Cozen O’Connor members James P. Cullen, Jr. and Mark E. Utke recently lectured on “Legal Principles in Property Damage Subrogation” for a meeting of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP). The lecture featured an interactive discussion and real life case examples to illustrate the important aspects of property damage subrogation. Cozen O’Connor served as a sponsor for this meeting.
Resident in the Philadelphia office, Cullen and Utke focus their practices on the prosecution of fire, construction defect and product liability claims.
Cullen is certified to serve as an arbitrator by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He is Chairman of the New England Chapter of NASP and a frequent lecturer on recovery and subrogation issues. He has been named a Pennsylvania "Rising Star" by Law & Politics. Cullen is a graduate of Villanova University (B.A., cum laude, 1987) and the University of Dayton School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1993), where he served as the associate writer for the University of Dayton Law Review from 1991-1992 and as managing editor from 1992-1993.
Utke practices in the subrogation and recovery department. From 1985 to 1990, he served as an Airborne Ranger in the U.S. Army, where he attained the rank of captain. He also dedicates a significant amount of time to pro bono activities. He is admitted to practice in numerous jurisdictions and is also board certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Utke is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute (B.A., 1985) and the University of Dayton School of Law (J.D., 1993).