Biography

Jason Rubin is a Democratic candidate for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  He grew up in a middle-class home with hard-working parents who did not attend college.  He excelled in high school and received academic scholarships to attend Cornell University.  After being employed in a union civil service job for a year, Jason decided to pursue a law career, and Penn Law was his first choice.  He graduated from Penn, where he represented indigent clients in the school’s Food Stamp and Civil Practice Clinics.

After graduating, Jason clerked in the Court of Common Pleas for the esteemed Honorable G. Craig Lord.  In this position, he had an opportunity to assist Judge Lord with a dozen civil trials, prepare draft opinions and attend hundreds of settlement conferences. Following his clerkship, Jason entered into private practice at the firm currently known as Goldberg, Miller & Rubin, handling civil litigation matters for over two decades.  He has appeared before dozens of Philadelphia judges in litigating hundreds of cases and has tried several matters to verdict.

Jason serves the city as a volunteer Judge Pro Tempore with the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He has mediated over one hundred cases in this role, where he works with parties to assist them in resolving their matters before trial.  Jason has been successful in facilitating settlement in many of these matters, which conserves valuable judicial resources. 


He also volunteers to mediate lawyer fee dispute claims as part of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s program to assist clients who are dissatisfied with the amount charged for legal services. Jason volunteers with the Support Center for Child Advocates, representing the interests of children involved in dependency matters. He also works with Philadelphia VIP, which serves clients who cannot afford to pay for legal assistance. He is on Philadelphia County’s Honor Roll for his Pro Bono service.

Jason is passionate about the city he has chosen to make his home for nearly three decades.  He has lived in several neighborhoods and has made his home in Bella Vista for the past seventeen years, where he resides with his wife and two daughters who attend public school. Jason is co-President of the Friends of Cianfrani Park and regularly volunteers in park cleanups and neighborhood initiatives.  He is the block captain for Not in Philly, making sure that his street is clean.

 
You can find Jason walking and running around his neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods. He enjoys his proximity to restaurants, shops, and the Italian Market. He and his family enjoy spending time in local parks and look forward to soon attending festivals and events that make our city great.