Overview

Gregory F. Brown focuses his practice on professional liability, errors and omissions, insurance coverage, and general liability litigation. He has represented insurers, manufacturers, telecommunications companies, construction companies, hospitals, physicians, universities, cultural institutions, and other entities before the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Mr. Brown is a 2002 graduate of Rutgers University School of Law-Camden. During law school he was a member of the Rutgers Law Journal, which published his work. After law school, Mr. Brown served as a law clerk to the Honorable Howard H. Kestin, P.J.A.D., of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. He then joined a prominent Philadelphia law firm, where he gained valuable litigation experience defending medical malpractice, construction accident, and general liability cases, in addition to pursuing subrogation matters on behalf of insurance companies. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Brown was a member of a Montgomery County law firm, where he expanded his litigation practice to include land use and zoning matters on behalf of wireless carriers and tower companies under the Telecommunications Act, as well as commercial litigation on behalf of businesses and individuals.

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    • Middle District of Pennsylvania
    • District of New Jersey

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law – J.D.
    • Rutgers Law Journal, Member
  • Stockton College – B.A.

Reported Decisions

  • Jugan v. Econ. Premier Assur. Co., No. 17-2410, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 7218 (3d Cir. Mar. 12, 2018) (affirming summary judgment in favor of MetLife finding insufficient facts for a jury to determine that insureds used reasonable care to maintain heat in the insured premises, declining coverage for complete water loss, and striking affidavit submitted by insureds under “sham affidavit doctrine”).

  • Koons v. XL Ins. Am., Inc., 620 F. App’x 110, 111 (3d Cir. 2015) (denying Erie Insurance Exchange’s motion to substitute itself for the insured because, while it fully indemnified the insured in the underlying action and the insured signed over to the insurer his right to any recovery in that action, the case was moot as to the insured and therefore Article III standing no longer existed – not disturbing summary judgment in favor of Greenwich Insurance Company, which was on appeal).
  • Erie Ins. Exch. v. Greenwich Ins. Co., No. 03959, 2017 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 344 (C.P. Dec. 26, 2017) (granting Defendant/Counterclaimant Greenwich Insurance Company’s Motion for Summary Judgment, denying Plaintiff Erie Insurance Exchange’s Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment, entering judgment on Greenwich’s counterclaim and finding Stephen P. Koons was not an insured under the Greenwich insurance policy, but even if he were, the Greenwich policy Workers’ Compensation Exclusion completely barred coverage).
  • Snyder v. WTA Real Estate Mgmt. Co., No. 7547, 2017 Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. LEXIS 301 (Phila. Ct. Com. Pl. Oct. 12, 2017) (granting Third Party Defendant Atlantic Crane Inspection Services, Inc.’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings, finding Joinder Defendant’s contractual indemnification claim was barred under Pennsylvania law).
  • Friend v. Fin. Recoveries Ltd., No. 3:17-CV-0409, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137659 (M.D. Pa. Aug. 28, 2017) (granting Motion to Dismiss FDCPA claims with prejudice)

Recognition

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2011, 2013 – 2017)
  • First District of New Jersey Congressional Award for Scholarship in the Law (2002)
  • Bradley Chapin Memorial Prize for Scholarship in American Legal History (2002)

Publications

  • Legislative Branch- Of Water and Weevils: The Texas Supreme Court Further Restricts the State Legislature’s Power to Delegate to Private Entities. FM Properties v. City of Austin, 22 S.W.3d 868 (Tex. 2000), 32 Rutgers L.J. 1482 (2001).
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