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Timothy F. Rayne

Car accident Attorney at Kennett Square, PA

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Tim Rayne


Licensed for 27 years

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    60%

    27 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    Tim is a Personal Injury attorney with the Chester County, Pennsylvania law firm, MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Tim helps people who have been injured in accidents get fair treatment from insurance companies.

    27 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    10%

    27 years

  4. Slip and fall accident
    10%

    27 years

HELPING PENNSYLVANIA ACCIDENT VICTIMS UNDERSTAND THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS AND RECEIVE FAIR TREATMENT.

Tim is a Personal Injury Attorney who helps people who have been injured in accidents receive fair compensation from insurance companies.  Tim handles Car Accident, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death cases.  He can be reached at  or check out his website .

 

Tim focuses his practice on Personal Injury cases including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents; slip and falls; dangerous products and product liability cases; and medical malpractice. Tim has extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies and trying cases involving injury or death.  Tim regularly practices in Chester County, with offices in Kennett Square and West Chester.  He helps clients with cases in neighboring counties, including Bucks County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.

 

 Practice Areas:

  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice

 

 Recent Representations:

  • Car Accident- Settlement for a client who sustained serious foot injuries following a broadside collision between a Corvette and an SUV that failed to yield while turning left.
  • Operating Room Fire- Successful settlement of a case involving an operating room fire that occurred during minor surgery to remove a facial mole.  The surgeon and anesthesiologist failed to communicate about giving the patient oxygen and using an electric cautery tool in combination.  Claim for damages involving first and second degree facial burns.  Settled just before trial.
  • Motorcycle Crash- In a pick-up truck versus motorcycle accident, our client sustained multiple and serious leg and arm fractures. The claim against the driver recovered his policy limits and, likewise, we obtained policy limits from the client’s Underinsurance company. To obtain additional compensation for the client, we pursued a claim against the personal assets of the responsible driver, who ultimately settled and agreed to pay significant personal monies and to have that promise secured by a mortgage on his personal residence.
  • Car Versus Horse Collision- Successfully represented a driver injured after her car collided with horses that had escaped from a breeding farm due to the negligent design and maintenance of the farm’s fencing.  Recovered compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
  • Nail Gun Injury- A construction worker who was seriously injured when a nail gun misfired and shot a 3″ nail into his chest.  Legal claims were filed against the nail gun manufacturer alleging that the nail gun was defective and dangerous because it did not have a safety switch. Case settled prior to trial.
  • Fall on Stairway- Settlement for a client injured in a fall on the front steps of her rented home.  The landlord had been warned about an unsecured railing but failed to fix the defect which resulted in his tenant’s injuries.
  • Jury Verdict Four Times Insurance Offer- A broadside collision resulted in neck and back injuries to client.  Insurance company offered a low-ball settlement of $12,000.  Chester County jury trial resulted in $50,000 verdict.

 

 

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Three Things to Know Before You Talk to the Insurance Adjuster after a Pennsylvania Car Accident
Five Things to Do if You've Been Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident in Pennsylvania
What is Subrogation and How Does it Impact my Pennsylvania Personal Injury Case?
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Licensed for 27 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1995
Updated 12/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Timothy

MacElree Harvey, Ltd. Kennett Square
MacElree Harvey, Ltd. West Chester
17 W. Miner Street
West Chester, PA, 19382
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Posted by Kathy | February 25, 2012
Determined, creative, successful
Tim represented me several times over the last 10 years. Each case was handled with the utmost professionalism and caring. The results far exceeded my expectations. Tim has proven himself to me to be a top-notch attorney who thinks creatively to achieve the desired outcome.
Posted by Randal | January 31, 2012
"Into Each Life Some Rayne Must Fall!"
Tim is an excellent listener, thinker, and lawyer. He is lightening-quick in returning e-mails and calls. He is personable and has excellent "Desk-Side Manners" Tim is accessible and is profoundly competent. Tim is a man of "Good Character" who defies the stereotype of a "Lawyer." Tim has earned my heartiest recommendation!
Posted by Chris | August 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, hardworking and a winner!
I recently had the opportunity to win a difficult Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) case with Tim representing me. Due to the complexity of the case and the type injuries it took over 4 years from beginning to end. From the very beginning I noticed Tim was confident, friendly, and knowledgeable about the best way to handle my situation. Tim quickly earned my complete trust and never wavered throughout. Tim accurately recommended the best course of action for my specific circumstances and was there to support me every step of the way. In addition, Tim focused on doing the right thing not necessarily the easy thing; which demonstrated alot of integrity, hardwork, and dedication not often seen. In the end my voice was heard and I won against a difficult insurance company who didn't want want to pay out. If I ever find myself or my family in need of legal help, Tim will be the first person I call.
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Posted by Jacqueline | December 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MVA, underinsured motorist, Medicare
Tim Rayne was excellent in many ways, handling my motor vehicle accident legal matters. He was patient, kind, knowledgeable, organized, persistent and always available to answer the myriad of questions that arise in such a case. He explained the processes involved in my case which gave me great relief. I trusted him.
Posted by Stephen | December 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
Tim was referred by a friend of my brother. He came to my home as soon as I called him about my car accident. I was hit by a car while I was crossing the street. The driver ran a stop sign while I was in the cross walk. Tim is the constant professional and is very informative. Tim explained the entire process to me and assured me that he was going to see that my health was okay and that I was compensated. He is honest, upfront and was in my corner every step of the way. In the end I received a large cash settlement and I was very happy with the results. I would recommend Tim to anyone dealing with a car accident.
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Posted by Denise | November 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets trip and fall results !!
Tim Rayne and I recently completed a 'trip and fall' lawsuit. I have never been in any litigation before. It lengthy procedure but Tim assisted me in understanding the step by step process and counseled me on my role in the litigation. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable of the law down to the letter. He is professional and well spoken. Do not let his mild manner fool you. He is well prepared and when he defends he changes into an aggressive defender of his client. I would recommend Tim if you need a real pro who gets results.
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Posted by Jill | November 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Timothy Rayne is the Best!!
I was in a car accident where a gentleman hit me from behind and totaled my car. Not only was my car totaled, but I was hurt from my neck to my back. I will always need to have shots in my back and neck and will always be limited to many activities. I found Tim Rayne and was very pleased that I did!! He and his team went above and beyond for me... They helped me through the process of helping me take said gentleman to court to have him answer to what he had done. About a year after my accident I moved to western Pa. Tim and his team were still there for me. They stood up for me in court, filed all necessary papers, and kept me in the knowlwdge of knowing what was going on. We had to go to court to dispute with said gentleman about what happened that day. I was disabled and in bed for months so Tim and his team stood up for me and filed motions for me to be there via telephone. After a long battle...Tim and his team made me victorious! They helped me be able to pay many medical bills and have the satisfaction that said gentleman was brought to justice for reckless driving. I would recommend Timothy Rayne and his team to anybody that needs help to fight for justice. He is the most skilled lawyer I have ever met... I decided on Tim because of his integrity and knowlwdge of the law. I interviewed many lawyers ... Tim was the most caring amd knowledgeable lawyer... I will forever be grateful
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Posted by Jessica | September 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personal Injury
I consulted Tim on two accidents that I was involved in. He took on both of my cases. He was upfront, honest, and involved in every aspect. We were able to settle both of my cases out of court. Everything was handled by him and his staff in a professional manner. They worked with me from long distance and made everything easy and smooth. I am eternally grateful for the kindness and generosity they showed me. I recommend Tim with out reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Injury
After sustaining a knee injury in a slip and fall accident, I had a phone consultation with Tim to get his opinion on whether or not I had a case. Tim listened attentively and we scheduled a meeting soon after. He did a very thorough job educating me, since I had never been involved in any type of litigation. He assured me I had a good case and we moved forward. I was completely confident through the process that Tim always had my best interest in mind. During my deposition it was clear I had made the right choice. Tim "hit it out of the park". The defense lawyer looked like a rookie in comparison. When I was offered a low figure at my settlement hearing, Tim and I decided to decline the offer and proceed to court. Or, so we thought. The defense telephoned the next day and offered a very fair settlement. Overall, my case went very well. Tim Rayne is a consummate professional. His staff, Kim , Cheryl, and Diane, always ensured phone calls or emails were returned in a timely fashion. I highly recommend Tim Rayne as a personal injury lawyer- look no further.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Injury Claim - Car Accident
Tim was engaged soon after I was struck by a texting driver. He took all of the paperwork off my desk and assured paperwork and documentation was completed properly. Many times during my healing I tried to move in a direction that would have hurt my claim and healing process, Tim always stepped in and would coach me not to put myself in a situation that would impact future healthcare or claims. My issues form the accident will linger for years and Tim was supportive and guided the process and recovery of losses due to the accident. Tim's knowledge of the law and process allowed me to focus on healing and getting my life back together. After almost two years, we have settled the case. Tim was very professional and supportive of the entire process. You can never recover your lost time or lost physical capabilities that are impacted, but you can piece your life back together and do so with Tim Rayne at your side! Not pushy or bullish, just knows the law and how to get you going again!
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Posted by Kathy | July 19, 2015
Timothy F Rayne review
I feel Timothy F. Rayne is top notch attorney. Initially, I went to another attorney who did not have my best interests in mind, and who did not file my case with in the 2 year statute of limitations, and resulted in many sleepless nights and concerns for me and my family. I heard very positive comments about Mr. Rayne, who then represented me my cases, and essentially, gave me back my life. And why? His interpersonal skills made me feel I could trust his judgement.. He worked very hard in order to prepare a good argument. His research and analytical skills are impeccable. Mr. Rayne’s intelligence and excellent research ability prepared a good strategy that led to a settlement that was just, and gave me back my life. I would recommend Timothy Rayne to anyone. God bless him, he is wonderful!
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Posted by Monica | March 31, 2015
Auto Accident? Call Tim Rayne TODAY for help!
Mr. Rayne is Number One in my book. If you have had a car accident, don't delay. Call Tim today. He will guide you and help you every step of the way. His assistant, Cheryl, is also top-notch. I recommend this attorney highly. Monica
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2014
slip and fall case.
Tim was very helpful with my case. He gave great advise and helped me understand what my options were.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2014
Tim Rayne
Tim Rayne is a fabulous personal injury attorney. He handled my case with great aplomb and exceptional skill. I recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
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Tim was an excellent attorney for me.He was forthcoming, knowledgable,friendly and organized. He helped put me at ease and guided me in fact keeping and journaling to track my progress after the accident. I found that Tim really communicated and kept me posted - he also asked me for my input and offered his advise when I was in a quandry.. I would recommend him highly ,without any hesitation.
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Posted by Larry | March 10, 2010
Tim Rayne
Tim Rayne is not a typical attorney. In a 30+ year career in the Military and Law Enforcement, I have met and associated with hundreds of lawyers. If I rated all of these attorneys, Mr. Rayne would rank in the top five. In addition to the qualities rated above, Mr. Rayne was sympathetic and sensitive to not only me, but my family as well. When the defendant showed bad faith, Mr. Rayne was even tempered and professional in his response. He was firm and reminded the defendant of the potential exposure to the defendant. The result was a settlement for our full demand. Throughout the year and a half that the case was was active, Mr. Rayne was there for me and my family at anytime. I would enthusiastically recommend him as an attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Director
  • MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate
  • MacElree Harvey, Ltd.
  • 1995 - 2001

Education

  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2008
  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Delaware
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Underinsurance Case
  • Settlement Over $1 Million
  • Underinsured Arbitration
  • Offer $10,000 Award $120,000
  • Jury Verdict
  • Offer $12,000 Jury Verdict $50,000
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Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chester County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Longwood Rotary
  • Past President
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Board Certified
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyer Philadlephia
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Pennsylvania Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2014
  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2013
  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawer: Top 100 Pennsylvania
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer: Top 100 Philadelphia
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Awesome Attorney
  • Suburban Life Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2008
  • Top Lawyer
  • Main Line Today Magazine
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Longwood Rotary Club
  • "A Lawyer's Guide to Purchasing Car Insurance"
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (49)
Endorse Timothy
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When it comes to expertise, professionalism and advocacy for his client's, there is no finer personal injury attorney. Tim is a zealous and passionate litigator and advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tim and I recently worked together on a very complex personal injury case. He is an exceptional lawyer and came up with a unique strategy in our case that forced the other side into settlement and resulted in a great result for our client. I highly recommend him and would look forward to the opportunity to work with him again in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch injury lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tim and I tried a car wreck case together two weeks ago where we secured a jury verdict over 10 times the defense offer. Tim is a great trial tactician and I learned much from working with him. I recommend Tim to anyone looking for a car / auto accident attorney in Pennsylvania."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Tim for a number of years on various personal injury cases and I certainly endorse him as skilled attorney that knows how to get the most for his clients. I have referred clients to him on many occasions and received only the best feedback. HIs ability to explained detailed legal concepts in plain language to his clients is second to none!."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a well respected trial lawyer in the community, particularly in the field of personal injury litigation. I highly recommend Tim."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Rayne. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sincerely endorse attorney Rayne! The answers of Mr. Rayne are consistently accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would be looking for in hiring an attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim is bright, creative and hard working. He fights for his clients. You couldn’t have a better lawyer on your side."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Tim for over ten years. I know him to be dependable and trustworthy. He will work hard to get his clients what they deserve and you can trust him."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Other
"I had the pleasure of watching Tim in action in the LL.M Trial advocacy program at Temple University. His articulate and thoughtful presentation style was extremely effective with judges and jurors alike. His courtroom skill and demeanor was exceeded only by his professionalism. He is worthy of my highest praise and endorsement."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tim is a skilled and conscientious attorney. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tim and I attended the Temple LLM in trial advocacy together and have worked on several serious and complex injury cases together since then. His dedication to his craft is uncanny and his superior skill in the courtroom is a reason that so many people trust him when they are injured in an accident. Tim's knowledge of the law together with his exceptional advocacy make him one of the best lawyers I have seen in action. Whenever I have a case I need to refer to a Chester County attorney, I call Tim."
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