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Joseph M. Kuffler Counsel

 
Philadelphia, PA | Direct 215.864.7059Fax 215.789.7559
kufflerj@whiteandwilliams.com
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Joseph Kuffler is counsel in the Subrogation Department. Joe has investigated and litigated numerous catastrophic property damage cases throughout the country arising from a wide variety of losses, including residential and commercial fires, structural collapses, cargo (both marine and inland), and water damage. Joe also helps lead the Department’s cyber, employee fidelity and environmental contamination practice groups. In addition, Joe previously practiced for a number of years in the field of complex insurance coverage disputes and general commercial litigation matters.

Joe is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  He has also litigated cases in 19 other jurisdictions as lead counsel with the assistance of local counsel.

In law school, Joe was a member of the American Criminal Law Review and co-authored the “Environmental Crimes” chapter of the Thirteenth Annual Survey of White Collar Crime, 34 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 491 (Winter 1997).

In 2012, Joe was appointed to serve as Denmark’s Honorary Consul for the Eastern Pennsylvania region.

Representative Matters

  • Recovered over $1.1 million for the insurer of a commercial real estate developer from a prior site owner whose historical industrial operations had caused significant environmental contamination

  • Obtained a $750,000 recovery for the insurer of a warehouse owner where the careless conduct of a tenant caused a fire in Miami, FL
  • Recovered $750,000 for an insurer client via a malpractice claim against the auditor of a non-profit organization whose treasurer had embezzled significant funds

  • Obtained a $575,000 recovery from a general contractor for a residential ceiling collapse in Vienna, VA
  • Recovered more than $450,000 from a boiler maintenance company on a claim arising from an oil-fired boiler puff-back

  • Partnered with insurer-clients on claims involving various forms cyberattacks, including ransomware, “man in the middle” attacks, exposure of protected customer information, and impersonation/social engineering

Practice areas

Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

Education

Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1998

Amherst College, BA, 1994

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