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Lee M. Epstein

Lee M. Epstein is a civil litigator and trial lawyer. For nearly thirty years, he has focused his practice on securing insurance recoveries for corporate and individual policyholders in response to all forms of liabilities as well as first-party and business interruption losses arising from catastrophic events and commercial crimes. In that capacity, he has represented market leaders in the satellite television, airline, chemical, financial, mining, food and HVAC&R industries. He is currently litigating insurance coverage disputes throughout the state and federal courts of the United States.

A frequent lecturer and author, Mr. Epstein publishes a widely-read blog on insurance coverage issues and speaks and writes on a variety of insurance and litigation topics, including:

  • Maximizing Insurance Coverage and Federal Grants for Covid-19 Business Losses, (PRHTA, April 2020)
  • Recovering from Covid-19 Insurance Coverage and Federal Grants, (Perrin Conferences April 2020)
  • Three’s A Crowd: Understanding and Optimizing an Insurer’s Duty to Defend (RIMS 2017)
  • Loose Lips Sink ships: Effective Communication For Policyholders, Insurers and Brokers (RIMS 2017)
  • “MIND THE GAP: Identifying and Closing Gaps in Your Insurance Program” (RIMS 2016)
  • “’E’ Is For Discovery: Negotiating the Morass of Electronic Discovery” (RIMS 2010)
  • “Three’s Company: Adventures in the Tripartite Relationship” (RIMS 2010)
  • Double Trouble: Property Insurance and Concurrent Causation” (RIMS 2004)
  • “Taming the Mass Tort Beast” (RIMS 2004)
  • “Business Interruption: Lessons Learned at Ground Zero” (RIMS 2003)

Representative Matters

  • Successfully tried and then secured appellate victory in a hearing loss insurance coverage case on behalf of a multi-national sugar refiner
  • Secured a jury verdict on behalf of condominium association in response to insurer’s denial of coverage for a multimillion dollar personal injury claim
  • Successfully tried an environmental insurance coverage case on behalf of a major financial institution
  • Secured an insurer-provided defense for a satellite television provider in connection with an underlying lawsuit commenced by the United States 2 and four state governments under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and other statutes governing unsolicited communications
  • Named a Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer," 2013 - 2015, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers  
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American College of Coverage and Extra Contractual Counsel
  • The Risk Management Society


 

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Recent Blog Posts

Insurance Coverage Law

My Blog - Not Legal Advice

Admissions

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Education

  • George Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A., with honors, 1981

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