Robert A. Stutman founded Stutman Law in 1995.   Since its inception, the firm has exclusively focused its practice on subrogation cases.  As the practice evolved, Bob created Stutman Law’s unique process of pursuing subrogation claims via the collaboration of a dedicated New Loss Department and an aggressive Litigation Team.  Bob also pioneered the concept of grouping small subrogation losses into mass actions.

Bob has investigated and litigated thousands of property subrogation cases. Bob also spearheaded mass tort efforts involving defective plumbing supply lines that led to recoveries for Stutman Law’s clients in excess of $86 million.

Over the last thirty-five years, Bob has become an industry leader, focused on both individual client service, as well as broader efforts to protect the rights of insurance carriers in class action litigations. In this regard, Bob has actively intervened into product liability class action lawsuits in courts nationwide to protect carriers’ interests. He is also a sought-after lecturer and educator on a wide array of subrogation related topics, as well as a Fellow of Temple University Academy of Advocacy. Bob has spoken at events, and authored pieces, for a number of industry organizations.

Focus Areas

  • Complex Product Liability
  • Solar Losses
  • Mass Torts
  • Energy Related Losses
  • Class Action Litigations
  • Catastrophic Fires

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) – past Board of Director and active member
  • American Bar Association (ABA) – Past-chair of ABA’s Trial Techniques Committee
  • Loss Executives Association (LEA) – member
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Active supporter of Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP)
  • Sponsor of the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, an organization that promotes healing and justice for child abuse victims in Philadelphia.

Speaking Events

  • PCEA 2018 Fall Meeting – “Trends and Challenges in Property Subrogation”
  • NASP 2016 Spring Conference – “Spark Notes: Current Trends in Product Liability on CSST, Small Appliance and Plumbing Failure Claims”
  • Pacific Claim Executives Association Spring 2016 Meeting – “Subrogation Damages: What You Paid vs. What You Can Recover”
  • PLRB 2015 Claims Conference – “Mass Torts/Class Actions for Products that Fail”
  • NASP Members Only Webinar 2014 – “Watts Water Technologies Class Action Settlement”
  • LEA 2013 Annual Meeting & Mid-Winter Educational Program – “The Trifecta: Writing the Playbook for Subrogation Recoveries in Commercial Kitchen Fires, Lightning Strike Fires & Small Water Losses”
  • PLRB 2012 Claims Conference, NAIIA 2013 Annual Conference – “Subrogation Trending: Products That Fail Repeatedly”

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  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Muhlenberg College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1985


  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • New Jersey, 1988
  • New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2004
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