O1: About Us


Rawle & Henderson is a Mid-Atlantic regional law firm comprised of 100 attorneys who are engaged in the defense of civil trial litigation

O2: The Firm

Who We Are

The Firm is devoted to meeting the needs of the new millennium, continuing an unbroken tradition of service over three centuries. Founded as the Rawle Law Offices in 1783, we have been recognized by the American Bar Association as the oldest law firm in continuous practice in the United States.
O3: Who we represent

Who We Represent

Rawle & Henderson, LLP represents manufacturers of industrial, commercial and consumer products; we represent drug, pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturers; we represent life, health and disability insurers; we represent owners and architects, prime contractors, general contractors, sub-contractors and construction managers; we represent nationally known retail chains; we represent bus and trucking companies; we defend insurers in coverage actions and prosecute declaratory judgment actions on their behalf; we defend municipalities, hospitals and public authorities; we represent and defend attorneys, accountants, architects and other professionals; we defend shipowners here and abroad; we represent nearly every industry, service and profession. Our cases range from relatively small matters handled by a single attorney to complex litigation, requiring the resources that only a major firm can provide.

Rawle & Henderson, LLP has a reputation for tenacity, both in our preparation and in the courtroom. Our fact finding is targeted and complete. We are willing and able to try cases, and we don’t back down. This aggressive attitude promotes the best results, and is a hallmark of our practice.

Rawle & Henderson, LLP has assembled one of the best teams of experienced litigation and trial attorneys in the Mid-Atlantic region. With an excellent support staff and state-of-the-art litigation support systems, we handle a demanding case load and apply resources precisely as needed—around the clock, when necessary.

O4: Diversity


Rawle & Henderson, LLP is committed to diversity in the workplace at all levels, including partners, associates, paralegals and staff. The firm has participated and sponsored diversity-promoting events with the American Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association and local universities and colleges. As the nation’s oldest law firm, established in 1783, Rawle & Henderson LLP remains committed to increasing its diversity. Rawle & Henderson LLP has been named one of the best law firms for female attorneys in the U.S., according to a recent Law360 survey. The firm was ranked 10th in Pennsylvania by percentage of female attorneys (39.24%) and 21st in Pennsylvania by percentage of minority attorneys (7.59%) in the 2018 PaLaw Annual Report on the Legal Profession (published in November 2018), a supplement to The Legal Intelligencer.

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