Gerald A. Connor represents clients confronted with all types of casualty litigation, ranging from automobile and general liability claims, to products liability, construction litigation, and workers’ compensation claims. Jerry also has extensive experience in commercial litigation, intellectual property issues, municipal claims, employment law, credit reporting matters and equal credit opportunity matters.
Jerry’s practice also includes defending and advising insurance carriers in uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, bad faith matters, first-party benefits, and coverage matters. He has a first-hand understanding of bad faith law and prevention, having worked as in-house corporate counsel with a national multi-line insurance carrier for a number of years prior to joining Margolis Edelstein. In this role, Jerry gained an intimate knowledge of all aspects of the insurance industry, including good-faith claims handling and investigation, claims policy development and training, and bad-faith avoidance. Jerry has had the unique experience of being deposed on a number of occasions throughout the United States in bad-faith and coverage matters. This first-hand knowledge and insight is invaluable in his defense and counseling of insurance carriers.
Jerry has handled dozens of trials to verdict in the State and Federal courts, and is also active at the appellate level. Throughout his career, he has successfully resolved hundreds of casualty matters through arbitration and mediation. He also lectures to clients and organizations on a variety of topics, including bad faith, automobile litigation, legal ethics, and the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law.