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Michael J. Alivernini

MICHAEL J. ALIVERNINI is a partner in Chartwell's Philadelphia office. He is a graduate of Villanova University and Widener University School of Law. Mr. Alivernini is admitted to the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and District of Columbia Bars, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the District of New...

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 is a founding partner of The Chartwell Law Offices, LLP. Mr. Diamond, prior to founding The Chartwell Law Offices, was a partner with Weber, Goldstein, Greenberg & Gallagher, LLP. He began his career in the insurance industry as a claims specialist with American Mutual Insurance Company, thereafter, joining ITT Hartford where he was employed as a Claims Specialist and Claims Supervisor prior to completing his legal education....

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. KWANSY is an associate at Chartwell’s Philadelphia Office. He received his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2012 and his B.A. in Political Science from Saint Joseph’s University in 2008. While attending Widener, Mr. Kwasny was selected to become a member of the Widener Law Review and later elected to the executive board as Blue Book Editor. Prior to joining Chartwell, he was a law clerk...

Christopher W Michaels

Christopher W. Michaels is an associate in Chartwell’s Philadelphia office. He focuses his practice on Insurance, Transportation and art transactions including purchases, sales, consignments and commissions. Prior to joining Chartwell, Christopher was founder and managing partner at The Michaels Law Firm LLC where he represented private collectors, appraisers, and dealers.  Christopher also served as an associate attorney at a large mid-Atlantic law firm where he represented insurance carriers in coverage actions relating to...

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 Rivera is an associate in Chartwell’s Philadelphia office. He specializes in insurance defense, litigation and personal injury. Nathaniel graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 2012 with a B.A. in English. He received a United Scholars Grant, was a member educator of Pi Kappa Pi, and was involved in the Saint Joseph’s University Rugby Football Club. Nathaniel then graduated from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2015 with his J.D. He received the Conwell...

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 is an associate in Chartwell’s Philadelphia office. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and a 2005 graduate of Villanova University School of Law (J.D.). While at the University of Pennsylvania, he served as a member of the Student Action Committee and was a four year recipient of the Cecilia Hand Nelson scholarship award for academic achievement. After completing law school, Mr. Scholler served...

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. 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. Stringham was a Representative for the Student Bar Association (Administrative and...

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 is an associate in Chartwell’s Philadelphia office. She specializes in defending self-insured employers, insurance companies, and third-party administrators in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in workers’ compensation litigation. Ashley graduated from Rowan University in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science, a minor in Psychology and a concentration in International Studies.  She played on the women’s basketball team and was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, and...

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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