Christina L. Capobianco
Christina Capobianco is an associate in the firm’s litigation group. She represents the firm’s clients in a wide range of civil litigation, with a focus in the trucking industry and insurance coverage matters.
More specifically, Christina represents insurers involved in coverage disputes, including the defense of bad faith claims. She also represents insureds in transportation, premises liability, products liability and professional liability matters. Christina also represents businesses involved in commercial disputes. In addition, Christina acts as counsel to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission and advises the organization on education related matters, including student expulsions.
Prior to joining the firm, Christina served as a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas A. Brown, Jr. in the Camden County New Jersey Superior Court and served as a legal intern to the Honorable Theodore McKee in the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Christina currently serves as an arbitrator in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Arbitration program. She is also an active member of the Defense Research Institute, The Risk Management Society and the Professional Women’s Roundtable.
- Represented an insurance carrier in a breach of contract and bad faith claim filed as a result of the insurer’s denial of plaintiff’s property damage claim. The insured plaintiff owned a property he intended to use a rental property. However, before it was rented, the property was burglarized and vandalized. Plaintiff submitted a claim which was denied based on a policy provision which excluded loss or damage caused by burglary or vandalism where the property had been vacant for 30 days or more. An investigation of plaintiff’s insurance application and the deposition of plaintiff’s insurance broker revealed that plaintiff failed to disclose that the property would be vacant until it was rented in order to obtain a lower premium. A defense award was issued at a court mandated non-binding arbitration on both the breach of contract and bad faith claims. Plaintiff did not appeal the arbitration award.