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Scott Rybny is a partner and chair of the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Extra-Contractual Liability Group. He has devoted his entire legal career to representing insurance carriers, agents and TPA’s before trial courts, appellate courts and arbitration panels in various high stakes litigations. With his 20 years of experience, Scott’s unique knowledge of the business of insurance gives him the ability to advise and counsel insurers on corporate and policy-related issues before litigations arise or as part of special investigations. From a trade credit dispute involving international banks and foreign companies to property claims arising out of Superstorm Sandy and professional liability disputes, Scott’s substantial experience with matters involving various commercial general liability, farm, condominium, fiduciary liability, professional liability, trade credit, property and commercial crimes policy is consistent with our firm’s guiding principles of providing value-driven legal services that meet the needs of our clients.

Scott is a prolific author and speaker on emerging issues in the insurance industry, providing both in-house training and at various organizations around the country.


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud Litigation
  • Extra-Contractual Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation & Disputes

Affiliations

Pennsylvania Defense Institute

  • Former Co-Chair Bad Faith Committee 2013-2015;
  • Former Co-Chair Insurance Coverage/Subrogation Committee 2012-2013;
  • Former Co-Chair Young Lawyers Committee 2012-2013

Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

Speaking Engagements

  • Co-Presenter, “The Cold Hard Truth – An Adjuster’s Guide to Frozen Pipe Claims,” PAMIC Claims Summit, April 9, 2019,
  • Co-Presenter, “Insurer’s Quicksand – Public Adjusters & Independent Contractors,” PAMIC Claims Summit, April 9 2019,
  • Co-Presenter, “Webinar on Demystifying the Bad Faith Set-Up in Insurance,” Strafford, March 13, 2019,
  • Co-Presenter, “Webinar on The Future of Insurance Law? Restatement of Law – Liability Insurance,” PAMIC July 26, 2018,
  • Presenter, “Webinar on the Impact of Assignment of Benefits on Carriers,” PAMIC, March 22, 2018,
  • Presenter, “Restatement of Insurance,” Eastern Insurance Group Meeting of PAMIC, October 2017
  • Presenter, “From Adversary to Advocate: Public Adjusters and other Policyholder Representatives,” PAMIC Claims Conference on April, 2017
  • Presenter, “Matthew Rancosky v. Wash. Nat’l Ins. Co. and the Potential Implications on the Insurance Industry,” Eastern Insurance Group Meeting of PAMIC, October 2016
  • Presenter, “Demystifying the Bad Faith Set Up,” Strafford Publications, August 2016
  • Presenter, “Property Insurance, Legal Update,” Philadelphia Loss Conference Quarterly Meeting, January, 2015
  • “Pennsylvania Insurance Bad Faith: Fifteen Years Later,” Pennsylvania Defense Institute’s Conference, July, 2015
  • Emerging Issues: From the Homes We Live In to the Jewelry We Wear, PAMIC Annual Claim Convention, April 6, 2010
  • Chinese Drywall Insurance Coverage Issues & Challenges, PLRB Large Loss Conference, November 4, 2009
  • Insurance Coverage 101 at the Insurance Coverage Law Seminar, National Business Institute, Insurance Coverage Law Seminar, December 5, 2008
  • What is Bad Faith, National Business Institute, September 26, 2008
  • Legislative Framework and Current Developments, National Business Institute, September 26, 2008 9th Annual ACI National Conference on Insurance Bad Faith, ACI, San Francisco, CA, 2003

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • Gettysburg College, B.A., 1996