Matthew M. Haar

Matthew M. Haar

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (717) 257-7508
Secondary Phone:
Fax: (717) 257-7581

Primary Office

Harrisburg
Penn National Insurance Plaza
2 North Second Street, 7th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1619

Matthew M. Haar

Partner

Matt Haar focuses his practice on corporate and commercial litigation with an emphasis on complex insurance and reinsurance litigation, including cases regarding bad faith and extra-contractual liability. Matt has represented both insurance companies and insureds in a wide variety of insurance related litigations, including complex coverage and contractual disputes, antitrust matters, bad faith actions, and rehabilitations and liquidations. Matt also routinely handles extra-contractual liability cases for other clients in the financial services industry such as real estate agents and brokers, banks, trusts, producers and credit card companies. He has also handled significant litigation in employment law, including matters involving sex, race and age discrimination. Matt is a co-author and regional editor of "Insurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law," DRI Defense Library Series (4th. Ed 2015), which is a comprehensive 50-state survey on the law of insurance bad faith.

Matt is also a member of the firm's Marcellus Shale and Oil and Gas practices. He has experience litigating disputes related to exploration, production and transportation of oil and natural gas, in state and federal courts as well as Pennsylvania State Administrative Agencies. Additionally, Matt is an adjunct professor at Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law where he instructs courses on problem solving.

Thought Leadership

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Named one of Pennsylvania's "Forty Under 40" people in business by Central Penn Business Journal, 2007

Selected to the Rising Stars list, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, 2005 to present

Memberships and Affiliations

Vice President of Finance, New Birth of Freedom Council Boy Scouts of America; Eagle Scout

Finance Chairman, Camp Hill United Methodist Church

Member, Pennsylvania Corporations Bureau Advisory Committee

Chair, Bad Faith Subcommittee, Defense Research Institute

Member, Leadership Harrisburg

Dauphin County Bar Association

  • President-Elect
  • Secretary
  • Board of Directors
  • Local Rules Committee
Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Federal Practice Committee
  • Former Chair, Administrative Law Section

Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association

Education

J.D., Penn State The Dickinson School of Law, 2000, cum laude

  • Articles Editor, Dickinson Law Review
  • Member, Appellate Moot Court Board
  • Woolsack Honor Society

B.S., Washington and Lee University, 1995, cum laude

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Firm Management Positions

Hiring Committee, Member

Clerkships

Honorable Edward E. Guido, Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas

Matt Haar focuses his practice on corporate and commercial litigation with an emphasis on complex insurance and reinsurance litigation, including cases regarding bad faith and extra-contractual liability. Matt has represented both insurance companies and insureds in a wide variety of insurance related litigations, including complex coverage and contractual disputes, antitrust matters, bad faith actions, and rehabilitations and liquidations. Matt also routinely handles extra-contractual liability cases for other clients in the financial services industry such as real estate agents and brokers, banks, trusts, producers and credit card companies. He has also handled significant litigation in employment law, including matters involving sex, race and age discrimination. Matt is a co-author and regional editor of "Insurance Bad Faith: A Compendium of State Law," DRI Defense Library Series (4th. Ed 2015), which is a comprehensive 50-state survey on the law of insurance bad faith.

Matt is also a member of the firm's Marcellus Shale and Oil and Gas practices. He has experience litigating disputes related to exploration, production and transportation of oil and natural gas, in state and federal courts as well as Pennsylvania State Administrative Agencies. Additionally, Matt is an adjunct professor at Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law where he instructs courses on problem solving.