Daniel Q. Harrington

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Recent Publication:

ABA Formal Opinion 502 on Pro Se Lawyers: Molding Verbiage to Fit Policy [Lawyers Representing Lawyers Blog]

Daniel Q. Harrington wrote the article, “ABA Formal Opinion 502 on Pro Se Lawyers: Molding Verbiage to Fit Policy” for the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s website. The article discusses ABA Formal Opinion 502. This Opinion clarifies that the prohibition against lawyers contacting an...

Daniel Q. Harrington's practice focuses on the pursuit of product liability and professional negligence claims in connection with major property damage losses suffered by businesses, homeowners and their insurers. Dan has also represented clients in commercial disputes, such as tortious interference, wrongful termination and breach of warranty claims.

Dan is a frequent author and speaker on issues related to subrogation and the investigation and pursuit of property damage claims and regarding legal ethics and professional responsibility. He is co-author (with Cozen O’Connor attorney Tom Wilkinson) of the chapter on "Conflicts of Interest" in the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Ethics Handbook.

Dan is a member of the American, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania (past Chair, Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility) and Philadelphia Bar Associations. He also chaired the New Jersey Supreme Court's District IV Ethics Committee, which conducts attorney ethics investigations in Camden and Gloucester counties. He has also served as an adjunct instructor in trial advocacy at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University.

Dan earned his Bachelor of Arts (with high distinction) at the University of Iowa in 1979 and his law degree, also at the University of Iowa (also with high distinction), in 1981.

Experience

News

Pa. Bar Groups Ask 3rd Circ. To Support Atty Anti-Bias Rule

September 20, 2022

Thomas Wilkinson, Daniel Harrington, and Deborah Winokur, representing the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Allegheny County Bar Associations, were quoted in a Law360 Article.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Daniel Harrington Appointed As co-chair of PBA Committee of Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

April 28, 2016

Daniel Harrington (Subrogation & Recovery) has been appointed to serve as Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility for 2016-2017.

Publications

ABA Formal Opinion 502 on Pro Se Lawyers: Molding Verbiage to Fit Policy [Lawyers Representing Lawyers Blog]

October 14, 2022

Daniel Q. Harrington wrote the article, “ABA Formal Opinion 502 on Pro Se Lawyers: Molding Verbiage to Fit Policy” for the American Bar Association Litigation Section’s website. The article discusses ABA Formal Opinion 502. This Opinion clarifies that the prohibition against lawyers contacting an...

Court Rewrites Insurance Policy to Create Defense Obligation in Favor of “Implied Coinsured” Tenant [Alert]

January 05, 2022

Dan Harrington discusses the Appellate Court of Illinois's opinion in Sheckler v. Auto-Owners Insurance Company.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Should Remove the “Z” Words from the Rules of Professional Conduct

November 04, 2021

Daniel Harrington co-wrote an article in the Fall 2021 edition of The Philadelphia Lawyer emphasizing the importance of removing the word "zeal" and all its derivatives from the Rules of Professional Conduct in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Unauthorized Practice of Law Update: Ohio Breaks New Ground on Remote Practice Rules

October 08, 2021

Daniel Harrington, writing for the American Bar Association Litigation Section, discusses the perils of practicing law from a jurisdiction where you are not licensed under ABA Rule 5.5 and Ohio's recent amendments to its ethics rules making clear what is required of lawyers who are physically located but not licensed there.

Is it Time to Remove "Zeal" From the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct?

May 26, 2021

Daniel Harrington published an article in the American Bar Association Litigation Section titled, "Is it Time to Remove 'Zeal' From the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct?"

Conversation vs. Correspondence: New Jersey Ethics Opinion Goes Its Own Way on "Implied Consent" [American Bar Association Litigation Section]

May 06, 2021

Daniel Harrington published an article titled, "Conversation vs. Correspondence: New Jersey Ethics Opinion Goes Its Own Way on 'Implied Consent' in the American Bar Association Litigation Section.

The Sixth Circuit Tackles Twombly, Iqbal And The Malfunction Theory [Alert]

April 29, 2021

Dan Harrington discusses the Sixth Circuit's decision in Genaw v. Garage Equipment Supply Co., and how it may impact products liability filings going forward.

Post-Election Litigation and Rule 3.6 Restrictions on Trial Publicity [American Bar Association Litigation Section]

March 29, 2021

Daniel Harrington published an article titled, "Post-Election Litigation and Rule 3.6 Restrictions on Trial Publicity" in the American Bar Association Litigation Section.

Implied Coinsured? Subrogation Actions Against Condominium Tenants [Alert]

June 09, 2020

Rick Maleski and Dan Harrington discuss the ruling in Erie Ins. Exchange v. Alba et al., and its impact on subrogation professionals.

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Education

  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1981
  • University of Iowa, B.A., 1979
  • Minnesota
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • Camden County (NJ) Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, past Chair, Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Philadelphia Bar Association