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E: srybny@rebarbernstiel.com
T: 267-705-4084
C: 267-429-5088
F: 484-344-5341
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Blue Bell Executive Campus
470 Norristown Road, Suite 201
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
New York Office
T: 212-858-9970
F: 212-858-9971
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800 Third Avenue, 28th Floor
New York, NY 10022

Laura Hill - Administrative Assistant
E: lhill@rebarbernstiel.com
T: 267-705-4086
Stephanie Schwenk - Paralegal
E: sschwenk@rebarbernstiel.com
T: 267-705-4091

Scott Rybny is a partner at Rebar Bernstiel. He specializes in representing insurers in all phases of first and third party insurance disputes –including pre-litigation activities, special investigations, declaratory relief actions, and lawsuits alleging bad faith. His experience encompasses commercial general liability, farm, condominium, fiduciary liability, property, business interruption (including extra expense and contingent business interruption), commercial crimes and credit risk insurance.

Over the years, Scott has been asked to speak on a variety of emerging insurance issues. Scott has presented at PAMIC, IASIU, PACIA, NBI, PDI and PLRB. He has the practical and legal experience to assist insurers manage risks and solve problems in this ever changing legal landscape.


Western New England School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts, J.D., 1999

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, B.S., 1996

Bar Memberships & Court 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
Professional Affiliations and Professional Organizations
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute, Former 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
  • Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "Webinar on the Impact of Assignment of Benefits on Carriers," PAMIC, March 22, 2018

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

Emerging Issues: From the Homes We Live In to the Jewelry We Wear, PAMIC Annual Claim Convention, April 6, 2010

Chinese Drywall Insurance Coverage Issues & Challenges, PLRB Large Loss Conference, November 4, 2009

Insurance Coverage 101 at the Insurance Coverage Law Seminar, National Business Institute, Insurance Coverage Law Seminar, December 5, 2008

What is Bad Faith, National Business Institute, September 26, 2008

Legislative Framework and Current Developments, National Business Institute, September 26, 2008

9th Annual ACI National Conference on Insurance Bad Faith, ACI, San Francisco, CA, 2003


The Restatement of Law, Liability Insurance Part II, Reserving Rights for the Unknown Insured, PAMIC PULSE, Winter 2018

The Role of Rule: Parol Evidence and Coverage Cases, Counterpoint, February 2017

Navigating Pennsylvania’s Amended Motor Vehicle Physical Damage Appraiser Act, PAMIC Pulse, May, 2016

Greener Pastures, Best’s Review, December, 2009

Insurance Coverage Issues Rise with Mounting IP Lawsuits, The Legal Intelligencer, April, 2009

Pennsylvania Insurers Get First Glimpse of Campbell’s Impact on Punitive Damages Under 42 Pa.C.S.A. Sec. 8371, Mealey’s: Insurance Bad Faith, Vol. 17, No. 19 (Feb. 4), 2004

Double Impact: Mishoe & Campbell Reduce Chance of Punitive Damages in PA Bad Faith Cases, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, June 30, 2003

Pennsylvania’s Insurance Bad Faith Statute & ERISA-Not So Perfect Together, Defense Digest, Volume 8, No. 4, December 2002; reprinted in Pennsylvania Law Weekly, 26 P.L.W. 162, February 10, 2003

Impact of Bad Faith Litigation on Attorney-Client Privilege, Insurance Coverage Law Bulletin, Volume I, No. 9, October, 2002

Personal Interests

A nationally ranked triathlete, Scott recently competed at the 2017 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.