Zachary M. Rubinich

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Zachary M. Rubinich


Tel (215) 575-4340

Fax (215) 563-2583


Zach Rubinich is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson. In his law practice, Zach defends and counsels a variety of businesses, insurers and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania. In addition, Zach assists his clients to identify ways to control rising workers’ compensation costs without litigation and seeks to recover funds already paid on their claims through subrogation and the Pennsylvania Supersedeas Fund. Based on his extensive experience, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section has certified him as Specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law.

Zach has handled all aspects of litigation before workers’ compensation judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Zach is proactive in keeping clients informed about changes in the law and routinely counsels employers, carriers and adjusting companies on claims management strategy, workplace safety, return-to-work programs, employment practices and risk management issues.

Zach has been appointed to the following American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) leadership positions: Vice-Chair of the Litigation and Trial Practice Committee; Vice-Chair of the Appellate Advocacy Committee; member of the Ethics and Professionalism Standing Committee; and member of the CLE Board Committee. These appointments became effective in September 2019. He is the Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS) Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee from 2018-2019. He served as Vice-Chair of this committee for 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. In addition, Zach served as Vice-Chair of the 2017-2018 American Bar Association Standing Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.

Zach has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for the eighth consecutive year in 2020. He has been selected as a 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers. He was selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2010 to 2014. Zach has recently been selected as an International Advisory Experts (IAE) Award recipient in 2019 for his accomplishments as a workers' compensation attorney in Pennsylvania. 

Zach has been selected as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Class of 2020. The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers was established to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation.

An online webinar co-presented by Zach on Claims Management Techniques in Workers' Compensation Cases is available on-demand from Lorman Education Services. Find out more or register here.


Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania


Widener University Commonwealth Law School, J.D. 1999
  Member of St. Thomas More Law Society

Lycoming College, B.A., Political Science and Government, 1996
  Soccer (Team Co-Captain 1996)
  Varsity Golf Team
  Theta Chi Fraternity

Professional Associations

Alumni Board of Directors, Widener University School of Law
Advisory Council, American Bar Association
Chair for 2018-2019, ABA TIPS Worker’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee
Vice-Chair for 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee
Vice-Chair for 2017-2018, American Bar Association Standing Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Fellow, Class of 2020
Board Member, East Pikeland Township Environmental Advisory Council
Volunteer, Law Day Celebration Teacher-in-Classroom
Lorman Distinguished Faculty

Seminars, Speeches & Publications