Jonathan M. Kuller

Jonathan M. Kuller

Partner

Practice Groups

Jonathan Kuller, a partner in the firm's Princeton, New Jersey office, has litigated a variety of cases. He has published and lectured about insurance fraud of all types, defense of bad faith, and extra-contractual claims, as well as coverage and premium disputes. An AV rated attorney, Jonathan brings over 35 years of trial experience and a keen awareness of the insurance business to issues that directly impact clients' bottom line.

Jonathan’s recent litigation successes include obtaining a $2 million judgment in favor of an insurer in an insurance premium fraud lawsuit filed against a corporate insured, its owner, and its manager. The judgment called for joint and several liability against the corporate insured, the individual defendants, and other entities owned by the individual defendants.

Honors
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent
Professional Affiliations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM): Insurance Fraud Committee, Insurance Bad Faith Committee
  • New Jersey Bar Association
Admitted to Practice
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • Rutgers University, Newark, School of Law, J.D., 1976
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1972
Publications/Presentations
  • Moderator, “When Insurance Bad Faith, Coverage, and Fraud Collide: A Detailed Case Study,” Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Insurance Bad Faith/Coverage/Fraud Conference, Atlanta, February 28, 2014
  • Presenter, "Staged Accident Rings: Early Recognition, Preemptive Action, and Prosecution," CLM Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2013
  • Quoted in “NJ Bad Faith Bill Would Hurt Insurance Market, Critics Say,”Law360, February 28, 2013
  • Quoted in “Ruling Enlightens Insurers On How To Count Drywall Events,”Law 360, February 22, 2013
  • Co-Author, “The Invisible Ally Using Defense Counsel to Fight Insurance Fraud,” CLM Litigation Management Magazine, Winter 2013
  • Presenter, “SIR’s, Settlement and Excess Verdicts: When the Finger Pointing Starts,” Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Bad Faith and Fraud Conference, January 24-25, 2013
  • Presenter, "The Vanishing Employee in the Construction Industry - Choosing the Right Premium Fraud Case to Bring to Litigation," CLM Fraud Mini Conference, October 2012
  • Co-Author, “Fighting Fraud: What Does It Really Take?” , Fall 2012
  • Author, “Investigating Fraudulent Insurance Claims and Effectively Presenting Your Evidence,” chapter in Defending Against Insurance Fraud Claims: Leading Lawyers on Representing Insurers in Investigating and Preventing Fraudulent Activity, Aspatore Books, 2011
  • Webinar Panelist, “Insurance Fraud Initiatives,” Council on Litigation Management, August 3, 2011
  • Webinar Panelist, "The Top 10 Bad Faith Cases of 2010," Council on Litigation Management, February 2011
  • Presenter, "Trends in Retrospective Premium Decisions," July 2010
  • Presenter, "Would You Pay This Claim?," July 2010
  • Panelist, "Bad Faith Litigation in New Jersey," Princeton and Saddle Brook, April 2005
  • Panelist, "Bad Faith Symposium," American Bar Association, Scottsdale, AZ, April 2004
  • Author, "Toward a Common (Sense) Definition of an Insurance Company's Duty of Good Faith Claim's Handling," ABA Section of Litigation, April 2003
  • Author, "Delving into the Past, Bests Review," December 1999
  • Author, "The Premium Fraud Swindle, Risk and Insurance," October 1999