Philadelphia

One Commerce Square
2005 Market Street
Suite 2900
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 561-2300
Fax: (215) 693-6650

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Office Managing Partner

William P. Shelley

Philadelphia Fast Facts

  • 32 Attorneys
  • Opened in 2013
  • Chambers USA
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers and Rising Stars distinction
  • Who's Who Legal International, Aviation
  • Legal Intelligencer: Women on the Verge
  • Philadelphia Business Journal: Woman of Distinction
  • Lynette Norton Award
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
  • Aviation & Space Law Committee of the American Bar Association, Vice Chair
  • Chair of the Defense Research Institute's Aviation Law Committee
  • Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, Board Member
  • Philadelphia Police Foundation, Board Member

Gordon & Rees opened its Philadelphia office in February 2013. Located in the nation's fifth largest city, it was the 28th Gordon & Rees office nationwide, and the firm's second office in Pennsylvania. Led by managing partner Bill Shelley, the office includes a team with dozens of high-stakes trials and decades of complex business counseling and litigation experience to its credit. The group of attorneys are particularly adept in the following areas:

  • appellate
  • asbestos
  • aviation
  • bankruptcy
  • class action
  • construction
  • employment
  • insurance coverage
  • intellectual property
  • products liability
  • professional liability defense

Our insurance coverage attorneys are some of the most experienced in the country in high-stakes matters, which include the successful representation of major insurance company clients in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and as national coordinating counsel on Chinese drywall and bad-faith claims.

Our aviation attorneys have defended claims arising from the bombing and crash of PanAm Flight 103, the U.S. Navy experimental V-22 Osprey Tilt Rotor Aircraft, the 1996 ValuJet accident, the 1996 TWA 800 accident, and the 2006 Brazilian Midair Collision.

The products liability practice includes chemical exposure, asbestos, explosion/fire loss and a broad variety of other products claims.
 
Our labor & employment attorneys regularly counsel employers of all sizes from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.  They have successfully defended employers in high profile litigation.
 
Our appellate lawyers have substantial experience before numerous federal and state courts of appeal and supreme courts and have obtain precedent-setting results for their clients in areas including insurance coverage, class action defense, products liability, and bankruptcy and creditors rights.  
 
Our Philadelphia attorneys' honors include Best Lawyers in America, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Chambers USA, The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers, and the Lynette Norton Award.
 
The Philadelphia office is active in and committed to the local community, supporting the Lupus Foundation of America - Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter, the Support Center for Child Advocates, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Police Foundation. Attorneys also are committed to pro bono work and repeatedly have been named to the Pro Bono Honor Roll of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.
 
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