The Honorable Victor J. DiNubile, Jr.,
Phila. Ct of Common Pleas (Ret.)
After 37 years on the bench, Judge DiNubile brings to the private sector the special and unique skills he has honed over the last several decades. His experience in supervising, presiding over, and resolving the entire spectrum of civil litigation is unparalleled.
Judge DiNubile has a reputation for bringing parties together and facilitating a ‘meeting of the minds’ to settle cases fairly and expeditiously with his practical, creative, hand-on approach. Judge DiNubile has been known for years by the trial bar as the judge who is able to settle the cases that the lawyers think will never settle.
Through his many years on the bench Judge DiNubile is uniquely qualified to serve as an arbitrator, fact finder, mediator, special master, private judge, or appellate consultant.
Judge DiNubile graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University Law School. He engaged in the private practice of law for eighteen years, from 1963 to 1981, seven of those years with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. As a private practitioner, he had extensive trial experience. He sat as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County beginning in 1981; he became a Senior Judge in 2009 and retired in 2018.
As a Common Pleas Court Judge, he sat on innumerable civil and criminal cases. Beginning in 1986 he presided exclusively in civil cases involving Mass Torts, Medical Malpractice, Commercial, and Equity matters.
As a loyal member of the First Judicial District Civil Trial Division, Judge DiNubile has served as Trial Judge, Judicial Team Leader, and was chosen to be the Supervising Judge of the Complex Litigation Center in the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court from 1996-1999. While supervising the Center he pioneered groundbreaking special programs for asbestos and mass tort cases. Many of the protocols that he created and honed have been adopted throughout the nation.
In addition to his judicial responsibilities, Judge DiNubile has been active in many committees to improve the justice system. He has taught hundreds of continuing legal and judicial education programs. He served on the Board of Directors of Tenet Healthcare Corp. of Hahnemann University Hospital (now Drexel University School of Medicine) from 1999-2007. He has served as Ex Officio to the Board of Governors of the Justinian Society of Philadelphia since 2018.
When he ran for retention, he won the endorsements of all the major Pennsylvania newspapers, received the highest rating from the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and got the top number of votes.