01: Attorneys

Claudio J. DiPaolo


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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department


Claudio J. DiPaolo has practiced insurance defense litigation for over 25 years. He handles employment, commercial motor vehicle, products liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, errors & omissions, and medical malpractice matters.

Mr. DiPaolo has been the Chair of Rawle & Henderson’s Workers’ Compensation Section since 2008.  He defends litigated workers’ compensation cases on behalf of self-insured corporations, insurance carriers, small businesses, third-party administrators, and various governmental entities.

Mr. DiPaolo routinely provides presentations to clients throughout the country on various workers’ compensation topics including the interplay between workers’ compensation and ADA, FMLA, Title VII, and SSDI/SSI as well as recovering workers’ compensation costs through subrogation, errors & omissions, special fund reimbursements, and various other statutory credits.  He routinely counsels clients on compliance with federal, state, and local laws involving a myriad of employment and general liability matters.

Mr. DiPaolo’s clients include large multinational companies, Fortune 500 corporations, global insurers, governmental agencies, state funds, hospital systems, physician groups, nursing homes, small businesses, trucking companies and the Nation’s largest correctional healthcare provider, camera manufacturer, pet store retailer, restaurant chain, internet retailer, and airline.

Mr. DiPaolo majored in Political Science and Accounting at Duquesne University.  He earned his J.D. degree from Delaware Law School.  He also studied Art History in Rome, Italy and received an Italian Language degree from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. DiPaolo’s legal career began with an appointment to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, where he drafted hundreds of administrative law decisions involving workers’ compensation matters, and assisted in the editing of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation: Law and Practice. Prior to joining Rawle & Henderson, he was Of Counsel with a global firm specializing in employment law.

Mr. DiPaolo is admitted to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the State of New York Supreme Court.  Mr. DiPaolo was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer each year from 2015 through 2023 by Thomson Reuters. Only the top 5% of the lawyers in Pennsylvania are chosen annually for this honor.


Delaware Law School   Wilmington, DE    (J.D. 1993)
Duquesne University     Pittsburgh, PA (B.A. 1989)
Istituto Dante Alighieri   Rome, Italy    Art History and Italian Language (Italian Ministry of Education Language Diploma, 1988)

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Pennsylvania Defense Institute
National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association
Italian American Lawyers Association

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