Overview

Tom Schorr has concentrated his practice in representing a wide range of insurers in complex coverage matters for over 25 years. He has substantial coverage experience in environmental, construction defect, professional liability, public entity, life sciences, employer liability, and general liability claims. While representing insurers in litigated matters at both the trial and appellate level in multiple different states, Tom also regularly counsels insurers regarding duty to defend issues, bad faith claims, excess liability exposure, additional insured questions, and priority of coverage assessments. In addition to his insurance coverage work, Tom also maintains a commercial litigation practice representing business owners in numerous different contexts.

Representative Experience

  • Serving as lead counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in successfully rescinding a commercial property policy based on the policyholder’s misrepresentations.
  • Serving as lead counsel to numerous major property and casualty insurers in connection with multi-million dollar construction defect claims
  • Serving at both the trial and appellate level as lead counsel to an insurer in successfully defending against an additional insured real estate manager claim.
  • Serving as lead counsel to a specialty insurer in liability transfer agreement litigation addressing environmental remediation costs in excess of $20MM.
  • Serving as lead trial counsel to a specialty insurer in bad faith trial.
  • Serving as lead trial counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in a three-week environmental coverage trial.
  • Serving as lead appraisal counsel in multi-year first-party business interruption claims.
  • Serving as lead trial counsel to small business in trade dress and copyright action securing verdicts against both defendants.
  • Serving as lead trial counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in connection with a state’s investigation of alleged improper rate setting.
  • Serving as lead trial and appellate counsel to a major provider of online services in connection with a challenge to the provider’s successful bid for a multi-million dollar contract with the New Jersey Sports/Exposition Authority.
  • Serving as lead counsel to an oppressed shareholder in injunction proceedings.
  • Serving as lead counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in numerous different environmental and asbestos coverage actions pending throughout the country in which separate policyholders sought to recover damages in excess of $100,000,000

Professional Recognition

  • Selected to The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Insurance Law, 2006-2022.

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Representative Experience

  • Serving as lead counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in successfully rescinding a commercial property policy based on the policyholder’s misrepresentations.
  • Serving as lead counsel to numerous major property and casualty insurers in connection with multi-million dollar construction defect claims
  • Serving at both the trial and appellate level as lead counsel to an insurer in successfully defending against an additional insured real estate manager claim.
  • Serving as lead counsel to a specialty insurer in liability transfer agreement litigation addressing environmental remediation costs in excess of $20MM.
  • Serving as lead trial counsel to a specialty insurer in bad faith trial.
  • Serving as lead trial counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in a three-week environmental coverage trial.
  • Serving as lead appraisal counsel in multi-year first-party business interruption claims.
  • Serving as lead trial counsel to small business in trade dress and copyright action securing verdicts against both defendants.
  • Serving as lead trial counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in connection with a state’s investigation of alleged improper rate setting.
  • Serving as lead trial and appellate counsel to a major provider of online services in connection with a challenge to the provider’s successful bid for a multi-million dollar contract with the New Jersey Sports/Exposition Authority.
  • Serving as lead counsel to an oppressed shareholder in injunction proceedings.
  • Serving as lead counsel to a major property and casualty insurer in numerous different environmental and asbestos coverage actions pending throughout the country in which separate policyholders sought to recover damages in excess of $100,000,000