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Five R&H attorneys selected as Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Super Lawyers

Rawle & Henderson LLP is pleased to announce that David R. Chludzinski, Kimberly A. House, Caroline S. Vahey, Jeffrey L. Oster and Christina A. Gonzales have been selected as 2017 Pennsylvania Rising Stars by Super Lawyers and Law & Politics Magazine. Rising Stars are the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years old and younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

David R. Chludzinski is Of Counsel to the firm in our Pittsburgh office. He concentrates his practice on the defense of commercial motor vehicle companies and their insurers. David earned his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University. 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. David is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. He was elected to a three-year term on the Allegheny County Bar Association’s Civil Litigation Section Council in June 2015. He is a member of the Trucking Industry Defense Association and the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association. David was also recognized as a Pennsylvania Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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

Kimberly A. House, an associate in the firm’s Philadelphia office, focuses her practice on the defense of catastrophic loss matters, including product liability cases, construction and industrial accidents, premises liability, hotel liability, medical malpractice and other general casualty matters. Kim earned her J.D. from Wake Forest School of Law in 2008. She was a Student Trial Bar Member and co-chaired the Zeliff Trial Competition in 2008. She earned her B.A., cum laude, in Political Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2004. Kim is admitted in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina and South Carolina. Kim was also selected as a Rising Star in 2016.

Kim can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4360 • khouse@rawle.com

Caroline S. Vahey, Of Counsel to the firm in our Philadelphia office, focuses her practice in the areas of product liability, premises liability, construction law and general casualty. In 2006, she received a J.D., with honors, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. She was selected by the student body in 2006 as a recipient of the prestigious Bar and Gavel Award for Excellence in Public Service. Caroline received a B.A., cum laude, from the Catholic University of America in 2003. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She was also selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star in 2015 and 2016.

Caroline can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4252 • cvahey@rawle.com

Jeffrey L. Oster is Of Counsel to the firm in our Philadelphia office. He concentrates his practice on general negligence, premises liability, motor vehicle liability, trucking, professional liability, medical malpractice, employment law, and toxic torts. Jeff earned his J.D. from Widener University School of Law in 2006 and his B.A. from the University of Delaware in 2003. He is licensed to practice in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has been specially admitted as trial counsel in several other states and also serves as an arbitrator for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. Jeff performs pro bono services for the Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, representing indigent clients in matters involving Protection from Abuse and custody, as well as for the Superior Court of Burlington County, New Jersey, where he represents low-income individuals in defense of minor criminal infractions and family law matters.

Jeff can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4249 • joster@rawle.com

Christina A. Gonzales is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She concentrates her law practice on environmental, toxic and mass tort litigation matters. Christina earned her J.D. from the evening division of the Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, in 2008. While attending law school, she worked as a paralegal for a criminal and civil defense firm in Philadelphia from 2003 to 2008. In the Summer of 2007, she served as a legal intern for a law firm in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She earned a B.A. degree in Spanish Literature and Sociology from New York University in 2000. Christina participated in New York University's Study Abroad Program in Madrid, Spain, in the Spring of 1999. She is proficient in Spanish. Christina is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

Christina can be reached directly at: (215) 575-4287 • cgonzales@rawle.com