Cathleen Kelly Rebar

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Blue Bell, PA

Rebar | Bernstiel
 | 470 Norristown Road, Suite 201
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Phone: 484-344-5340
Fax: 484-344-5341
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
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 Bernstiel – Attorneys at Law, 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.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (50%)

Professional Liability (50%): Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Focus Areas

Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2012

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About Cathleen Kelly Rebar

Admitted: 1998, Pennsylvania

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Pro bono/Community Service:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Defending Long Term Care Cases, American Conference Institute’s 1st Annual Forum on Preventing and Defending Long Term Care Litigation, April 2011
  • Food Safety Modernization Act, NJICLE, September 2011
  • Supporting your Legal Professional, National Association of Legal Secretaries Annual Meeting, Peddler’s Village, September 27, 2012
  • Food Adulteration, Is it Preventable?, FX Conference Series, November 29, 2012
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • CLM Claims College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Instructor, 2014 – 2015
  • Litigation Management Institute at Columbia University School of Law, Instructor, 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Interface of Underwriting, Claims and Counsel to Create Sustainable Insurance Products for Cyber Risk, 2015 Cyber Liability Summit, October 21, 2015
  • 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
  • Cyber-Insurance: Understanding the New System a LIVE Webcast sponsored by the American Conference Institute on January 25, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2nd Annual Advanced Forum on Medical Liability Claims, Coverage & Risk Management in New York, NY on October 27 – 28, 2016
  • Instructor at CLM Claims College, Baltimore, Maryland, 2016 – 2017.
  • Instructor at Litigation Management Institute at Loyola University School of Law, 2016 – 2017.
  • Aspects of Working in Litigation Boutiques, Villanova University Panel on Business, Villanova, Pa on January 11th, 2017
  • User’s Guide to Data Breach Handling, 2017 CLM Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, On March 30, 2017
  • Reptile Theory Practicum, New York Athletic Club, January 11, 2018
  • Combating the Reptile Theory Through Deposition Preparation and Motion Practice, RRM CLM Conference, Dallas, TX, February 2018
  • Strategies for Marketing, Mitigating and Offsetting Costs of Data Breach Claims, CLM Annual Conference, Houston, March 2018

Educational Background:

  • Long Island University, B.A., 1995, magna cum laude
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470 Norristown Road
Suite 201
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Phone: 484-344-5340

Fax: 484-344-5341

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