Named a 2010 Woman Lawyer of Distinction by The Legal Intelligencer and a 2008 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal, Gina F. Rubel, Esq., is a communications expert, attorney, author and publicist. She is the owner of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc., (www.FuriaRubel.com / 215-340-0480) a full-service women-owned certified PR and marketing agency.
A nationally sought-after speaker, Gina’s latest book is, Everyday Public Relations for Lawyers. With a niche in legal communications, Furia Rubel provides expert strategic planning and public relations programming to legal service providers, educational institutions, business-to-business companies and nonprofits internationally.
Gina is the recipient of a 2008 Best 50 Women in Business Award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. She also received the 2007 Deanne White Award for Community Service from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Philadelphia Chapter.
Gina develops and executes proactive communications plans – working to enhance brands, develop business, boost reputation and increase the bottom line – all through public and media relations.
Gina has worked in-depth with the media for many years. Beginning in college, she served as the media spokesperson for the Drexel University solar car team. She went on to handle all communications regarding internationally publicized death penalty appeals while serving as the judicial law clerk for the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court. She also served on a Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee for six years, acting as the chairperson for three years.
After practicing law for several years, Gina focused on her passion for proactive communications. With more than 15 years experience, her clients have been seen and heard in such places as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Family Circle, The Wall Street Journal, The National Law Journal and The New York Times. A client advocate and business diplomat, Gina knows how to apply strategic planning to achieve clients’ goals and objectives.
A graduate of Drexel University and Widener University School of Law, Gina’s articles can be found online and in print. She is a featured monthly columnist for Free Publicity Newsletter, the author of the Lawyers and the Media blog for The Legal Intelligencer, and has been a featured guest on many television and radio programs.
In 2009, Gina was honored by the National Italian-American Political Action Committee with a Special Achievement Award in Legal Communications and Media. In 2008, she was named a Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal and one of Gov. Ed Rendell’s Best 50 Women in Business. She also received the 2007 Deanne White Award for Community Service from the Public Relations Society of America Philadelphia Chapter.
Gina supports philanthropy and service. Her company received three Philadelphia Business Journal Top Corporate Givers Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2010. She serves as Chancellor of the Justinian Society of lawyers in Philadelphia, as chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Bar-News Media Committee, as a past member of the Drexel University Alumni Board of Governors, as a member of Drexel University’s Magazine Editorial Advisory Board, as Past President of the Women’s Business Forum, and as a member of the Bucks County Women's Fund Board of Directors which is focused on gender equity, philanthropy and the need for social change.
Gina resides in Pennsylvania, with her husband and two children on a 250 year-old farm. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and pets, hike, travel, take photography and write.
Gina's public relations and marketing agency provides clients with strategic counsel, brand design, marketing collateral, websites, media relations, trial publicity, marketing strategy, communication plans, and targeted programs to reach clients' target audiences and grow their businesses.
-Supreme Court of the United States of America
-United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
-United States District Court of New Jersey
-Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
-Supreme Court of New Jersey
-Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE - J.D. 1994
-Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA - B.S. 1991
Professional Associations & Memberships
-Justinian Society - Past Chancellor
-Philadelphia Bar Association - Bar-News Media Committee Chair
-Pennsylvania Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-Bucks County Women's Fund (Board Member)
-Public Relations Society of America
-Legal Marketing Association
-Philadelphia Public Relations Assciation
-Women's Business Forum of Bucks County
-Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
-Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce
-National Italian American Bar Association
-Natioanl Italian American Foundation
-The Union League of Philadelphia
-Women’s MBA Network
Honors and Awards
-2010 Women Lawyer of Distinction Award, The Legal Intelligencer
-2010 Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce Patricia Clatch Woman in Business Award
-2010 Corporate Philanthropy Award, Philadelphia Business Journal
-2009 Special Achievement Award in Legal Communications and Media, National Italian American Political Action Committee (NIA-PAC) – Gina F. Rubel
-2009 PR News Legal PR Award for Feldman Shepherd Media Coverage in 2008
-2008 PepperPot Awards for GlaxoSmithKline and Montgomery Mall in media relations.
-2008 Women of Distinction Award, Philadelphia Business Journal – Gina F. Rubel
-2008 Best 50 Women in Business, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development, Gov. Ed Rendell – Gina F. Rubel
-Women's Enterprise Magazine's 2008 Top WBE
-2008 Philadelphia Business Journal's Top Corporate Givers Awards:
(1) Ranked number one for In-Kind Donations Per Employee
(2) Ranked number two among the region’s small companies for Community Impact
(3) Ranked number two among the region’s small companies for Top Volunteer Hours
-2007 Deanne White Award for Community Service from the Public Relation Society of America (PRSA) Philadelphia Chapter – Gina F. Rubel
-2007 MarketMe Webmasters Award for skpkf.com; the official Web site of Schmidt, Kirifides, Pearson, Koutcher and Fridkin
-2006 Annual Communications Excellence Award, NJ Boards Associations,:
(1) Calendars, Information Guides and Handbooks, Union City Board of Education 2005-06 Keys to the Union City School Board of Education
(2) Public Relations Projects, the Union City Cultural Center Benefit: An Evening with Ottmar Liebert
-2006 Annual Communications Merit Award in the category of Web site, NJ Boards Associations, for Union City Board of Education Providing Opportunity-Building Community Online
-2006-07 InternetMarketingAttorney.com Nifty Fifty Award to The Justinian Society for Justinian.org
-2005-09 Received Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification from Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
-2005 Annual Communications Excellence Award, NJ Boards Associations, for Union City Board of Education 2004-05 Keys to the Union City School Board
-2005 Annual Communications Merit Award, New Jersey Boards Associations, for Union City Board of Education 2005 Educators Guide
-2005 United States Web Award for Furiarubel.com
-2004 Twilight Wish Foundation, Outstanding Contributor Award
-2004 MarketMe Webmaster Award for Sheller.com
-2003-2004 Golden Web Awards for Sheller.com, Furiarubel.com and Kenkitay.com
-2002-2003 Golden Web Award for Furiarubel.com