Associate

Ian T. Kingsley, Esq.

p. 215.735.3994  |  f. 215.735.1133

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court of New Jersey

Education

Saint Michael’s College, B.A.
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D.

Overview

Ian Kingsley represents premises owners, product suppliers, and international manufacturing companies in toxic tort and product liability actions in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, as well as on a national level.  He also successfully represents employers, businesses and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters.  He has been integrally involved in all phases of litigation including management of national discovery on behalf of a Fortune 200 client, deposing witnesses and experts for trial, negotiating settlements, and appearing in court for motions, jury selection and trial.  He prides himself on finding new strategies to successfully represent his clients.  

Mr. Kingsley has been with Goldberg Miller & Rubin since 2010. He began his legal career working for a nationally recognized civil defense firm in Philadelphia where he focused in toxic tort and workers’ compensation defense.  During law school, he clerked for both plaintiff and defense firms in New York and North Carolina, and successfully represented his law school at national moot court competitions.  During law school, he also worked as an intern for the Wayne County prosecutor where he conducted daily criminal hearings and successful prosecution of bench trials under supervision of the lead prosecutor.  

When he is not practicing law, Ian enjoys spending time with his wife and two children at their home, especially outdoors in their garden, which is registered in the Smithsonian Institute Archives of American Gardens. Ian serves on the Upper Merion Township Transportation Authority, and is an active member of the Upper Merion Democratic Committee.  Ian has served as an Arbitration Panelist in both the Montgomery County and Philadelphia County Arbitration programs, and serves as an advocate for abused and neglected children on behalf of the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project.

Representative Matters

Ian Kingsley Obtains Summary Judgment in Steel Mill Claim

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Ian Kingsley Obtained Dismissal in Workers’ Compensation Case

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Jason Rubin Wins Asbestos Colon Cancer Wrongful Death Trial in Philadelphia

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Summary Judgment Granted for Asbestos Defendant

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Ian Kingsley Obtains Summary Judgment for Asbestos Defendant

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Successful termination of benefits in worker’s compensation case. The employee claimed a fractured foot with alleged chronic injury that would require future surgery. Defense established through medical testimony that there was no long term work injury.

Successfully obtained summary judgment in favor of truck brake manufacturer in two related Philadelphia asbestos claims. The husband testified he was exposed to defendant’s asbestos-containing brakes which caused his alleged disease, and that he carried the dust home which caused his wife’s alleged disease. Established plaintiff could not provide sufficient causation evidence, and the injured plaintiff was well aware of the hazards of asbestos when working with the product. Plaintiffs argued assumption of risk should not preclude a non-user’s claim, however the court granted Defendant’s motions for summary judgment dismissing both cases.  

Obtained summary judgment in favor of electrical product manufacturer in Philadelphia mesothelioma case. Sixty-year-old plaintiff testified he was exposed to asbestos-containing felt paper in defendant’s electrical product. Through testimonial evidence from defense corporate representative, it was proven defendant never manufactured or supplied the felt paper material described by plaintiff. Plaintiff’s demand prior to the motion was over $350,000.

Successfully obtained summary dismissal of building products supplier in Philadelphia wrongful death case, with a demand of over $300,000. Plaintiff’s decedent died from mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos. Decedent testified he worked with siding and roofing products purchased from the supplier, which was the only identified defendant in the case. Through corporate documents, was able to prove there was insufficient evidence the supplier’s products contained asbestos.

Successful suspension of benefits in workers’ compensation case. A local warehouse employee sustained a back injury at work, and treatment involved extensive therapies and recommended decompression surgery. As Utilization Review was pending, Mr. Kingsley filed a Suspension petition and worked with the employer to find suitable alternative work, which was offered and accepted by the claimant. The claimant opposed the petition with testimony from two treating doctors who opined he was severely limited in his ability to return to his pre-injury wage. During pendency of the petition, Utilization Review determined many of the treatments were not reasonable or necessary, and the Court later granted Suspension of wage loss benefits.

Successful termination of workers’ compensation benefits. A laborer involved in a car accident in a company vehicle sought treatment several days after an accident for complaints related to his lower back. A month later, he was referred by his attorney to a chiropractor who diagnosed a "neck and shoulder" injury. Mr. Kingsley arranged an IME from an orthopedic surgeon who conducted tests and made objective findings that refuted the credibly of the injury. A Termination Petition was filed, which the claimant opposed with testimony from an orthopedic surgeon who opined the claimant suffered severe pain from his shoulder and neck based largely on subjective complaints. Mr. Kingsley successfully established the subjective complaints were inconsistent with the objective medical findings of his expert. The Termination petition was granted.