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.
Bar and Court Admissions
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
Rutgers School of Law - Camden, JD, 2015
University of Pittsburgh, BA, summa cum laude, 2012
News & Insights
- Federal Courts Reject Insurers’ Attempts to Recoup Defense Costs Expended Under Reservation of Rights4.4.22 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- 3.28.22 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- 9.27.21 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- Eleventh Circuit Finds No “Property Damage” Where Defective Component Failed to Cause Damage to Other Non-Defective Components9.13.21 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- Middle District of Florida Court Rejects Claim that Negligence is Sufficient to Support a Finding of Bad Faith6.25.21 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- Eleventh Circuit Finds No Bad Faith Where Insurer Failed to Provide “Mirror-Image” Response to Claimant’s Demand6.2.21 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- Alabama Federal Magistrate Recommends Dismissal of Construction Defect Declaratory Judgment Action Due to Expanded Duty to Defend Standard5.3.21 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
- 4.1.21 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- 12.11.20 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- Insurer Fails to Provide Notice of ROR to Claimant and Waives Strong Defense: No, This Was Not a New York Case11.30.20 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- Insurers Need To Seek Allocation Between Covered And Uncovered Claims (Or Pay A Price) - New Coverage Trend7.16.20 | Webinar
- 6.19.20 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- 3.27.20 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- PA State Representative Requests a Resolution Urging Congress to Reimburse Insurers for COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim Payments3.25.20 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- 3.15.20 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- Despite No Privity of Contract, Indiana Appellate Court Holds Additional Insured with UIM Claim May Sue for Bad Faith3.11.20 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- 3.10.20 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
- New Jersey Federal Court Provides Clarification/Limitation on the Application of the Continuous Trigger Theory in Construction Defect Cases2.17.20 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- 2.3.20 | Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Alert
- Florida Court of Appeals Creates Hurdles to Assignment of Benefits10.5.18 | The Policyholder Report
- Florida Supreme Court Strengthens Policyholders Bad-Faith Claims9.27.18 | The Policyholder Report
American Bar Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Florida Bar Florida Association for Women Lawyers
National Association of Women in Construction
Pennsylvania Bar Association
- 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