Jonathan Toren

Co-Chair, Casualty & Specialty Lines Coverage

Jonathan Toren practices insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and advises insurers on claims and coverage issues in a wide variety of industries and coverage types.

Jonathan has represented insurers in high-profile, mass-tort litigation in both state and federal courts, involving dozens of claimants and tens of millions in exposure, including several matters involving sexual abuse. Jonathan also has extensive experience and a particular focus in product recall and product liability coverage. Jonathan has also advised on and litigated insurance coverage issues relating to directors & officers liability, environmental liability, intellectual property, construction defects, personal injury, financial errors & omissions, medical malpractice, and other types of professional liability. Jonathan has experience in all phases of litigation through trial and appeals. He has briefed and argued appeals to the Washington Court of Appeals (both Division I and Division II), the New York Appellate Division, First Department, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits.

Jonathan earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, and his bachelor's degree from Columbia University.



Cozen O’Connor Elects 19 Associates to Membership

April 09, 2018

Cozen O’Connor has elected 19 associates to membership in the firm. The management committee appointed this qualified group of attorneys to membership based on demonstrated professionalism, leadership, dedication, and loyalty to Cozen O’Connor.


Global Insurance Perspectives on Climate Change [White Paper]

July 21, 2021

J.D. Dickenson, Jonathan Toren, and Ryan Kelly discuss how continually shifting climate change risk realities have the potential to impact claims handling and litigation management in the insurance industry.

Washington Appeals Court Shoots Holes in Bad Faith Setup, Attorney-Client Privilege

June 29, 2017

Jonathan Toren discusses a recent Washington Court of Appeals decision on three important issues for insurers relating to bad faith actions.

The Eighth Circuit Applies Insured vs. Insured Exclusion to Non-Insured Co-Plaintiffs [Global Insurance Alert]

February 08, 2017

Jonathan Toren discusses a recent Eighth Circuit ruling that an Insured vs. Insured exclusion applied to an insured director’s entire lawsuit, even though other non-insured shareholders were also plaintiffs in the suit.

Washington Supreme Court: Corporate Attorney’s Communications With Former Employees Not Privileged [Global Insurance Alert]

October 21, 2016

William Knowles and Jonathan Toren discuss the latest Washington Supreme Court decision regarding the attorney-client privilege and whether it protects a corporation’s attorney’s communications with former employees of the corporation.

LexisNexis Practice Guide: Washington Insurance Litigation

June 01, 2016

Jonathan Toren co-authored two chapters with Frank Cordell of the 2016-2017 edition, which offers a comprehensive understanding of the key types of cases and considerations inherent in insurance litigation in Washington.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Food Recall Claims and Insurance Issues

November 15, 2023 - Webinar

2023 Professional Liability Seminar

September 28, 2023 - New York, NY

Food Safety: It's Not Just a Gut Feeling

February 01, 2023 - Austin, TX

2022 Professional Liability Seminar

September 15, 2022 - New York, NY

2020 PLRB Claims Conference & Insurance Services Expo

March 08, 2020 - National Harbor, MD

2019 Professional Liability Seminar

October 03, 2019 - New York, NY

A Grand Insurance Adventure

June 05, 2019 - Spokane, WA


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Columbia University, B.A., 2002
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Washington