As a partner at The Law Offices of Jonathan Wheeler, Mario Barnabei is committed to helping his clients succeed in reaching their goals. He works diligently toward securing the best results possible for the clients he represents, no matter how complex the matter at hand.
Mario grew up in Weirton, West Virginia, a small suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before attending law school, Mario graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University in 2008 with a degree in Political Science & Pre-Law/Legal Studies. While continuing to work full-time, Mario went on to obtain a Masters degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University.
Mario moved to Philadelphia in 2010 to attend Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law. During law school, Mario concentrated his studies in Business & Entrepreneurship Law & Intellectual Property Law. He also honed his writing skills by taking two full years of legal research and writing/drafting classes, which culminated in his being awarded the “Best Student Performer” honor in his final “Advanced Contract Drafting & Negotiation” class. He also competed on the school’s IP/Transactional LawMeet Team.
Before joining The Law Offices of Jonathan Wheeler, Mario interned at the Prosecuting Attorney’s office of Hancock County and at the Office of General Counsel for one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers.
Now, Mario concentrates his practice on insurance litigation including first party property damage claims and bad faith claims. Due to his background in business, entrepreneurship, legal drafting, Mario focuses on commercial insurance disputes, business entity formation, and corporate transactions. He also handles property management and landlord/tenant disputes.
He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the States of New Jersey and West Virginia. He is also licensed to practice in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania as well as the District of New Jersey.
Having played sports throughout his youth, Mario is an avid sports fan. He also likes to attend musical concerts, follow the latest TV shows/movies, explore Philadelphia’s many festivals and social events, travel and spend time with his extensive family.
Phone: 215.568.2900 (Ext. 214)
E-mail: mbarnabei @ jwheelerlaw.com
Admitted: PA & NJ Bars
• Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, JD 2013
• West Virginia University, MBA 2009
• West Virginia University, BA 2008