When Expertise Matters

“The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every other calling, is diligence.”
– Abraham Lincoln       

Lawrence R. Woehrle*

Of Counsel


Tel: 215.940.0480
Fax: 215.864.6610
E-Mail: lwoehrle@bodellbove.com


Mr. Woehrle’s practice areas include complex commercial litigation, employment law, and the defense of tort-based claims.  He has litigated on behalf of a diverse clientele including insurers, financial institutions, public entities, non-profit institutions, large and small businesses, and individuals, both plaintiffs and defendants.  He recently obtained a $675,000 jury verdict for a terminated “at will” employee, and a $1.6 million jury verdict in an unusual malicious prosecution claim against a private individual.

Mr. Woehrle is particularly experienced in the areas of civil rights and employment law and has been recognized by his peers as a “Pennsylvania Super Lawyer” in the field of employment litigation.  He has represented national corporations, local employers, financial institutions, public entities and individuals in a wide variety of employment lawsuits, including claims for sexual harassment, age discrimination, race discrimination, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, religious discrimination, “whistleblower” claims and defamation.  He has successfully litigated those claims in the federal and state courts of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.

Mr. Woehrle also regularly counsels employers with respect to their compliance with federal and state employment legislation, in addition to advising clients on the implementation of policies to reduce or prevent costly litigation by employees.  He has frequently spoken to business groups, including The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, on practical, cost-effective ways to avoid, and prevail in, lawsuits by employees.

Mr. Woehrle also serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.

Mr. Woehrle joined Bodell Bove LLC after having served as a litigator with the Philadelphia law firm of Sprague & Sprague.  He previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Alfred J. DiBona, Jr. of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas and is admitted to practice before the federal and state bars of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.


Villanova University, B.A., cum laude, 1980
George Washington University National Law Center, J.D., 1983

*Also admitted to the bar of the State of New Jersey.