Chief Operating Officer

Jason W. Rubin, Esq.

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Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey
New York
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Memberships

Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
Defense Research Institute

Education

Cornell University, B.S.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.

Overview

Jason Rubin serves as Chief Operating Officer and has been representing our clients in civil litigation lawsuits since 1996.

Jason concentrates his practice in products liability and toxic torts and has managed the firm’s well-regarded mass tort department for two decades. Jason represents several clients in their toxic tort matters filed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York and has tried several cases to verdict. His clients were found not liable in the Goll, Brunson, Koons, McNeal, Brown and Rose jury trials and in the past few years he has obtained verdicts in both benzene and asbestos claims.

Jason served as National Counsel for a multinational corporation’s asbestos litigation for 16 years and his team managed tens of thousands of asbestos claims in more than three dozen states. He coordinated depositions, trials, expert selection, and discovery on a national basis. He also negotiated national settlement and dismissals packages and has negotiated packages in Delaware, Illinois, Missouri, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, including several multi-jurisdictional packages. He has worked closely with both the corporation and local counsel in all of the active jurisdictions and has a strong background in National asbestos litigation as well as litigation in the three local states in which he is barred and practices.

His success has been recognized by Thomson Reuters which has designated him a Super Lawyer in products liability in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  In 2018, the Super Lawyer designation extended to New York in addition to Pennsylvania.

Jason devotes a portion of his practice to mediation, arbitration, and pro bono service and is on the Philadelphia Court’s Honor Roll for his pro bono service. He serves at least monthly as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Trial Division and volunteers with the Philadelphia Bar’s Fee Dispute Program as well. He is also a certified arbitrator for the 1st Judicial District of Pennsylvania and regularly sits as an arbitrator. In addition, he has completed a mediation certificate program with the Good Shepherd Mediation Program and has volunteered to mediate claims at Good Shepherd. Jason handles pro bono matters for the Support Center for Child Advocates and the Volunteers for the Indigent Program as well.

Prior to his career at Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, he clerked for the Honorable G. Craig Lord in the Civil Trial Division of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia.

Jason lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters. An active member of The Friends of Cianfrani Park, he volunteers time for Not in Philly and other neighborhood initiatives. He is an avid runner and captain of the GMR running team which participates in the Annual Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run.

Representative Matters

Jason Rubin Obtains Nonsuit in Favor of Automotive Retailer in Philadelphia Benzene Claim on the 7th Day of Trial

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Jason Rubin Wins Asbestos Colon Cancer Wrongful Death Trial in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Court Grants Forklift Manufacturer’s Motion for Summary Judgment

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Appellate victory in Pennsylvania Superior Court affirming the Trial Court decision to grant Preliminary Objections under the doctrine of lis pendens dismissing a second Complaint filed in a more favorable jurisdiction when first Complaint was still pending in another jurisdiction.

Summary judgment granted to a building products supplier in a toxic tort action in Philadelphia. Plaintiff presented evidence suggesting the building products may have contained asbestos, but we asserted there was insufficient evidence the building products contained asbestos and argued it was likely the decedent’s exposures to asbestos were associated with his career as a pipefitter.

Summary judgment granted to an electrical product manufacturer defendant in a toxic tort case in Philadelphia County. During Plaintiff’s deposition, the defendant was directly identified among several defendants that allegedly manufactured asbestos-containing products the plaintiff worked with during his career as an electrician. We successfully argued that any exposure the plaintiff may have had to asbestos released from defendant’s product was minimal and failed to satisfy the Pennsylvania standard for causation.

Summary judgment granted in Philadelphia asbestos claims on behalf of a truck brake manufacturer. The Plaintiff, a mechanic, testified he was exposed to asbestos from work involving brakes manufactured by several defendants including brakes manufactured by our client. We established the plaintiff was unable to recall virtually anything about our client’s product or the alleged exposure, including the shape or design of the brake or the length, duration, or frequency of his alleged exposure.  In addition, we also established the plaintiff was aware of the hazards of asbestos before he ever encountered our client’s brake product, that he suspected the brake may have contained asbestos before working with it, and that he took precautions when working with the brake to minimize his exposure.

Media

Partners Warren Holland and Jason Rubin Judge the Black Squirrel Invitational Mock Trial Competition

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GMR Congratulates Five of our Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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GMR Partners Jason Rubin and Eamon Merrigan’s Article “Managing Law Firm Cybersecurity Risk: Tips to Stay Secure” Featured in The Legal Intelligencer

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GMR Partners Jason Rubin and Eamon Merrigan Presented to the Region’s Top CEOs and Executives

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Three GMR Attorneys Named to PA Super Lawyers

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Eamon Merrigan and Jason Rubin Serve as Judges Pro Tempore for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County

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