Rebecca J. Grausam-Charamella, Esquire, aPHR concentrates her practice on complex litigation matters in a wide variety of issues.
Rebecca has extensive experience representing clients at jury trials, hearings, mediations, and arbitrations, managing all aspects of litigation, devising and implementing trial strategy, engaging in discovery and conducting depositions of parties, witnesses, and experts.
Prior to joining Norris McLaughlin, Rebecca worked as a trial attorney for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company for 8 years, handling the defense of third-party automobile liability lawsuits. Before working at State Farm, Rebecca was employed at a mid-sized Philadelphia law firm in the property and casualty defense department, specializing in commercial trucking and transportation matters, which involved coordinating emergency responses for large claim exposure.
Rebecca served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Eugene J. McCaffrey, Jr. in New Jersey Superior Court – Family Division. She served as a trained Certified Mediator for Family and Civil matters. Rebecca also handled family, civil, and criminal matters for a small general practice.
In addition to her legal practice, Rebecca is very involved in the community. She is Co-Chair of the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee for the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel (PADC), where she previously served as Treasurer and on the Executive Board. She began as Chair of the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee in 2016 and has spearheaded annual donations and volunteer events benefitting Ronald McDonald House, JEVS Human Services, Manna, Comfort Cases for children transitioning into foster care, books for students at Thomas G. Morton School, and mock interviews for students in the Philadelphia Futures program. Rebecca is a past recipient of the PADC Joseph H. Foster Young Lawyer award, which recognizes an attorney who best exemplifies professionalism and the promotion of justice in the community. Rebecca previously served on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Pro Bono Task Force and on the Rosemont College Alumni Board of Directors.
Rebecca is a certified arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Compulsory Arbitration Program.
While in law school, Rebecca earned Dean’s Honor List and was a Fellow in the Rubin Public Interest Honor Society.