Michael J. Alivernini

Partner

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(215) 972-5421
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(215) 972-7008
130 North 18th Street
26th Floor
Philadelphia
,
PA
19103
302 Harper Drive
Suite 205
Moorestown
,
NJ
08057

PRACTICE AREAS

General Liability and Casualty Defense

Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation

Commercial Litigation

First-Party Property Claims Defense

Construction Litigation and Construction Defect

Premises Liability Defense

Subrogation

Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

Maryland

Washington, D.C.

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

Widener University School of Law

J.D., 2001

Villanova University

B.S., 1998

Michael J. Alivernini brings 20 years of experience to his general liability practice which he concentrates in the areas of construction defect and accidents, property and casualty claims, premises liability defense and insurance coverage.

Michael J. Alivernini brings 20 years of experience to his general liability practice which he concentrates in the areas of construction defect and accidents, property and casualty claims, premises liability defense and insurance coverage.

Mike’s clients include self-insured companies, domestic insurers, and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London. Known for his strategic and results-oriented approach to litigation, Mike diligently works to guide his clients to the best possible outcome that is cost-effective and aligns with his client’s business and legal objectives.

Mike has a wealth of experience in defending claims asserted under property and casualty insurance policies. Mike has successfully defended his clients in premises liability, personal injury, and wrongful death claims arising out of premises liability and motor vehicle accidents.

In the construction arena, Mike routinely handles high exposure cases in which he defends construction companies, contractors and subcontractors, real estate developers, architects, engineers, other construction-related professionals, and insurance carriers in construction defect and injury claims. The scope of his capabilities includes handling claims involving both commercial and residential properties involving new construction or renovated properties impacted by design, construction, material, operations, maintenance, and subsurface deficiencies.  

A significant portion of Mike’s practice includes insurance coverage in which he focuses on first-party and third-party property coverage defense as well as providing coverage opinions, relating to first- and third-party property claims. Mike also has represented clients in large loss property subrogation matters, in which he negotiated substantial recoveries and participated in numerous jury trials in order to secure favorable jury verdicts.

Rounding out his capabilities, Mike has authored several articles and presented at conferences on strategies for evaluating and resolving claims pre-suit.

Outside of work, Mike can be found spending time with his family and being outdoors as well as on the golf course.

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Loss Executive Association

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (2014-2021)

Selected to Pennsylvania Rising Stars® (2010, 2012-2013)

Presentations

Strategiesfor Evaluating and Resolving Claims Pre-Suit

Michael J. Alivernini brings 20 years of experience to his general liability practice which he concentrates in the areas of construction defect and accidents, property and casualty claims, premises liability defense and insurance coverage.

Mike’s clients include self-insured companies, domestic insurers, and Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s of London. Known for his strategic and results-oriented approach to litigation, Mike diligently works to guide his clients to the best possible outcome that is cost-effective and aligns with his client’s business and legal objectives.

Mike has a wealth of experience in defending claims asserted under property and casualty insurance policies. Mike has successfully defended his clients in premises liability, personal injury, and wrongful death claims arising out of premises liability and motor vehicle accidents.

In the construction arena, Mike routinely handles high exposure cases in which he defends construction companies, contractors and subcontractors, real estate developers, architects, engineers, other construction-related professionals, and insurance carriers in construction defect and injury claims. The scope of his capabilities includes handling claims involving both commercial and residential properties involving new construction or renovated properties impacted by design, construction, material, operations, maintenance, and subsurface deficiencies.  

A significant portion of Mike’s practice includes insurance coverage in which he focuses on first-party and third-party property coverage defense as well as providing coverage opinions, relating to first- and third-party property claims. Mike also has represented clients in large loss property subrogation matters, in which he negotiated substantial recoveries and participated in numerous jury trials in order to secure favorable jury verdicts.

Rounding out his capabilities, Mike has authored several articles and presented at conferences on strategies for evaluating and resolving claims pre-suit.

Outside of work, Mike can be found spending time with his family and being outdoors as well as on the golf course.

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Loss Executive Association

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (2014-2021)

Selected to Pennsylvania Rising Stars® (2010, 2012-2013)

ATTORNEY'S Resources

Articles & Blogs
Proposed New Jersey Bad Faith Statute Could Lead to Much Larger Awards for First Party Bad Faith Claims
Proposed New Jersey Bad Faith Statute Could Lead to Much Larger Awards for First Party Bad Faith Claims
Proposed New Jersey Bad Faith Statute Could Lead to Much Larger Awards for First Party Bad Faith Claims
November 17, 2021
September 27, 2018
Articles & Blogs
Boilerplate RORs Are Insufficient to Disclaim Coverage
Boilerplate RORs Are Insufficient to Disclaim Coverage
Boilerplate RORs Are Insufficient to Disclaim Coverage
November 17, 2021
May 15, 2020
News
Chartwell Law Attorneys Named to 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Chartwell Law Attorneys Named to 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Chartwell Law Attorneys Named to 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
November 17, 2021
June 3, 2020
Articles & Blogs
Beware the Subcontractor
Beware the Subcontractor
– Consequential Damage Caused by Subcontractor’s Faulty Workmanship Covered Under Standard Form CGL Policy
Beware the Subcontractor
– Consequential Damage Caused by Subcontractor’s Faulty Workmanship Covered Under Standard Form CGL Policy
November 17, 2021
Articles & Blogs
District of Columbia Court Rules as Other States Have: COVID-19 is Not a Covered Business Interruption Loss
District of Columbia Court Rules as Other States Have: COVID-19 is Not a Covered Business Interruption Loss
District of Columbia Court Rules as Other States Have: COVID-19 is Not a Covered Business Interruption Loss
November 17, 2021
August 10, 2020
Articles & Blogs
Underwriters at Lloyd's of London Found Not Liable in Million-Dollar Insurance Coverage Action
Underwriters at Lloyd's of London Found Not Liable in Million-Dollar Insurance Coverage Action
Underwriters at Lloyd's of London Found Not Liable in Million-Dollar Insurance Coverage Action
November 17, 2021
Articles & Blogs
Early Indications Reveal that New Jersey Courts Will Uphold a Virus Exclusion Regarding COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims
Early Indications Reveal that New Jersey Courts Will Uphold a Virus Exclusion Regarding COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims
Early Indications Reveal that New Jersey Courts Will Uphold a Virus Exclusion Regarding COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims
November 17, 2021
February 19, 2021
News
Chartwell Law Attorneys Named to 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Chartwell Law Attorneys Named to 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Chartwell Law Attorneys Named to 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
November 17, 2021
June 1, 2021