James H. Cole focuses his practice on the investigation and litigation of Special Investigative Unit and Property Damage claims, including arson, burglaries, public adjuster represented claims, mold/ pollution and automobile thefts.
Within his areas of practice, James is experienced in the bad faith and coverage issues inherent in first party/SIU investigations and litigation. Throughout his career, James has assisted with hundred’s of SIU investigations; litigated hundreds of first party property lawsuits; and consulted on hundreds of property coverage issues.
He is frequently asked by clients and industry organizations to lecture on a variety of topics concerning property damage, insurance fraud and bad faith.
James is a 1990 graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Immediately following graduation, he worked as a claims representative with a large insurance carrier, where for eight years he was involved in the investigation and resolution of property and casualty claims.
In 1995, he entered Temple University School of Law while continuing to work full time. James graduated from Temple University in 1999 with a degree of juris doctor. Thereafter, he joined Marshall Dennehey and is currently chair of the firm’s SIU Litigation and Property Litigation Practice Groups. H
is first hand property background, insurance industry knowledge and familiarity with property policies allows him to effectively, efficiently and practically counsel clients on Property and SIU issues, and when necessary provide a vigorous and common sense defense tailored to the needs of a particular carrier.
- Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1999)
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania (B.S., cum laude, 1990)
- New Jersey, 1999
- Pennsylvania, 1999
Associations & Memberships:
- Bucks County Bar Association
- International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU)
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Insurance Committee for Arson Control
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