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Doug is a member of Reed Smith’s Insurance Recovery Group focusing his practice on representing and counseling policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes with their insurance companies, including litigation, arbitration, and mediation. He has tried insurance coverage cases to verdict in both the state and federal courts. In addition to claims for policy proceeds, he represents policyholders in bad faith claims against insurers arising from unreasonable denials of insurance.

Awards & Recognition

  • Included in Chambers USA, Insurance (2016-2017)
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers (2005-2006, 2008-2017)
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Insurance (2005-2018)
  • Included in Benchmark Litigation as Local Litigation SuperStar in Insurance (2013-2014)


  • Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, 1983, J.D., cum laude, Projects Editor of the Dickinson Law Review
  • Franklin & Marshall College, 1980, A.B., Mathematics

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

  • State Supreme Court - New Jersey
  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  • CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution Insurance Advisory Board, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association

  • Honorable John B. Hannum, U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania