|University ||Temple University, B.S., cum laude, 1990|
|Law School||Widener University School of Law, J.D., 1993 Member, Moot Court Team|
|Admitted||1993, Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit; U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania|
Associations & Memberships
Hon. William W. Lipsitt American Inn of Court, Barrister
•Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council, Affiliate Council
•United Way of Pennsylvania Board of Directors
Brooks has a varied and busy litigation practice in our Casualty Department representing insurers in claims involving coverage disputes, insurance bad faith, and uninsured and underinsured motorists benefits. He spends a portion of his practice defending claims against product manufacturers, public entities, paramedics and EMTs. Brooks has developed an extensive trial practice, serving as first chair in close to 40 jury trials and has participated as counsel in dozens of arbitrations and mediations. He also served as arbitration chair in Dauphin County for the last two years. Brooks is frequently asked by clients and industry organizations to lecture on a variety of topics concerning insurance coverage and bad faith matters.
Brooks is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Dauphin County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Defense Institute and the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council. He is a former “Barrister” of the American Inns of Court, William W. Lipsitt Chapter. He serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Pennsylvania.
Brooks is very active in his community and church. He is a long-time volunteer for Meals on Wheels and works pro bono with veterans on disability appeals. He enjoys travel and recently took a mission trip to Guatemala to assist with building a girls' orphanage.
•Insights Into Civil Litigation Practices and Procedures in Pennsylvania's Venues, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Personal Lines Unit, April 2015
•EMS Medical-Legal Seminar, Pinnacle Health Systems, December 6, 2010
Past Employment Positions
•Law Clerk, Vincent A. Cirillo, Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Year Joined Organization
Legal Teaching Position
•Widener University School of Law, Adjunct Professor
|Reported Cases||Significant Representative Matters: Successfully defended a large, international paint and coatings manufacturer at trial involving claims of design and manufacturing defects; Successfully defended fire companies and other public entities at trial involving claims under the Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act; Successfully defended insurers in cases involving coverage disputes and claims of insurance bad faith; Successfully handled through resolution, arbitration and trial claims made against insurers for uninsured and underinsured motorist benefits; Successfully defended paramedics and EMTs in numerous trials involving claims of professional liability.|
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