Evan S. Eisner

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Evan S. Eisner

Of Counsel

eeisner@rawle.com

Philadelphia

Tel (215) 575-4230

Fax (215) 563-2583

Bio

Evan S. Eisner focuses his practice in defending catastrophic loss claims, products liability claims, commercial and toxic tort claims.  Evan also defends government contractors sued in the United States as a result of injuries sustained in battlefield incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Evan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Kenyon College.  He was named a COSIDA Academic All American Honorable Mention and co-captained its basketball team.  He received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  He then served as a Law Clerk to Honorable Patrick R. John P. Hester and the Honorable Patrick R. Tamilia of the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Evan then entered private practice where he handled the defense of product liability claims, toxic tort claims, and general insurance related matters.  In 1988, he joined the United States Attorneys’ Office for the Central District of California as an Assistant United States Attorney.  During his tenure as an AUSA, Mr. Eisner tried numerous cases before civil and criminal juries.  He also argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Evan has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Selected Representative Matters:

  • First chair and co-lead trial counsel in dozens of catastrophic product liability and personal injury cases on behalf of manufacturers of automobiles, vans, industrial and farm equipment, wood products, asbestos and other products in venues such as Philadelphia, Harrisburg, New Jersey, New York, Georgia and Texas.
  • First chair trial counsel in battlefield tort cases involving military contractors which involve jurisdictional issues, foreign law and trial defenses.
  • First chair and co-lead trial counsel in cases involving claims by high income professionals seeking contractual damages and bad faith damages under long term disability contracts.
  • Represented major auto manufacturer nationally in rollover litigation.
  • Represented major industrial equipment manufacturer in product liability cases, both personal injury and commercial.
  • Defended high, mid and low ranking employees of Fortune 500 companies in depositions in numerous venues, including company attorneys and safety executives.

CLERKSHIP:

Clerk, Honorable John P. Hester, Superior Court of Pennsylvania.
Clerk, Honorable Patrick R. Tamilia, Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • California

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Education

University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., 1983)
Kenyon College, (A.B., cum laude, 1977)