Brian M. Searls

Partner

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(215) 972-5467
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(215) 972-7008
Philadelphia, PA
130 North 18th Street
26th Floor
Philadelphia
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PA
19103
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PRACTICE AREAS

Motor Vehicle Litigation

Premises Liability

Insurance Coverage Analysis and Litigation

First-Party Property Claims Defense

Subrogation

Property Loss

General Liability and Casualty Defense

Construction Litigation and Construction Defect

Cargo, Trucking and Logistics

Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

United States District Court of New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

Widener University School of Law

J.D., 2010

Manhattan College, School of Business

B.S., 2007

Brian M. Searls focuses his practice on the representation of regional and national insurance companies, corporations, municipalities and other self-insured business entities.

Brian M. Searls focuses his practice on the representation of regional and national insurance companies, corporations, municipalities and other self-insured business entities.

Brian represents individuals involved in matters involving commercial and private vehicular liability, commercial and private premises liability and commercial and residential property loss. In addition, Brian serves as general counsel for a number of clients in the captive insurance markets. His experience also includes handling insurance coverage and subrogation matters on behalf of both insurers and self-insured political subdivisions. His practice extends to both the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

While in law school, Brian served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association. Upon graduation, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Julie M. Marino, P.J.S.C. of the Somerset County, New Jersey Superior Court. Prior to joining Chartwell, Brian practiced at a regional civil litigation defense firm. In addition to private practice, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

In addition to academic achievements, Brian excelled in athletics. He was a scholar-athlete as a member of his college's NCAA Division I baseball team which was recently inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Outside of his law practice, Brian serves as a volunteer firefighter for the Chester Heights Fire Company. Brian currently lives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Delaware County Bar Association

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Rising Stars® (2019-2021)

Brian M. Searls focuses his practice on the representation of regional and national insurance companies, corporations, municipalities and other self-insured business entities.

Brian represents individuals involved in matters involving commercial and private vehicular liability, commercial and private premises liability and commercial and residential property loss. In addition, Brian serves as general counsel for a number of clients in the captive insurance markets. His experience also includes handling insurance coverage and subrogation matters on behalf of both insurers and self-insured political subdivisions. His practice extends to both the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

While in law school, Brian served as Vice President of the Student Bar Association. Upon graduation, he served as law clerk to the Honorable Julie M. Marino, P.J.S.C. of the Somerset County, New Jersey Superior Court. Prior to joining Chartwell, Brian practiced at a regional civil litigation defense firm. In addition to private practice, he served as an Assistant Public Defender in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

In addition to academic achievements, Brian excelled in athletics. He was a scholar-athlete as a member of his college's NCAA Division I baseball team which was recently inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame.

Outside of his law practice, Brian serves as a volunteer firefighter for the Chester Heights Fire Company. Brian currently lives in Delaware County, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association

New Jersey Bar Association

Delaware County Bar Association

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Rising Stars® (2019-2021)

ATTORNEY'S Resources

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
July 12, 2021
June 3, 2020
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
July 12, 2021
June 1, 2021
Articles & Blogs
Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies and Their Application to COVID-19 Bodily Injury Claims
Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies and Their Application to COVID-19 Bodily Injury Claims
Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies and Their Application to COVID-19 Bodily Injury Claims
April 12, 2021
March 27, 2020
News
Chartwell Law Partners Wutz and Searls Successful in U.S. District Court
Chartwell Law Partners Wutz and Searls Successful in U.S. District Court
Chartwell Law Partners Wutz and Searls Successful in U.S. District Court
January 7, 2020
January 6, 2020
News
Chartwell Law Names 2019 New Partners
Chartwell Law Names 2019 New Partners
Chartwell Law Names 2019 New Partners
September 12, 2019
May 14, 2019