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Brian E. Tetro Partner

Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.7070Fax 215.789.6670
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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
  • Litigated $1.5 million subrogation claim involving multiple catastrophic breakdowns of a gas generator in North Carolina
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)) 



Bar and Court Admissions


New Jersey

New York


Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1998

James Madison University, BA, magna cum laude, 1995


National Association of Subrogation Professionals

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