Claudio J. DiPaolo, Chair of Rawle & Henderson’s Workers’ Compensation Section, has practiced insurance defense litigation for nearly 20 years, with a concentration in workers’ compensation matters. He has defended workers’ compensation matters on behalf of self-insured corporations, insurance carriers, third party administrators and various political entities. He has also handled a wide variety of matters, including employment, commercial motor vehicle, products liability, premises liability, insurance coverage, errors & omissions, and medical malpractice.
Mr. DiPaolo was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2015 and 2016 by Law & Politics and the publishers of Philadelphia Magazine. Only the top 5% of the lawyers in Pennsylvania are chosen annually for this honor.
Mr. DiPaolo began his career with an appointment to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry as an opinion writer, where he drafted hundreds of administrative law decisions involving adjudicated workers’ compensation matters and assisted in the editing of Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation: Law and Practice. He has made presentations to clients throughout the country on various workers’ compensation topics including the interplay between workers’ compensation and other laws and its effects on business enterprises. Mr. DiPaolo has counseled clients regarding compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and preventing workers’ compensation liability for workplace injuries. He has been successful in recovering workers’ compensation costs for clients through subrogation, errors & omissions, special fund reimbursements, and various other statutory credits.
Mr. DiPaolo studied Art History and Political Science at Duquesne University, and earned his J.D. degree from the Delaware campus of the Widener University School of Law. He is fluent in Italian with a language certification from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He is admitted to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and New York, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
- New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of the State of New York
Widener University School of Law (J.D., 1993)
Duquesne University (B.A., 1989)
Istituto Dante Alighieri Roma (Italian Ministry of Education Language
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Pennsylvania Defense Institute
- Rawle’s Reports, Oct. 2015: PENNSYLVANIA—Unique Frye Motion Granted in Allegheny County
- DiPaolo presents workers’ compensation program in St. Louis, Missouri
- DiPaolo and Stein present WC Seminar to claims professionals in Charlotte, NC, on Aug. 5
- Rawle’s Reports, August 2015: Employers Beware: Limitations of Immunity Under PA Workers’ Comp Act
- Rawle’s Reports, June 2015: Attorneys selected as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
- Rawle’s Reports, Volume 15, Number 8