Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

970 Rittenhouse Road
Suite 300,
Valley Forge, PA 19403
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Phone: (610) 666-7700
Fax: (610) 666-7704

Charles J. Barreras

CHARLES J. BARRERAS is a founding partner in the Chartwell Law Offices, LLP, where he handles employment law, general liability, insurance coverage, Heart & Lung, premises liability and workers’ compensation matters on behalf of the firm’s insurance company, self insured governmental and quasi-governmental clients.  He is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and New York.  He is a 1987 graduate of...

Christine M. Berry

CHRISTINE M. BERRY is a partner in Chartwell’s Valley Forge office. Ms. Berry is a 1990 cum laude graduate of Cabrini College and a 1994 graduate of Widener University School of Law. While in law school she worked as a Legal Intern in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office where she appeared in district courts representing and arguing on behalf of the Commonwealth at preliminary hearings in various criminal matters....

Martin N. Chitjian

MARTIN N. CHITJIAN is a partner with the Valley Forge office of The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP. Mr. Chitjian’s practice focuses primarily on workers’ compensation. He also actively participates in the presentation of CLE courses through the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Mr. Chitjian graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in 1989 and earned his law degree at Widener School of Law in 1992.  He has been a member of the Pennsylvania...

Kimberly L. Costello

KIMBERLY L. COSTELLO is an associate in Chartwell’s Valley Forge office and focuses her practice on Workers’ Compensation.  She graduated from Duquesne University School of Law in 2012.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Pre-Law and Sociology.  While in law school, Ms. Costello served as a certified legal intern at a non-profit organization where she represented...

Carol A. Crisci

CAROL A. CRISCI is a Partner in Chartwell’s  Valley Forge Office.  She is a graduate of Chestnut Hill College with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. She earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law and is a member of the honors chapter of the legal fraternity, Phi Delta Phi. For the first several years of her legal practice, Ms. Crisci worked for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, as a...

Lori A. DePolis

LORI A. DEPOLIS focuses her practice on the defense of workers’ compensation matters on behalf of insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators in Pennsylvania. She defends employers in work-related injury cases brought against them. Ms. DePolis, a partner in Chartwell's Valley Forge office, handles cases in industries including trucking, landscaping, construction, warehouse/assembly line, and  variety of others as well. Prior to joining Chartwell, she was an attorney at another Philadelphia area firm where...

Megan L Dougherty

MEGAN L. DOUGHERTY is a partner in Chartwell's Valley Forge office. She was the first female and, at the time, youngest person to ever be named partner at Chartwell, and one of the first two female equity partners.  Since 2008, Ms. Dougherty has been recognized by the publishers of Philadelphia magazine and the Pennsylvania edition of Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star,” an honor given to the top 2.5...

Clifford Goldstein

  Clifford A. Goldstein has served as a Senior Litigator and as the firm’s CEO for the past 17 years. His background in business provides a deep understanding of his clients’ models, making efficiency a priority for his cases and the firm. Mr. Goldstein’s extensive litigation experience includes the handling toxic tort cases, as well as cases involving occupational hearing loss, occupational disease death claims,  and firefighter cancer claims. He has litigated...

Andrew E. Greenberg

ANDREW E. GREENBERG is a 1981 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, and a 1984 graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law. A former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney under Governor Edward G. Rendell, he has extensive litigation experience in commercial, general casualty, and workers' compensation matters and is a recognized authority in the field of Pennsylvania workers' compensation law. From 1986 to 1991 he...

Jason Hanford

JASON HANFORD is a partner in Chartwell’s Valley Forge office, where he concentrates his practice in representing self-insured employers, insurance companies, and governmental and quasi-governmental agencies in workers’ compensation and employment law matters. He also is a member of the firm’s Medicare Set-Aside team. Mr. Hanford is a 2003 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and a 2006 graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of law. While at Temple, Mr....

Barak A. Kassutto

  Barak A. Kassutto concentrates his practice assisting employers and insurance carriers in litigating and defending all matters relating to workers’ compensation. On behalf of his clients, Mr. Kassutto defends claim and reinstatement petitions as well as pursuing termination, earning power based modifications and suspension petitions as well as supersedeas reimbursement applications. He also assists clients in mediations and negotiations, fee review, utilization review, and appeal work. Mr. Kassutto is an active member...

Abbey R. Lacheen

ABBEY R. LACHEEN is a partner of The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP and one of the first two female equity partners.  Ms. Lacheen serves as the managing partner of the firm’s New Jersey practice and Workers’ Compensation Coordinator of the firm’s Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York departments. She is also a member of the firm’s Medicare Set-Aside team and is active within the firm’s legal education outreach initiatives. Ms. Lacheen devotes...

Robert J. Murtaugh

ROBERT J. MURTAUGH is a 1986 graduate of Marquette University and a 1989 graduate of the Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Robert began his legal career in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania concentrating in real estate transactions, loan documentation and mortgage foreclosure. He later expanded his focus into all aspects of creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, routinely engaging in the workout and recovery phases of delinquent and non-performing loans. Thereafter, Mr....

Thomas A. Strohmetz

THOMAS A. STROHMETZ is a founding partner of The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP. Mr. Strohmetz began his legal career as a judicial clerk for The Honorable Vincent Cirillo of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. In 1995 he became associated with the Philadelphia firm Harvey Pennington, Ltd., where he devoted his practice to handling workers’ compensation, general liability, and premises liability matters. Mr. Strohmetz continued his career at Weber, Gallagher, Simpson, Stapleton,...

Caitlin M. Sullivan

CAITLIN M. SULLIVAN is an associate in Chartwell’s Valley Forge Office. Ms. Sullivan received a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Loyola University Maryland, graduating Cum Laude in 2009.  While attending Loyola, she was the president of Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society) and was a Loyola University Presidential Scholar.     After receiving her B.A., Ms. Sullivan attended Villanova University School of Law, graduating and receiving her Juris Doctorate in...

Jaclyn A. Vottero

JACLYN A. VOTTERO is an partner in Chartwell’s Valley Forge Office. She graduated magna cum laude from Widener University School of Law in 2010. She completed her undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University where she earned a B.S. in Marketing and a B.A. in Political Science. While in law school she was a member of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. She also served as a Certified Legal Intern in the...

John J. Winter

JOHN J. WINTER is partner and chairman of the Creditors’ Rights Department at Chartwell Law Offices, LLP where he is continuing his representation of commercial lenders. Prior to Chartwell, Mr. Winter resided at Harvey, Pennington Ltd. Acting as Shareholder in charge of Financial Institutions Department. He was member of the firm’s Executive Committee since 2004. Mr. Winter developed the practice to include commercial and residential foreclosures, replevins, liquidation of federally...

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