Cathleen Kelly Rebar

Cathleen Kelly Rebar is a partner and shareholder at Rebar Kelly. She heads the firm’s liability practice. She has been advising and counseling clients in complex litigation matters for over two decades. She defends clients in claims about professional liability, errors and omissions, product liability, toxic tort, premise liability, security, health care, social services, and employment practice. She serves as the Chair of the firm’s Information and Security Procedures.
Cathleen has represented clients in the following types of claims:

  • duty to represent
  • dangerous conditions
  • inadequate security
  • failure to advise, failure to implement design specifications
  • failure to supervise, failure to inspect
  • design defects
  • employer liability under The Jones Act
  • errors in professional judgment and failure to refer
  • failure to meet/inform of deadlines
  • failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis
  • emergency medical care and nursing mistakes
  • negligence arising out of complementary and alternative medicine
  • mental health issues
  • corporate liability
  • subcontractor responsibility/indemnification
  • indemnity and obtaining coverage under additional insured status
  • failure to warn


Her clients include one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers. Prominent architects, engineers, national retailers, and one of the country’s largest real estate brokerages.



Professional Experience

Cathleen served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office in Pennsylvania. She later joined the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General as a Deputy Attorney General for the Eastern Region of Pennsylvania, where she prosecuted neglect in the long-term care sectors and healthcare fraud.


Cathleen was a shareholder and partner in two well-respected litigation firms before founding Rebar Kelly in 2012. Cathleen is also an elected Magisterial District Judge in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where she currently serves portions of the western population of Montgomery County.



Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 1998

Long Island University, B.A., 1995, magna cum laude


Bar Memberships & Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit



Contact info:

T: 484-344-5298



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