Douglas B. Fox

Of Counsel

Douglas B. Fox is of counsel to the firm. Doug concentrates his practice in subrogation and recovery, property insurance, commercial litigation, and civil litigation, including appellate practice. He also serves as conflicts counsel to the firm. In this role, he analyzes new business to identify potential conflicts and facilitates their resolution in accordance with the rules of professional conduct.

Doug is experienced in federal and multistate practice and procedure, and has handled matters in more than twenty states and Canadian provinces, as well as actively pursuing subrogation and recovery for clients in Puerto Rico and Central and South America.

He was previously the chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee and is active in providing pro bono representation to clients in need.

Doug is admitted to practice in Ontario, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from State University of New York at Albany in 1975 and earned his law degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1979.


Doug Fox’s Quest to Vacate Pro Bono Client’s Juvenile Mandatory Life Sentence Highlighted in

February 07, 2016

Douglas B. Fox, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Subrogation & Recovery department, discusses Kempis Songster’s case he took on 13 years ago, pro bono in

Cozen O’Connor Names Its 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll

April 08, 2008

Cozen O’Connor has announced that 61 attorneys and 8 paralegals have been named to the firm’s 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll.


Navigating Atty Relationship Conflicts That May Imperil Cases

December 03, 2020

Thomas Wilkinson and Douglas Fox contributed an article to Law360 discussing how to identify and what to do when conflicts arise out of a lawyer's "personal relationship" with opposing counsel.

ABA Issues Ethics Guidance on Lawyers’ Duties When Clients Engage in Fraudulent or Criminal Behavior

November 04, 2020

Thomas Wilkinson and Douglas Fox contributed an article to the PBA Federal Practice newsletter discussing lawyer’s ethical responsibilities when the their client appears to be engaging in a fraudulent scheme or criminal behavior and seeks advice in furthering that conduct.

ABA Issues New Ethics Guidance on Conflicts Arising Out of a Lawyer’s Personal Relationship With Opposing Counsel [Lawyers Representing Lawyers Blog]

October 02, 2020

Many lawyers are married to lawyers, socialize with other lawyers, and count lawyers they have interacted with on a professional level for years as friends. When do these relationships create conflicts of interest that require lawyers to take steps to address the conflict? The American Bar...

Guidance Issued on Lawyers' Duties Regarding Clients' Criminal Behavior [The Legal Intelligencer]

June 17, 2020

Thomas Wilkinson and Douglas Fox contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing The American Bar Association’s Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2(d) (model rule).

Discovery of Initial Claims Investigation Documents [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

August 12, 2014

A recent opinion out of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania illustrates the ongoing and vexing problem of determining whether documents created during an insurer’s early claims investigation are protected from disclosure in subsequent litigation under an...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

2013 Toronto Subrogation Seminar

November 20, 2013 - Toronto, Ontario

Industry Sectors


  • University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1979
  • SUNY–Albany, B.A., summa cum laude, 1975

Awards & Honors

Seventeen Cozen O'Connor attorneys were named to the 2007 Pro Bono Honor Roll of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.

  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ontario
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Ontario Court of Justice
  • Ontario Divisional Court
  • Ontario Superior Court of Justice
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of New York
  • American Bar Association
  • Camden County (NJ) Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association