Erick J. Kirker


Erick J. Kirker is a subrogation attorney with over 20 years of experience handling large loss property damage claims for insurers and property owners. Prior to joining the firm, Erick had a diverse litigation practice that also included the representation of personal injury clients, product manufacturers, and building contractors and developers.

Erick has tried cases and argued appeals in numerous state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions. He has litigated and successfully resolved large loss property subrogation cases in numerous state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Florida, Kentucky and Ohio. Erick’s property subrogation cases have included major residential, commercial and residential building fire losses, building and roof collapses, water damage claims and sprinkler system failures. He has successfully resolved numerous subrogation matters for clients using alternative dispute resolution methods, including arbitration and mediation. He has participated in the resolution of numerous million and multimillion dollar matters on behalf of clients.

Erick is a member of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. He is a frequent lecturer on subrogation issues and the prosecution of large loss property damage claims, including presentations for the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP) and Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB). Erick is a past board member of the Homeless Advocacy Project in Philadelphia.

Erick received his Bachelor of Arts in English, cum laude, with a minor in Economics, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1995. In 1998, Erick obtained his law degree from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia. Erick was a member of the Political and Civil Rights Law Review, received the Temple Law Alumni Moot Court Award for excellence in Moot Court, and he received an award for Outstanding Achievement in Oral Advocacy at the National Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C., in 1997.


Cozen O’Connor Announces Seven New Shareholders

August 31, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of seven members to shareholders: Steven P. Katkov, Erick J. Kirker, Cheri L. MacArthur, Alycen A. Moss, Lisa J. Myers, Michael Rafalko, and David A. Shimkin.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Designated 2008 Pennsylvania Rising Stars By Law & Politics

December 01, 2008

Nine attorneys from the firm’s Philadelphia office and two from the West Conshohocken office were named 2008 Pennsylvania ''Rising Stars'' by Law & Politics.


Federal v. State Court – Which is Best for Your Subro Case? [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

February 10, 2022

Have you ever had a subro attorney tell you that you should file your case in state court versus federal court, or vice versa, and wondered, what’s the difference? Why would I want to be in one court versus another? In this episode of Cozen O’Connor’s Subro on the Go podcast, David Brisco is joined...

Loss Scene Investigations and The Insured…R.E.S.P.E.C.T. [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

February 16, 2021

Undoubtedly, scene investigations are critical for subrogation recovery. There are many things to handle and to consider with respect to scene investigations, including gathering needed evidence, avoiding spoliation, etc. However, subrogation professionals should not forget that before it was a...

Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies (and Relaxes) the Default Rule for Subrogation Against Tenants [Alert]

November 20, 2018

Mark Mullen and Erick Kirker discuss the recent decision in Amica Mut. Ins. Co. v. Muldowney and how it changes of the law for subrogated insurers of landlords in Connecticut.

Watts Agrees to Settle Two Class Action Lawsuits Re Appliance Connectors [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

March 03, 2017

From the moment plumbing went indoors, there was the potential for water damage to buildings from faulty plumbing. And, the addition of appliances only increased the potential. But, what about the connection between the indoor plumbing and the appliance? The water pipes in a structure have to...

Cozen Comics, The Flame, Vol. 1, Chapters 1-4, The Subro Recovery [Subrogation & Recovery Alert]

October 23, 2013

We have all seen the Herculean deeds of a superhero on television or in the movies. They knock over buildings, use buses as weapons and generally cause super-sized amounts of property damage. Have you ever wondered who pays for the property damages left in the wake of a superhero? With no superhero exclusion, a property policy might just cover these situations. So, if the insurer pays for the damage caused by the actions of a superhero, is there a path for subrogation recovery? Let’s dive into that world, and find out.

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18th Annual NASP Conference

October 23, 2016 - Colorado Springs, CO

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  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1998
  • Univ. of Massachusetts–Amherst, B.A., cum laude, 1995

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  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association