Attorney Rhett P. Cherkin is a partner at the law firm of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania in 1997. Rhett has practiced in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability. Attorney Cherkin has worked at Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., since 2001.
Attorney Cherkin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University in 1993 and his J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1997. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association for which he served as the Workers’ Compensation Section Chair in 2005-2006. He is also an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. Since 2006, has been recognized numerous times as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, and since 2013 he has been included in the Best Lawyers in America for Workers’ Compensation Law.
Samples of attorney Cherkin’s speaking engagements include “Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation,” which he presented for Sterling Education Services, Inc., and “Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation,” presented to the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He is also a regular speaker at various organized labor unions.
Areas of Practice
Social Security Disability
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1998
Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
J.D. – 1997
Law Review: Juris Volume 30, Contributing Writer, 1997
Denison University, Granville, Ohio
B.A. – 1993
Speaker, “Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation”, Sterling Education Services, Inc.
Speaker, “Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation”, Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Certified Legal Specialties
Certified Workers Compensation Law Specialist (2014 to Present)
Certified as a specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Honors and Awards
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ Rising Star 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011
Best Lawyers in America, Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants, 2013-2020
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2013-2019
Lead Counsel Rated Workers’ Compensation, 2015, 2016
Professional Associations and Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
American Association for Justice, Member
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
Allegheny County Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section, Chair, 2005-2006
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member