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Michael J. Alivernini

MICHAEL J. ALIVERNINI focuses his practice on general liability defense, premises liability defense, construction litigation and insurance coverage. Mr. Alivernini is well-experienced in all of his practice areas and is dedicated to the defense of his clients.  He has handled multiple cases concerning premises liability defense matters and works diligently, across all practice areas, to achieve positive outcomes for his clients. Mr. Alivernini practices in the areas of casualty and premises...

Elizabeth S. Cavallaro

ELIZABETH S. CAVALLARO focuses her practice on workers’ compensation defense. She defends clients in injury matters, both physical and psychological claims. Ms. Cavallaro has represented a variety of types of employer entities including, municipal, police and firefighters, retail, farming, manufacturing, hospital/healthcare, pharmacy, trucking, construction, restaurant, catering and custodial services. Ms. Cavallaro handles workers’ compensation claims from start to finish, including investigation, depositions and appeals as necessary. If a claim does not...

Michael J. Diamond

MICHAEL J. DIAMOND focuses on multiple practice areas, including retail liability, motor vehicle liability, general liability, first-party property claims, and transportation claims. Mr. Diamond, one of the founding partners of Chartwell Law, has successfully defended personal injury matters on behalf of insured and self-insured entities involving national retailers, supermarkets, family owned stores, fast food franchises and convenience stores.  Mr. Diamond dedicated a significant portion of his practice to the defense of...

Kenneth M. Dubrow

KENNETH M. DUBROW is co-managing partner of Chartwell Law’s Philadelphia office, serves as counsel to the firm and is chair of the firm’s general litigation department. His multifaceted practice encompasses litigation on behalf of law firms and lawyers, commercial and class action litigation, as well as general liability defense. Mr. Dubrow is known for his strategic and results-oriented approach to litigation in which he focuses on his clients' business and legal...

Lee S. Fiederer

LEE S. FIEDERER focuses his practice on the defense of workers’ compensation disputes. He represents national, regional and local insurance carriers, as well as self-insured employers, large deductibles, captives, pooled insureds and third-party administrators and brokers. His clients span across industries, including health care, security and power companies, as well as placement agencies. As a former in-house counsel for a national insurance company, Mr. Fiederer truly understands his clients’ issues and business...

Mary S. Kohnke Wagner

MARY S. KOHNKE WAGNER focuses her practice on 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. Notably, Ms. Wagner uses the knowledge from her background in nursing to assist clients with complicated medical claims. Prior to joining the team at Chartwell, Ms. Wagner served as head...

Alexander J. Kwasny

ALEXANDER J. KWANSEY defends clients in workers’ compensation matters.  He represents a variety of employer entities including, municipalities, retailers, hospitals and healthcare providers, and others before workers’ compensation judges in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as well as before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board. Mr. Kwasny assists clients in cases covering a wide array of work injuries including sociological, traumatic, and repetitive amongst others. He is seasoned in early case assessment...

Luciano N. Patruno

LUCIANO N. PATRUNO is a 1996 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where he obtained a B.A. degree in International Politics and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. After several years working in the private sector, Mr. Patruno attended the Widener University School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2006. While at Widener, Mr. Patruno was member of the Moot Court Honor Society and...

Thomas F. Reilly

THOMAS F. REILLY focuses his practice on the defense of serious personal injury matters for insurers and self-insureds. He also assists clients in commercial litigation, including employment contracts, contractual disputes, and negotiation of purchase agreements. Mr. Reilly has handled hundreds of seven and eight figure cases during his 40-year career as a trial lawyer. He is also an experienced and effective mediator. Mr. Reilly defends clients in products liability claims, including...

Darcy Resch

Darcy Resch concentrates her practice on general liability matters, including motor vehicle, slip and fall, product liability and dog bite cases. She handles pre-trial discovery and assists clients in depositions. Ms. Resch has also aided in matters leading into arbitration, as well as been a part of case management conferences. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Resch served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Christine Smith, J.S.C., in the Superior...

Julia C. Rogers

JULIA C. ROGERS concentrates her practice on a variety of litigation matters, including personal injury and property damage defense, commercial premises liability, homeowner premises liability, construction accidents, dram shop liability, private and commercial automobile liability, and commercial and consumer product liability. Ms. Rogers handles serious personal injury cases involving product liability, commercial premises liability, construction accidents and commercial and private automobile liability. Prior to joining the team at Chartwell, Ms. Rogers...

Daniel E. Roland

DANIEL E. ROLAND focuses his practice on workers’ compensation. Prior to joining Chartwell Law, Mr. Roland worked for a boutique workers’ compensation firm representing numerous Fortune 500 employers, insurance companies, and third-party administrators in all aspects of litigation. He has experience in both litigation and mediations proceedings, as well as experience presenting oral arguments and briefs before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and the Commonwealth Court. Mr. Roland worked as a...

Allan Scholler

ALLAN SCHOLLER focuses his practice on product liability, commercial premises liability, construction defect litigation, insurance coverage, declaratory judgment actions, pre-litigation investigation, and commercial contract review. Mr. Scholler is well-experienced in product liability and has valuable knowledge about large motorized machinery, like fork lifts, as well as large scale manufacturing equipment, like industrial product synthesizing machines. He has represented his clients in matters from inception to conclusion via trials, arbitrations, mediations...

Brian M. Searls

BRIAN M. SEARLS focuses his practice on the representation of regional and national insurance companies, corporations, municipalities and other self-insured business entities. Mr. Searls represents individuals involved in legal matters like commercial and private vehicular liability, commercial and private premises liability and commercial and residential property loss. Mr. Searls’ experience also includes handling insurance coverage and subrogation matters on behalf of both insurers and self-insured political subdivisions. His practice extends...

J. Grant Stringham

J. GRANT STRINGHAM primarily focuses his practice on general liability and commercial litigation matters and also has experience in other practice areas, such as insurance coverage, premises liability, and personal injury. Mr. Stringham also serves as assistant firm counsel in litigation matters.   Prior to joining Chartwell, Mr. Stringham was a Judicial Fellow to the Honorable Ellen Ceisler in Philadelphia, PA, drafting opinions in the areas of constitutional law while addressing the...

Christopher J. Sulock

CHRISTOPHER J. SULOCK is an associate in Chartwell’s Philadelphia office where he concentrates his practice on all aspects of insurance defense and insurance coverage litigation. Chris's practice extends to both the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Chris is a native of Philadelphia. He received a B.S.B.A. from La Salle University in 2006, and went on to earn his Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from Widener University School of...

Ashley N. Waring

ASHLEY N. WARING defends self-insured employers, insurance companies, and third-party administrators in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in workers’ compensation litigation. She handles cases utilizing the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund (UEGF), and has experience assisting clients in both litigation and mediation proceedings. Ms. Waring handles a variety of cases including those involving motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, physical injuries and others. She also has experience handling employment discrimination...

John M. Wutz

JOHN M. WUTZ’s practice includes representing large national self-insured companies, domestic insurers and the Lloyd’s of London leading and following markets in the defense of premises liability, insurance fraud, wrongful arrest, automobile liability, products liability and general liability claims. Mr. Wutz is responsible for managing all aspects of litigation including the development of litigation strategies, management and performance of investigation, preparation of pleadings, discovery and dispositive motions and prosecution, as...

Shahenaz Y. Yates

Shahenaz Y. Yates focuses her practice on general and commercial liability matters.   Ms. Yates has experience defending commercial entities, as well as individuals, in complex litigation cases involving issues relating to premises liability, motor vehicle liability, products liability, construction accidents, construction defects, housing discrimination, dram shop liability and asbestos matters.  She also handles insurance coverage work.  Ms. Yates understands the importance of regular communication with insurance carriers and clients to provide...

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