With nearly 20 years of legal experience, Phil primarily concentrates his practice on insurance coverage counseling and litigation, representing major insurers issuing policies and insurers involved in coverage disputes across the United States. His cases cover a range of commercial transportation and commercial general-liability issues, typically with policy limits and losses of $1 million or more.
Phil also has extensive experience handling environmental compliance and litigation as well as products-liability litigation.
- Successfully argued in state appellate court that an action brought by an insured is not a de facto action brought by the insurer in subrogation.
- Successfully argued in federal district court that federal motor-carrier filing does not apply to judgment against any party other than the named insured motor carrier.
- Collaborated with the US Solicitor General on an amicus curiae brief that ultimately resulted in the US Department of Transportation issuing regulatory guidance agreeing with the written position.
- Represented clients at mediations of large loss claims in multiple states.
- Rutgers School of Law, J.D., 1989
- Colgate University, B.A., 1975
- New York, 1992
- New Jersey, 1989
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- East Brunswick Planning Board
- East Brunswick Zoning Board
- American Mock Trial Association, Judge
- New Jersey Law Journal, “Will Cleanup Laws’ Amendments Affect Costs?”
- Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, “Environmental Reform in New Jersey”
- Columbia Business Law Review, “ECRA: Triggering the Internalization of the Social Costs of Hazardous Wastes”
- Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
- Schindel, Farman, Lipsius, Gardner & Rabinovich, LLP, Associate
- NYS Appellate Court Holds That Whether Provision in Construction Contract Required Additional Insured Coverage Presented Question of Fact
- 2019 Transportation Law Update
- Plaintiff's Uncertainty on Causation Creates a Question of Fact in New York Labor Law § 240 (1) Case
- Transportation Annual Year in Review: 2018