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 an associate 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 graduated from 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 law clerk to the late Vincent J. Cirillo, P.J.E. and then...

J.P. DeMarco

JON PAUL DEMARCO is an associate in Chartwell’s Valley Forge Office. He is a 1998 graduate of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania where he received dual degrees in Economics and Communications. Mr. DeMarco spent several years in the corporate world before receiving his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in 2008. While attending Widener Law School, Mr. DeMarco clerked for Chief Judge Chandlee Kuhn of the Delaware Family...

Lori A. DePolis

LORI A. DEPOLIS is an associate in Chartwell’s Valley Forge office. Ms. DePolis is devoted to the defense of workers' compensation matters on behalf of insurance carriers, self-insured entities and third party administrators in Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Chartwell, while employed at Weber Gallagher, she defended insurance companies in matters involving workers’ compensation. Ms. DePolis was also a clerk to the Hon. Doris A. Smith-Ribner of the Commonwealth Court and served...

Megan L Dougherty

MEGAN L. DOUGHERTY is a partner in Chartwell's Valley Forge office. She was the first female and youngest person to ever be named partner at Chartwell.  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 percent of attorneys in the Commonwealth who are 40 years old or...

Nicole M Falgoust

NICOLE M. FALGOUST is an associate in Chartwell’s Valley Forge office. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in English, from Boston University in 2012.  Ms. Falgoust earned her Juris Doctorate from Temple University, Beasley School of Law, in 2016.  While in law school, Ms. Falgoust acted as Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Society.    Ms. Falgoust has continued to concentrate her practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation. ...

Clifford Goldstein

CLIFFORD GOLDSTEIN - After graduating Temple University and its law school summa cum laude, Clifford Goldstein served as an Assistant District Attorney under Ed Rendell in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Goldstein joined the firm of Rawle & Henderson in 1985, and became the Partner in charge of the Workers’ Compensation Unit in 1990. He was a founding partner of the law firm Weber Goldstein Greenberg & Gallagher, LLP...

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....

Kristopher A. Kachline

KRISTOPHER A. KACHLINE is an associate in Chartwell’s Valley Forge Office. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for two years before law school. He graduated cum laude with his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2010. While in law school, Mr. Kachline served as senior staff on the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, was...

Barak A. Kassutto

BARAK A. KASSUTTO is an associate in Chartwell’s Valley Forge office. Mr. Kassutto is a 2009 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University’s Schreyer Honors College and a 2012 graduate of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. At Temple, Mr. Kassutto received awards for outstanding oral advocacy and graduated as a fellow of the Rubin Public Interest Law Honors Society. Mr. Kassutto is experienced in litigation and concentrates on assisting employers...

Abbey R. Lacheen

ABBEY R. LACHEEN is a partner of The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP and 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 her entire practice to workers’ compensation defense litigation, providing...

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 associate 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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