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Daniel L. Petrilli

Phone: 215-540-2637
Fax: 215-591-8270
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Published Works

  • Author, “Minimize Hostile Claims & Litigation With Investigation File Privileges & Legal Immunities,” May, 2017
  • Co-Author, "The Five Most Effective Motions in Limine in Any Coverage Dispute," For the Defense magazine (co-author, Robert T. Horst), October 2015

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Panelist, “How to Handle a COVID-19 Property Claim,” Timoney Knox Webinar (March 2020)
  • Presenter, “Decrypting Cryptocurrency,” Pennsylvania Auto Crime Investigators Association, February, 2018
  • Presenter, “Material Misrepresentation,” Pennsylvania Auto Crime Investigators Association, January, 2018
  • Presenter, “Loss Causation Issues in Property and Casualty Claims,” Lorman Education Services, November, 2017
  • Presented, “ Evidentiary Issues Facing Claim Professionals,” Philadelphia Loss Conference, September, 2017
  • Presenter, “Bad Faith Update 2017: Effects of the Rancosky Ruling,” Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • Presenter, "Demystifying the Bad Faith Set Up," Strafford Publications, August 2016
  • Presenter, "Bad Faith Update," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April, 2016
  • Presenter, “Property Insurance, Legal Update,” Philadelphia Loss Conference Quarterly Meeting, January, 2015
  • Presenter, "Bad Faith Update," Pennsylvania Bar Institute, April, 2015

Dan focuses his practice on the insurance industry, along with complex commercial litigation. He regularly represents insurance carriers with respect to the defense of extracontractual cases and coverage disputes.  Dan handles matters involving property and fine art insurance, business income and fidelity losses, subrogation recovery, fraud and general liability defense.  Although he focuses on insurance industry law, Dan provides his clients with creative solutions drawing upon prior experience prosecuting and defending securities and consumer-fraud claims, catastrophic injury claims and professional liability matters.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Dan litigates frequently there, and in various Pennsylvania state and federal courts.  An active speaker, he regularly presents legal updates targeting risk management, fraud and underwriting issues facing insurance carriers.  Dan has served as a Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge Pro Tempore and participates in the firm’s pro-bono representation of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (IASIU) and the Pennsylvania Auto Crime Investigators Association, Inc. (PACIA).

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Industry Law
  • Commercial and Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2005
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2019


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Political Science and Government, 2001

Professional Associations

  • Bucks County Bar Association, Member
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer strength and condition coach for high school and collegiate athletes as a former competitive power-lifter and Olympic-style weight lifter
  • Trap-Neuter-and-Release program, supporting the homeless cat population in Bucks County, Supporter, 2006 - Present
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