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David Chludzinski, Patrice O’Brien, Cheng To named Of Counsel to the Firm

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that David R. Chludzinski, Patrice S. O’Brien and Cheng I. To have been named Of Counsel to the Firm, effective January 1, 2016.

David R. Chludzinski concentrates his practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicles and their insurers. David earned his J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law in 2005. While attending law school, he was a Comments Editor on the International Law Review and he received the C.A.L.I. Award for advanced pre-trial advocacy. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from Boston College in 2001. David is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania.  David was selected as a “Pennsylvania Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and Law & Politics Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  He was elected to a three-year term on the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section Council in June 2015.  David is a member of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association.

David can be reached directly at: (412) 261-5738 • dchludzinski@rawle.com

Patrice S. O’Brien has practiced as a civil trial lawyer for over 20 years in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability and environmental, toxic and mass torts in the mid-Atlantic region.  She received her undergraduate degree from Delaware Valley College, magna cum laude, in 1983, and her law degree from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in 1986.  Patrice is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  She serves as a co-chair of the Medical-Legal Committee of the State Civil Litigation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  For the past eight years, she has been the captain of Rawle & Henderson LLP’s race team for the annual Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure, helping to raise funds to find a cure for breast cancer.

Patrice can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4222 • pobrien@rawle.com

Cheng I. To concentrates her practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicle companies, casualty and premises liability matters, workers’ compensation litigation and employment law matters.  She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2004 with a B.A. in Philosophy and a J.D. from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law in 2007.  While at Temple, Cheng was invited to join the Moot Court Appellate Advocacy Honor Society based on her performance in the Samuel Polsky Moot Court Competition. She was also a member of the I. Herman Stern Competition Committee. During law school, she was a Certified Legal Intern at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office and SEPTA. Prior to joining the firm, Cheng served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Joseph E. Kane of the Atlantic County Superior Court, Civil Division.  She is admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.  Cheng participated in the 2014 TIPS/ABOTA National Trial Academy at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.  She was one of 23 attorneys who graduated from this selective and intensive trial practice program.

Cheng can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4295 • cto@rawle.com