James D. Dendinger


James D. Dendinger concentrates his practice in subrogation and recovery actions.

James has more than 20 years of experience helping insurance company clients with subrogation claims, first party coverage issues, fraudulent claims and the defense of liability claims.  He has helped numerous business owners and home owners with the recovery of uninsured losses.  James has successful jury verdicts on both sides of the docket in subrogation and insurance coverage cases.

James earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting at Villanova University in 1982. He served five years in the United States Marine Corps and then returned to Villanova University Law School to earn his law degree in 1990.



Exhaust Fan Fires [Subrogation & Recovery Alert]

November 09, 2015

Fires caused by small exhaust fans commonly found in residential bathrooms have increased over the last 10 years. Frequently, these fires have been attributed to Broan-NuTone exhaust fans equipped with Jakel motors.

Crane Collapse Investigation - Recovering From the Tipping Point [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

November 14, 2011

A mobile crane collapse can cause devastating results in terms of production, property damage and personal injury. Despite the potential for significant costs, a mobile crane collapse can provide recovery opportunities depending upon the circumstances of the accident. The following is a summary of...

Fall 2009 [Subrogation and Recovery Observer]

October 01, 2009

Fall 2009 - Subrogation and Recovery Observer - Welcome to the Fall 2009 issue of the Cozen O'Connor Subrogation and Recovery Observer. In this issue, we report on our recent trial victories, notable settlements, and other newsworthy developments in subrogation issues

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