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Robert A. Rapkin

Lemon law Attorney at Ambler, PA

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Bob Rapkin

  • Licensed for 32 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Lemon law
    90%
    Successfully resolved thousands of Pennsylvania Lemon Law and automotive breach of warranty claims, recovering more than $15 million for my clients. Featured on numerous consumer TV news stories.

    24 years, 12,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    5%

    33 years, 200 cases

  3. Personal injury
    5%

    33 years, 750 cases

Over the past seventeen 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 ().  You have nothing to lose but your lemon.  

Location

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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Reviews

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Posted by Sharon | December 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Full refund on Ford Focus
Mr. Rapkin obtained a full refund for us on our 2014 Ford Focus that had transmission problems. He was very professional and honest and exceeded our expectations. Fully recommend him to anyone driving a lemon.
Posted by Jason | October 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Responsive
Mr. Rapkin managed our lemon law case. During our 8 month waiting period, Mr. Rapkin and his staff kept in contact with us and told us what to expect each step of the way. We were very happy with the outcome of our case and we would definitely recommend Mr. Robert Rapkin.
Posted by Breanne | March 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
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My lawyer was there and tried for the maximum result. He returned phone calls when left a message
Posted by Bob | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
2015 ford edge
I was keep up to date on what was happening. He did all the work! If we ever have another car issue we will use this firm.
Posted by Chuck | March 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Good Team
Robert and his team did a great job in open communication during the entire process. I did not know what to expect or what was expected of me but he and his team kept the process moving forward, much appreciated! The end result was in our favor which was the best end to this very unpleasant experience with the vehicle we purchased. All is well now! Thanks!
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Posted by Lauren | February 13, 2018
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Fantastic attorney!!
I started working with Mr Rapkin in the beginning of January, and by the beginning of February, my case with an automotive manufacturer was settled. Mr Rapkin personally called me to talk about the offer. Couldn’t have asked for a quicker or more efficient process. Mr Rapkin got further in a month than I could in 4.5 years. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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Posted by Dennis Nevinsky | April 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He did a great job
I had been having many problems with my 2012 Ford Focus transmission. Attorney Robert Rapkin and his staff worked quickly, always kept me up to date, and obtained more in a settlement that I expected to get from the Ford Motor Company. I highly recommend that you let him work for you.
Posted by Kathleen | October 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
It should say Reliable Rob's Profile!
I bought a 2013 from Simmons Rockwell in Hallstead. Apparently there was a problem with the transmission for the owner before me because he left the repair receipt in the glove box. I was given the impression that it was repaired and it was in "like new" condition until about a week into owning it. Since then my vehicle has been in and out of the repair shop a total of almost six months (I purchased it in May 2014). I called Kimmel and Silverman because a friend of mine used them 10 years ago and they were still around. I figured they must know what they are doing, and THEY DO!!! I dealt with Chelsea and she was thorough and polite the whole time. I felt comfortable right from the start. Attorney Rapkin represented me as if I was one of his family, he explained everything to make me aware of the process and won me the highest amount offered for my type of warrantee breach of contract. I recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer.
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Posted by hans | August 4, 2014
Robert Rapkin lemon law lawyer extraordinaire!
robert rapkin has kept me well informed and clearly explained my case to me every step of the way in a time when i actually felt powerless and taken advantage of by the manufacture. he is a very easy person to speak with either on the phone or by email. his office kimmel & silverman and all those i had interactions with there have all been professional and courteous. i would not hesitate to recommend kimmel & silverman and especially robert he has been fantastic and like i said he really made me feel like i still had a voice when the manufacture actually shut me down and out. robert and the legal team at kimmel & silverman where able to get me a full buy out on my vehicle this is the best possible scenario i could have hoped for and certainly what i needed to get me straightened out automotively speaking. once again thank you very much rob for all the hard work and question answering you did on my behalf it meant a lot and your hard work did not go unnoticed sir. your the best keep up the good work! sincerely, hans
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Posted by Debra | April 22, 2014
Legal assistance with lemon law
Robert kept us up to date throughout the legal process. His advice in making our decision was very helpful. He laid out the options as to what we could do, gave us his recommendation as to what to do-and told us he would be happy to do what we decided. We could not be happier with the service we received. We highly recommend Mr, Rapkin. If he takes your case you are in good hands.
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Posted by Michael | April 10, 2014
Impeccable legal representation
In my highest opinion, I truly consider Mr Robert A Rapkin , Esq. an outstanding asset to the Law Firm of Kimmel & Silverman P.C.. He is a conscientious attorney well versed in the lemon law arena. He is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy and informative. I was impressed with the dialogue throughout the entire process, which, I attribute to my favorable settlement. Mr Rapkin truly exceeded all expectations and I recommend his services without reservation and unyielding confidence.
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Posted by Bill | March 18, 2014
Mr. Rapkin was excellent
Mr. Rapkin got me more than I expected from my case against the Ford Motor Company. He was very responsive with me and always made sure that I knew how my case was progressing. I would definitely recommend his services and I would use Mr. Rapkin again. I would like to thank Kimmel and Silverman for setting me up with someone that understood my concerns.
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Posted by Sandy | March 3, 2014
Would use again.
As aggravating as having a lemon was and the drawn out process dealing with the car manufacturer, Robert was knowledgeable and responsive. I was surprised several times when I was expecting a paralegal to call, but it was actually him on the other end. I would definitely use and recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2014
Bob cared about winning for me
Bob represented me for my lemon law case. The auto company tried many tricks in an attempt to defeat my claim, but Bob overcame them all and won for me. It was clear to me that he felt it was important to win my case for me. I feel he went above and beyond what was needed in my case.
Posted by Mark | January 30, 2014
Will fight for you.
Very professional approach to my case. Mr. Rapkin fought huge behemoth, Mercedes USA and won my case for me. MBUSA agreed to repurchase my car under the Lemon Law. Overall, highly recommended.
Posted by James | January 30, 2014
Robert Rapkin, Lemon Law Service
Bob and his team were proactive, organized and timely in all acounts during the 8 months we worked on my claim against my car manufacturer. Their professionalism made is simple for me to work through the laws without any stress. I truly appreciated having his expertise guide me through the process, and I am glad to say, with a positive outcome that gave me satisfaction with the system. I would recommend Bob to anyone that has a warranty or lemon law issue with their automolbile.
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Posted by Joan | January 28, 2014
Excellent Service
Robert Rapkin went above and beyond what I expected. He was always available to answer any questions I had and quickly resolved all my concerns. I would highly recommend him to my friends, family and colleagues if they ever found themselves in the same situation with a lemon of a car.
Posted by Alexis | January 28, 2014
Great lemon law attorney
Bob Rapkin is a wonderful lemon law attorney. He helped me with a case a few years ago and I was very pleased. Throughout the entire process he was very informative and knowledgeable. He was very thorough and prompt. If there was something I didn't understand, he was a huge help in explaining it. At the time I was not very flexible with my time. So Bob did everything possible to make sure whatever needed to be done could be done on my time and within my schedule. I would highly recommend Bob to anyone seeking help. He was a huge help to me and helped me to win my case. Something I'm very grateful for.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2013
Chrysler 300C PA Lemon Law Vehicle Replacement
I bought a new 2011 Chrysler 300C in November, 2011 in PA. We drove the automobile to FL in early 2012 and found the AC malfunctioned on several occasions. We returned to PA in the Spring and the AC malfunctioned during the Summer and Fall of 2012. I took the vehicle to the local dealer on 4 occasions. The dealer was unsuccessful in repairing the AC. I contacted the Chrysler Chief Executive's office in Michigan to seek assistance. I was informed via telephone that my only recourse was to keep returning to the dealer, Chrysler HQ would do nothing, the Lemon Law did not apply and Chrysler would not buy the vehicle back. At this point, in November 2012, I searched the internet for Lemon Law attorneys in PA and found Kimmel & Silverman (K&S); Attorney Robert Rapkin took my case. Subsequently, suit was filed, discovery conducted and negotiations began. In March 2013, Attorney Rapkin notified me that Chrysler had agreed to buy back my lemon and provide me with a new replacement vehicle. On June 12, 2013, I received a new 2013 Chrysler 300C. Chrysler paid the K&S attorney fees, so I was out no money. The handling by Attorney Rapkin was exceptional and I recommend anyone needing a PA lemon law attorney to contact Attorney Robert A. Rapkin.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2014
Supportive, Well-informed law firm and lawyer
I would like to thank Kimmel & Silverman and Robert Rapkin for taking my case and helping me reach a settlement with Ford Motor Company. We are grateful for your help. Throughout the process, the staff at Kimmel and Silverman was supportive, well-informed, professional, and experienced. Without their help, we wouldn't have gotten the results we received. Thanks again.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes

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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kimmel & Silverman, PC, Lemon Law Attorneys
  • 2001 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Penna, Grabois & Associates
  • 1991 - 2001
  • Clerk
  • Waterbury Superior Court
  • 1990 - 1991

Education

  • University of Bridgeport School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Western Connecticut State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 2012 Jeep Patriot Repurchase
  • Lemon Law Repurchase, plus attorney fees
  • 2013 Nissan Sentra Repurchase
  • Lemon Law Repurchase, plus attorney fees
  • 2013 Ford Escape Repurchase
  • Lemon Law Repurchase, plus attorney fees
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Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Reader's Choice Award--Best Law Firm
  • Philly.com
  • 2017
  • Client Choice Award -- Lemon Law
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access
  • American Bar Association
  • 2002
  • American Jurisprudence Award For Legal Ethics
  • University of Bridgeport School of Law
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Mike Pintek Show KDKA AM
  • The VW Diesel Engine Situation: What Can Consumers Do?
  • 2015
  • Eyewitness News Wilkes Barre, PA
  • LEMON LAW PHONE BANK
  • 2014
  • Eyewitness News Wilkes Barre, PA
  • LEMON LAW PHONE BANK
  • 2013
  • PA Live
  • PA LEMON LAW RIGHTS
  • 2012
  • Eyewitness News, Wilkes Barre, PA
  • LEMON LAW PHONE BANK
  • 2012
  • Eyewitness News Wilkes Barre, PA
  • LEMON LAW PHONE BANK
  • 2011
  • Survive & Thrive with Tracy Davidson
  • LEMON LAW RIGHTS
  • 2010
  • Eyewitness News Wilkes Barre, PA
  • LEMON LAW PHONE BANK
  • 2010
  • Eyewitness News Wilkes Barre, PA
  • LEMON LAW PHONE BANK
  • 2009
  • CBS 3 Eyewitness News
  • LEMON LAW PHONE BANK
  • 2009
  • CBS 3 Eyewitness News
  • LEMON LAW PHONE BANK
  • 2007
  • Legal Perspectives with Paul Perillo
  • PA LEMON LAW CALL-IN
  • 2005
  • Real Life with Mary Amoroso
  • PA LEMON LAW RIGHTS CALL-IN
  • 2004
  • NBC 10 Consumer Alert
  • PA LEMON LAW RIGHTS
  • 2004
  • Legal Perspectives with Paul Perillo
  • PA LEMON LAW CALL-IN
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
Endorse Robert
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"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."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I've had many attorneys work with me at the firm over the last 20 plus years, but in all sincerity I can say that Bob Rapkin is among the few who have the intellect, skill, experience, desire and ability to go into court every day for our clients, and win cases as if everything depended on each one. He is a tireless litigator who cuts to the chase and makes the winning argument. I can think of no higher praise than to say that Bob is a litigator's lawyer, a guy who knows how to win and when to settle. Our clients agree, he's a very fine attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Lemon law Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Intelligent, insightful, personable and caring.....these are the traits that make an exceptional lawyer. Bob Rapkin is an exceptional attorney and a great mentor to many Lemon Law Lawyers throughout the state."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have co-counseled cases with Mr. Rapkin and his law firm for some time and Mr. Rapkin is an excellent lawyer and has done tremendously well for his clients."
Lemon law Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked directly with Robert on dozens if not hundreds of cases before graduating law school. Robert is an intelligent, diligent attorney and is highly qualified in several areas of consumer protection, including Lemon Law. I can personally attest to Robert's excellent results for his clients."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bob Rapkin is as good as it gets when it comes to Lemon Law and breach of warranty claims. I work with Bob at Kimmel & Silverman and it is very clear that he knows every aspect of the law in these areas, a true expert in the field. He has dealt with every type of Lemon Law case imaginable and knows how to get the best results possible. Look no further – Bob is the best."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bob is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced consumer law lawyers I've met. While working with him on several lemon law and breach of warranty cases, I witnessed Bob work relentlessly to obtain the best results for each and every client. He's a great guy and an even better attorney."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bob Rapkin and I worked together at Kimmel & Silverman. He has more experience and knowledge in this field than many Lemon Law attorneys. Bob uses that experience and knowledge, along with a "take no prisoners" approach to ligitation when fighting for his clients, to get excellent results in his cases."
Lemon law Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've worked with Bob for many years and find him to be one of the best lemon law lawyers around. He knows the law and he has earned the respect of many within the legal community. It's a pleasure to endorse him."
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