Civil litigator Robert Arcovio has defended insurance companies, insureds and self-insured entities since 1979. He has successfully represented clients in all areas of casualty and contract disputes, including insurance coverage, professional liability suits, products liability litigation and serious personal injury cases, including construction and motor vehicle accidents. Bob defends attorneys against malpractice claims and represents them before the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board.
He was lead counsel in Stephens v. Paris Cleaners, in which the Superior Court and the Supreme Court upheld the trial court’s decision to disregard the plaintiff’s last-minute affidavit identifying the manufacturer in a product liability case, as the affidavit contradicted his prior deposition testimony and was not credible.
Bob also was lead counsel in Anslinger v. Sheetz, in which he won a summary judgment after convincing the court to disregard expert opinions about the source of produce contamination as speculative and unsupported by the facts. The Superior Court upheld the judgment, and the Supreme Court declined to hear the case.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has selected Bob to serve as a court approved neutral Mediator and Early Neutral Evalutor. This distinction involved a comprehensive training program administered by the Court.