Stephen E. Raynes - Raynes McCarty

Stephen E. Raynes

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

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 80 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. Every year since 2008, he has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America. He has been inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates, a nationally recognized organization of distinguished trial lawyers.

Mr. Raynes has represented clients in major international disasters including serving as co-counsel in the representation of the families of 15 passengers who were killed and the sole survivor in a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter crash off the coast of St. John’s, Newfoundland; in the representation of the family of a young doctor killed when the roof collapsed at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, France; in the representation of the families of 2 pilots killed in a Bell helicopter crash in British Columbia; and in the representation of 1,354 Spanish hemophiliacs who became HIV infected as a result of contaminated blood products manufactured by international pharmaceutical companies.

Mr. Raynes also served on the Raynes McCarty team representing the family of the late Olympic wrestler David Schultz who was shot and killed by John DuPont. He was co-counsel in the New York Stock Exchange litigation prosecuted on behalf of all the NYSE seatholders challenging the terms of a multi-billion dollar deal that had been struck by the Exchange’s Board of Directors and its investment advisor.

He 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). The Toney case is one of the most important pronouncements of the boundaries of a negligent infliction of emotional distress claim under Pennsylvania Law.

University of PennsylvaniaBS 1988University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1991
Philadelphia Bar AssociationPhiladelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationAmerican Board of Trial AdvocatesAssociation of Trial LawyersPennsylvania Association of Trial LawyersAmerican Association for JusticePennsylvania Bar AssociationJewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Office Location

1845 Walnut Street, 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs of the Philadelphia Metro Area
Stephen E. Raynes has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (Automobile Collision, Aviation Litigation, Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Wrongful Death)

Other Information

Gender: Male