David J. Raphael


17 North Second Street, 18th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1507

United States of America

David Raphael is a partner in the environmental, land and natural resources practice of the firm’s Harrisburg office. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Raphael served as Chief Counsel of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) where he provided legal counsel to the Secretary and executive staff of the DEP. In this role, he oversaw a statewide team who represented the department on a variety of environmental compliance, litigation and transactional matters. His experience as an environmental practitioner – both in the public and private sectors – spans 24 years.

Mr. Raphael represents clients in environmental litigation matters before the Environmental Hearing Board, various state and federal courts, and administrative boards. He also provides environmental counsel on complex transactions and a wide range of environmental compliance issues, including the implementation of environmental compliance and audit policies.

Mr. Raphael was selected by Chambers USA (2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017) as one of Pennsylvania’s leading environmental lawyers.


  • B.A., Lynchburg College, (with honors)
  • J.D., Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University, (Editor-in-Chief, Dickinson Journal of Environmental Law & Policy)


Bar of Pennsylvania
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