Selected To:
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (2008 – 2018)

Bar Admissions
New York


United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law

  • General Liability Defense

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Personal Injury Defense

  • Premises Liability Defense

  • Subrogation

  • Workers' Compensation

  • First-party Property

Temple University (J.D., cum laude, 1992)
Drexel University (B.S., 1987)

Military Service
United States' Army Reserve, 1982-1996.
Enlisted service 1982 through 1987.
Commissioned service 1987 through 1996.
Promoted to Captain - August, 1995.
Awards include: Army Service Ribbon (1983)
Basic Parachutist’s Badge (1986)
Army Achievement Medal (1989),with Oak Leaf Clusters (1991 & 1996)
Reserve Forces Overseas Service Ribbon (1989), with Oak Leaf Clusters (1991, 1993 & 1994)
Joint Services Commendation Medal (Haiti - 1995)
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Haiti - 1995)

Charles J. Barreras

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Phone Number : 610.666.8416
Fax Number : 610.666.7704
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Park Pointe at Lower Providence
970 Rittenhouse Road, Suite 300
Valley Forge, PA 19403

One Battery Park Plaza
35th Floor
New York, NY 

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CHARLES J. BARRERAS is a founding partner at Chartwell Law, where he handles general liability, premises liability, insurance coverage and employment law matters on behalf of domestic and London-based insurance carriers. Mr. Barreras manages all aspects of litigation including strategy development, investigation supervision, preparation and defense at arbitration and trial in both state and federal court.

Mr. Barreras was named to the Philadelphia Magazine, and the Pennsylvania Edition of Super Lawyers® Magazine, every year since 2008.  This is a distinction limited to only five percent of attorneys practicing in the state. 

When he began attending law school at night, Mr. Barreras worked during the day as a SIU investigator with Equifax Insurance Services. During his legal education he later worked as a multi-line claims adjuster for an independent adjusting company, where he handled all aspects of automobile, general liability, property and workers’ compensation claims. This experience enables him to bring practical claims handling experience to the practice of law.

Mr. Barreras began his legal career with a Philadelphia area insurance defense firm, where he litigated various automobile, general liability, insurance coverage, medical malpractice, automobile, and workers’ compensation matters.  In 1996, he became associated with the Philadelphia firm Weber Goldstein Greenberg & Gallagher, LLP, where he devoted his practice to handling automobile, general liability and workers’ compensation, matters.  In 1999, he became the managing partner of Weber Goldstein’s Reading, Pennsylvania office, where he worked until the founding of Chartwell Law in 2002.  Since that time, he has helped the firm grow from a four-lawyer workers’ compensation “boutique” firm with one office in Pennsylvania to an international, full-service law firm with more than 120 attorneys and 18 offices throughout Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Tennessee.

Mr. Barreras served honorably for 14 years in the United States’ Army Reserve, as both an enlisted soldier in an aviation unit and a Commissioned Officer in the Civil Affairs branch.  He attained the rank of Captain before entering the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). 

Professional Associations

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations
Workers' Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association

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