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 announces significant expansion of New York offices with the addition of eight 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 LLP Partner, Scott Griffith presents at the 28th Annual National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI)

Scott Griffith gave a presentation on “The Changing Landscape of Traditional Statutes of Limitation and The Impact on Claims Investigation” at the 28th Annual National Forum fo…

Rawle & Henderson LLP Partner, Julie Friedman participates in panel discussion on Voir Dire at the 28th Annual National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI)

Julie Friedman participated in a panel discussion on Voir Dire – The Art of Jury Deselection  at the 28th Annual National Forum for Environmental & Toxic Tort Issues (FETTI)…

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…

John McMeekin Gave the Opening Remarks & Participated in the Panel Discussion on Nuisance Claims at the ABA Toxic Torts & Environmental Law Conference

John McMeekin participated in a panel discussion on “Nuisance Claims: Shield for Neighbors or Sword for Social Justice” at the American Bar Association’s Toxic Torts & Envir…

Pennsylvania Superior Court Affirms Summary Judgment Secured by Rawle Attorneys John C. McMeekin II and David Samlin Upholding the Validity and Enforceability of A Release and Waiver in a Gym Contract

On February 18, 2022, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a published opinion affirming the summary judgment in Milshteyn v. Fitness International, et al., No. 452 EDA 2021 (…

Wright & O’Donnell, P.C. and Rawle & Henderson LLP are excited to announce that they have joined forces.

Law Wright & Sheila O’Donnell established Wright & O’Donnell in 1995, and have been representing clients in a wide range of matters over the past 26+ years.  Its clients…

Rawle & Henderson Acquires Practice Group Specializing in Professional Liability and Complex Civil Litigation.

Rawle and Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that Elaine Ross has joined the Firm to continue her Professional Liability and Complex Litigation Practice along with Traci Hovis.  With nearly thirty years of jury trial experience in professional l…

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.

John C. McMeekin II elected to the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

We are pleased to announce that John C. McMeekin II, a member of Rawle & Henderson LLP’s Executive Committee was unanimously elected to the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on June 21, 2021. The Board, referred to a…

SULC hosts monthly networking webinar series with partner, Rawle and Henderson

Recently, the Southern University Law Center hosted a virtual lunch and learn session with Rawle business lawyer and General Counsel David I. Rosenbaum and Verily Life Sciences General Counsel Cynthia Patton. The title of the session was “Insights into Being a Business Lawyer – Ask the Professionals,” and it was moderated by John C. McMeekin, II, partner at the Law Firm of Rawle and Henderson

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