Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

970 Rittenhouse Road
Suite 300,
Valley Forge, PA 19403
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Phone: (610) 666-7700
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Charles J. Barreras

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®...

Christine M. Berry

CHRISTINE M. BERRY is committed to the defense of insured and self-insured entities in Pennsylvania workers' compensation cases. She has handled a variety of workers’ compensation cases involving all areas of litigation, including certified nursing assistants, nurses, counselors, mechanics, bus operators, office workers, cashiers, mushroom pickers, landscapers, laborers, and construction workers. Ms. Berry works closely with her clients to assist them in obtaining the desired results in their workers’ compensation claims,...

Martin N. Chitjian

MARTIN N. CHITJIAN focuses primarily on workers’ compensation. He has represented large municipal clients, such as the City of Philadelphia, as well as small employers.  For much of Mr. Chitjian’s career, he has served as House Counsel for large insurance companies.  While he has extensive experience litigating workers’ compensation claims, Mr. Chitjian also developed Litigation Best Practices Standards and litigation auditing systems while working In House. Prior to joining Chartwell, Mr....

Kimberly L. Costello

KIMBERLY L. COSTELLO focuses her practice on Workers’ Compensation defense for insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third-party administrators. She is committed to the defense of her clients and has handled cases for a wide range of entities. Ms. Costello has frequently represented restaurants, hospitals and medical facilities. Prior to working for Chartwell, Ms. Costello was an attorney at a Philadelphia law firm, defending insurance carriers in matters involving workers’ compensation. While in...

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 focuses her practice on workers’ compensation and has worked with many self-insured clients, carriers and TPAs. She has experience handling workers’ compensation matters for numerous employers with a focus on defending matters for construction companies and hospitals. In addition, Ms. Dougherty makes sure to maintain constant contact with employers, brokers and adjusters to utilize a team approach for handling matters. Ms. Dougherty helps her clients through aggressive and...

Clifford A. 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 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. Mr. Greenberg has been an author and lecturer for the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, The Legal Intelligencer, The Pennsylvania Law Weekly, The Pennsylvania Defense Institute and The Pennsylvania Self-Insurers' Association. He regularly appears on the television program "Law Journal" and...

Jason Hanford

JASON HANFORD focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, general litigation, government contract claims, and employment and labor law. Mr. Hanford has experience representing self-insured employers, insurance companies, hospitals, employers of healthcare workers, and governmental and quasi-governmental agencies in workers’ compensation and employment law matters. In addition, Mr. Hanford focuses a portion of his practice on representing insurance carriers and employers in Fee Review Disputes, both before Fee Review Hearing Officers...

David Howe

DAVID HOWE focuses his practice on defense litigation and workers’ compensation. Prior to joining Chartwell, Mr. Howe was an assistant public defender in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where he acquired extensive courtroom, plea negotiation and trial experience. Mr. Howe was also a police officer for Haverford Township. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Howe was a legal fellow/staff attorney for AmeriCorps Equal Justice Works and assisted low-income and/or disabled veterans with Department...

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 devotes her entire practice to workers’ compensation defense litigation, providing experienced, responsive and dedicated counsel to self-insured employers, insurance companies and governmental/quasi-governmental agencies. Ms. Lacheen is admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, making her one of few attorneys in her field to actively handle the complex issues that arise in cross-border workers’ compensation matters. Ms. Lacheen is a partner of Chartwell Law, and was one...

Robert J. Murtaugh

ROBERT J. MURTAUGH focuses his practice on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and litigation. He primarily represents commercial lenders, including banks and debt service purchasers, as well as businesses with unpaid invoices. Mr. Murtaugh helps his clients by collecting a large portion of their commercial debt and by representing them through the bankruptcy process to maximize their recovery. Recently, Mr. Murtaugh has obtained full recovery of debt for a vendor in the...

Thomas A. Strohmetz

THOMAS A. STROHMETZ focuses his practice on workers’ compensation. Mr. Strohmetz has successfully defended workers’ compensation matters on behalf of insurance carriers, excess insurance carriers, and self-insured employers, including transportation agencies, trucking companies, national retailers, staffing companies, supermarkets, family owned businesses, and restaurant chains.  The matters have included claims for orthopedic injuries, neurological conditions, traumatic brain injuries, occupational exposure, neuro-psychological disorders, pulmonary conditions, and psychological claims. Mr. Strohmetz is committed to...

Caitlin M. Sullivan

CAITLIN M. SULLIVAN focuses her practice on workers’ compensation and employment law. While in law school at Villanova University, Ms. Sullivan served as a Certified Legal Intern  in the Farmworker’ s Legal Aid Clinic, where she provided pro bono legal services in the area of workers’ compensation and employment law. Ms. Sullivan also worked as a Law Clerk for a regional New Jersey law firm where she worked with the trial...

Jaclyn A. Vottero

JACLYN A. VOTTERO focuses her practice on workers’ compensation, heart & lung litigation and subrogation, and civil service litigation. Ms. Vottero has experience in cases involving state and local municipalities, hospitals, nursing homes, large manufacturers, along with companies of varying sizes. She is committed to the defense of insured and self-insured entities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey workers' compensation matters. Ms. Vottero prides herself on her ability to reach quick resolutions...

John J. Winter

JOHN J. WINTER focuses his practice on creditors’ rights, commercial lending, foreclosure and bankruptcy, lender liability defense, real-estate, zoning, corporate formation and governance, and commercial litigation. Mr. Winter has represented lenders, including government-guaranteed lenders, as well as factors and portfolio investors, in connection with documenting and closing commercial loans, working out and collecting defaulted loans and factoring agreements, recovering and liquidating collateral, and handling environmental and title issues. He has...


Charles J.
Barreras

New York
Valley Forge

Christine M.
Berry

Valley Forge

Martin N.
Chitjian

Valley Forge

Kimberly L.
Costello

Valley Forge

Carol A.
Crisci

Valley Forge

Lori A.
DePolis

Valley Forge

Megan L
Dougherty

Valley Forge

Clifford A.
Goldstein

Valley Forge

Andrew E.
Greenberg

Valley Forge

Jason
Hanford

Valley Forge

David
Howe

Valley Forge

Barak A.
Kassutto

Valley Forge

Robert J.
Murtaugh

Valley Forge

Thomas A.
Strohmetz

Valley Forge

Caitlin M.
Sullivan

Valley Forge

Jaclyn A.
Vottero

Valley Forge

John J.
Winter

Valley Forge

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