Two Penn Center Plaza - Suite 610
1500 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102

215-972-6600

228 Kings Highway, East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

856-428-2122

Richard W. Yost
Partner
Email: ryost@yosttretta.com

Born Glenside, Pennsylvania, 1954
Received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Temple University School of Law in 1982, after receiving a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. Since his admission to the Pennsylvania bar, Mr. Yost has been involved in all aspects of insurance litigation including the representation of insurance companies and the defense of their insureds in the general and professional liability context. Mr. Yost’s practice includes insurance litigation, professional liability, employment litigation, first party property, subrogation, products liability, transportation, municipal liability and the representation of physicians, psychiatrists, dentists and psychologists and non-profit, religious and mental health organizations. Mr. Yost is a member of DRI and TIDA. He is an experienced trial attorney with a broad-based background in all aspects of insurance defense, coverage analysis and subrogation.

Mr. Yost is admitted to practice before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Yost has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of “AV.”

Mr. Yost has extensive trial experience in all State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has argued successfully many times before the appellate courts of Pennsylvania and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Mr. Yost has been involved in over one hundred reported decisions and has achieved several large verdicts/settlements in subrogation cases.

Chosen as “Super Lawyer” 2005-2016″ & “America’s Top 100 Attorneys” for Pennsylvania in 2016. Top 100 Pennsylvania and/or Philadelphia since 2008.

 

Christopher M. Tretta
Partner
Email: ctretta@yosttretta.com

Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1953
Received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1978. He was graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude and first in his class from Georgetown University in 1975. Mr. Tretta’s practice includes all aspects of insurance defense litigation, including employment litigation, construction law, premises liability, professional liability, false arrest, libel, products liability and toxic tort.

Mr. Tretta has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of “AV.”

Mr. Tretta is a seasoned trial attorney admitted to practice before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Chosen Pennsylvania Super Lawyer 2005-2016; Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

 

John M. Campbell
Partner
Email: jcampbell@yosttretta.com

Born Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1960
Received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1988 from the Delaware Law School of Widener University. He was graduated Cum Laude from Mount Saint Mary’s College in 1982. Since his admission to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars in 1988, he has practiced in the field of insurance litigation and coverage analysis. His practice includes the defense of insureds and self-insured entities in construction trucking and transportation related matters, product and premises liability matters. He also has extensive experience in the defense of dental malpractice and insurance agent errors and omissions cases.

Mr. Campbell is admitted to practice before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Courts of the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Mr. Campbell is the partner in charge of the firm’s New Jersey practice.

Mr. Campbell is a member of RIMS, the Risk Management Society.

Chosen Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” 2009 – 2016.

 

Donald I. Wall
Partner
Email: dwall@yosttretta.com

Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1962
Received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1988 from the Boston University School of Law, where he served as a staff writer for the Commentaries journal. He was graduated from Georgetown University in 1984. Upon his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable William Rufe, III, Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County. His practice involves all aspects of insurance defense, with an emphasis on mental health, religious organizations, employment, motor vehicle and premises liability.

Mr. Wall is admitted to practice before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Chosen Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” 2012 – 2016.

 

Philip J. Meyer
Of Counsel
Email: pmeyer@yosttretta.com

Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1949
Received his Juris Doctorate Degree, magna cum laude, from Temple University School of Law in 1986. He received a B.A. from Temple University in 1972 and a M.L.I.S. from Drexel University in 1981. He devotes his practice to insurance coverage issues. His experience is wide-ranging and involves claims arising under various types of policies. He has dealt with coverage issues relating to professional liability, sexual harassment and discrimination, construction and product defects, automobile and aviation liability, environmental clean-up and commercial torts.

Mr. Meyer co-authored “The Comprehensive General Liability Policy and Its Business Risk Exclusions: An Overview,” a chapter of the Reference Handbook on the Comprehensive General Liability Policy: Coverage Provisions, Exclusions, and Other Litigation Issues, published in 1995. He is also the author of “Insurance Coverage for Negligent Failure to Prevent Assault by Third Party” published in the April 1997 of issue Counterpoint, Pennsylvania Defense Institute.

Mr. Meyer has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating of “AV”.

Mr. Meyer is admitted to practice before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

 

Timothy R. Chapin
Associate
Email: tchapin@yosttretta.com

Born Buffalo, New York, 1959
Received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1989 from Temple University School of Law. He was graduated from the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Sciences in 1985. His practice encompasses all areas of insurance litigation including premises and products liability, construction law, maritime law, environmental law, professional liability, toxic torts, contractual liability, complex litigation and automobile liability.

Mr. Chapin is admitted to practice before the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and United States Supreme Court.

Chosen Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” 2010 – 2016.

Mr. Chapin is currently serving a three year term on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Campaign Advisory Committee, and has been appointed to successive three year terms since 1995.

 

Michael F. Kernoschak
Associate
Email: mkernoschak@yosttretta.com

Born Carbondale, Pennsylvania, 1955
Received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2000 from Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware. He was graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Chester University in 1987.

Mr. Kernoschak is admitted to practice before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Courts of the State of New Jersey, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Recognized as Pennsylvania Rising Star 2010.

 

David B. Forbes
Associate
Email: dforbes@yosttretta.com

Born Lavelle, Pennsylvania, 1977
Received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 2004 from Villanova University School of Law, where he served as Associate Editor of Student Works of the Environmental Law Journal. He was graduated, Cum Laude, from Susquehanna University in 2000. Upon his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Linda Wallach Miller, Court of Common Pleas, Monroe County. His practice areas encompass premises and products liability, construction, commercial and employment law.

Mr. Forbes is admitted to practice before the Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Recognized as Pennsylvania Rising Star 2012.

 

Darren L. Harrison
Associate
Email: dharrison@yosttretta.com

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970
Received his Juris Doctorate Degree from Widener University School of Law in 1995 and received an American Jurisprudence Award for academic excellence. He was graduated from George Washington University. Mr. Harrison has extensive experience and has represented clients through all phases of litigation, including trials and appeals. He has successfully litigated before numerous courts across the country, including the Pennsylvania Superior Court, and has a number of reported decisions. Mr. Harrison has served as a national coordinating counsel for one of the largest property and casualty insurance companies as well as a Pennsylvania regional counsel for a national retail chain. His practice includes all aspects of insurance litigation, including coverage, property and casualty claims, premises liability, construction defect litigation, contractual liability and indemnification, and subrogation.

Mr. Harrison is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Further, he is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.

Mr. Harrison is active in his community where he serves as a volunteer firefighter.