Christopher J. Rubinate


Direct:  215.665.3390
Fax:      215.561.6661
Office: Philadelphia, PA


Dartmouth College, B.A.

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


  • Refereeing Rugby

  • Playing hockey and squash

  • Listening to music and attending concerts


Christopher J. Rubinate is an associate at the firm’s Philadelphia office who focuses his practice on construction litigation and premises, product and automobile liability. In 2015 and 2019, Christopher was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Star in Civil Litigation Defense [i]. Prior to joining the firm, Christopher worked in the Philadelphia offices of two different regional insurance defense firms handling premises, products and professional liability and general civil litigation matters across Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Christopher earned his Juris Doctor from Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law where he worked as a student-attorney representing an asylum seeker with Villanova’s Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services and served as President of the Villanova Chapter of the Federalist Society. During law school, Christopher was a summer law clerk to the Honorable R. Barclay Surrick of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and an intern with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Prior to law school, Christopher served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine where he was an English teacher in the small town of Dunayivtsi, learned fluent Ukrainian (and basic Russian) and traveled throughout Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

Originally from the Philadelphia suburbs, Christopher earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government with an International Relations focus from Dartmouth College. When he is not practicing law, Christopher serves as the Vice President of the Eastern Penn Rugby Referee Society and referees rugby matches throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Christopher remains active tending goal for various hockey teams in the area and playing squash and other racquet sports poorly at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. He resides in Old City, Philadelphia with his fiancée.

[i]  The Super Lawyers® list is issued by Thomson Reuters under criteria applied by Super Lawyers®. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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