Brian Gelnett is an associate in the Subrogation Department, who represents national workers' compensation carriers, employers, and injured workers, throughout the United States, in complex subrogation and personal injury cases involving product liability, premises liability, industrial and worksite accidents, as well as motor vehicle accidents and general negligence . Brian has successfully recovered millions of dollars for White and Williams’ clients, through litigation, mediation, and Arbitration Forums and provides clients with comprehensive analysis and reliable recommendations to make informed decisions with confidence.
Brian also educates insurance companies and employers about complex work-related injuries and investigations by preparing and providing training presentations on workers' compensation subrogation issues and best practices for recovery. Additionally, Brian participates in developing National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) presentations.
Brian worked as Law Clerk in the Workers' Compensation Subrogation Department at White and Williams for two (2) years, as a law student at Temple University. Before joining White and Williams, Brian represented low-income criminal defendants during an internship with the Delaware County Public Defender's Office and interned for Pittsburgh City Council, prior to law school. Before his legal career, Brian managed a successful Ace Hardware franchise in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, which gives him a unique first-hand perspective on the employer-employee relationship as well as business operations.
When not representing clients, Brian is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, who enjoys spending time with his wife, Desirae, and German Shepherd, Koda. Brian is an active member of the Peloton community who may also be found golfing or relaxing at the Delaware beaches during the warmer months.
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Recognition and Involvement
Recognition & Involvement
Eagle Scout (2008)
University of Pittsburgh Emerging Leaders Program (2013)
Bar and Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, 2017
University of Pittsburgh, BA, magna cum laude, 2013
- Industrial baking equipment design defect and warnings case, with burn and amputation injuries against foreign manufacturer. Obtained seven figure recovery and 100% lien reimbursement.
- Industrial cooling fan design, guarding and warning defect case resulting in amputation. Obtained substantial judgment and 100% lien reimbursement.
- DOT trucking case involving improper shoulder parking by long-haul truckers resulting in striking vehicle driver/worker’s fatality. Obtained significant survival/wrongful death settlement and 100% lien recovery in 1% strict contributory negligence state.
- Agricultural grain bin sump design defect, warnings and negligence case resulting in leg amputation. Obtained seven figure recovery and 100% lien reimbursement.
- Gear shifter design defect case which caused vehicle to strike and crush pedestrian in parking lot. Obtained 100% lien recovery.
- Tractor trailer operation case involving partial foot amputation at shipping terminal security checkpoint. Obtained near 100% lien recovery.
- Construction worksite safety accident which caused fracture injuries. Obtained significant personal injury settlement and 100% lien recovery.
- Low speed motor vehicle accident, with significant injuries. Obtained substantial personal injury settlement and 100% lien recovery.