Barbara J. Buba

Barbara J. Buba

Founding Shareholder
Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Phone:
(215) 972-2852
Fax:
215-564-4385
Email:

Ms. Buba is a founding member of the firm and a senior trial attorney.  She has tried numerous asbestos cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.  She also handles settlement for numerous asbestos clients and has successfully negotiated reduced settlements.  From 1989 through 1993, Ms. Buba worked as the in-house managing attorney for the Law Offices of Edward J. Wilbraham. Prior to that, from 1982-1989, Ms. Buba served as an assistant district attorney and handled complicated fraud, arson for profit, and homicide cases. 

In addition to managing the regional toxic tort litigation for many Fortune 500 Companies, Ms. Buba concentrates her practice in the defense of toxic torts, products liability, and general insurance defense, including insurance fraud. Ms. Buba has also assisted corporations and insurance companies in auditing legal fees and expenses.  She has lectured extensively on insurance fraud, asbestos medicine and legal auditing.  Ms. Buba is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Texas(inactive).

Areas of Practice

  • Premises Liability Defense Litigation
  • Insurance Fraud and Bad Faith Defense
  • Legal Bill Auditing
  • Asbestos Defense Litigation
  • National Counsel Management of Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1982
  • New Jersey, 1992
  • New York, 1999
  • West Virginia, 2002
  • Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2004

Education

  • The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1982
    • Law Review: Dickinson Law Review, Member, 1980 - 1982
  • University of North Carolina
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Major: Administration of Criminal Justice
    • Major: Psychology

Published Works

  • Effective Assistance of Counsel in Pennsylvania, Dickinson School of Law, 1981

Representative Clients

  • Kelsey Hayes
  • Lennox
  • Alcoa
  • Cummins
  • DAP

Classes/Seminars

  • Legal and Medical Aspects of Idiopathic Mesothelio, DRI
  • Profitable Client Relations - Keeping the Client , DRI
  • Developments in the Health Effects of Tobacco Use, DRI
  • Counseling the Corporate Client on Criminal Liabil, DRI
  • Chairperson: Introduction to Asbestos Litigation S, Andrews

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated lawyer from Martindale Hubbell
  • Won US Nationals Squash Singles Hardball (C Singles)
  • Named to Top 50 All Time ACC(Atlantic Coast Conference) Athletes (Field Hockey)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 1989 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Bill Auditing