Insurance Defense Practice Group

Fleischner Potash is known for its dogged, intelligent and creative defense of Insureds in complex litigation matters in the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut for the following types of lawsuits:

  • Products Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Errors & Omissions
  • Directors & Officers
  • Construction Defect and Injury, including the New York Labor Law
  • Pollution and Toxic Tort Injury and Damage
  • Premises Liability
  • Auto and Trucking
  • Commercial Disputes

We understand that our insurer and insured clients share the goal of resolving the claims as quickly as possible with the least exposure. We help them meet this goal by focusing on obtaining the cooperation and trust of the insureds we defend and by considering the bigger picture, including passing through the Insured’s exposure to other insurers or parties through additional insured coverage and contractual indemnification. We also encourage our clients to retain us prior to suit, when we can assure a thorough and timely investigation, the proper preservation of all relevant evidence and an early assessment of strategy.  

Our experienced and highly respected trial lawyers relish the opportunity to take cases in front of juries. While we are prepared to litigate through trial, we always explore early resolution opportunities, including mediation and other alternative dispute resolution procedures, particularly in multiple party lawsuits. If an early resolution is not possible, we diligently chase down every fact and consider every strategy, all the while keeping the insureds and insurers timely and fully apprised of all developments. 

Supplementing the excellent legal skills and extensive knowledge of the law of our Insurance Practice Group’s attorneys is our large network of industry experts. We know who are the best and most desirable experts, and retain them as soon as possible to work with us on the Insured’s defense and to assure they are not available for retention by other parties.   

For more information about the Fleischner Potash Insurance Defense Group or to assign a matter to our firm, please contact:

For more information about the Fleischner Potash Insurance Defense Group or to assign a matter to our firm, please contact:


Insurance Defense Group Co-Leaders

Wendy Cardali

Dan Stewart


New York City Defense Co-Leaders

Dan Stewart

Deanna Hazen


New Jersey Defense Co-Leaders

Adam Stark

Jay Ricciardi


Pennsylvania Defense Leader

Gil Coogler


Long Island Defense Co-Leaders

Wendy Cardali

Stu Glass


White Plains Defense Leader

Rob Drucker