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The Philadelphian - Suite 1C-47
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 610-640-2810
Fax: 610-640-1520
E-Mail: jconnor@cwolaw.com
www.cwolaw.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Mailing Address: 171 West Lancaster Avenue, Paoli, PA 19301
Established: 1982

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Automobile
  • Property and Casualty
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Product Liability
  • Homeowners
  • General Liability
  • Municipal Liability
  • Liquor Liability
  • Carrier Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Bad Faith
  • Environmental Law
  • Veterinary Malpractice
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About Us
The firm is actively engaged in civil insurance defense litigation before the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Our practice includes defense representation in cases involving injuries and/or damages to persons or property arising out of casualty, automobile liability, errors and omissions, general liability, professional liability, product liability, liquor liability, homeowners liability, employers liability, civil rights defense, environmental and toxic tort defense, municipal liability, carrier defense, including insurance coverage litigation, as well as contractual and bad faith theories of action, civil RICO, insurance fraud, worker's compensation, libel and slander, and medical and dental malpractice.

Our insurance practice represents numerous national and international insurance carriers in all aspects of insurance litigation. CWO attorneys and staff possess diverse backgrounds and professional experience in many areas including business, education and engineering. This diversity allows us to fulfill the unique needs of our clients. We have developed a solid reputation as a result of our continued success in the handling of insurance matters and since inception we have provided excellent services to the insurance industry.
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Additional Locations
Paoli, Pennsylvania
171 West Lancaster Avenue, Suite 100
Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
Telephone: 610-640-2800
Fax: 610-640-1520
Moorestown, New Jersey
304 Harper Drive, Suite 201
Moorestown, New Jersey 08057
Telephone: 856-780-3800
Fax: 856-778-0235
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
ACE USAAdmiral Insurance Company
Affiliated Risk Control Administrators of PA, Inc.AGL Life Assurance Company
AIG Claim Services, Inc.American Alternative Insurance Corporation
American National Property and Casualty CompanyAtlantic Mutual Insurance Company
California Casualty Insurance CompanyCGU Group
Chubb Group of Insurance CompaniesCitizens Insurance Company of America
Claims Control CorporationCLA Insurance Agency, Inc.
Consolidated International Insurance Group, Inc.Crawford & Company
Crum & Forster InsuranceErie Insurance Group
ESISFinancial Insurance Network
Future Insurance ManagementGAB Robins North America, Inc.
GuideOne InsuranceGulf Insurance Group
Hallmark Claims Service, Inc.Hanover Insurance Company
Harleysville Mutual Insurance CompanyLiberty Mutual Insurance Company
Loss Management Professionals, Inc.Markel American Insurance Company
New Jersey Property-Liability Insurance Guaranty AssociationNorth Pacific Insurance Company
Ohio Casualty GroupPermanent General Assurance Corporation
Philadelphia Insurance CompaniesRisk Enterprise Management, Ltd.
Safeco InsuranceSt. Paul Travelers
Selective Insurance Company of AmericaSoutheast Security Insurance Company
Tennessee Farmers Insurance CompaniesUnited States Fidelity and Guaranty Company
Utica Mutual Insurance Company
Non-Insurance Clients
Allied IndustriesBrowning-Ferris Industries, Inc.
Budget Rent-A-Car CorporationCastrol North America
Ciba Specialty ChemicalsCruise America Claims
Kalama Chemical CorporationLankenau Hospital
Management Services, Inc.Material Damage Adjustment Corporation
Mendon Leasing CorporationMerit Claim Services, Inc.
Middle Department Inspection Agency, Inc.Millipore Corporation
Nestle USA, Inc.Owens-Brockway Glass Containers Inc.
ProleaseServistar Corporation
Team Rental Group, Inc.Transtar Services, Inc.
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Personnel Information
Directors/Shareholders
Joseph P. Connor, III
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:jconnor@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:39
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1997
Memberships:
  • American (Tort and Insurance Practice Section), Pennsylvania, Delaware County and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1974
  • St. Mary's University, J.D., 1977
Law Review:
Associate Editor, St. Mary's Law Review (1976-1977)
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William J. Weber, Jr.
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:wweber@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:36
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2004
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania, New Jersey State and Chester County Bar Associations
  • Student Bar Association (President, 1979-1980)
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.A.H. (magna cum laude), 1977
  • Villanova University, J.D., 1980
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Joseph M. Oberlies
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:joberlies@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:33
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1995
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Education:
  • Saint Joseph's University, B.S. (cum laude), 1979
  • Villanova University, J.D., 1983
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Margaret E. Wenke
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:mwenke@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:29
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1987
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
Memberships:
  • American and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.A. (cum laude), 1983
  • Villanova University, J.D., 1987
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Michael S. Mikulski, II
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:mmikulski@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:23
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1993
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1997
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 1990
  • Widener University, J.D., 1993
Military:
U.S. Army Reserves, Captain
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Non-Equity Partners
Sharon F. Harvey
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:sharvey@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:39
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1977
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania and Chester County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Bloomsburg State College, B.A., 1973
  • Temple University, J.D., 1977
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Amelia M. Lolli
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:alolli@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:16
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2000
Memberships:
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
Education:
  • The College of New Jersey, B.A., 1997
  • Hofstra University, J.D., 2000
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Steven M. Liero
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:sliero@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:35
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1981
Memberships:
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
Education:
  • Villanova University, M.A. (magna cum laude), 1975
  • Rutgers University, J.D., 1981
Language:
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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Angela B. Kosar
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:akosar@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:17
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2006
Memberships:
  • New Jersey State, Burlington County and Camden County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick, B.S., 1996
  • Widener University, J.D., 1999
Law Review:
Bluebook Editor, Vol. IV, Widener Law Review, 1998-1999
Honors:
Phi Sigma Iota
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Attorneys
Christopher P. Lagay
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:clagay@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:19
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1997
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2011
Memberships:
  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bar Associations
Education:
  • Villanova University, B.A., 1982
  • Rutgers University-Camden, J.D., 1997
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Monica M. Reynolds
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:mreynolds@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:16
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 2000
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Memberships:
  • American, Montgomery County and Philadelphia Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 1995
  • Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2000
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Elizabeth Z. Milne
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:emilne@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:4
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 2012
  • New Jersey
Memberships:
  • American, Pennsylvania, Chester County and Philadelphia Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Delaware, B.A., 2009
  • Villanova University, J.D., 2012
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Patrick T. Casey
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:pcasey@cwolaw.com
Years of Experience:12
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2009
Education:
  • The Pennsylvania State University, B.A. (Dean's List), 2001
  • Georgetown University, J.D., 2004
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Theodore F. Martens
Philadelphia, PA
E-Mail:tmartens@cwolaw.com
Admitted
  • New Jersey, 2012
  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2014
Education:
  • University of Rochester, B.A., History (cum laude), 2008
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2012
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