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Chad E. Rankin

Car accident Attorney at Lancaster, PA

5.0   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
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About Chad

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I PROVIDE SMALL TOWN COMPASSION WITH BIG CITY RESULTS FOR MY CAR ACCIDENT & WORKERS COMP CLIENTS.

Chad E. Rankin was born and raised in Lancaster County by blue collar parents.  Chad’s father spent almost his entire working career with Armstrong at the floor plant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  His mother worked at Hamilton Watch prior to working a number of other jobs and raising her children.  He graduated from Penn Manor High School where he was the captain of the baseball team his senior year, wrestled, was the #1 player on the golf team all four years, and served as the Varsity Club President.

Chad graduated college from the very progressive and selective Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where he took the extra step to design the curriculum for his senior year – 9 months in Japan, Thailand, and India.  “For basically every waking moment of my senior year, I was learning about myself, humanity, and these cultures.”  When Chad returned, he employed one of the lessons he learned – the need to give back to the community.  He devoted the next three years to helping people with Prader-Willi Syndrome through Community Services Group in Mountville, PA.  Chad got married to Jodi Swartz.  They both moved to New Hampshire where Jodi taught high school and Chad graduated from the University of New Hampshire law school in 2001.  Chad represented and won a number of worker’s compensation cases for injured SEIU workers while still in law school.  He also served as the student body president during his tenure in law school.

Chad returned to Lancaster in 2001 with Jodi to start a family and his legal career.  In his first job with Mikus Law Associates, he continued to represent people injured in products liability cases, car crashes, premise liability, and work injuries.  He spent a year clerking with the Honorable Joseph C. Madenspacher, President Judge of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.  Then, he joined another personal injury firm where he spent the next eight years successfully representing people from Lancaster and the surrounding counties in personal injury and workers compensation cases.  Chad decided it was time to start his own firm.  He joined forces with Bill Gregory and RG Injury Law was born.

Chad has extensive experience litigating car accident, personal injury cases, and Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation cases.  His peers have given him an excellent AV rating, which is the highest rating available for a lawyer.

Chad continues to be involved with his family and the community.  He has two children who are, frankly, growing up too fast.  He coaches his childrens’ baseball, soccer, softball, and basketball teams.  Chad also enjoys hunting, fishing, and working on his land. He served on the board of directors for the Lancaster Bar Association where he also served as the Chairperson for the Young Lawyers in 2004, the Threshold Foundation, and the Central Market Trust.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Attorney Chad Rankin, is a partner in RG Injury Law, Rankin & Gregory, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he helps clients injured through auto, truck, motorcycle, bike, and pedestrian accidents, animal and dog bites, and other personal injury accidents

Location

Rankin & Gregory, LLC
1476 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA, 17601

Reviews

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Posted by Daniel | October 1, 2019
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Great lawyer & staff
An unfortunate injury incident caused me to need to find expert legal counsel. i reached out to His office and was put in touch with Chad. Upon meeting him, I knew he was the right person to work with on my injury suit. Throughout our legal battle, Chad kept me up to date and on top of our case. and was always concerned about my recovery. He used his expertise to guide me through the legal system to obtain an excellent outcome in our case. I highly recommend Chad and his legal team.
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Posted by Denise | June 12, 2019
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Real & Understanding
I asked a question thru his website and had a return phone call within minutes and a appointment the next day. I was involved in a vehicle accident four months prior and at my breaking point with Dr.'s and insurance companies phone calls. I was injured and receiving medical help. The same day I went to speak with Chad, he became my lawyer and I never had to deal with another phone call. I think he saved my sanity at that point. He was straight forward about everything with me and I left his office feeling lighter. I was able to continue taking care of myself knowing he was dealing with anything that would be a issue for me. I was and am today very thankful Chad took my case and has resolved it all. My case is over and Chad took care of everything! He checked with me on any or every decision and I felt so confident with him that my words were, "whatever you think is best, that's what we'll do". I truly meant that. If I would EVER need this kind of backing again I'll be calling Chad immediately. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
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Posted by James | April 1, 2019
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Great lawyer and person. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. Handled my case with efficiency. Chad kept me informed every step of the way. great results.
Posted by Jeff | February 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
No hesitation, Highly recommend
Chad was recommended by a family member, I was at a total loss in what direction to take after a auto accident. Chad seen me the same day that I called him, during our meeting he told me to focus on getting better and that he would take care of everything else. Chad and his staff where excellent at keeping me up to date, informed, and dealing with all the other details. Chad and his stall are very personable and professional.
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Posted by DAVID | November 4, 2018
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Highly recommend
When we lost our son due to an accident alont I75 in Tenn., Chad Rankin and his Team provided us excellent, in depth representation concerning our case. They provided updates and guidance along each step of the Legal process. We could not have been better represented by any other Legal Firm.
Posted by Carol Lynn | October 24, 2018
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A Definite Yes
I was referred to Chad for a personal injury claim. I found him to be honest, forthright, extremely pleasant and easy to work with. He is highly professional and yet very approachable. Chad kept me apprised at each step of my case and was always willing to take the time to answer any questions I had. Working with him made a traumatic experience less difficult and I am very happy with the result he was able to bring about. I would definitely recommend Chad and his wonderful staff to anyone who needs good, sound legal counsel.
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Posted by Ed | November 6, 2017
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Highly recommend Chad
Chad Rankin was a referral from another lawyer, so I was a little reluctant, but was guaranteed that he was very good. That is an understatement. Chad is very professional and was very quick to get things moving and the only reason we didn't settle faster is because I was holding him up. He brought in other excellent resources to help with my case and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. It was not a huge case, but when it was all said and done, I was very pleased with the final outcome. I highly recommend Chad Rankin, if you need to take on insurance companies.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2015
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Exceptional Auto and Insurance Skills
Mr. Chad Rankin took over my auto case, as I was unsatisfied with a Philadelphia area attorney's professionalism. This was a painless process. After sending notice, I was never again contacted by the other attorney. Chad dealt with the attorney, who came to Lancaster to see Chad and hand over the paperwork. Chad took over and had fantastic results. He and his staff handled all details, from the insurance company's denials, to maximizing my compensation in ways that to me, seemed impossible (and I've taken legal course work and actually read insurance policies for detail, lol). Chad recovered a monetary amount greater than twice what the other attorney's staff had mentioned and he took care of me, so I could focus on my recovery!
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Posted by Steven | July 31, 2015
Completion of my case
As once before, I wrote about Chad Rankin and his dedication, professionalism and quick ability to handle my case. My case was pretty difficult because there were two parts to it. Well good news for me, we are done!! Along with a 6 figure number to my advantage. I put all my trust in Mr. Rankin and so glad I did. He is a man of his word. I would like to once again thank Mr. Rankin and his staff, at R.G. Injury law for making my life a bit easier for me. Steven Lees
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2015
another Exide victim!
Working with Chad was a pleasure! Like anyone else going into a new adventure I didn't know what to expect and Chad always helped boost my confidence to deal with each situation as it arose. Whether it was an IME, Functional Capacity Evaluation, or a hearing. By the time the appointment arrived I was totally ready for it. Chad is a down to earth, friendly and very personable guy. I'm glad because it made this work injury experience much more tolerable...thanks to Chad!
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Posted by Jon | January 18, 2015
Outstanding Work
A n unfortunate incident caused our family the need to find expert legal counsel. We were put in touch with Chad and his team. Throughout our legal endevour, Chad kept us up to date and on top of our case. He used his expertise to guide us through the legal system to obtain an excellent outcome in our case. He is well respect not only among other lawyers, but we were able to witness the respect he was shown by judges and insurance company representatives. I highly recommend Chad and his legal team.
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Posted by Phyllis | July 22, 2014
Highly recommend Chad......
My husband and I have hired Chad twice. Both times we were very pleased with the outcome. Chad goes way beyond the call of duty. He's professional, trustworthy and always keeps you well informed. He took his time to make sure we understood what was ahead of us in both cases. I highly recommend Chad to everyone that has asked for an attorney. He's awesome and would definitely call him if we needed his services again.
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Posted by Steven | February 18, 2014
Amazing
I am not too fond of Lawyers because of my past experiences. On the Job or in personal matters. I needed an Attorney after an accident that occurred in April of 2011. At random, I chose the McDonald Law firm. After some time Mr. Chad Rankin took my case over. I was amazed so much, my feelings started to change about attorney's. Like anyone, there is good and bad employees in any profession. Mr. Rankin has yet to stop working hard for me. He was on top of everything, Again I was amazed. How many times has Lawyers avoided callbacks to their clients after calling them time after time? Well with my experience, all the time. NOT MR. RANKIN!!! If I needed to speak to Chad and if he was not available, I was guaranteed a call back from minutes to maybe a few hours that same day. Again I was amazed!!! Chad does not play around or slack in anyway like most lawyers do. How do I know that? Because to my surprise, my case was resolved in a very short time once Mr. Rankin took over my case. How about a lawyer that has the courtesy to call or email you to ask how my operation went? How do I feel? Can I help you with anything? Again, Amazing!!! When Chad Rankin left his old firm to his new one, there was NO WAY I would let another attorney handle my case. I followed him. Being I just had back surgery this case now will continue according to other matters. I have no fear that Mr. Rankin is slacking on my case as he has never done in the past. I count on him and trust him to the fullest. Please let me mention, as far as his staff i.e. "Maureen", (his Paralegal). Extremely knowledgeable, very friendly and very helpful and will answer any question you have doubt in. If she does not know the answer? She will never guess like some do. Maureen will get back to you in a timely manner with the correct information. Although Mr. Rankin handles Injury cases, you can rest assure if I need a reference for other than an injury case, I would have so much trust in Mr. Rankin he would be the person I would want a reference from to handle other cases. I would like to Thank Mr. Rankin, Maureen and staff for all their help, courtesy, professionalism and a great bedside manner handling my case.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 20%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rankin & Gregory
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • McDonald at Law
  • 2005 - 2014
  • Clerk
  • Honorable Joseph Madenspacher of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Mikus Law Associates
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Service Employees International Union
  • 1999 - 2001
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Education

  • University of New Hampshire
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Evergreen State College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Leggett v. National Union Fire Ins. Co.
  • The victory for the family opened over one million dollars in additional insurance coverage.

Associations

  • Lancaster Trial Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Lancaster County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Lancaster County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chairperson
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lancaster Trial Lawyers Association
  • Mediation Strategies
  • 2015
  • Lancaster Trial Lawyers Association
  • Subrogation Liens
  • 2015
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Ethics for New Lawyers
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
Endorse Chad
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been acquainted with Chad since he began practicing law, and have known him to be invariably prepared and well-versed on the applicable legal principles, but more so Chad is an unyielding advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chad is an excellent attorney and very professional. I would not hesitate to refer him any personal injury cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chad personally and professionally for over a decade. He is a highly skilled attorney, a fierce advocate, and a dedicated family man. I wholeheartedly endorse Chad without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brilliant and trustworthy!"
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is honest, hardworking and very knowledgeable about the law and how the legal system and the insurance industry work. He enables his clients to make well-informed decisions about their case and its outcome,"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chad handles all cases with the utmost compassion and tenacity to seek the financial recovery you deserve."
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Lancaster Car accident Lawyer Chad E. Rankin
Chad E. Rankin
Car accident Attorney
Lancaster, PA
Licensed for 22 years
Virtual consultation available