April 12, 2012

Transportation Law Update, Volume 13, Number 5


Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that Diane B. Carvell has been named Of Counsel to the Firm.

Ms. Carvell resides in our Harrisburg office, and she received her law degree in 1996 from Dickinson School of Law where she was the recipient of the Golub Foundation Graduate Scholarship and the Sandor Yelon Award. In addition, she was a member of the Dickinson Journal of International Law. She graduated, magna cum laude, from Elmira College in 1993 where she was Phi Beta Kappa and the recipient of the Iris Leadership award. Diane served as a legal intern for the Honorable John P. Callanan, Schuyler County Court, Watkins Glen, NY and the Chemung County Public Defender’s Office in Elmira, NY. She is a former member of the Elmira College Alumni Board. In addition, she is an accomplished writer and frequent contributor on legal issues. She has been published in the Transportation Law Update, the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Newsletter, Bus & Motorcoach News, and other publications.

At Rawle & Henderson, Diane brings her experience and ability to the defense of transportation companies and general litigation. Ms. Carvell is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New York as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


David R. Chludzinski, an associate in our Harrisburg office, was selected as a “2012 Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Law & Politics Magazine. Rising Stars are the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years old and younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less. David concentrates his practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicles and their insurers. He earned his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University. While attending law school, he was a Comments Editor on the International Law Review and received the C.A.L.I. Award for advanced pre-trial advocacy. David earned his B.A., cum laude, from Boston College. He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.


The New Jersey Motor Truck Association republished an article by Gary N. Stewart and David R. Chludzinski from the January 2012 Transportation Law Update (Vol. 13, No. 1) titled “Pennsylvania/Connecticut: Log Violations Before Restart” in the NJMTA February 2012 Bulletin. The article addresses the issue of admissibility of documents and information pertaining to events that occur before a driver takes a 34-hour off-duty period under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. This article is viewable on our website: go to www.rawle.com and click on Publications.

For more information please contact Gary at gstewart@rawle.com or David at dchludzinski@rawle.com.

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