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Justin N. Kinney

Justin N. Kinney is a shareholder of the Firm whose practice concentrates in insurance coverage litigation and counseling and civil litigation.

From 1993 to 1997, Justin was associated with the law firm of Ford Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser, LLP.  Thereafter, he became associated with the law firm of McElroy, Deutsch & Mulvaney, LLP.  In 2001, he became a Partner with that firm and served there until 2004.  He joined Coughlin Duffy LLP as a Partner at its inception in March 2004.  He joined KLRW at its inception in 2016.

Published Federal Cases

  • Wenzel v. Nautilus Ins. Co., 474 Fed. Appx. 862 (3rd Cir. 2012)
  • Silverman Neu, LLP v. Admiral Ins. Co., 933 F. Supp. 2d 463 (E.D.N.Y. 2013)

Published State Cases

  • Norman Int'l, Inc. v. Admiral Ins. Co., 251 N.J. 538 (2002)
  • Admiral Ins. Co. v Joy Contrs., Inc., 19 N.Y.3d 448 (2012)
  • Bayswater Dev. LLC v Admiral Ins. Co., 126 A.D.3d 490 (1st Dep’t 2015).
  • QBE Ins. Corp. v Adjo Contr. Corp., 121 A.D.3d 1064 (2d Dep’t 2014), recalling and vacating 112 A.D.3d 686 (2d Dep’t 2013)
  • 43 Park Owners Group, LLC v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., 121 A.D.3d 937 (2d Dep’t 2014)
  • Kerrigan v. TDX Constr. Corp., 108 A.D.3d 468 (1st Dep’t 2013)
  • Admiral Ins. Co. v. Am. Empire Surplus Lines Ins. Co., 96 A.D.3d 585 (1st Dep’t 2012)
  • Byrd v. Manor, 82 A.D.3d 813 (2d Dep’t 2011)
  • GPH Partners, LLC v. Am. Home Assur. Co., 84 A.D.3d 522 (1st Dep’t 2011), rev’d, 87 A.D.3d 843 (1st Dep’t 2011)
  • Am. Ref-Fuel Co. v. Emp’rs Ins. Co., 265 A.D.2d 49 (2d Dep’t 2000)


  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation


  • Rutgers School of Law-Newark (J.D. 1993)
    • Notes and Comments Editor, Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal
  • University of Vermont (B.A. 1989)

Professional Admissions

  • State of New Jersey (1993)
  • State of New York (1994)
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1993)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (1994)
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (1994)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1996)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2005)

Awards and Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2020-2022. (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.).


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

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