Michael Conley is Co-Managing Principal of the Philadelphia office and the founder of the firm’s Insurance Recovery Practice Group. His broad legal experience includes insurance coverage litigation and general litigation. He exclusively represents policyholders, including closely held, publicly traded, nonprofit and municipal entities, with claims against their insurance companies. His insurance coverage law experience includes handling coverage actions on behalf of insureds relating to claim under general liability policies, bad faith claims, defense obligations, law and ordinance exclusions, crime coverage, employment liability coverage and coverage for data loss and environmental liability.
Michael’s commercial litigation experience includes representing clients in cases involving breach of contract, abuse of process, trademark and copyright infringement and unfair trade practices. Michael has also served as an expert on insurance related matters in both Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Michael has utilized his Insurance Recovery experience to address the unique insurance issues facing the growing Cannabis industry. Michael works with not only those directly involved in the industry, such as growers and dispensary owners, but also to ancillary business that include those companies providing goods and services to the industry. Whether directly or indirectly involved, the cannabis industry presents unique risks and therefore unique insurance relate concerns. Mr. Conley has also been active speaking and presenting to the cannabis industry over the past few years.
Prior to joining Offit Kurman, Michael was co-managing shareholder of national law firm in their Philadelphia office and a senior shareholder in its Insurance Recovery and Corporate and Commercial Litigation Departments. He was also head of the Philadelphia Business Group and chair of Philadelphia's Commercial Litigation Group.