Peter P. McNamaraPartner
Peter P. McNamara serves as coverage and defense counsel to America’s major insurance and reinsurance carriers in a variety of matters involving complex issues and significant exposures.
He represents and counsels clients in connection with environmental, asbestos, reinsurance, toxic tort, molestation, latent injury, products liability, first party property, and health and managed care disputes. He also serves as defense counsel in employment discrimination, defamation, and other tort suits. In addition, he represents title insurers in real estate title disputes, and represents health insurers in connection with issues including individual health plan benefits litigation, group health plans governed by ERISA, healthcare provider disputes, and fraud claims.
Over the course of more than 35 years, Peter has litigated complex insurance coverage, bad faith disputes, and other matters and in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and has litigated reinsurance disputes in arbitration proceedings. He also regularly represents clients in mediation proceedings.
Peter has lectured at the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Academy of Law. He also has participated in presentations for the private sector on a variety of topics, including insurance coverage and bad faith issues, and has authored articles on a variety of insurance-related issues.
Peter has served as a member of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics, and has served as Volunteer Legal Counsel to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County, Inc.
Peter has been named a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law by American Lawyer Media. He was named among the Top Rated Attorneys in Nassau and Suffolk Counties by PULSE Magazine for 2013 in healthcare law. He has received the AV PreeminentTM rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Peter also was named an insurance coverage Super Lawyer for Metro New York from 2013-2017. In 2019 and 2020, the well-respected Legal 500 recommended Rivkin Radler’s Insurance Coverage practice in the insurance: advice to insurers category. The Insurance Coverage Practice Group since 2016 has been included in the Chambers USA directory in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category.
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Uniondale, NY 11556-0926
New YorkCourt Admissions
United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Court of Veterans Appeals
United States Court of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits
United States District Court, Northern District of New YorkBar Affiliations
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar AssociationEducation
St. John’s University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Law Review
St. John’s University College of Business Administration, B.S.