Zachary M. Rubinich

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Zachary M. Rubinich

Philadelphia

Tel (215) 575-4340

Fax (215) 563-2583

Bio

Zachary Rubinich is a partner in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP with over twenty years of experience in the field of workers’ compensation. 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.  Based on his extensive experience, Zach has been certified as a Workers’ Compensation Law Specialist by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

During his career, Zach has handled all aspects of litigation before workers’ compensation judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board, the Commonwealth Court and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He also seeks to recover funds already paid for his clients through both subrogation and the Pennsylvania Supersedeas Fund. Zach is proactive in keeping his clients informed about changes in the law and routinely advises employers, carriers and adjusting companies on claims management strategy, workplace safety, return-to-work programs, employment practices, risk management issues and case law updates.

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; Member of Scope & Correlation; and Member of the CLE Board Committee. These appointments became effective in September 2020. He is a Past Chair of the ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Law Committee from 2018-2019. He has also served as Vice-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation committee from 2015 through the present. In addition, Zach has served as Vice-Chair of American Bar Association Standing Committee for Diversity and Inclusion from 2017 to the present.

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

Zach was 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 across the United States who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation.

 

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania

Education

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