Bradley J Mortensen

Bradley J Mortensen

Partner Philadelphia, United States

Admissions

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • US District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
  • US District Court,  Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania

Education

  • St. Johns University School of Law, JD, 1981
  • Harpur College, Binghamton University, BA, 1976

Brad is a Partner in the Philadelphia office and primarily advises and represents insurance companies. His practice encompasses insurance coverage analysis and litigation of third-party liability, construction defect, environmental and latent injury, directors and officers liability, errors and omissions, insurance coverage matters and reinsurance claims. Brad also has extensive experience defending public entities in highway design, general liability and eminent domain cases.

Brad was a founding shareholder of his previous firm, and served as a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of its Insurance Practices Department. He launched his legal career in the New York State Attorney General’s Office, initially serving in the Real Property Bureau before spending six years as a trial attorney in the Claims Bureau of both the Albany and New York City Offices.

A highly sought after speaker for private in house training and development, Brad also speaks at professional conferences on such topics as developments in Pennsylvania insurance law, allocation of loss, and the complex interrelationship and corresponding duties of primary and excess carriers.

Market recognition

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2013-2019)
  • AV Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended insurer in action arising from denial of coverage under a professional liability policy and seeking $1M policy limits.
  • Obtained several judgments in favor of general liability insurers in connection with underlying construction defect actions under Pennsylvania law. 
  • Obtained judgment in favor of excess insurer finding that primary insurer was required to reimburse excess insurer’s full amount of defense costs for its failure to defend a mutual insured.
  • Successfully established Pennsylvania state case law that insurers do not have to respond for claims arising from misrepresentations on seller’s disclosure statements.
  • Successfully negotiated resolution of environmental and latent injury coverage claims throughout the country.

Reported decisions

  • Transp. Ins. Co. v. Motorists Mut. Ins. Co., No. 3:14-CV-01438, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2486 (M.D. Pa. Jan. 9, 2017)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Moreco Constr., Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34362 (E.D. Pa, 2016)
  • Affinity Land Servs., LLC v. Am. Safety Indem. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40867 (E.D. Pa, 2016)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Massi, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69329 (E.D. Pa, 2016)
  • Transp. Ins. Co. v. Motorists Mut. Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 51987 (M.D. Pa, 2016)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Brighton Exteriors, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25712 (E.D. Pa, March 3, 2015)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. McDermott, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147702 (E.D. Pa, Oct 15, 2014)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Scalia, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170015 (M.D. Pa, Dec. 9, 2014)
  • Scottsdale Ins. Co. v. RSE Inc., 303 F.R.D. 234 (E.D. Pa, 2014)
  • Mancini v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 957 F. Supp. 2d 559 (E.D. Pa, 2013)
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