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H. Robert Fiebach, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Appellate Practice, Civil Appeals, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Securities Fraud Class Actions, Federal Civil Litigation. Member of Cozen and O'Connor, A Professional Corporation.


Fiebach, H. Robert was born on June 7, 1939 in Paterson, New Jersey, United States. Son of Michael M. and Silvia Irene (Nadler) Fiebach.


Bachelor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1961;Bachelor of Laws cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1964.


Worked at Cozen and O'Connor, A Professional Corporation (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) specializing in Appellate Practice, Civil Appeals, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Securities Fraud Class Actions, Federal Civil Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1965, Pennsylvania. Order of the Coif. Research Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1963-1964.

Co-Author: "A Quarter Century Later-Period of Limitations For Rule 10(b)-5 Damage Actions in Federal Courts Sitting in Pennsylvania," 25 Villanova Law Review, pp. 851, 1980. Author: "A Chilling of the Adversary System: An Attorney's Exposure to Liability from Opposing Parties of Counsel," 61 Temple law Review 1301 (1989). Law Clerk to Chief Judge John Biggs, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1964-1965.

Member, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Advisory Committee on Appellate Rules, 1987-1994. Permanent Member, Judicial Conference of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.

President, Philadelphia Bar Education Foundation, 1984-1989. Member, Board of Directors, Defender Association of Philadelphia, 1983—. Member, Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Post-Conviction Defender Association, 1994—.

President, National Caucus of State Bar Associations, 1994-1995. Member: Philadelphia (Member, Board of Governors, 1985-1987. Chairman, Federal Courts Committee, 1981-1982.

Chairman, Insurance Programs Committee, 1982-1985), Pennsylvania (President, 1993-1994. President Elect, 1992-1993. Vice President, 1991-1992.

Member: House of Delegates, 1983-1987 and Board of Governors, 1987-1990. Chair, Standing Committee on Lawyers Liability, 1994-1995 and Committee Member, 1990-1994. Chairman: Judicial Retention Election Committee, 1980-1981.

Professional Liability Committee, 1984-1987. Merit Selection of Judges Political Action Committee, 1981-1983) and American (Member, House of Delegates, 1992—. Chairman, Judicial Performance Committee of Lawyers Conference, JAD, 1989—) Bar Associations.

Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Member, Board of Directors, 1984-1990). Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1989-1990).


Past member Philadelphia advisory board Anti-Defamation League of B'nai Brith, Greater Philadelphia Regional Commission on Law and Social Action, American Jewish Congress. Board directors Greater Philadelphia chapter American Civil Liberties Union, past chairman criminal justice and police practices committee. Past board directors Pennsylvania chapter American Civil Liberties Union.

Past member board directors Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, vice president, 2002-2007. Member Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. Member Mayor's Task Force on Gaming, 2005.

Fellow: American College Trial Lawyers. Member: American Bar Association (past chairman judicial performance and conduct committee, judicial administration division 1986-1991, national conference bar president 1991-1995, president national caucus state bar associations 1994-1995, chairman standing committee on lawyers professional liability 1994-1995, board governors 1997—2000, house of deals 2001-2007, state delegate 2001-2007, national conference bar president since 2001, chair 2008-2010, member advisory committee since 2010, litigation section, 1988 and 2002 midyear meeting host committee, state chair, standing communications on substance abuse), Pennsylvania Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation, Society of Fellows (state co-chairman 2003-2007), Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (board directors 1989-1990, past chairman business litigation committee), American Judicature Society (state membership chairman 1988), Defender Association Philadelphia (board directors), Pennsylvania Bar Institute (president board directors 1984-1990, 2000-2001), Philadelphia Bar Association (chairman special committee on insurance 1983-1984, board governors 1983-1987, past chairman federal courts committee, speaker various panels, past vice-chairman arbitration committee, civil judicial procedures committee, past member special committee to study appellate courts), Pennsylvania Bar Association (past vice-chairman judicial selection committee, chairman judicial retention election com 1980-1983, chairman political action committee for merit retention of judges 1980-1983, house of deals since 1983, chairman committee on professional liability 1984-1987, board governors 1987-1995, president-elect 1992-1993, president 1993-1994, Pennsylvania Bar Trust 1996—2004, chair 1999—2004, Special Achievement award 1986), Order of Coif (past director University Pennsylvania chapter).


Married Elizabeth D. Carlton, March 17, 1984. Children: Michael, Emma. Children by previous marriage: Jonathan, Rachel.