Charles A. Fitzpatrick III serves his clients from Rawle & Henderson’s Philadelphia office. He is a litigator, defending civil cases of medical malpractice, nursing home liability, failure-to-warn pharmaceutical product liability, and catastrophic injury.
Charles is a native Philadelphian and a 1965 graduate of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. After graduating St. Joseph’s University in 1969; he served in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1972, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Charles served with the Riverine Forces in Vietnam from 1970 through 1971, and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, and the Combat Action Ribbon.
Upon graduation from law school, Charles served as law clerk to The Honorable Edmund S. Pawelec in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County from 1976-1978. He has been in private practice since 1980 and has tried over 135 cases to verdict.
Charles lectures extensively to attorneys and physicians concerning the law of medical malpractice.
Charles has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for 2024. This is the 39th consecutive year he has received the AV Preeminent rating, which is the highest peer review award possible for legal ability and professional conduct, and is based on the confidential evaluations of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Charles was listed in the 2013 edition of Top Attorneys in Pennsylvania and the 2012 edition of Philadelphia’s Top Rated Lawyers. He has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters every year from 2004 through 2023.
University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Philadelphia PA (J.D. 1976)
St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia PA (B.A. 1969)
Pennsylvania Bar Association
The Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
American Bar Association
The American Board of Trial Advocates