Clients seek out Margo’s meticulous analysis of complex insurance coverage issues when determining whether they have a duty to defend and/or indemnify their insured in pre-suit and litigation matters. 

OVERVIEW

Margo Meta advises major property and casualty insurance companies on complex insurance coverage issues under general and professional liability, homeowner’s liability, commercial property and excess policies. Margo has handled a wide variety of coverage and litigation matters, including construction defect (with related risk transfer issues), premises and product liability, business interruption, educator’s legal liability, sexual misconduct, rescission and bad faith.

Margo is the co-author of the “General Liability Insurance Coverage – Key Issues in Every State” (5th edition). "Key Issues” is an over 1,000 page desk reference book that quickly and conveniently provides the law in every state for 20 important liability coverage issues.

Prior to joining White and Williams, Margo was Associate General Counsel for a national homeowners’ insurance company.

While at Rutgers, Margo served as a judicial intern for the Honorable John E. Jones, III of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Recognition and Involvement

Recognition & Involvement

Margo has served on the Executive Board of the Greater Orlando Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction since 2018.  She also serves as a member of its national Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee.

Margo is an active provider of pro bono legal services. In 2018, the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania presented her with the Pro Bono Publico Award for her work with Philadelphia VIP, which provides quality volunteer legal services for low-income Philadelphians.

In her free time, Margo is an advocate for destigmatizing mental health and chronic illness.

Credentials

Bar and Court Admissions

Pennsylvania

Florida

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Education

Rutgers School of Law - Camden, JD, 2015

University of Pittsburgh, BA, summa cum laude, 2012

News & Insights

Memberships

American Bar Association 

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance 

Florida Bar Florida Association for Women Lawyers

National Association of Women in Construction 

Pennsylvania Bar Association 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Assisted a liability insurer in evaluation of the scope of coverage, if any, available to an insured sued by former students alleging abuse by the insured’s former employee
  • Litigated a declaratory judgment action regarding a liability insurer’s duty to defend a putative products liability class action
  • Litigated first-party property COVID-19 business insurance claims
  • Represented national insurers’ in first-party coverage disputes, including homeowner’s insurance and commercial business claims
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