Thomas V. Gebler focuses on several practice areas, including –
Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the defense of employment litigation in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He represents employers in Title VII, ADA, FLMA, ADEA and state employment statute matters, as well as wrongful discharge and similar claims.
Fidelity and Surety Law:
During the past 30 years, Tom has represented insurance carriers, including Chubb, Zurich, Hartford, AIG, St. Paul Travelers, Kemper and EMC, in fidelity and surety matters in Pennsylvania and other jurisdictions. His work has consisted of investigating and analyzing fidelity bond and employee theft coverage, performing legal research on issues presented by the facts, and making recommendations regarding responses to the claims. He has also been involved in litigation on coverage issues, as well as in recovery efforts following the payment of a claim.
Technology Litigation and Coverage:
Tom has been involved in cases with technology issues, including computer fraud coverage claims. These include a claim for first-party coverage for alleged violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, as well as third-party defense of litigation for violation of privacy, defamation and similar wrongful acts.
Insurance Coverage Litigation:
Tom has represented insurance carriers in connection with such issues as CGL, environmental, and directors and officers . These claims primarily involved analysis of coverage issues, preparation of coverage letters, drafting letters to insureds, as well as representing carriers in coverage litigation. This requires development of the factual circumstances of the suits and legal research of the issues raised by those facts. He has also been involved in the monitoring of suits against directors and officers on behalf of D&O insurers.
Municipal and Civil Rights Litigation:
Tom represents Pennsylvania municipalities and governmental authorities and their officials, employees and police officers in a wide range of litigation. These matters include Section 1983 civil rights suits and claims involving due process, First Amendment, search and seizure, excessive force, wrongful death, wrongful arrest, and malicious prosecution violations, as well as the defense of torts for property damage and bodily injury.