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Robert J. Cosgrove

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Insurance Coverage Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Wade Clark Mulcahy LLP
1515 Market Street, Suite 2050
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267-996-8258
Fax: 267-909-8970
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 2006
Practice Areas: Insurance Coverage (40%), Civil Litigation: Defense (60%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Robert J. Cosgrove is a partner at the law firm Wade Clark Mulcahy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Cosgrove concentrates his practice on insurance law, handling cases involving bad faith insurance claims and insurance defense. He serves clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

After graduating from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Cosgrove earned his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. While at law school, he served on the Fordham Environmental Law Review. He is qualified to practice law before several courts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Earlier in his legal career, Mr. Cosgrove served as an assistant district attorney for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in New York. As a prosecutor, he worked with a variety of legal issues, including environmental law, violent crimes and drug charges. At Wade Clark Mulcahy, he handles a wide range of insurance defense matters as well as cases involving personal injury, cybersecurity, data privacy and professional liability defense.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Cosgrove is active in legal organizations. He is the regional director of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute and a past president of the Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel. Committed to professional education, he regularly speaks at continuing legal education conferences and seminars.

Mr. Cosgrove is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, organizations that consist of attorneys who have recovered settlements and verdicts of $1 million or more for their clients. He is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Insurance Coverage
  • 60%Civil Litigation: Defense
Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021

About Robert J. Cosgrove

First Admitted: 2000, New York

Professional Webpage: https://www.wcmlaw.com/team/robert-j-cosgrove/

Honors/Awards

  • Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics, Fordham University
  • , Elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • , Judge Pro Tempore, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
  • , Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • , Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in Insurance Coverage
  • , Inducted into Georgetown University’s Theatre Hall of Fame in 2003

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Regional Director of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • New York, Southern District of New York, Northern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, Western District of New York, Second Circuit Court of Appeals; New Jersey, District of New Jersey; Pennsylvania, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Middle District of Pennsylvania, Western District of Pennsylvania, Third Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Supreme Court 
  • Member, Regis Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel, President, 2018-2019: Officer, 2016-2019: Board Member, 2013-Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer at seminars, International Underwriting Association of London
  • A New Vision of Lawyers, 26 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1669, (May 1999)
  • Sidewalk Liability Is Transferred from New York City to Landlords, 230 N.Y.L.J. 52 (2003) (co-author with Paul F. Clark)
  • N.Y. Ins. §3420(d) Does Not Apply to Tenders Between Insurers, 235 N.Y.L.J. 74 (2006) (co-author with John Mulcahy)
  • How Many Acts Can Comprise a Single Occurrence? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Weighs In, 2 Bloomberg Law Reports (Insurance Law) 11 (2008)
  • Surveillance! Out of the Shadows and into the Courtroom, Counterpoint, (April 2012) (co-author with Remy Cahn)
  • Winning One for the Gipper: The Looming Legal Threats to American Football, Counterpoint (December 2012) (co-author with Paul Clark and Adam Gomez)
  • Somebody’s Watching Me: Defending Data Breach Claims, Counterpoint, (May 2015) (co-author with Adam Gomez)
  • Porsches in London: Software, Cars and Recalls, Defense Research Institute Data and Security Dispatch, (December 2018)
  • Can You Resell Misappropriated Art?, Freeman’s Newsletter, (January 2019) (co-author with Lauren Berenbaum)
  • Recent Changes to PA’s Statute of Limitations Spark Coverage Questions, Counterpoint (January 2020) (co-author with Lauren Berenbaum)
  • Is Our Biometric Data Protected, Counterpoint (December 2020) (co-author with Lauren Berenbaum)
  • Lecturer, PLRB

Educational Background

  • Georgetown University, BSFS, 1996
  • Regis High School, 1992
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Office Location for Robert J. Cosgrove

1515 Market Street
Suite 2050
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 267-996-8258

Fax: 267-909-8970

Last Updated: 7/5/2021

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