Michael A. Raffaele and J. Patrick Hickey, partners at Media-based Raffaele Puppio, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the legal profession’s oldest and most respected peer-review publications.
Raffaele was recognized for his prowess in family law, while Hickey was recognized in the practice area of workers’ compensation on behalf of claimants.
Raffaele is managing partner of Raffaele Puppio, one of the largest full-service law firms in Delaware County. He focuses his practice on family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, child custody and child support, alimony, and spousal support.
A lifelong Delco resident, Raffaele graduated from St. Joseph’s Prep before going on to earn degrees from Lehigh University and the Temple University School of Law.
Hickey heads the firm’s litigation department, his practices including personal injury, automobile liability, workers compensation, and criminal defense. Along with his membership to the Pennsylvania, American, and Delaware County Bar Associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers association, he has served as an adjunct professor at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.
He graduated from Boston College in 1988 and went on to receive his degree at Dickinson School of Law.
Since it was first published in 1983, The Best Lawyers in America has become widely regarded as a respected reference guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on detailed peer-review evaluations, and lawyers are neither required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed.