Michael O’Donnell


Michael O’Donnell concentrates his practice on subrogation and recovery for insurance carriers and commercial clients. He handles complex state and federal matters throughout the eastern United States. His practice focuses on a wide variety of property damage claims, including fires, floods, product defects, and construction issues, handling all aspects of litigation.

Mike received his J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, with departmental honors, in political science from the University of Mary Washington. While at Villanova, Mike was an associate editor of the Villanova Law Review where he was named “Outstanding Associate Editor” for 2014. During his last semester, he was an intern to the Honorable J. Michael Baylson of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.


Cozen O'Connor Promotes 28 Attorneys to Member

March 25, 2022

Cozen O'Connor promoted 28 attorneys to member in March.


Subro New Year’s Resolutions [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

January 30, 2024

Happy New Year to all of our fellow subrogation friends!  Many of us use the start of the New Year to create personal New Year’s Resolutions.  These resolutions are not limited to our personal lives.  In this episode of Subro on the Go, regular co-hosts David Brisco and Joe Rich are joined by...

District of Maryland Rejects ACV Standard for Property Damages in Fire Case [Alert]

November 02, 2023

Michael O'Donnell discusses a recent decision from the U.S. District Court of Maryland that subrogating plaintiffs may recover the full cost of repairs to property damaged by fire, even if the cost exceeds the property's value before the loss.

Apollo Reaffirms Common Subrogation Principle- Defendant Cannot Name the Insured as Third-Party Defendant [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

March 22, 2023

It should seem fundamental to attorneys and subrogation professionals that when a subrogation lawsuit is brought, the insured cannot be named as a defendant in the action. However, there are instances where the uninitiated defendant seeks to name the carrier’s insured as a third-party defendant to...

New York’s Insurance Disclosure Requirements: Automatic Disclosure Within 90 days [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

March 17, 2022

Litigants in New York now face new requirements for the production of liability insurance information at the onset of a civil action. The “Comprehensive Insurance Disclosure Act” (the “Act”) was signed into law by New York Governor Kathy Hochul on December 31, 2021. This legislation alters C.P.L.R....

Massachusetts Appellate Court Precludes Evidence of Insurance in Property Subrogation Action [Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog]

June 01, 2021

Evidence of a defendant’s liability insurance is typically precluded from trial to prevent a jury’s decision being prejudiced by the source of potential funds. However, whether this same principle should apply to evidence of first party property insurance when a carrier pursues a subrogation claim...

Events & Seminars

Past Events

NASP 2023 Annual Conference

November 05, 2023 - Colorado Springs, CO


  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014
  • University of Mary Washington, B.A., cum laude, 2011
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania