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Stephen E. Raynes

1845 Walnut Street, 20th Floor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
Firm: Raynes & Lawn
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Raynes & Lawn

Years In Practice

Phone Number (215) 568-6190

Stephen Raynes has distinguished himself in his representation of clients in serious injury and wrongful death cases, often in high profile cases, which he has done with a sensitivity and commitment to confidentiality. He has achieved million dollar and multi-million dollar recoveries on behalf of his individual clients more than 95 times in the areas of general personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability.

He has repeatedly been selected as one of the top 100 “Super Lawyers” not only in Philadelphia but throughout Pennsylvania. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers of America for 10 straight years and in recognition of being the lawyer with the highest overall peer feedback was named Best Lawyers’ 2017 Philadelphia “Lawyer of the Year” for medical malpractice law – plaintiffs.  He has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, a nationally recognized organization of distinguished trial lawyers.

Mr. Raynes has represented victims in some of the highest profile cases locally and nationally. He was the lead lawyer representing the most severely injured child who was sexually abused by Jerry Sandusky in the case against Penn State and Sandusky; he is presently serving as the lead lawyer for one of the most severely injured passengers in the recent tragic Amtrak accident; he served as co-counsel for the family of the late Olympic Wrestler David Schultz who was shot and killed by John du Pont; and he served as co-counsel in the representation of victims and their families in numerous fatal aviation accidents in the United States and internationally.

Mr. Raynes has advanced the law on behalf of injured victims in Pennsylvania’s appellate courts including in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, most recently in the case of Toney v. Chester County Hosp., 36 A.3d 83 (Pa. 2011), in which Mr. Raynes convinced the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to significantly expand the responsibility of doctors to provide accurate information to patients. The Toney case is one of the most important pronouncements of the boundaries of a negligent infliction of emotional distress claim under Pennsylvania Law.

Mr. Raynes’ commitment to the community at large and to injured individuals extends beyond the Courtroom. From 2013 through 2015, Mr. Raynes led a pro bono Campaign against the Canadian Government on behalf of the then 94 living Canadian Thalidomide survivors. The Campaign gained national attention in the Canadian press and led a historic unanimous vote by the Canadian Parliament and the securing of an $180 million dollar fund for the Canadian Thalidomide survivors.  In addition, Mr. Raynes and his wife Liz are funding the construction of a home to accommodate American physicians and nurses who travel to a Tanzanian medical center to provide volunteer medical services.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Stephen E. Raynes
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Philadelphia (2017)
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2018
  • Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year 2017
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Top Attorney
  • Best Lawyers 2008-2018
  • Super Lawyers 2004-2018

  • Top 100: 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers
  • Top 100: 2018 Philadelphia Super Lawyers
University of Pennsylvania, BS
Graduated 1988
Contact Details and Office Locations
1845 Walnut Street, 20th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
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