Benjamin R. Messing
Benjamin R. Messing joined Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass as Special Counsel in 2021. Mr. Messing’s practice focuses on counseling and defending clients in all matters related to business and insurance. He has significant insurance coverage litigation experience, including residential property, commercial property, inland marine, builder’s risk, commercial general liability general liability, professional liability, crime and fidelity, employment liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, excess and umbrella, and specialty environmental.
He also advises insurers with underwriting, policy formation and delivery, fraudulent claims (including staged losses, arson, and enhanced losses), as well as bad faith and extra-contractual claims. He counsels insurers with complex coverage issues throughout the claims process, from pre-suit coverage investigations through defense and post-trial appeals, and drafts policy forms and endorsements adopted and implemented by insurers in both personal and commercial line policies.
In addition, Mr. Messing has extensive litigation experience dealing with matters involving small businesses, real estate transactions, corporate defense, and employment disputes, as well as commercial financing transactions, debt collections, personal injury, Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA) claims, and environmental claims.
Benjamin graduated in 2003 from Temple University and was admitted in 2003 to the New Jersey and Pennsylvania bars.
- AV Preeminent Peer Reviewed Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
- “Policy Language Or No, You Can’t Depreciate Labor In Ark,” co-authored with Steven Nassi, Law360, January 4, 2016
- “Can You Depreciate Labor? A Divided Arkansas Supreme Court Says No,” co-authored with Steven Nassi, KDV Insurance Law Alert, December 18, 2015
- “K2-II Update: Insurer’s Breach of Duty Does Not Result in Automatic Liability in NY,” co-authored with Patrick Kennell and Steven Nassi, Lexology, February 19, 2014
New Jersey, 2003
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law, 2003
B.S., University and College Honors, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000