Jason P. Gosselin

Partner

Overview

Jason Gosselin is a veteran litigator and trial attorney whose national practice involves a wide range of civil litigation, including insurance coverage, commercial disputes and constitutional freedoms. He has served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials and arbitrations. Jason also has an active appellate practice, frequently arguing before federal and state appellate courts throughout the country.

Jason has devoted much of his career to representing insurers and financial services institutions in coverage and benefit disputes, including claims involving life, health, disability, property and casualty, and transportation insurance policies, annuities and debt cancellation products. Jason also represents insurers facing allegations of bad-faith claims handling, improper sales practices, ERISA disputes and class action claims. He represents his insurer clients in market conduct examinations and regulatory enforcement actions. In addition to insurers, Jason represents business owners and individuals in a variety of commercial matters, including claims involving breach of contract, employment disputes, nuisance and trespass, and civil racketeering.

While an aggressive litigator, Jason strives to protect his clients from the disruptive and costly impact that litigation can have on business operations. Above all, Jason seeks to integrate his clients’ business imperatives into an efficient strategy to tackle their most critical legal problems.

Representative Experience

  • A favorable jury verdict in Los Angeles on behalf of a life insurer, where the plaintiff alleged that the insurer denied a multi-million life insurance claim and acted in bad faith
  • A reversal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of an order requiring a life insurer to return a premium on fraudulently procured life insurance policy
  • Summary judgment in favor of a life insurer voiding a $14 million policy on the basis that the policy lacked an insurable interest at inception
  • A favorable verdict in a bench trial on behalf of a disability insurer, finding that an anesthesiologist who discontinued anesthesia practice after completion of substance abuse treatment was not disabled

Personal Interests

Jason lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife, four children and a golden retriever called Utley.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Education

Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review (1995)

The Catholic University of America
B.A. magna cum laude (1992)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Jason embraces his firm’s pro bono commitment. Over the years, he has represented indigent clients in numerous matters involving constitutional freedoms, such as free speech in public schools and nonpublic forums, religious liberties, legislative prayer, excessive force and denial of due process. For example, Jason represented the Cradle of Liberty Council of the Boy Scouts of America in its long-running and highly publicized dispute with the City of Philadelphia, which sought to evict the council from a city-owned building. Asserting that the city’s action was politically motivated and in violation of the council’s First Amendment right to be free from compelled speech, Jason won a jury verdict in federal court and recovered in excess of $900,000 in attorneys’ fees on behalf of the council. More recently, Jason represented a public school teacher falsely accused of assaulting a student and obtained a $950,000 settlement from the school district.

In addition to pro bono representation of clients in litigation, Jason volunteers for the Pennsylvania Innocence Project and the Christian Legal Clinic of Philadelphia.

Professional Associations

  • Association of Life Insurance Counsel
  • American Council of Life Insurance
  • Philadelphia Federalist Society
  • Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee
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