Michael S. Savett

Michael S. Savett

Partner

 
Phone: +1 (856) 345-0386
msavett@clarkfoxlaw.com

 

Administrative Assistant
Shelley Crudele
Phone: +1 (856) 288-2406
scrudele@clarkfoxlaw.com

Paralegal
Stacy L. Doran
Phone: +1 (856) 288-2407
sdoran@clarkfoxlaw.com

 
 

Biography

Michael S. Savett is a Partner based in our Cherry Hill, New Jersey office where he focuses his practice in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and counseling. He leads the firm’s insurance coverage practice group in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Savett earned his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Delaware. He is admitted to practice in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, as well as in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

With more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Savett is frequently quoted by legal publications such as Law360 for analysis of complex insurance issues.

Practice Areas

• Insurance & Reinsurance
• Insurance Bad Faith/Extra-Contractual Damages
• Fraud/Arson
• General and Complex Liability
• Life, Health and Disability
• London Practice Group
• Transportation/Cargo

Honors

• 2018, 2019, 2020 “Super Lawyer” Selection (NJ): Insurance Coverage
• 2013, 2014 “Super Lawyer” Selection (PA): Insurance Coverage
• 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 “Super Lawyer – Rising Star’ Selection (PA): Insurance Coverage

Publications

• “Insurance Cases to Watch in 2018,” Law360, January 1, 2018 (expert analysis)
• “4 Key Insurance Rulings Builders Should Know in 2017,” November 22, 2017 (expert analysis)
• “NJ Court Tees Up Fights on Building Defect Coverage Trigger,” Law360, October 17, 2017 (expert analysis)
• “Pa. Ruling Won’t Lower Bar to Prove Insurer Bad Faith,” September 28, 2017 (expert analysis)
• “3rd Circ. Ruling Bolsters Insurers in Federal Forum Fights,” Law360 August 25, 2017 (expert analysis)
• “Pa. ‘Trigger’ Ruling Eases Path To Toxic Cleanup Coverage,” Law360, April 24, 2017 (expert analysis)
• “Travelers’ 3rd Circ. Win Curbs Insurers’ Asbestos Exposure,” Law360, April 21, 2017 (expert analysis)
• “Honeywell Case Tests NJ Policyholders’ Asbestos Liability,” Law 360, December 14, 2016 (expert analysis)
• “NJ Justices Rescue Builders From Limbo In Faulty Work Case,” Law360, August 4, 2016 (expert analysis)
• “Stunted-Chicken Ruling Hatches Fight Over Defect Exclusions,” Law360, July 16, 2016 (expert analysis)
• “Ch. 11 Ruling Curbs Policyholders’ Use Of Excess Coverage,” Law360, June 9, 2016 (expert analysis)
• Presenter, “Advertising Injury Coverage: Arguing Positions for False Advertising, Product Disparagement and IP Disputes” webinar, Strafford Publications, August 20, 2014
• Co-Author, “2014 Bad Faith Compendium,” FC&S Legal, August 2014
• “Pa. Divide Over Employer Liability Exclusion May Be Ending,” Law360, March 26, 2014 (expert analysis)
• Co-Author, “2013 Review of Third-Party Pollution Exclusion Decisions,” Law360, December 16, 2013
• Excess and Umbrella Insurance State-by-State Compendium – Pennsylvania section, Defense Research Institute (2012)
• Co-Author, “New York State Ends Adherence to Notice-Prejudice Rule,” Professional Liability Underwriting Society Journal, October 2008
• Author, “Testing the Limits of Auto Insurance Exclusions,” New Jersey Law Journal, September 18, 2006
• Author, “Insured’s Alteration of Medical Records May Not Negate Duty to Defend.” Professional Liability Underwriting Society Journal, October 2005
• Co-Author, “Defense Fees for Noncovered Claims Subject to Recovery.” New Jersey Law Journal, August 23, 2004
• Author, “Insurers Responsible for Advancing Tyco, Adelphia Executives’ Legal Fees,” Professional Liability Underwriting Society Journal, June 2004

Memberships & Admissions

• New Jersey
• Pennsylvania
• New York
• U.S. Court of Appeals,Third Circuit
• U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

Representative Cases

• Shields v. Ramslee Motors, __ A.3d __ (N.J. 2020)
• Bachir v. Lloyd’s of London, 157 A.D.3d 847 (2d Dept. 2018)
• Ward v. Board of Fire Commissioners of Avenel, 2015 WL 12805666 (Law Div. 2015)
• Turkmany v. Excelsior Ins. Co., 2014 WL 3556390 (D.N.J. 2014)
• Leake v. U.S., 843 F. Supp.2d (E.D.Pa. 2011)
• Pennsylvania National Mut. Cas. Ins. Co. v. Parkshore Development Corp. 403 Fed. Appx. 770 (3rd Cir. 2010)
• Ruoff v. American Asphalt Co., Inc., 2009 WL 4251011 (N.J. App. Div. 2009)
• Axelrod v. Magna Carta Companies, 851 N.Y.S.2d 67 (N.Y. Sup. 2007), aff’d, 63 A.D.2d 444 (1st Dept. 2009)
• Pennsylvania National Mut. Cas. Ins. Co. v. Gittman, 2005 WL 1331217 (Phila. CCP 2005)
• Pennsylvania National Mut. Cas. Ins. Co. v. Boxmeyer, 68 Pa. D. & C.4th 102 (Bucks CCP 2004)
• Panayotides v. Rabenold, 35 F. Supp.2d 411 (E.D.Pa. 1999)

Education

• University of Delaware

• Temple University Beasley School of Law