COO & Partner

Jason W. Rubin, Esq.

p. 267.546.3490  |  f. 215.735.1133

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

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 on ADR, products liability, and toxic torts and has managed the firm’s well-regarded mass tort department for over two decades. Jason represents clients in their toxic tort matters filed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York and has tried several cases to favorable verdicts for his clients. The vast majority of toxic tort cases he has defended have been dismissed without any settlement payment by his clients. He also handles plaintiff personal injury, general liability, employment law, and cybersecurity defense matters. Thomson Reuters has selected him as a Super Lawyer every year from 2016 to the present.

Jason devotes a significant portion of his practice to mediation, arbitration, and pro bono activities and is proud to be on the Philadelphia Court’s Honor Roll for his pro bono service. Jason devotes several weeks each year to volunteer legal work, including serving as a Judge Pro Tem and a Philadelphia Bar Association Fee Dispute Mediator and Arbitrator. Jason also handles pro bono matters for the Support Center for Child Advocates and the Volunteers for the Indigent Program. In addition, he has mediated over 100 landlord-tenant cases in Philadelphia’s successful post-Covid Eviction Diversion Program, where he has helped several dozen parties come to agreements that resulted in tenants staying in their homes.

Before his career at GMR, Jason clerked for the Honorable G. Craig Lord in the Civil Trial Division of the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. Jason is also a certified arbitrator for the 1st Judicial District of Pennsylvania, where he regularly sits as an arbitrator. Additionally, he has completed a mediation certificate program with the Good Shepherd Mediation Program and uses these skills for his volunteer mediation work and mediating personal injury cases.

Jason lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two daughters. He serves as Co-President of The Friends of Cianfrani Park and volunteers with the Bella Vista Neighbors Association. In addition, Jason is a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Member and Certified Tree Tender. An avid runner, he captains the GMR running team participating 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

GMR Partner Jason Rubin Judged the 2021 Black Squirrel Invitational Mock Trial Competition

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GMR Congratulates Six of our Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Star

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GMR Runs to Support Child Advocates in the 2021 Philadelphia Bar Association Virtual 5K

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GMR Congratulates Nine of Our Attorneys Recognized as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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GMR Congratulates Six of our Attorneys Recognized as New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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Running Miles Together Even Miles Apart: GMR Logged Miles to Support Child Advocates in the 2020 Philadelphia Bar Association Virtual 5K Run/Walk

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

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

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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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