Cozen O’Connor: Kelleher, Joseph

Joseph M. Kelleher



(215) 665-4123

(215) 372-2366

Joe represents clients in a variety of commercial matters with a focus on the software industry, stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI), and other complex business disputes.

In the insurance area, Joe represents insurers in declaratory judgment actions seeking to have STOLI policies declared void ab initio. He also represents insureds and/or their families in connection with the proceeds of such policies.

In the software area, Joe represents clients in civil actions arising from the licensure and/or implementation of integrated business software solutions (ERP). Working closely with top experts in the field, he litigates across a broad spectrum of issues, including those related to license compliance, project management, solution architecture, hardware sizing, defect remediation, performance testing, and software maintenance and support. Joe’s practice goes beyond merely litigating these issues by providing real-time counsel to clients during on-going projects.

Between his undergraduate studies and law school, Joe served as a scout platoon leader in Ramadi, Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom IV.



Cozen O’Connor Expands Commercial Litigation Practice in Philadelphia with Group from Drinker Biddle

April 26, 2018

Cozen O’Connor announced today that three nationally recognized commercial litigators — Michael J. Miller, Gregory J. Star, and Stephen R. Harris — along with 11 others have left Drinker Biddle to join Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation practice

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  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2009
  • Wake Forest University, B.A., cum laude, 2004
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Honorable Robert B. Kugler, U.S. District Court -- New Jersey