David Rubino
David L. Rubino

Phone: 301-762-7770
Fax: 301-926-7444
Email: rubinod@McWilson.com

Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Construction Law
Insurance Defense

Personal Injury
Professional Malpractice

Large Loss Subrogation


Dave is a principal member of the Insurance Defense, Construction Law and Large Loss Subrogation practice groups, and he works primarily in the areas of general civil litigation, insurance defense, construction litigation, commercial litigation, toxic torts, products liability, professional liability, and personal injury. Throughout the course of his career, Dave has tried hundreds of cases to verdict and handled hundreds of other claims, arbitrations and appellate proceedings primarily in the State and Federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Dave has also served on numerous professional boards and associations, and received professional awards in recognition of his commitment to the furtherance of education, professionalism and civility in the practice of law.


Dave has been a partner at McCarthy Wilson LLP since 2002. He was born in Washington, D.C. in 1968, and has always resided in Montgomery County. He is the eldest of five children, attended local schools and from an early age was extremely involved in sports. During his years at Georgetown Prep, Dave participated in various sports and was co-captain of an Interstate Athletic Conference championship football team and named Second Team All-Metropolitan and All-I.A.C. in his senior year. Dave attended the Georgetown University School of Business, was named to the Dean's List, while continuing to participate in athletics. He was selected as MVP of Georgetown's football team in his senior year.


Dave attended Catholic University Law School and was selected to write for The Law Review; however, he declined the invitation in order to pursue a career in litigation. From May 1992 through May 1994, while attending law school, Dave clerked for McCarthy Wilson and returned to the firm in August of 1995 as an associate after completing his clerkship for The Honorable William Cave in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. Dave has concentrated his trial practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation and construction litigation, as well as serious personal injury and premises liability cases. He has handled numerous intentional tort cases, and has extensive experience handling insurance defense cases. He has tried in excess of 150 cases, and serves as a Court-Appointed mediator.


He has been active in the Bar Association of Montgomery County, and has served as a member of the Executive Committee and Ethics Committee, and was the Co-Chair of the Fee Dispute Resolution Committee. In 2002 he was elected to the Bar Leaders of Montgomery County and twice received the Outstanding Committee Chair award from the Bar Association of Montgomery and received the Outstanding Service Award in 2005 from the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County for his mediation efforts.


When time permits, he enjoys playing golf, fishing and hunting. Dave lives in Bethesda with his family.


Memberships and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent – Martindale Hubbell, 2011-present
  • Acknowledged as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of construction litigation, 2010-2016
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% - 2014 – Present
  • Top Rated Lawyer, Litigation for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, 2015
  • Top Lawyers in Maryland, The Legal Network, 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Maryland, as reported in Baltimore Magazine, 2010-2016
  • Top Attorneys in The Washington, DC Metro Area, as reported in D.C. Magazine, 2010-2016
  • Top Rated Lawyers in Washington D.C. and Baltimore – Legal Leaders, as published in the Wall Street Journal, 2015
  • Maryland State Bar Association, 1994
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • BAMC Bar Leadership Conference, 2001
  • MSBA Young Lawyers Section, Disaster Relief, 2002
  • BAMC Long Range Planning Committee, 2003-2005
  • BAMC Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, 2001-2007 (Co-Chair)
  • BAMC Outstanding Committee Chair, 2003
  • BAMC Outstanding Committee Chair, 2008
  • BAMC Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, 2000-2001, 2010
  • BAMC Bar Leaders, 2002-Present
  • BAMC Executive Committee, 2003-2005
  • BAMC Long Range Planning Session, 2003
  • Committee to Raise Funds for Bar Leaders Dinner, 2003
  • BAMC Judicial Selections Panel Committee, 2005-2008
  • BAMC Nominations and Elections Committee, 2005-2007
  • Mediator, Circuit Courts for Montgomery and Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland
  • 2005 Outstanding Service Award, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Board of Directors, Bethesda Country Club, 2008-2013
  • Vice President, Bethesda Country Club, 2009-2010
  • President, Bethesda Country Club, 2010-2012

Reported Cases

  • Palmer v. Delwin Realty, 939 A.2d 75 (D.C.App. 2007)
  • DeBoy v. City of Crisfield, 167 Md.App. 548, 893 A.2d 1189 (2006)
  • Thomas Steele v. D.C. Tiger Market, et al, 854 A.2d 175 (D.C.App. 2004)
  • Smith v. Cylus, 147 Md.App. 78, 807 A.2d 777 (2002)
  • Seigneur v. National Fitness Inst., Inc., 132 Md.App. 271, 752 A.2d 631 (2000)

Born: Washington, D.C., September 15, 1968
Education: Georgetown University, Business, 1990; Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1994
Admissions: Maryland and District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court
Miscellaneous Information: Law Clerk for the Hon. William M. Cave, Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, 1994-1995.



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