Claudio J. DiPaolo, Chair of Rawle & Henderson’s Workers’ Compensation Section, has practiced insurance defense litigation for over 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 argued cases before the Commonwealth and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania as well as the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department. 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 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. Thereafter, Mr. DiPaolo practiced at a global employment and labor law firm.
Mr. DiPaolo has counseled clients regarding compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and preventing workers’ compensation liability for workplace injuries. He has made presentations to clients throughout the country on various workers’ compensation topics including the interplay between workers’ compensation and ADA, FMLA, Title VII, and SSDI/SSI as well as recovering workers’ compensation costs 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 Delaware Law School. He is fluent in Italian and earned a language Diploma 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, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department.
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.
- New York
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of the State of New York
Delaware Law School (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