Thomas R. Maeglin (New York, New York)

Thomas R. Maeglin

Licensed for 12 years

Practice Area: General Liability, First-Party and Third-Party Property Defense, Insurance Coverage

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347-834-8265

Thomas R. Maeglin

347-834-8265

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

Serving New York, NY view address

Partner at firm Abrams, Gorelick, Friedman & Jacobson, LLP

Serving New York, NY view address

Fixed hourly rates, Fixed fees available

About Thomas R. Maeglin

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 covera...

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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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      Credentials

      Position
      Partner
      Admission Details
      Admitted in 2004, New York
      2005, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
      Additional Payment Information
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      Fordham University School of Law
      Class of 2003
      J.D.
      University Attended
      University of Chicago
      Class of 1990
      B.A.

      Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration
      Class of 2003
      M.B.A.
      Birth Information
      Born in 1967
      Muscatine, Iowa, June 15, 1967
      Associations & Memberships

      Memberships

      New York State Bar Association (TICL Section, Committee on Insurance Coverage)

      Bronx County Bar Association

      Association of the Bar of the City of New York

      American Bar Association

      Defense Research Institute (DRI)

      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

      Areas of Law

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