Selected To:
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2017

Bar Admissions
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas
  • Workers Compensation

Temple University School of Law School (J.D., 1990)
Widener University (Master of Science in Nursing, 1985)
Niagara University (Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1978)

Mary S. Kohnke Wagner

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Phone Number : (215) 972-5420
Fax Number : (215) 972-7008
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One Logan Square, 26th Floor
130 N. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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MARY S. KOHNKE WAGNER is a partner in Chartwell’s Philadelphia office. Mary graduated from the Niagara University School of Nursing where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Widener University where she researched stress levels experienced by nurses in different settings.  She graduated from the Temple University School of Law in 1990 where she was student director of the Law Education and Participation Program (“LEAP”) which provided law related courses for Philadelphia students of all ages. Prior to coming to Chartwell, Mary worked as in-house counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. She practiced for many years with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, and Coleman & Goggin where she attained the status of shareholder.

Mary focuses her practice in the area of workers' compensation defense and has represented a wide array of employers in the fields of hospital/nursing homes, trucking industry, a regional transportation authority, municipal operations, police and firefighters, construction, restaurant, catering and custodial services.

Mary lectures frequently regarding medical-legal issues utilizing her unique skill set as a Registered Nurse. She continues her commitment to the medical field, recently volunteering in Haiti.

Professional Associations

Philadelphia Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Barbieri Inn of Court