLISHED IN 1783

    As the oldest law firm in the United States, we have thrived for centuries because our highly qualified attorneys constantly adapt to the changing legal environment and provide top-notch legal services expected from a law firm with such a long and rich history.

  • In “The room where it happened” since 1783*

    Alexander Hamilton, who was an accomplished attorney,  hired our Firm’s founder, William Rawle to represent him when he needed a lawyer. Since that time, countless clients follow in Hamilton’s footsteps when they place their trust and confidence in our firm  whenever they “enter the room where it will happen.” They do so because they know that Rawle does not just have a long and prestigious history, but we can be counted on to provide legal services consistent with our proud legacy.

  • COVID-19 Statement

    The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging all aspects of our community and economy.  As the oldest firm in continuous practice in the United States, we are committed to meeting those challenges and serving the interests of our clients.  We are also highly committed to promoting the health, safety and welfare of our employees, staff and communities.  For Firm offices that were required to temporarily close, our attorneys and paralegals continue to work remotely. Our Firm will continue to serve your legal needs with the same high quality legal services that you have come to expect of us regardless of the challenges. We thank you for your continued trust and encourage you to contact your legal team at the Firm with any questions. 

O2: Firm Highlights

Rawle & Henderson’s London Practice Group Secures Summary Judgment for Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London

Blue Bell, PA (July 10, 2024) – Rawle & Henderson’s London Practice Group  obtains Summary Judgment on behalf of Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s, London in a transportation insurance coverage matter pending in the Superior Court of New Jersey for Essex County. The matter involved a claim that perishable cargo had spo…

New York City Attorneys John Evans and Michael Moretti Win a Defense Verdict for Physician Clients in Medical Malpractice Case

New York, NY (June 10, 2024) – New York City attorneys John T. Evans and Michael L. Moretti III obtained a defense verdict for their physician clients in a jury trial in New York Supreme Court, County of New York on June 3rd. The plaintiff alleged that Rawle’s clients, an obstetrician-gynecologist and a general surgeon, …

Partner Craig D. Baron Obtains Summary Judgment for Client in Westchester Supreme Court

New York, NY (May 21, 2024) – New York City partner Craig Baron obtained summary judgment from the New York Supreme Court of Westchester County in a personal injury case involving a trip-and-fall on a Tarrytown, N.Y. sidewalk that a real estate developer client constructed ten years earlier. The Plaintiff claimed that th…

Blue Bell Partners Russell Massey and Adam Lazarow Get a Complete Defense Verdict for a Large Trucking Client

Blue Bell, PA (April 26, 2024) – Rawle & Henderson’s London Practice Group is pleased to announce that at the conclusion of a 3-week trial in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Partners Russ Massey and Adam Lazarow  obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a motor carrier and its owner-driver. The case inv…

Philadelphia Partner Catherine Walto Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissal of Defamation Case for Clients in a Family Feud

Philadelphia, PA (April 4, 2024) – Partner Catherine Walto, with the assistance of associate Jennifer Lawson, obtained summary judgment on all claims for her clients in a defamation case in the Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County.  The case involved a disagreement between three brothers and their wives, with pl…

New York Partner Maryanne Kolenovsky Obtains a Defense Verdict in Nassau County Medical Malpractice Case

Mineola, NY (March 29, 2024) – On March 22, 2024, Rawle & Henderson New York Partner Maryanne Kolenovsky obtained a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case filed against a breast surgeon in the Supreme Court of New York for Nassau County. The plaintiff, who underwent a double mastectomy, filed suit because she …

Rawle & Henderson LLP Attorneys Charles Fitzpatrick and Patrice O’Brien Obtain a Summary Judgment in a Medical Malpractice Case in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA (March 18, 2024) – Today Rawle & Henderson attorneys Charles Fitzpatrick and Patrice O’Brien obtained summary judgment in a medical malpractice case on behalf of their client, a Philadelphia physician. Despite having to pick a jury, they were successful in obtaining favorable rulings on motions in li…

Rawle & Henderson Partner John C. McMeekin II Sworn in to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates

Philadelphia, PA (February 5, 2024) – Rawle & Henderson partner John C. McMeekin II was sworn in as a member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) House of Delegates on Monday, February 5.  He is a delegate of the Tort Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and a member of the Pennsylvania state delegation. The 2024 mid…

Rawle & Henderson Promotes Two Pennsylvania Attorneys to Partner

Philadelphia PA (February 1, 2024) – Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that Philadelphia attorneys Anisha S. Abraham and Jennifer L. Seme have been promoted to partner. “As the oldest law firm in the United States, we are proud to carry on the tradition and legacy of legal excellence,” said Executive Commi…

Workers’ Compensation Judge Grants Petition to Terminate Benefits For Zachary M. Rubinich’s Client

Philadelphia PA (January 15, 2024) – Partner Zachary M. Rubinich obtained a favorable decision from a workers’ compensation judge (WCJ) granting a Petition to Terminate compensation benefits on January 10, 2024. Mr. Rubinich successfully persuaded the WCJ to accept the testimony of Defendant’s medical expert, a Board Cer…

Rawle & Henderson Attorneys Continue ABA Leadership at the TIPS Fall Meeting

Philadelphia PA (October 5, 2023) – Rawle & Henderson attorneys are attending the upcoming American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Fall Meeting October 12-14. The ABA is the largest volunteer association of lawyers in the world. John C. McMeekin will serve as the Co-Chair of th…

John C. McMeekin Presents “Going Off the Rails” at the Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues’ Annual Conference September 29 at the Union League Club of Chicago

Philadelphia PA (September 13, 2023) – John McMeekin II, partner with Rawle & Henderson LLP, will speak on the litigation and regulatory risks of transporting hazardous materials by railway at the Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues’ (FETTI) annual conference in Chicago on September 29. Entitled Going off…

Rawle & Henderson Executive Committee Chairman John C. McMeekin, II Joins Board of Public Health Management Corporation

Philadelphia PA (June 26, 2023) – Rawle & Henderson LLP Executive Committee Chairman John C. McMeekin, II, has been invited to join the board of directors of the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation. Mr. McMeekin has always va…

Robert Fitch Obtains Defense Verdict in a Plastic Surgery Medical Malpractice Action in Richmond County New York Supreme Court

New York NY (June 13, 2023) – Partner Robert A. Fitch obtained a defense verdict for a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the Supreme Court of New York, Richmond County on June 9, 2023. The case sounded in medical malpractice and concerned the alleged failure to properly perform a Cesarean scar revision and limited ab…

Rawle Partner Maryanne Kolenovsky Wins Another New York Dental Malpractice Case

For the second time in just 30 days, Rawle & Henderson Partner Maryanne Kolenovsky successfully obtained a defense verdict in a dental malpractice case. Her latest victory occurred on May 4th, in the New York State Supreme Court for Orange County. The jury returned a defense verdict in favor of her dentist client and…

Private: Rawle Partner Nigel Greene Obtains Defense Judgment in Wrongful Death Case

On Monday, May 15, Rawle & Henderson Partner Nigel Greene obtained a defense judgment in favor of our client, a municipal water authority, in a wrongful death case. The case arose from a motorcycle crash that resulted in the death of a 19-year old young woman who was the passenger on the motorcycle.   Plaintiff …

Rawle Partner Anthony D. Luis Obtains Defense Verdict in Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage Case

  Anthony D. Luis obtained a defense verdict in a motor vehicle insurance coverage case where the Orange County Supreme Court held a framed issue hearing to determine whether an insurer was liable for the intentional criminal acts of its insured. The Court initially stayed arbitration between the injured party and h…

Rawle & Henderson Announces the Promotion of Six New Firm Partners

Rawle & Henderson, LLP is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been promoted to Partners of the Firm: Matthew Chapman, Susan Dean, Joelle Florax, Iolanda D’Ambrosi-Francavilla, Patrice O’Brien and David Samlin. This …

Rawle & Henderson, LLP, Partner William S. Spiegel Obtains Defense Verdict in Professional Liability Case

William S. Spiegel obtained a unanimous defense verdict in a professional liability case where the New York Supreme Court made the rare decision to allow a jury to consider…

Rawle & Henderson announces significant expansion of New York offices with the addition of seven medical malpractice defense and family law attorneys

Rawle & Henderson, LLP, is pleased to announce a significant expansion of its New York Offices with the additions of Attorneys Linda DeCorato, Tania Pinnock, John T. Evans, …

Rawle & Henderson is pleased to announce that Cottrell Law Group has joined the firm and the opening of offices in Hackensack, New Jersey

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that The Cottrell Law Group has joined the firm. The Cottrell Law Group was founded by Floyd G. Cottrell, Esq., in 2003 after he…
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