Phone: 973-957-2554
Fax: 973-710-1054
E-Mail: kevin.wolff@klrw.law

Kevin E. Wolff

Kevin E. Wolff is a shareholder of the Firm.

Kevin’s practice concentrates in the areas of insurance and reinsurance coverage, including general liability, property, environmental, employment, errors and omissions, directors and officers, marine, technology matters.  Kevin’s insurance and reinsurance practice is limited to the representation of insurers and reinsurers.  He also counsels and advises clients on the drafting of policy language, contracts and agreements, and represents parties in commercial litigation.

Kevin was a Founding Partner of Coughlin Duffy and practiced there from March 2004 to March 2016.  He was a Partner with McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney, LLP from December 1990 to March 2004.  Prior thereto, he was an Associate and then a Partner with Morgan Melhuish Monaghan Arvidson Abrutyn & Lisowski from September 1981 to November 1990.

Publications and Presentations

  • Coverage of Discrimination Claims under Standard Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Policies, 35 TORT & Ins. LAW J. 1097 (2000) with Michael J. Marone and John T. Coyne,
  • Bad Faith Compendium, published by Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., 2008; 2011; Contributing Author
  • 50 State Survey of Reservation of Rights Letters, Disclaimer Letters and Non-Waiver Agreements, published by Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., 2008; 2011; Contributing Author
  • Post Judgment Interest, Pre-Judgment Interest, Punitive Damages, United States and Canada 2011; published by Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., Contributing Author

Published Federal Court Cases

  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Mazzola, 175 F.3d 255 (2d Cir. 1999)
  • Mennen Co. v. Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co., 147 F.3d 287 (3d Cir. 1998)
  • Kannankeril v. The Terminix International Company, L.P., 128 F.3d 802 (3d Cir. 1997)
  • Damar, Inc. v. United States Fire Ins. Co., 21 F.3d 1126 (11th Cir. 1994)
  • Fidelity &Cas. Co. v. Texas Eastern Transmission Corp., 15 F.3d 1230 (3d Cir. 1994)
  • American Motorists Ins. Co. v. LevolorLorentzen, Inc., 879 F.2d 1165 (3d Cir. 1989)
  • First State Underwriters Agency of New England Reinsurance Corp. v. Travelers Ins. Co., 803 F.2d 1308 (3d Cir 1986)
  • Trimper v. The Terminix Int’l Company, L.P., 82 F. Supp. 2d 1 (N.D.N.Y. 2000)
  • Leksi v. Federal Ins. Co., 736 F. Supp. 1331 (D.N.J. 1990)
  • Leksi v. Federal Ins. Co., 129 F.R.D. 99 (D.N.J. 1989).

Published State Court Cases

  • Myron Corp. v. Atlantic Mut. Ins. Corp., 203 N.J. 537 (2010)
  • Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co. v. Hillside Bottling Co., Inc., 387 N.J. Super. 224 (App. Div.), certif. denied 189 N.J. 104 (2006)
  • Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc. v. Royal Surplus Lines Ins. Co., 806 N.Y.S.2d 53 (1st Dep’t 2005)
  • Schmidt v. Smith, 155 N.J. 44 (1998)
  • Town of Harrison v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 653 N.Y.S.2d 75 (N.Y. 1996)
  • American Mgmt. Ass’n v. Atlantic Mutual Ins. Co., 651 N.Y.S.2d 301 (1st Dep’t 1996)
  • R.J. Longo Construction Co. v. Schrager, 218 N.J. Super. 206 (App. Div. 1987)
  • Feldman v. Lederle Laboratories, 97 N.J. 429 (1984).

Services

  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Commercial Litigation

Education

  • St. John’s University (JD, 1981)
  • Marist College (BA, 1978)

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey (1981)
  • State of New York (1982)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1981)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1982)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1995)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York (1999)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (1984)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1984)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1992)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1992)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1993)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1993)

Awards and Honors

  • Rated AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell. (This list is issued by Martindale Hubbell. A description of the methodology used for inclusion can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Listed in Super Lawyers, Insurance Coverage, 2007 – 2015. (This list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the methodology used for inclusion can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Coverage, 2007-2015. (This list is issued by Best Lawyers in America. A description of the methodology used for inclusion can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)
  • Listed in Chambers USA Ranked Lawyers, Litigation – Insurance 2012 – 2015. (This list is issued by Chambers USA. A description of the methodology used for inclusion can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.)

Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

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