Thomas R. Maeglin

Attorney in New York, NY
Mr. Maeglin's practice is focused upon first- and third-party insurance coverage litigation, subrogation and property damage defense, in both state and federal courts. He has represented insurers in declaratory judgment actions regarding construction-related property damage and defect, with particular experience related to excavation, underpinning and demolition claims, as well as fire, water intrusion, and ruptured pipe losses. He has also represented parties seeking and defending against claims for additional insured coverage under commercial general liability policies, and has won summary judgment on rescission, trigger of coverage and a range of policy conditions and exclusions. His work has included coverage opinions on a wide range of issues arising from commercial property, business interruption, commercial general liability, builders risk, truckers liability, and professional liability policies; examinations under oath; and claim investigation. His clients include admitted and surplus lines insurers.

Tom has given presentations on a range of property and liability insurance-related topics at seminars presented by the New York State Bar Association and Property & Liability Resource Bureau.

Hailing originally from the State of Iowa, Tom received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1990. He went on to earn a joint Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business and School of Law in 2003.

Notable Cases:
Travelers Indemnity Co. a/s/o Acme Architectural Products Inc. v. AA Kitchen Cabinet & Stone Supply, Inc. and Mutual Gas & Energy Corp., 2013 NY Slip Op 3322 (2nd Dep't 2013)(waiver of subrogation provision bars claim for fire damage).

New York Open Center, Inc. v. Empire Water Holdings, LLC and Seneca Insurance Co., 25 Misc.3d 1220 (N.Y. City Civ. Ct. 2009)(granting summary judgment in favor of insurer where damage to plaintiff's property was not the result of a covered cause of loss).

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Areas of Law

  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • First-Party and Third-Party Property Defense


Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

Admitted in 2004, New York
2005, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

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  • Fixed Hourly Rates
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  • Law School Attended

    Fordham University School of Law
    Class of 2003

    University Attended

    University of Chicago
    Class of 1990

    Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration
    Class of 2003

    Birth Information

    Born in 1967
    Muscatine, Iowa, June 15, 1967

    Associations & Memberships

    MembershipsNew York State Bar Association (TICL Section, Committee on Insurance Coverage)Bronx County Bar AssociationAssociation of the Bar of the City of New Yor... More

    Representative Cases

    Notable Cases: Waiver of subrogation provision bars claim for fire loss, and language in lease rider not in conflict: Appellate Division affirms summary judgment for tenant; Court rejects investor's suit against insurer of debtor: Second mortgagee's complaint for breach of contract against insurer fails based upon documentary evidence

    Contact Information


    (212) 422-1200 ext 230


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    Office Information
    Thomas R. Maeglin
     One Battery Park Plaza, 4th Floor,
    New York, NY 10004


    Abrams, Gorelick, Friedman & Jacobson, LLP (New York, New York)

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