Cozen O’Connor: Gericke, William E.

William E. Gericke

Of Counsel


(215) 665-2146

(215) 701-2146

William E. Gericke focuses his practice on the prosecution of complex fire, construction defect, product liability and water damage cases. 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.

Bill is admitted in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the District of New Jersey. Bill has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, as well as Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Puerto Rico by way of pro hac vice admission.

Bill is certified by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to serve as an arbitrator for cases in the Common Pleas Court. He is a frequent lecturer on subrogation related topics and the prosecution of fire, construction defect and product liability claims. He sits on the Professional Guidance Committee for the Philadelphia Bar Association and is a member of the American, Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia bar associations as well as the National Fire Protection Association.

Bill earned his Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College in 1984 and his law degree from Rutgers University in 1993 where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Business Organizations.



Mobile Device Discovery [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

February 18, 2015

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Judicial Notice of Internet Evidence [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

September 22, 2014

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  • Rutgers University School of Law - Camden, J.D., 1993
  • Swarthmore College, B.A., 1984
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • American Bar Association