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Brian E. Tetro Partner

 
Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.7070Fax 215.789.6670
tetrob@whiteandwilliams.com
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Brian Tetro is a partner in the Subrogation Department and practices exclusively in the area of insurance subrogation. He represents major property and casualty insurers on a regional and national basis. Brian’s practice extends throughout the United States, where he has litigated matters in 21 different jurisdictions as lead counsel, with assistance from local counsel.

Brian has extensive and successful trial experience in both state and federal courts across the country, taking cases to verdict in the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. He also is a frequent presenter at client-oriented seminars on various topics of interest, including how to successfully litigate careless smoking fires.

Brian presides as an arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and also periodically provides continuing education for other attorneys in the Subrogation Department.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained a $750,000 recovery in Ohio involving misuse of a heat torch on the roof of a university dormitory building
  • Litigated $2.1 million subrogation water damage claim arising from pipe rupture in Virginia
  • Pursuing damages arising from food containing an allergen unknowingly derived from a spice ingredient and not disclosed on the packaged food label, which included an analysis of complex and detailed financial records
  • Successfully argued before the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court to uphold a property damage arbitration award (Merchants Insurance Group v. AAA Mid-Atlantic Insurance Company, 2010 WL 3933234)
  • Litigated $1.3 million subrogation claim arising from building fire in Connecticut
  • Litigated $1.1 million subrogation claim arising from diesel generator fire in Pennsylvania
  • Litigated $600,000 subrogation claim arising from house fire caused by improper installation of Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST)
  • Defeated motion for summary judgment in products liability claim involving a defective heating pad (Moores v. Sunbeam Products, Inc. 425 F. Supp.2d 151 (2006)) 

Events

Practice areas

Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

New York

Education

Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1998

James Madison University, BA, magna cum laude, 1995

Memberships

National Association of Subrogation Professionals

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