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WILLIAM A. RUBERT

William (“Bill”) Rubert is Of Counsel with Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. Bill came to the firm in 2012 with over 25 years of civil litigation experience. In the course of his practice he has taken over 30 cases to verdict in the federal and state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, for both primary and excess carriers, in addition to handling numerous high-value uninsured and underinsured motorist arbitrations.

Insurance coverage constitutes a significant aspect of Bill’s practice. He regularly provides coverage advice to a variety of insurers, and has participated in drafting policy endorsements to cover (or exclude) specialty risks. Bill litigates declaratory judgment and bad faith actions, as well as actions involving contractual indemnification and other risk-shifting strategies, primarily in states east of the Mississippi.  Bill has been selected as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” in the area of Insurance Coverage since 2015.

Bill defends product liability cases for major manufacturers, both directly and through their insurers, involving products as diverse as medical devices, grinding wheels, sport utility vehicles, cranes, metal halide light fixtures, sawmill conveyor systems, air compressors, specialty paints, and tree stump grinders. He is experienced in commercial vehicle litigation and has handled a number of multi-vehicle chain reaction accidents such as a consolidated suit arising out of a 43-vehicle chain reaction accident involving 25 tractor trailers and six deaths. He also handles professional liability matters, involving claims against design professionals, insurance agents and brokers, drug treatment facilities and physicians.

Bill has argued cases in the Pennsylvania Superior Court and also has appellate experience in the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. A number of his federal court cases have resulted in reported decisions.

Property damage matters also represent a major area of Bill’s practice. He litigates multi-million dollar property damage cases caused by alleged construction defects, and also caused by discrete events – fire, explosion, collapse, sprinkler discharge, flooding and mold.  He also assists insurance carriers in investigating and litigating arson matters.

Bill is married, with two children and three grandchildren. He is actively involved in his church, as a member of its choir and its orchestra, and as an elder. He is active with a local Boy Scout troop as a trustee and merit badge counselor. In his free time, he enjoys carpentry and home remodeling.

 

Reported Decisions

  • Lempke v. General Electric, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96185 (E.D. Pa 2011)
  • EMC v. Loos, 476 F. Supp. 2d 478 (W.D. Pa. 2007)
  • EMC v. Penn Township, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3432 (E.D. Pa. 2005)
  • Continental Casualty v. Gezon, 1994 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 7190 (E.D. Pa. 1994)
  • Allstate v. Brown, 834 F. Supp. 854 (E.D. Pa. 1993)
  • Hutton v. DRPA, 1992 U.S. Dist. 19945 (E.D. Pa. 1992)
  • Federal Kemper v. Reager, 810 F. Supp. 150 (E.D. Pa. 1992)
  • Federal Kemper v. Sosdorf, 770 F. Supp. 264 (E.D. Pa. 1991)
  • Thomas v. Stone Container Corporation, 1989 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6897 (E.D. Pa. 1989)
  • Leggett v. National Union, 583 Pa. 62, 874 A.2d 1159 (2005)

Education

  • The Pennsylvania State University (B.A. 1975)
  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D. 1984)

Experience

  • Deasey, Mahoney & Valentini, Ltd. (2012 – Present)
  • Campbell, Campbell, Edwards & Conroy, P.C. (2004 – 2012)
  • Post & Schell, P.C. (2000 – 2004)
  • Staff Legal, Zurich Insurance Company (1994 – 2000)
  • LaBrum & Doak (1987-1994)
  • J. Bruce McKissock & Associates (1985 – 1987)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Forrest G. Schaeffer, P.J. (1984 – 1985)

Professional Affiliations

  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Awards and Designations

  • Hyman Goodman Award, Villanova University School of Law
  • Superlawyer, Insurance Coverage 2015 & 2016

Publications & Lectures

  • “Handling Cases With Claims Of Negligence, Strict Liability And Breach Of Warranty” – Presented at several ABA meetings, and then published in The Brief, Fall, 2008, Volume 38 No. 1.


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Fax: 215-587-9456
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Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania (1984)
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals (1985)
  • U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1984)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (2001)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2004)
  • New Jersey (1985)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (1985)
  • United States Supreme Court (2005)

Practice Areas

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