James W. Layne is a Senior Associate in our Blue Bell, PA office with more than 20 years of experience representing clients in insurance defense matters involving property damage, consumer law claims and personal injuries. Mr. Layne was recognized and honored as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2012-2015.
Before joining Rawle & Henderson, LLP, Mr. Layne served as an Associate at a small insurance defense firm in Philadelphia where, he handled both compulsory and non-judicial arbitrations and jury cases from intake and pleadings through their conclusion. Mr. Layne also spent substantial time as an Associate at a large insurance defense firm in Philadelphia, where he worked in the firm’s Casualty Department and represented clients in property damage, aviation and consumer law matters and participated in the defense of several cases that were dismissed by dispositive motions.
Mr. Layne is an accomplished writer who has published a number of professional law articles, which include an article titled, “Careful Drafting: The Difference Between Success and Failure in Contractual Indemnification Claims,” which was published in 2006 in the Defense Digest. He was also recognized for his excellent work while serving as a research assistant for the 2004 Supplement to Pennsylvania Consumer Law.
Mr. Layne graduated cum laude from the Widener University School of Law. He received the Harvey Alan Chernoff Memorial Scholarship for Academic Performance in Constitutional Law as well as the Certificate of Achievement in Legal Methods for his outstanding legal research and writing performance. He is also a graduate of Lynchburg College where he received the highest honors in history and was awarded the Mary Scudder Award for the most outstanding senior thesis.
Widener University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2004)
Lynchburg College (B.A., History, summa cum laude, 2001)