Top Lawyers 2012: Tim Rayne

When an insurance agency played dirty, Rayne fought back.

Photo by Jared CastaldiTimothy Rayne
MacElree Harvey, 17 W. Miner St., West Chester, (610) 840-0124; 211 E. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 840-0124;

Specialties: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
Years in practice: 17
Avvo rating: 10
Education: Widener University School of Law (1995)


Rayne recounts a car accident in which a client suffered neck and back injuries after she was broadsided by another driver who failed to heed a stop sign. Persistent pain impacted her activities, and her doctor believed the injuries would be lifelong and require ongoing treatment. “Shockingly, the insurance company found a doctor to testify that she was cured, and they refused to offer fair compensation,” Rayne says. 

Rather than go the usual route and settle out of court, Rayne took the case to trial in Chester County and won. His client was awarded more than four times what she would’ve received in a settlement. 

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