Transportation Law Update

Transportation Law Update: Robert A. Fitch selected as a 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyer

NEW YORK SUPER LAWYER

CMV Partner Robert A. Fitch has been named a 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers, a rating service of Thomson Reuters, selects attorneys each year for recognition through a rigorous nomination process that includes peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates. Only the top 5% of the lawyers in the New York metro area are chosen annually for this honor. Bob was also selected as a Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He is the resident partner in our New York City office and is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee.

Bob concentrates his practice on the defense of architects and engineers, construction, medical and oral surgery malpractice claims, and commercial motor vehicle litigation. He received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York since 1974, as well as in federal courts in Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He has tried over 125 cases to verdict and is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Federal Bar Council, PIAA and Trucking Industry Defense Association. He has a peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell of AV (the highest).

Bob can be reached directly at: (212) 323-7060 • rfitch@rawle.com

ARKANSAS TRUCKING SEMINAR

Gary N. Stewart spoke at the annual Arkansas Trucking Seminar in Rogers, Arkansas, on September 18, 2019. Gary was a panelist for the session “Beyond the Basics: Best Practices for Effective Accident Investigation and Early Case Evaluation.”

Gary is a partner in our Harrisburg office and a member of our Executive Committee. He defends cases throughout Pennsylvania as well as other Mid-Atlantic states. He focuses his practice on the defense of the trucking industry, specifically commercial motor vehicles and the companies that insure them, and represents most of the motor carriers and their drivers seen on our highways. He is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island, and has been admitted pro hac vice in other jurisdictions throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He graduated magna cum laude from the Harrisburg campus of Widener University School of Law. Gary was the recipient of the James C. Crumlish Jr. Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Administrative Law. He received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, and holds U.S. Coast Guard professional licenses as Master of Oceans, Steam or Motor Vessels up to 1600 gross tons as well as Chief Officer, unlimited tonnage, all oceans. Gary was selected as a 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

Gary can be reached directly at (717) 234-7730 • gstewart@rawle.com

HARRISBURG

Inder Deep Paul has rejoined our Harrisburg office as an associate. Inder worked previously with Rawle & Henderson in 2017 and 2018 and has returned again to work in the Firm’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Section. Prior to rejoining the Firm, he was a Deputy Attorney General for the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Inder concentrates his law practice in the area of commercial motor vehicle defense.

He earned his J.D. from the Widener University Commonwealth Law School, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 2016. While in law school, he served as vice president of the Moot Court Honor Society and was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society. He was also a representative of the Student Bar Association and co-authored the article “Interview with the Judge: A Lawyer and Law Student Talk with Superior Court Judge Victor P. Stabile about Legal Writing and Advocacy,” published in the March/April 2016 issue of The Pennsylvania Lawyer.

Inder won the national award “The Order of Barristers” in 2016 at Widener Law for excellence in oral and written advocacy. He served as a student clerk in 2016 for the Honorable John F. Cherry, Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas in Harrisburg. In 2015, he served as a student clerk for the Honorable J. Michael Eakin of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Mechanicsburg and as a law clerk for a Harrisburg law firm. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu.

Inder earned his B.A., with honors, from the University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University in Chandigarh, India, in 2012. He majored in International Law. In addition, he won “Best North Zone Oralist” in 2009.

Inder is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.

Inder can be reached directly at (717) 234-7700 • ipaul@rawle.com

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