Cheryl P. Vollweiler

Cheryl P. Vollweiler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Hawthorne, NY

Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
 | Mid-Westchester Executive Park, Seven Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Phone: 914-347-2600
Fax: 914-347-8898
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2011, 2013 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Insurance Coverage (70%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Environmental Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Ms. Vollweiler’s practice concentrates in all aspects of insurance coverage and defense. Her areas of expertise include complex insurance disputes, reinsurance, bad faith litigation, international arbitration, products liability, general liability, premises and hotel liability, property damage, cyber, first-party coverage and toxic torts (including pharmaceutical and herbal/homeopathic products, chemical exposure, latent injuries, environmental, lead and mold). She has acts as coverage counsel and defense counsel to U.S. and foreign insurers in U.S. litigation nationwide and international arbitrations, and has supervised defense counsel on a nationwide basis on diverse books of business. Ms. Vollweiler also has extensive experience drafting insurance policies. Ms. Vollweiler is a frequent lecturer on insurance coverage-related issues and other topics. 

About Cheryl Vollweiler

Admitted: 1989, New York

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, DRI; Member, CLM, 2014
  • Past President and current Board Member, APIW, Inc. (Association of Professional Insurance Women); Former Director, FWA, Inc. (Financial Women's Association)
  • American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (Co-Chair, Toxic Tort Committee)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Director, Wingspan Arts, Inc.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • This presentation was the ethics portion of the "Insurance Coverage: A Glimpse Forward and a Glance Back" full day program that focused on key developments in insurance coverage litigatgion in NEw YOrk State in the last 18 months, focusing on ethical pitfalls arising from the tripartite relationship between insurer, insured and defense counsel whent he insurance company pays for the defense of a claim under a reervation of rights, and explores strategies and best practices for avoiding same in handling claims.  , Speaker, Ethical Implications of the Tripartite Relationship, New York State Bar Association 2018 Insurance Coverage Update, Insurance, 2018
  • This webinar explored the most current trends and emerging cyber risks and exposures facing various industries today and insurance issues including what coverages may apply, where gaps in coverage exist, and what coverage is needed to manage the risks effectively. , Speaker, The Latest in Cyber Risks, Exposures and Insurance Issues, AIDA/FDCC Webinar, Insurance, 2018
  • Artificial intelligence is a cutting edge issue in everything from manufacturing to medicine to the HR departments of businesses.  Developments over the last decade have moved AI from the realm of science fiction movies to private corporations, our living rooms, and even our purses/pockets (“Hey Siri…”)!  Self-driving cars, robots, chat-bots, digital assistants, drones, algorithms that assist in medical diagnoses, background checks and hiring decisions sound totally cool, but come with serious risks, both expected and unexpected, that raise the potential for complex claims, hairy liability questions, and even more complex insurance coverage issues.  This round table course will explore these issues, as well as the kinds of coverages that may be implicated, by AI issues.  We will even look inward to explore how AI is infiltrating the insurance industry and impacting the way we do business, from underwriting to claims handling and settlement., Speaker/Panelist, Artificial Intelligence - Real Risks and Coverage Implications of Things Previously Reserved for Sci Fi Movies, CLM Annual Conference, Insurance, 2019
  • This program explores the so-called On-Demand/Sharing/Peer-to-Peer/Gig Economies, the role that insurance plays in their development, and the liability and insurance issues they create.  Ms. Vollweiler will address developments in litigation and insurance coverage relating to these topics. , Panelist, EMERGING INSURANCE RISKS AND PRODUCTS IN THE SHARING/GIG ECONOMY, 27th Annual ABA ICLC Mid-Year Conference , Insurance, 2019
  • The article, entitled “The Effect of the GDPR on American and Canadian Business,” discusses becoming GDPR compliant and how creating a responsible corporate culture will go a long way to mitigating the risk associated with a data breach and privacy violation., Co-Author, The Effect of the GDPR on American and Canadian Business, For The Defense Magazine, Insurance, 2018
  • I am a contributing author on "The Sedona Conference Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45 Possession, Custody or Control,” published in JUly 2016, which provides provide practical, uniform, and defensible guidelines for attorneys and judges regarding when a responding party should be deemed to have “possession, custody, or control” of documents and all forms of electronically stored information subject to Rule 34 and Rule 45 requests for production, in light of the inconsistent and conflicting application of these terms and rules among the various Circuit courts.   , Contributing Author

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Brandeis University

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association
  • APIW (Association Of Professional Insurance Women)
  • CLM
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • FWA (Financial Women's Association Of New York)
  • NY State Bar Association
  • The Sedona Conference WG1
  • WG8 And WG11
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Office Location for Cheryl P. Vollweiler

Mid-Westchester Executive Park
Seven Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532

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Last Updated: 3/30/2020

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