Cathleen Kelly Rebar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Blue Bell, PA

Rebar | Kelly
470 Norristown Road, Suite 201
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Phone: 484-344-5340
Fax: 484-344-5341
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Defense (50%), Professional Liability: Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

As partner at Rebar | Kelly, Cathleen Kelly Rebar handles cases of civil litigation, professional liability defense, insurance defense and large health company defense in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. As chair of the Information and Security Procedures section of the firm, she defends clients in cases related to employment practice, social services, health care, security, premises liability, toxic torts, products liability, and errors and omissions.

After graduating magna cum laude from Long Island University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1995, she obtained a Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 1998. Ms. Rebar is admitted to practice in the states of Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.

A member of the Council on Litigation Management, she is also on the organization’s boards for retail, restaurant and hospitality, professional liability, premises liability and products liability. Ms. Rebar is actively involved with the New York Bar Foundation, the Trial Law Institute, the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyers Honors Society, the New York State Society of CPA and the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association.

Along with representing prominent engineers, architects, national retailers, and one of the largest health care providers and real estate brokerage firms, Ms. Rebar is actively involved with charity and the community. She works closely with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Laurel House, the YMCA and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

About Cathleen Kelly Rebar

Admitted: 1998, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://rebarkelly.com/cathleen-kelly-rebar/

Honors/Awards

  • Rising Star, Law & Politics, 2006-2008, 2010-2011, 2011-2012
  • The Legal Intelligencer Super Lawyer, 2014, 2015
  • Lawyer on the Fast Track

Educational Background

  • Long Island University, B.A., 1995, magna cum laude

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
  • Montgomery County Emergency Services Board, Board Member
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • CYO
  • Montgomery County Camp Cadet
  • Liberty and Law Civics Program
  • YMCA
  • Laurel House
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • CLM Claims College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Instructor, 2014 – 2015
  • Expert Relations: How to Maximize your Expert Witness' Effectiveness in Obtaining the Best Results for Your Client, CLM 2013 Professional Liability Mini Conference, July 26, 2013
  • Litigation Management Institute at Columbia University School of Law, Instructor, 2015
  • Strategies for Marketing, Mitigating and Offsetting Costs of Data Breach Claims, CLM Annual Conference, Houston, March 2018
  • Combating the Reptile Theory Through Deposition Preparation and Motion Practice, RRM CLM Conference, Dallas, TX, February 2018
  • Reptile Theory Practicum, New York Athletic Club, January 11, 2018
  • User’s Guide to Data Breach Handling, 2017 CLM Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, On March 30, 2017
  • Aspects of Working in Litigation Boutiques, Villanova University Panel on Business, Villanova, Pa on January 11th, 2017
  • Instructor at Litigation Management Institute at Loyola University School of Law, 2016 – 2017.
  • Instructor at CLM Claims College, Baltimore, Maryland, 2016 – 2017.
  • 2nd Annual Advanced Forum on Medical Liability Claims, Coverage & Risk Management in New York, NY on October 27 – 28, 2016
  • 2016 CLM Cyber Liability Summit “Internet of Things – Modern Day Warfare and Threats Both Seen and Unseen” in New York, NY on October 05, 2016
  • 13th National Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance, American Conference Institute’s (ACI) 13th National Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance in New York, NY on July 28-29, 2016
  • The Experts Speak - Cyber and Data Privacy Risk - a Holistic Approach to Mitigating the Inevitable, Cyber Liability CLM Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on April 7, 2016
  • Cyber-Insurance: Understanding the New System a LIVE Webcast sponsored by the American Conference Institute on January 25, 2016
  • Panel speaker on the subject of Small Law Firms. Part of the Small Business Series held at the Villanova University School of Law, on January 13, 2016
  • The Interface of Underwriting, Claims and Counsel to Create Sustainable Insurance Products for Cyber Risk, 2015 Cyber Liability Summit, October 21, 2015
  • ACI’s 11th National Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance - Attorney/Client Privilege Issues Arising out of Breach Notification: Attorney’s Ethical Duties when Clients Seek Advice During a Breach and Examining the Communication that is Considered Privilege, September 30-October, 1, 2015 at the Affinia Manhattan, NY
  • Cyber Liability Class Actions and Litigation: Their Impact on Accessing What Breaches and Resulting Claims are Worth, ACI Cyber & Data Risk Insurance, March 24-25, 2015
  • Mounting and Establishing an Effective Failure to Thrive Defense in a Skin Breakdown Case, American Conference Institute’s 3rd Annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation, January 23 – 24, 2013
  • Food Adulteration, Is it Preventable?, FX Conference Series, November 29, 2012
  • Supporting your Legal Professional, National Association of Legal Secretaries Annual Meeting, Peddler’s Village, September 27, 2012
  • Food Safety Modernization Act, NJICLE, September 2011
  • Defending Long Term Care Cases, American Conference Institute’s 1st Annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation, April 2011
  • Penny Wise and Pound Foolish, CLM 2014 Annual Conference, March 2014
  • Protecting Against the Unexpected: How to Defend Claims Resulting from Criminal Activity, Retail Restaurant Hospitality Committee CLM, May 9, 2014
  • The Changing Landscape of Cyber Liability Litigation and Its Impact on Assessing What Breaches and Resulting Claims Are Worth, ACI Cyber Conference, September 29-30, 2014
  • The Changing Landscape of Cyber Security, ACI Medical Professional Liability Summit, October 30-31, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Pennsylvania
  • Appointed to the CLM Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality Board
  • Ohio
  • Professional Liability Sub Committee of CLM
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Trial Law Institute
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • Defense Research Institute, Trucking Law Committee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • America Trial Lawyer’s Honor Society, Litigation Counsel
  • New York Bar Foundation
  • New York
  • Appointed to the Executive Council of the School of Construction for the 2016 CLM Claims College
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Products Liability Committee Sub Committee of CLM
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • “Young Lawyer Friends of the Foundation” The New York Bar Foundation, Inaugural member
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • New Jersey
  • Council on Litigation Management (CLM), Member
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Premises Liability Committee Sub Committee of CLM
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • Cyber Sub Committee of CLM, Co-Chair
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • New York State Society of CPAs
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Women’s Steering Committee Sub Committee of CLM
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Office Location for Cathleen Kelly Rebar

470 Norristown Road
Suite 201
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Last Updated: 6/9/2021

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