Chartwell Law Continues Expansion


Chartwell Law, one of the nation’s fastest growing law firms, is thrilled to welcome partners Gabriel Lombardo and Taylor Poncz and of counsels Harrison St. Germain and Stephen Heine, as it continues to expand around the country.

Gabriel Lombardo, a partner in Chartwell Law’s Boston office, is a litigator who defends businesses, insurers, and professionals throughout Massachusetts, with particular focus on construction as well as professional and product liability matters. He is a 2005 graduate of Williams College and a 2009 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.

Taylor Poncz, a partner in Chartwell Law’s Atlanta office, is a litigator who focuses exclusively on the defense of workers’ compensation claims. Taylor represents employers, insurers, and self-insured businesses throughout Georgia. She is a 2004 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a 2007 graduate of Georgia State University College of Law.

Stephen Heine, of counsel in the firm’s Peoria office, is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in over one hundred jury trials in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. He was selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois in 2022 and to Illinois SuperLawyers® since 2005. Stephen is a 1978 graduate of Illinois State University and a 1981 graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Harrison St. Germain, of counsel in Chartwell Law’s Deerfield Beach office, defends insurance carriers and insureds in general liability matters. Harrison is a 2009 graduate of Wake Forest University and a 2012 graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School.

“Chartwell welcomes Gabe, Taylor, Stephen, and Harrison to our growing practices in Atlanta, Boston, Florida and the Midwest,” said Tom Strohmetz, a Founding Partner and Management Committee Member. “Our clients throughout the country will benefit from the insights and depth of experience they have to offer. We are excited they have all decided to join the Chartwell team.”

About Chartwell Law 

Chartwell Law is a national civil litigation defense firm with over 230 lawyers in 29 offices across 37 states. With a team of experienced litigation attorneys representing clients in complex general liability matters, insurance coverage, commercial litigation, workers' compensation, and more, our focus remains on our clients and delivering strategic and practical legal advice to help them efficiently and effectively achieve their goals.