Our Law Firm

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The Lancaster law firm of Chad Rankin and Bill Gregory have more than two decades of experience handling personal injury and workers’ compensation cases in Lancaster County and all of the surrounding counties including York, Dauphin, Philadelphia, Berks, Lebanon, Chester, Montgomery,  Cumberland, Lehigh, Franklin, Fulton, and Delaware counties in both state and federal courts.  Clients have the choice of whether they should settle the case or continue to fight.  Chad and Bill pride themselves on a track record of great personal injury and workers compensation settlements obtained quickly.  They believe the biggest reason our clients get good results quickly is that the car accident and workers compensation insurance companies know that we are willing to fight for our clients. Chad and Bill are different from most other personal injury and workers compensation attorneys in Lancaster or Philadelphia.  They have the expertise to win the case when litigation is necessary.  They are willing to spend the time and the firm’s money necessary to handle any personal injury or workers compensation case the right way.  Chad and Bill are also willing to take the time to walk their clients through the various stages of a case through telephone calls or personal meetings.  Chad Rankin and Bill Gregory pride themselves on quick and knowledgeable communication with their clients when their clients need it. The attorneys at RG Injury Law have settled or won more than 99% of their cases.  The clients of RG Injury Law always have the right to say whether a case settles or whether we continue to fight in front of a jury, judge, or arbitration panel.  While we cannot guarantee you a settlement or a victory, when you are a client of RG Injury Law, you have aggressive attorneys with extensive experience and proven results.

Staff Profiles

Bill Gregory

Bill Gregory

“Not only do I fight to obtain the greatest recovery for my clients, but I pride myself on listening to my clients and being there for them through the fight. Only then can I truly know how best to help.” – Bill Gregory

Bill (“Irish”) Gregory has been fighting for injured Lancaster workers’ rights and forcing insurance companies to compensate people injured in automobile accidents and work injuries for more than 10 years.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, while in school, Bill was an insurance insider.  He worked for a trucking and commercial bus insurance company where he was asked to pay as little as possible to injured people even though the injured people were injured by negligent parties.  On one occasion Bill settled a claim for the insurance company for $10,000.00 when the value of the injury claim exceeded $100,000.00, due to the incompetence of the injured party’s lawyer.  Although Bill was praised by his insurance company co-workers and boss, it was this particular experience that changed Bill forever.  At that time, he knew that he must fight for injured victims so they have best representation possible and receive every dime to which they are entitled. Bill grew up in Cleveland, Ohio from a family long involved in the car manufacturing industry.  After attending Westminster College, Bill went to law school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Following law school Bill attended the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.  In 2003, Bill moved to Lancaster where he was the law clerk to The Honorable Michael Georgelis, President Judge.  After his clerkship, Bill began fighting the insurance companies, just like the one for which he used to work. Bill’s accomplishments in the industry have been recognized by his peers on several occasions.  He has an A/V rating by Martindale Hubbell and in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016 he was recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star.  In addition, Bill is a member of the Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Million Dollar Advocates Forum for securing several substantial seven figure recoveries, and in 2014 and 2105 he was named a Select Lawyer in Susquehanna Style Magazine. In Lancaster, Bill resides with his wife, Stacey Georgelis and their children.  He enjoys his children’s activities and volunteering through various organizations.

Chad Rankin

Chad Rankin

“If anyone in my family or a friend needs a lawyer in his field, he is the only one I trust! The complete package!”  – Peer Review

Chad E. Rankin was born and raised in Lancaster County by blue collar parents.  Chad’s father spent almost his entire working career with Armstrong at the floor plant in Lancaster.  His mother worked at Hamilton Watch prior to working a number of other jobs and raising her children.  He graduated from Penn Manor High School where he was the captain of the baseball team his senior year, wrestled, was the #1 player on the golf team all four years, and served as the Varsity Club President. Chad graduated college from the very progressive and selective Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where he took the extra step to design the curriculum for his senior year – 9 months in Japan, Thailand, and India.  “For basically every waking moment of my senior year, I was learning about myself, humanity, and these cultures.”  When Chad returned, he employed one of the lessons he learned – the need to give back to the community.  He devoted the next three years to helping people with Prader-Willi Syndrome through Community Services Group in Mountville.  Chad got married to Jodi Swartz.  They both moved to New Hampshire where Jodi taught high school and Chad graduated from the University of New Hampshire law school in 2001.  Chad represented and won a number of worker’s compensation cases for injured SEIU workers while still in law school.  He also served as the student body president during his tenure in law school. Chad returned to Lancaster in 2001 with Jodi to start a family and his legal career.  In his first job with Mikus Law Associates, he continued to represent people injured in products liabilty cases, car crashes, premise liability, and work injuries.  He spent a year clerking with the Honorable Joseph C. Madenspacher, President Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.  Then, he joined another personal injury firm where he spent the next eight years successfully representing people from Lancaster and the surrounding counties in personal injury and workers compensation cases.  Chad decided it was time to start his own firm.  He joined forces with Bill Gregory and RG Injury Law was born. Chad has extensive experience litigating personal injury cases and workers’ compensation cases.  His peers have given him an AV rating, which is the highest rating available for a lawyer. Chad continues to be involved with his family and the community.  He has two children who are, frankly, growing up too fast.  He coaches his childrens’ baseball, soccer, softball, and basketball teams.  Chad also enjoys hunting, fishing, and working on his land. He served on the board of directors for the Lancaster Bar Association where he also served as the Chairperson for the Young Lawyers in 2004, the Threshold Foundation, and the Central Market Trust.

Karin Marsh, Pa.C.P.

Karin Marsh, Pa.C.P.

Paralegal

I take great pride in my work and pleasure in being able to help clients relax knowing we are handling things so they can focus on getting better.” -Karin Marsh

Karin graduated from Pace Business Institute in 1997 with an Associates Degree Business specializing in Paralegal studies.  Over the next 17 years she has specialized in the fields of workers’ compensation and personal injury and has a full working knowledge of the legal process.  Karin has tireless dedication to providing the utmost in competence and personal attention to each and every client.  She has worked with hundreds of clients and assisted in the recovery of millions of dollars in lost wages, damages and medical benefits.

Rachel Waldron

Rachel Waldron

Paralegal

Rachel is a 2006 graduate of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  In 2011, she completed her post-baccalaureate, Paralegal Certification from the National Paralegal College.  Rachel started her paralegal career in Philadelphia, specializing in the fields of pharmaceutical and medical device claims.  There she served as the primary point of contact between the potential client and the attorney to ensure legal matters where taken care of quickly and accurately.

Debra Hatfield

Debra Hatfield

Paralegal

Deb Hatfield is a paralegal at Rankin & Gregory and her focus is on the pre-litigation stage of a case.  Her responsibilities are varied and include communicating with clients, gathering the necessary documentation to make a successful personal injury claim, and medical record analysis. She possesses a genuine compassion and understanding for individuals and finds personal satisfaction in helping them through the difficulties they face after an accident. Clients benefit from her knowledge, experience and personal commitment to each case.

Deb began her began her paralegal career in 1993 after attending Millersville University and Harrisburg Community College where she obtained a degree in Paralegal Studies. For over twenty-two years, she has served the legal community and has developed an extensive background in personal injury and workers compensation.

Rick Palazzo

Rick Palazzo

Consultant

Rick graduated from Muhlenburg College, magna cum laude, in 1978 and from Seton Hall Law School in 1981. He worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Edward J. McDonough and Steven Bercik in Union County, N.J. from 1981 to 1982, and worked in a civil trial insurance defense practice.  In 1986, Rick opened his own private law practice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,  limited to representing injured individuals in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases.  Before retiring in 2015, Rick championed the cause of  injured victims for over 29 years in all areas of personal injury.

Although now retired from the active practice of law, Rick serves as a business consultant for Rankin & Gregory.  Rick brings with him his vast experience and expertise in his years of having a successful personal injury and workers’ compensation practice in Lancaster County. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Lancaster Bar Associations and the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

 

Lori Hall

Lori Hall

Legal Secretary

Lori is a Legal Assistant at Rankin & Gregory with 25+ years of experience in the Lancaster County area.  Her duties with our practice are varied and include working closely with our attorneys, paralegals, and the clients themselves as cases traverse the legal system.  Her years of experience is an asset to our clients, as is her commitment and attention to detail that each case requires. In her many years in the field of law, she has only worked for the injured party, as opposed to an insurance company or corporation, and, in doing so, our clients can be assured that she feels compassion for their situation and is committed to a successful outcome of their case.

Lori’s favorite time of the year is the summer when she can most often be found outdoors tending to her many flower beds or, with camera in hand, taking in the beautiful scenery that Pennsylvania provides with its many mountains, rivers and parks.

Claire Fucito

Paralegal

Claire is a paralegal for Rankin & Gregory and her focus is on the litigation stage of a case. She is dedicated to working directly with our clients to ensure that each individual gets the personal care and attention they deserve.

Claire graduated from Harrisburg Area Community College in 2010 with an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. Since then, she has worked in the legal community of Lancaster County, specializing in the fields of personal injury and workers’ compensation.

CathyAnn Litwin

CathyAnn Litwin

Paralegal

CathyAnn recently joined the law firm of Rankin and Gregory as a paralegal with a responsibility to establish and maintain the medical records for all cases both in pre and post litigation stage.  She started her paralegal career in 1995 with a Philadelphia firm. For the past 16 years she has worked in Lancaster County primarily in the area of family law, thus affording her the experience to help clients work toward a solution during a difficult time in their lives.  CathyAnn holds a Pennsylvania Paralegal Certificate and is a long time member of the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association.  She and her husband Mark enjoy their vintage sports cars and raising and showing their champion English Cocker Spaniels.