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

Fitch Obtains Defense Verdict in First Post-COVID Trial in NY Supreme Court for West Chester County

Rawle and Henderson is pleased to announce that Robert Fitch, a partner in our Wall Street office, successfully obtained a defense verdict on October 29, 2020 in the first case to be tried in the New York Supreme Court for West Chester County after the COVID-19 shutdown.

Rawle partners with SULC

Rawle and Henderson LLP and Southern University Law Center have formed a ground breaking partnership to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession by sponsoring a monthly speakers series and establishing a mentor program for law students at SULC, whose mission is to provide a high quality legal education  to underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups.

McMeekin elected chair of ABA Tips

John C. McMeekin II, a member of Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Executive Committee, was elected Chair Elect of the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California, on August 12, 2019. 

Spiegel appointed on Advisory Commission of Childhood Vaccines

William S. Spiegel has been appointed by Alex Azar, II, Secretary of Health & Human Services, to serve as a member of the United States’  Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) of the Health Resources and Services Administration for 2020 – 2023.

Kellner serves as Program Co-chair for 16th Annual Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Symposium

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