David Rosenberg is the Co-Chair of the Insurance Practice Group. Mr. Rosenberg is a seasoned litigator who concentrates his practice in the fields of insurance and commercial litigation. Among his clients are some of the nation’s largest property and casualty insurers and their insureds. He has successfully tried cases in areas including premises liability, products liability, auto liablity, coverage, bad faith, toxic torts, subrogation and construction litigation. Mr. Rosenberg has successfully represented clients in a wide variety of professions and businesses including insurance carriers, manufacturers, distributors, professional corporations, agricultural concerns, contractors, retail establishments and property owners. His approach to litigation involves developing a creative litigation analysis with a focus on cost-effective strategies including, where appropriate, the use of alternate dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration.
In recognition of his skills, Mr. Rosenberg was named to the faculty of the 33rd Annual (2005) International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford Law School. In 2010, Mr. Rosenberg was elected to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the International Association of Defense Counsel.
Mr. Rosenberg 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.
Mr. Rosenberg also is a certified mediator in Pennsylvania concentrating in subrogation, property insurance and first-party insurance dispute resolution matters.
Mr. Rosenberg has achieved an "AV Preeminent" Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Rosenberg was named to Best Lawyers in 2013 for Insurance Law. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, he was recognized 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 of Pennsylvania.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 1982.
Connecticut College, B.A., 1979.
Professional Memberships and Activities:
Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western and Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (Vice Chair, Insurance Committee; Chair, Property Insurance Committee (2002-2004); Chair, Membership for Western Pennsylvania and the Atlantic Region), Defense Research Institute, the Allegheny County Bar Association, and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals; Fellow in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.
Selected Reported Cases:
Cornelissen v. Zahorchak, Allegheny County C.C.P. (March 13, 2006)
Gillard v. AIG Insurance Co., No. 10 EAP 2010, 2011 WL 550552 (Pa. Feb. 23, 2011)
"Ethical Billing," International Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, July, 2008 (co-Keynote Speaker).
33rd Annual International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, Stanford, California, July-August 2005 (faculty).
"Trying a Mold Case," International Associaton of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 2005 (speaker).
"Making Litigation Guidelines Work for You and Your Client," International Association of Defense Counsel Midyear Meeting, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, February 14, 2005 (speaker).
"Defending Wintertime Fall-Down Accidents and the 'Hills and Ridges' Theory," major insurance carrier, February 9, 2005 (speaker).
"Cutting Edge Technology As Part of Trial Strategy," The Homestead, Virginia, July 2004 (panelist).
"Does Alternate Dispute Resolution Work for Big Corporations," Orlando, Florida, February 2004 (panelist).
"Synthetic Stucco - What is It and Why Are People Suing Over It," Maui, Hawaii, July 2003 (panelist).
"Privacy Issues In Fraud Investigation," Pebble Beach, California, February 2003 (panelist).
"What Products Liability Attorneys Need To Know About Subrogation," Whistler, British Columbia, July 2002 (panelist).
"Subrogation Made Easy," National Association of Subrogation Professional Annual Meeting, Reno, Nevada, November 2001 (speaker).
"Techniques for a Successful Subrogation Program," International Association of Defense Counsel Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, July 2001 (speaker).
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