Jay Levin

Jay M. Levin

Principal Attorney, Chair of Insurance Recovery Practice Group, Offit Kurman, P.A.

Contact Info

Offit Kurman
1801 Market St., Ste. 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (267) 338-1326
Fax: (267) 338-1335


Jay Levin writes on property insurance and time element coverage for He was a member of the CGL Reporter Editorial Board in 2016–2018 where he provided expertise on property, builders risk, construction, and bad faith liability matters.

As the chair of Offit Kurman's Insurance Recovery Group, Mr. Levin is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice on insurance coverage disputes. He has tried cases to verdict, both jury and non-jury, in state and federal courts and has arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association and in private binding arbitration. Mr. Levin also has over 30 years' experience briefing and arguing appeals in state and federal court.

Mr. Levin has extensive litigation experience in multi-million dollar property insurance coverage cases, including cause and origin, valuation, and business interruption issues. He has also litigated significant cases involving coverage for professional liability, general liability, medical malpractice, bad faith, and construction defects. Mr. Levin assists policyholders in responding to inquiries and in pointing out errors in the insurer's coverage position and counsels clients in evaluating coverage, primarily in property and professional liability insurance. He frequently speaks on insurance coverage and has participated in programs sponsored by the ABA, Computer Law Association, and Mealey's.

Mr. Levin received his juris doctorate from The University of Pennsylvania Law School and his AB from The University of Pennsylvania. He is an active member and past Chair of the TTIPS Property Insurance Law Committee. Mr. Levin is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, D.C. Mr. Levin is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second and Third Circuits, and numerous district courts.

Expert Commentary

Date Article
Mar 2017 Know What Property You're Insuring
Sep 2016 Other Insurance Clauses: Too Much Insurance Can Hurt You
May 2016 Named Insureds on Property Policies*
Oct 2015 Appraisal and Suit Limitations*
Jul 2015 "Decay" Includes Gradual Deterioration
Dec 2014 Potential Insurance Company Fraud in Superstorm Sandy Litigation
Aug 2014 Builders Risk Policies: Are You Really Covered?
Mar 2014 Insurable Interest and Having Enough Skin in the Game
Jan 2014 Carefully Review All Insurance Coverage Communication
Aug 2013 Contingent Business Interruption Coverage: Is Your Supply Chain Covered?
Jun 2012 Does Mold Constitute a Direct Physical Loss under a Property Policy?
Mar 2011 Insurance Fraud: Something Old and Something New on a Frequently Litigated Issue
Oct 2010 Requiring Repair before Insurer Pays Replacement Cost
Jul 2010 Business Interruption and the 2010 Hurricane Season
Nov 2009 Claim Preparation and Adjustment Expense: Courts Might Not Get It
Apr 2009 Property Insurance Suit Limitations Provisions: Pitfalls for the Unwary
Aug 2008 Key Considerations When Buying Builders Risk Coverage
Jun 2008 When Does Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Stop?
Mar 2008 New York Awards Consequential Damages for Insurer's Bad Faith
Dec 2007 Demystifying Appraisal: Getting Through the Process
Oct 2007 Demystifying Appraisal: The Scope and Nature of Insurance Appraisals
May 2007 When Must an Insurer Pay a Claim?
Apr 2007 Ensuing Loss: Getting Around a Property Policy's Defective Construction Exclusion
Dec 2006 The Acts or Decisions Exclusion That Tried To Swallow the Policy
Sep 2006 Public Adjusters: Do Their Contracts Create Irrevocable, Enforceable Assignments?
Jul 2006 The Litigation Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: Are the Flood Gates Opening?
Mar 2006 The National Flood Insurance Program: Two Major Problem Areas
Dec 2005 Handle Property Claims Properly
Sep 2005 Maximizing Your Coverage after Hurricane Katrina
Sep 2005 Pro-Policyholder Broker Form Saved Insurer Millions