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C. Scott Rybny

Phone: 215-540-2658
Fax: 215-591-8269
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Published Works

  • Navigating Pennsylvania's Amended Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser Act, PAMIC Pulse, May, 2016
  • The Role of Rule: Parol Evidence and Coverage Cases, Counterpoint, February 2017

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Presenter, "Restatement of Insurance," Eastern Insurance Group Meeting of PAMIC, October 2017
  • Presenter, "From Adversary to Advocate: Public Adjusters and other Policyholder Representatives," PAMIC Claims Conference on April, 2017
  • Presenter, "Matthew Rancosky v. Wash. Nat'l Ins. Co. and the Potential Implications on the Insurance Industry," Eastern Insurance Group Meeting of PAMIC, October 2016
  • Presenter, "Demystifying the Bad Faith Set Up," Strafford Publications, August 2016
  • Presenter, “Property Insurance, Legal Update,” Philadelphia Loss Conference Quarterly Meeting, January, 2015
  • "Pennsylvania Insurance Bad Faith: Fifteen Years Later," Pennsylvania Defense Institute's Conference, July, 2015

Scott Rybny  is a partner in the  Insurance Industry Law Group.  He has been representing the insurance industry in a variety of jurisdictions and contexts since 1999.  His practice has a particular substantive focus on insurance coverage litigation.  His work on leading insurance issues has given him broad experience in complicated multi-party insurance litigation along with the insights necessary to bring these matters to a resolution.

Mr. Rybny has substantial trial, arbitration and appellate experience in representing regional and national insurers.  He has particular experience handling first-part property insurance and special investigations.  His experience also covers commercial general liability, directors and officers, fiduciary liability, property, business interruption (including extra expense and contingent business interruption), commercial crimes and credit risk insurance, among others.  He has the practical and legal experience to assist clients in managing risks and solving problems, and is a frequent lecturer in the area of insurance litigation and coverage.


Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Industry Law

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1999
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania


  • Western New England School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, J.D., 1999
  • Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, B.S., 1996

Professional Associations

  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Co-Chair, Bad Faith Committee, 2013- 2015; Former Co-Chair, Insurance Coverage/Subrogation Committee, 2012 - 2013; Former Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Committee, 2012-2013
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member
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