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Practice Areas

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

Biography

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).

Education

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

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

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute, Member, 1989 to Present

Published Works

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

Honors

  • 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)

Classes & Seminars

  • Legal and Medical Aspects of Idiopathic Mesothelio, DRI, 2002
  • Profitable Client Relations - Keeping the Client , DRI, 1999
  • Developments in the Health Effects of Tobacco Use, DRI, 1997
  • Counseling the Corporate Client on Criminal Liabil, DRI, 1997
  • Chairperson: Introduction to Asbestos Litigation S, Andrews, 2000

Representative Clients

  • Kelsey Hayes
  • Lennox
  • Alcoa
  • Cummins
  • DAP