Chartwell Law Continues National Expansion in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Washington


Harrisburg, PA, {June 15, 2023} – Chartwell Law continues to grow around the country with the addition of partners Katherine Bavoso, Jeffrey Dore, and Ryan Hathcock.  Their addition is a part of the firm’s continuing coast-to-coast expansion and commitment to providing its clients with top-notch representation around the country.

Katherine Bavoso, a partner in the firm’s Harrisburg office, is a seasoned workers’ compensation attorney, representing self-insured employers, third party administrators, and insurance carriers before the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and Commonwealth Courts. She is a 1999 graduate of the University of Florida and a 2002 graduate of the Dickenson School of Law.

Jeffrey Dore, a partner in the firm’s Battle Ground office, is an experienced litigator who defends large and small businesses in an array of general liability matters and with particular knowledge of the construction and transportation fields. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a 2011 graduate of the Seattle University School of Law.

Ryan Hathcock, a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office, is a veteran attorney whose practice focuses on workers’ compensation and construction law. Ryan is a 2009 graduate of Auburn University and a 2012 graduate of Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law.

“Joining us from different cities, Katherine, Jeff, and Ryan bring unique personal strengths and skills,” said Tom Strohmetz, a Founding Partner and Management Committee Member. “What they have in common is their dedication to their clients, extensive knowledge and experience, and commitment to their communities. We are excited to welcome them to our team.”

About Chartwell Law

Chartwell Law is a national civil litigation defense firm with over 200 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.