Gary Owens is a partner headquartered in the Philadelphia Office with a multistate litigation practice. He regularly represents insurance carriers and their insureds in subrogation recovery. Gary is also called on to defend carriers and clients in matters where he has substantial experience as plaintiff counsel.
Gary gained early experience as defense counsel handling construction defect, and construction and industrial site personal injury matters. This exposure led to a position as corporate counsel specializing in construction related litigation. Gary then returned to his former firm where his practice evolved to representing carriers and self-insureds in commercial litigation, product liability, manufacturing and industrial matters, both in and outside Pennsylvania. He increasingly came to represent clients and carriers as plaintiffs in commercial litigation and subrogation recovery in many of the same disciplines, as well as various fire, flood and casualty losses. Gary initially handled multistate matters as pro hac vice counsel, but with time his ongoing presence in out of state matters led to admissions to the New York State and Massachusetts State Bars. He has practiced in all his admitted states as well as Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia and South Carolina. Gary has developed a network of experts in various jurisdictions to serve as consultants and testifying experts in state and federal courts.
Earlier in his career, Gary and another partner were instrumental in the creation and implementation of an Owner Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) for a large regional manufacturer. Once implemented, Gary handled litigation matters arising under to OCIP.
In addition to his experience as a litigator, Gary served a two year clerkship with the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit immediately following law school.