Rawle & Henderson Attorneys in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia Named 2023 Super Lawyers

Published on June 30, 2023

Philadelphia PA (June 30, 2023) – Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that five  attorneys in its Pennsylvania, New Jersey and West Virginia offices have been designated as Super Lawyers.

Since 1991 Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys in the nation across a variety of practice areas and firm sizes. Using a patented process of independent research and peer input, each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. The lawyers selected include those with many years of experience, as well as the Rising Stars of the profession, who are under the age of 40. Only 5% of attorneys are selected to Super Lawyers, and only 2.5% are selected to Rising Stars.

In Pennsylvania, Partners Carl D. Buchholz III, Claudio J. DiPaolo and John J. Snyder were selected as Super Lawyers. Partner Floyd G. Cottrell was named a Super Lawyer in New Jersey.  And in West Virginia, Partner Matthew G. Chapman was selected as a Rising Star. 

Carl D. Buchholz, III is an active trial and appellate attorney in both state and federal courts, and leads the firm’s Appellate practice group. He is also co-chair of the Rawle & Henderson’s Maritime Department, practicing maritime law since 1970. He has defended ship owners and terminal operators in a variety of matters. Mr. Buchholz has been designated a Super Lawyer annually since 2004. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.  For additional information, visit https://rawle.com/attorneys/carl-d-buchholz-iii/ 

Claudio J. DiPaolo has been the chair of Rawle & Henderson’s Workers’ Compensation practice group since 2008.  He has practiced insurance defense litigation for more than 25 years, defending Workers’ Compensation matters on behalf of self-insured corporations, insurance carriers, small businesses, third-party administrators, and various governmental entities.  In addition, Mr. DiPaolo counsels clients about compliance with federal, state, and local laws involving a myriad of employment and general liability matters. He is admitted to practice in New York and Pennsylvania. Mr. DiPaolo has been designated a Super Lawyer every year since 2004.  For additional information, visit https://rawle.com/attorneys/claudio-j-dipaolo/ 

John J. Snyder is an experienced litigator, focusing his trial practice on the defense of catastrophic losses with high exposure, (demands commonly in the $30 million – $100 million range), with an emphasis on construction, industrial, pharmaceutical, product liability, fire & explosion, and medical malpractice matters. He is chair of the firm’s Catastrophic Loss practice group, and chair of the firm’s Medical Professional Liability practice group. Mr. Snyder is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has been designated a Super Lawyer every year since 2004.  For additional information, visit https://rawle.com/attorneys/john-j-snyder/ 

Floyd G. Cottrell focuses his practice on commercial motor vehicle, construction, and premises liability matters, representing individuals, business clients and insurance carriers. He is certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Cottrell is on the faculty of the CLM Claims College, School of Transportation. He is also a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA), and is currently on the board of directors of the National Retail & Restaurant Defense Association (NRRDA).  Mr. Cottrell is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. He has been designated a Super Lawyer in 2008, 2010, 2011 and every year since 2015.  For additional information, visit https://rawle.com/attorneys/floyd-cottrell/

Matthew G. Chapman is a Super Lawyer Rising Star. He is a partner in the firm’s Wheeling WV office, and focuses his practice on environmental, mass and toxic torts, product liability, construction, insurance coverage, and employment relations. Mr. Chapman is admitted to practice in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Always interested in civic affairs, in 2018 he was appointed by the Governor of West Virginia to fill an unexpired term on the WV State Elections Commission. He was reappointed 2020. In that same year the WV Secretary of State nominated him to a four-year term as chairman of the Elections Commission, and was duly elected to the position by the Commission.  From 2019 to the present, Mr. Chapman was asked to represent Ohio County on the Route2/Interstate 68 Authority board of directors. For additional information, visit https://rawle.com/attorneys/matthew-g-chapman/

Contact: Maria Forrest
Rawle & Henderson LLP
P: 215.575.4240
E: mforrest@rawle.com

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