Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer Ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”
Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer has been recognized as a 2019 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America. More significantly, the firm achieved “Tier 1” ranking status both regionally and nationwide for its work on behalf of individuals in various areas of personal injury.
Firms included in the “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with continually impressive ratings from both clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2019 Edition of the “Best” list includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas.
The firm received a “Tier 1” ranking nationally, as well as a Tier 1 ranking in the Philadelphia Region for its work on behalf of individuals in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability, and Employment Law.
To be considered for a Best Law Firm ranking, a firm must have at least one lawyer included in the Best Lawyers in America list; Raynes Lawn Hehmeyer has seven: Martin K. Brigham, A. Roy DeCaro, Harold I. Goodman, Charles P. Hehmeyer, Timothy R. Lawn, Mark J. LeWinter, and Stephen E. Raynes.
LeWinter Hosts CLE for PTLA
Mark J. LeWinter delivered a continuing legal education (CLE) program to the members of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. The course, entitled “Trial Technology for All Types of Cases,” covered how attorneys can more effectively use and maximize the benefits of technology in depositions and in front of a jury. LeWinter has spent decades successfully representing victims of injury in unsafe product and workplace accidents and has lectured at more than 100 seminars on product liability issues as well as the use of demonstrative evidence and technology.
Amber Racine Received Award from Philadelphia Bar Young Lawyers Division
Amber M. Racine was given the F. Sean Peretta Service Award by the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The Peretta award is presented annually to an individual who has devoted substantial time to community service. Peretta was an attorney who was actively involved as a volunteer and mentor in his home neighborhood when he died suddenly at the age of 31. He was viewed as a role model for African-American youth. The Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is the section of the Philadelphia Bar Association for practitioners under the age of 37. The YLD is very active in both the law community and the City of Philadelphia, sponsoring a number of annual programs
Hehmeyer and McLaughlin Author Article for American Association for Justice
Chuck Hehmeyer and Martina W. McLaughlin authored an article for the Fall 2018 Newsletter of the Professional Negligence Section of the American Association for Justice. The article reviewed how inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) in children are diagnosed and treated, and also how they are often mis- or undiagnosed. “Identifying a Potential Medical Negligence Claim for Children with Inborn Errors of Metabolism,” detailed how lawyers considering taking on such a case should review medical history and records to determine whether a legal claim truly exists.
Hehmeyer Teaches Drexel Law Class
Chuck Hehmeyer served as a visiting professor for a day at Drexel University when he presented a class on litigation to first-year law students. Hehmeyer has secured many seven and eight-figure recoveries from hospitals and physicians for substandard treatment of patients. Professor Barry R. Furrow of Drexel relayed the success of the appearance to the firm: “The students thoroughly enjoyed the class and found the presentation to be stimulating and very useful…. And the materials helped them to understand better the complex environment for such tests — state to state variation among hospitals and among departments of public health.”
DeCaro Presents Judge Rufe with Lawyers’ Club Award
Roy DeCaro presents Judge Cynthia M. Rufe with an award on behalf of the Lawyers’ Club of Philadelphia. The group honored Judge Rufe for her service of over 10 years to the Court of Common Pleas in Bucks County and, most recently, for the last 10 years as a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. DeCaro is the current president of the Lawyers’ Club, which was established 126 years ago and has since been committed to the promotion of good fellowship and friendly social relations between the bench and bar.