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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 is a partner in Chartwell’s Philadelphia office. Ms. Cavallaro is a 1996 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and a 2003 graduate of the Widener University School of Law where she graduated cum laude. She was a clerk for Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Sandra Schultz Newman in 2003. Ms. Cavallaro was associated with the Philadelphia firm Post & Schell in 2007 where she made Principal in 2011. Ms....

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 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...

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...

Christopher W. Michaels

CHRISTOPHER W. MICHAELS focuses his practice on premises liability, automobile liability, insurance, art law, and art transactions including purchases, sales, consignments and commissions. Mr. Michaels is well-experienced in handling premises liability defense matters for insurance companies. He also has experience with handling art law claims and issues for private collectors, artists, and arts-related businesses. In the future, Mr. Michaels hopes to work with more arts businesses, including auction houses, museums,...

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 graduated from St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in 1969, St. Joseph’s University in 1973 and Temple University School of Law in 1977. He served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles A. Lord of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas from 1977 until 1978. In 1978 Mr. Reilly joined Margolis, Edelstein & Scherlis, where he worked with Edward L. Edelstein until 1982 when he became a founding partner and shareholder at...

Nathaniel X. Rivera

NATHANIEL X. RIVERA focuses his practice on general liability, premises liability, motor vehicle litigation, construction litigation, dram shop liability, insurance defense, and personal injury. Mr. Rivera has handled several construction injuries cases, representing claims from framers and subcontractors that involve falling from heights, as well as premises liability cases for apartment complexes. Mr. Rivera works closely with his clients to achieve a positive outcome. He has assisted in securing the dismissal...

Julia C. Rogers

JULIA C. ROGERS is an associate in Chartwell’s Philadelphia office.  She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007.  In 2012, Ms. Rogers graduated from Rutgers School of Law – Camden where she was a member of the Intramural Mock Trial Team and Hunter Moot Court program. While in law school, Julia was a judicial intern for the Honorable Joel Schneider, United States Magistrate Judge for the...

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 is an associate in the firm's Philadelphia office. His experience includes representation of regional and national insurance companies, corporations, municipalities and other self-insured business entities and individuals involving commercial and private vehicular liability, commercial and private premises liability and commercial and residential property loss. Brian’s experience also includes handling insurance coverage and subrogation matters on behalf of both insurers and self-insured political subdivisions. Brian’s practice extends to both...

J. Grant Stringham

J. GRANT STRINGHAM is an associate in Chartwell's Philadelphia Office who serves as assistant firm counsel and focuses primarily on general liability and commercial litigation matters. Mr. Stringham graduated from the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in May 2011. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law in May 2014. While in law school, Mr....

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...

Carol L Vassallo

Carol L. Vassallo is a partner with Chartwell’s Philadelphia office. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and graduated summa cum laude from LaSalle University in 1982. In 1985, Ms. Vassallo graduated on the Dean’s List and received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown she was selected for inclusion in the Criminal Justice Clinic. After graduation, she served for one (1) year as judicial...

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 is a partner in the Philadelphia office of the Chartwell Law Offices, LLP.  His 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, products liability and general liability claims. Mr. Wutz is responsible for managing all aspects of litigation including development of litigation strategies, management and performance...

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