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Robert A. Rapkin

also known as Bob Rapkin

About me

Over the past fourteen years, as Senior Attorney for our Eastern and Western Pennsylvania offices,  I have provided cost-free legal help to thousands of distressed drivers throughout the Keystone State.  


Many consumers do not realize that under State Lemon Laws and Federal Warranty Laws, consumers can receive completely free legal represention thanks to fee-shifting provisions.  These provisions state that if the consumer prevails, the manufacturer must pay all attorneys fees and legal costs in addition to recovery.  At our firm, Kimmel and Silverman, clients pay nothing out of their pocket win or lose.  Potential remedies could include a complete repurchase, a brand new vehicle, or significant monetary compensation and continued ownwership of your vehicle.


Our firm is the oldest and largest in the Northeast, offering help throughout fifiteen states.  In addition to a tremedously dedicated legal team, we have three certified ASE mechanic experts on our staff, handling inspections for all of our clients at no charge.  


Our efforts have been featured in numerous television programs, including Good Morning America, Nightline, the CBS Early Show, and Extra.  We have also been written about in Consumer Reports, USA Today, and Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine.  We are tremendously proud to be the only firm of our kind ever honored by the American Bar Association.


If you have questions about your defective car, truck, or motorcycle, feel free to drop me a line, visit our website at or give us a call at 1-800-LEMON-LAW (1-800-536-6652).  You have nothing to lose but your lemon.  


Practice areas


  1. Lemon Law: 85%
    15 years, 7.8 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    24 years, 750 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%
    24 years, 200 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jacqueline C. Herritt

    Bob is hard-working and truly cares about his work and his clients. Through the years, I have watched him build an exceptional practice and mentor many younger attorneys in consumer law. He is an awesome litigator and has earned the respect of many. Any consumer would be lucky to have Bob in their corner.


    Jacqueline Herritt Lemon Law Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Amy R. Stern

    I have worked with Bob in the past. He is an aggressive, experienced attorney whose primary concern is the best interests of his clients. Bob is a pleasure to work with as well as being one of the most knowledgeable lemon law attorneys in the area.


    Amy Stern Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Kimmel & Silverman, P.C.

The Lemon Law Firm
30 E Butler Pike
Ambler, PA, 19002

Kimmel & Silverman, PC, Lemon Law Attorneys

1930 E. Marlton Pike
Executive Mews, Suite Q29
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003

Kimmel & Silverman, PC, Lemon Law Attorneys

100 Ross Street, Suite 330
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Choice Award -- Lemon LawAvvo.com2014
Louis M. Brown Lifetime Achievement AwardAmerican Bar Association2002
American Jurisprudence Award For Legal EthicsUniversity of Bridgeport School of Law1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKimmel & Silverman, PC, Lemon Law Attorneys2001 - Present
AttorneyPenna, Grabois & Associates1991 - 2001
ClerkWaterbury Superior Court1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
2012 Jeep Patriot RepurchaseLemon Law Repurchase, plus attorney fees
2013 Nissan Sentra RepurchaseLemon Law Repurchase, plus attorney fees
2013 Ford Escape RepurchaseLemon Law Repurchase, plus attorney fees
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesA Guide to the PA Lemon Law and Federal Magnuson Moss Warranty Act2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Bridgeport School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Western Connecticut State UniversityAnthropology/SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Mike Pintek Show KDKA AMThe VW Diesel Engine Situation: What Can Consumers Do?2015
Eyewitness News Wilkes Barre, PALEMON LAW PHONE BANK2014
Eyewitness News Wilkes Barre, PALEMON LAW PHONE BANK2013
Eyewtiness News, Wilkes Barre, PALEMON LAW PHONE BANK2012
Eyewitness News Wilkes Barre, PALEMON LAW PHONE BANK2011
Survive & Thrive with Tracy DavidsonLEMON LAW RIGHTS2010
Eyewitness News Wilkes Barre, PALEMON LAW PHONE BANK2010
Eyewitness News Wilkes Barre, PALEMON LAW PHONE BANK2009
CBS 3 Eyewitness NewsLEMON LAW PHONE BANK2009
CBS 3 Eyewitness NewsLEMON LAW PHONE BANK2007
Legal Perpectives with Paul PerilloPA LEMON LAW CALL-IN2005
Real Life with Mary AmorosoPA LEMON LAW RIGHTS CALL-IN2004
NBC 10 Consumer AlertPA LEMON LAW RIGHTS2004
Legal Perspectives with Paul PerilloPA LEMON LAW CALL-IN2004

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