Benjamin I. Wilkoff

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-7258

(215) 665-2013

Recent News:

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

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.

Ben focuses his practice on business litigation. He has experience litigating matters from initiation through trial in complex litigation, insurance defense, contractual disputes, premises liability, catastrophic casualty claims, construction defect, dram shop matters, 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).

News

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.”

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Education

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

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" 2022

  • 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