David Rosenberg defends some of the nation’s largest property and casualty insurers concentrating his practice on insurance and commercial litigation.
At the outset of a case, Dave develops a litigation analysis focused on cost-effectiveness and recommends alternative dispute resolution where appropriate. His clients include property and casualty insurers and their insureds, from a variety of businesses and professions. He is a certified mediator in Pennsylvania, concentrating on subrogation, property insurance and first-party insurance disputes. He handles matters including bad faith, construction litigation, premises liability, products liability and toxic torts.
Dave was named to the faculty of the 33rd Annual (2005) International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford Law School. In 2010, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the International Association of Defense Counsel and is now President of the Board.
Dave is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he teaches Trial Theory and Practice and assists in the coaching of the Mock Trial Team. Dave also is a certified mediator in Pennsylvania concentrating in subrogation, property insurance and first-party insurance dispute resolution matters.
He has achieved an "AV" Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and was named to Best Lawyers in 2013 - 2015 for Insurance Law. Dave has been recognized every year since 2010 by the publisher of the Pennsylvania edition of Super Lawyers magazine as being among the top 5 percent of practitioners in his practice specialty within the Commonwealth. Dave was included as one of 226 lawyers worldwide in Who's Who Legal: Life Science 2015/ Products Liability. He is one of only 10 Pennsylvania attorney’s listed and the only one from Pittsburgh.
David J. Rosenberg
Partner, Co-Chair, Insurance Coverage
Successfully represented the City of Hermitage in First Amendment case before the 3rd Circuit. The judges agreed with Rosenberg's argument that Mercer Outside Advertising LLC lacked standing to pursue 1st and 14th Amendments claims against the Hermitage. Mercer applied to construct billboards in Hermitage and the applications were denied. Mercer claimed, among other things, that Hermitage violated its right to free speech. Initially, the District Judge in the Western District of Pennsylvania granted Hermitage's Motion to dismiss. The District Court did not consider Hermitage's argument regarding standing, but did agree with Rosenberg's arguments on the merits of the Constitutional claims and dismissed the case. The Third Circuit, in a Non-Precedential Opinion, wrote that the case had become "extraordinarily complicated" and noted that the Circuit Court had not addressed Hermitage's lack of standing argument, instead deciding the case on the merits of the convoluted arguments raised by Mercer. The matter was remanded to the District Court to clarify its order and the action against Hermitage has now been dismissed.
Represented AIG on the seminal Pennsylvania case on Attorney-Client Privilege, arguing the case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The case was recognized as the most significant civil case decided by the Court in 2011. Gillard v. AIG Insurance Co., No. 10 EAP 2010, 2011 WL 550552 (Pa. Feb. 23, 2011)
- 01.21.14Speaker, "Trial Advocacy and How to Prepare for Mock Trial Competition," University of Pittsburgh School of Law
- 07.18.13Presenter, "Code Red: Attorney Client Privilege and Work Product Protections In The US,Canada and Europe Under Attack," ADC 2011 Annual Meeting, British Columbia
- 11.15.12Presenter, "Hot Topics in Allegheny County Discovery," Academy of Trial Lawyers
Professional & Community Involvement
President, Foundation of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Vice Chair, Insurance Committee of the IADC
Fellow, Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
Mock Trial Coach, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
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