Raynes McCarty is now Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer
For 50 years, Raynes McCarty has been dedicated to securing record personal injury recoveries for our clients while being guided by a sensitivity to confidentiality. Our record results through dignified advocacy has led to our recognition in having five fellows elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers, seven lawyers selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America, and ten selected by their peers for inclusion in Super Lawyers. We also serve our city and surrounding communities through volunteer and pro bono work.
With one billion dollars in total recoveries, including a record amount in the year 2017, we made the decision to carry on that dedication with a new name to honor our continued legacy and the individuals who lead us into the next 50 years: Stephen Raynes, Tim Lawn & Chuck Hehmeyer.
Stephen Raynes put it best when he said this: “We are proud of our Raynes McCarty heritage and excited about our Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer future. Same value system; same great lawyering; next generation.”
Stephen Raynes Completes the Mission
The Spring 2018 issue of The Philadelphia Lawyer magazine featured an incredible article on the work Stephen Raynes undertook in the footsteps of his father, Arthur. In the 1960’s, Arthur Raynes took on historic cases on behalf of children who had suffered the devastating birth effects of the morning sickness drug Thalidomide taken by their mothers. The final series of settlements were completed in 1984. However, when Stephen Raynes was called upon by Thalidomide survivors in Canada in 2012, he undertook his own fight– pro bono – to ensure the Canadian-born Thalidomide survivors received $180 million in governmental support for the victims’ lifetime needs. You can read the full story and download a copy of “Completing the Mission: Finding Justice for Thalidomide Children,” by the Hon. Gerald Austin McHugh, Jr. in the news section of our website at rayneslaw.com/news-events.
Amber Racine Receives Two Extraordinary Appointments
In February 2018, Governor Wolf appointed Amber Racine to serve on the Judicial Advisory Commission, a nine-member panel that reviews applications to fill vacancies in the Pennsylvania appellate courts. The commission works to present Governor Wolf with qualified applicants whose names can then be submitted to the Senate. She was also appointed co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Women in the Profession Committee. She is the second Raynes McCarty attorney to hold this position, taking over for outgoing co-Chair Regina Foley.
Tim Lawn Secures Record Verdict in Birth Injury Case
After years of intense work and a two-week, hard-fought trial, Tim Lawn persuaded a Delaware County jury to award more than $40 million to a six-year-old girl who suffered traumatic spinal cord injuries during her birth at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. The verdict is believed to be the largest personal injury verdict in Delaware County history.