Michael A. Raffaele is a founding partner of Raffaele Puppio and serves as the firm’s managing partner. He has dedicated his practice to family law matters, helping clients to avoid the delays and unnecessary expenses of litigation whenever possible by establishing reasonable expectations and pursuing reachable goals in each case.
Mr. Raffaele has served his clients’ family law needs for more than 40 years. In that time, he has served the Delaware County Court System as a Juvenile Court Master and Custody Master. He also was appointed by the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County to serve as a Judge Pro Tem in a program adopted to decrease the Court backlog. Mr. Raffaele served on the Board of Directors of the Delaware County Bar Association and as Chairman of the Delaware County Bar Association’s Fee Dispute Committee.
Mr. Raffaele was the first recipient of the Eric D. Turner Award. It was presented by the Family Law Section of the Delaware County Bar Association for “his dedication, professionalism, and integrity, along with his substantial contributions to improving the practice of family law, elevating the standards, and advancing the cause of matrimonial law.”
Mr. Raffaele is AV® rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. He has been consistently named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, published annually in Philadelphia magazine, since 2004. In addition, he has been selected by his peers as one of Pennsylvania’s “Best Attorneys” and one of “America’s Outstanding Lawyers.”
Mr. Raffaele brings a wealth of courtroom experience and practical insight to all of Raffaele Puppio’s practice areas. He has served as Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor for the Borough of Sharon Hill and for Newtown Township. He has been appointed as Special Counsel to the Zoning Hearing Board of Tinicum Township and has served as Solicitor for the Borough of Ridley Park.
Mr. Raffaele is a life-long resident of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Preparatory High School for Boys, Lehigh University and the Temple University School of Law.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers 2017 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year”||The Best Lawyers in America||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2016|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2005|
|Super Lawyer||Pennsylvania Super Lawyers||2004|
|Eric D. Turner Award||Delaware County Bar Association||N/A|
|Managing Partner||Raffaele & Puppio, L.L.C.||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Delaware County Bar Association||Former Board of Directors||1974 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1974 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||1974 - Present|
|Delaware County Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee||Past Chairman||N/A|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1974|