General Liability, Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality, Transportation,
Rebecca Sember Izsak joined the firm as a Partner in April 2015. As a trial lawyer, she concentrates her practice in the defense of large to mid-size retailers, restaurants and hospitality organizations in all area of liability, including premises liability, premises security, wrongful arrest and detention, and products/food borne liability. She also defends owner/operators in commercial trucking matters as well as medical professionals, practices and nursing home organizations in cases of medical negligence and general liability.
Rebecca devotes time to charitable pursuits and since 2015 has been Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation whose mission is to provide educational and charitable support in activities related to the law. She is a contributor to the firm’s e-notes and lectures on legal topics for a variety of organizations. She serves on the Allegheny County Rules Committee, Public Service Committee and as a co-chair of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute.
In her free time, Rebecca can often be found at sporting events – either cheering on her local professional teams or supporting her nephews’ pursuits in wresting, hockey and football.
Tulane University, J.D., cum laude, 1994
Duquesne University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1991
U.S. District Court, Western District of PA
U.S. District Court, Middle District of PA
U.S. District Court, Western District of WA
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of WA
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Honors & Awards
- Courtney v. Ivanov, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114166 (USDC WD PA 2014), case of first impression holding no private cause of action under the FMCSA.
Professional Associations & Memberships
Allegheny County Bar Association
- Appointed to Local Rules Committee
- Appointed to Public Service Committee
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – Director-West Region (2020)
Pennsylvania Defense Institute – Chair of the Transportation and Trucking Committee
Claims Litigation Management
ACBA Women in the Law
National Association of Professional Women
ACBA Civil Litigation Section