Benjamin I. Wilkoff

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-7258

(215) 665-2013

Recent News:

49 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Ben focuses his practice on business litigation and complex commercial litigation in both federal and state court on behalf of multinational companies in various industries. He has significant experience litigating matters from initiation through trial in a wide range of matters including contractual disputes, premises liability, product liability, catastrophic casualty claims, construction defects, dram shop matters, insurance defense, personal injury, employment matters, breach of contract matters, TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protections Act) cases, and international litigation. He previously investigated fraud cases on behalf of life insurers, and sought to have STOLI policies declared void ab initio. Ben also works on long-term care and nursing home cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Ben was an assistant district attorney for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Major Trial Division, where he gained considerable experience handling jury trials. While at the District Attorney's Office, he focused on handling complex criminal issues dealing with violent crimes, narcotics, and white collar prosecutions. 

Ben earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland and his law degree, cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law. At the University of Maryland, Ben interned at the Office of U.S. Representative Robert A. Brady, where he collaborated with the military legislative assistant to analyze and prioritize appropriations proposals to the House Appropriations and Armed Service Committees. He was also district policy and legislative issues representative at the Office of Mayor Adrian Fenty, Correspondence Unit in Washington, D.C. While in law school, he was a member of Order of the Barrister, Moot Court Honor Society, a Rubin Public Interest Law Honor Society fellow and a certified clinical student for Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA).

Experience

News

49 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 01, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Cozen O'Connor Promotes 28 Attorneys to Member

March 25, 2022

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

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.

Publications

Class Certification Denied in Portion of COI Case Based on Argument that the Policies are STOLI [Alert]

September 10, 2020

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York recently issued a decision denying class certification to a sub-class in a cost of insurance class action based upon the insurer’s defense that certain of the claims were barred because “a substantial number of the policies at issue were obtained through stranger-originated life insurance schemes.”

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • University of Maryland, B.A., 2010

Awards & Honors

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2022. This award is conferred by Super Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court -- Massachusetts