Defense Digest, Vol. 27, No. 2, March 2021

On the Pulse…Our Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Litigation Practice Group

Marshall Dennehey’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Litigation Practice Group defends clients in PIP matters on a wide array of issues. We act as local, regional and national counsel, handling all facets of PIP litigation, insurance consultation and fraud recovery in various jurisdictions across the country.

PIP litigation requires careful and constant attention by the insurance company that provides the coverage. Small changes in the statute or regulatory framework can have a significant impact on the function and practice of PIP coverage and claims processing. Our team works with a variety of local and national organizations to ensure that our clients get the most up-to-date information relative to processing and defending PIP claims. The lawyers in our group are 100% dedicated to PIP litigation, as we believe that PIP is a specialty practice requiring local subject matter expertise.

Our practice group recognizes that success in PIP litigation is dependent on two factors: an innovative, efficient and intelligent approach to claims handling, and the implementation of solid and dependable claims practices across the insurance company. As such, our PIP team collects real-time data and metrics on what drives litigation so our clients can help build a better defense or process from the inside-out. We provide consultation services on maximizing process efficiency, artificial intelligence (AI) integration and loss capture involving pass-through claims. Our practice group is designed to be a client’s strategic business partner instead of a vendor. We strive to protect our clients’ interests and act as a primary resource clients can turn to when PIP questions arise in their regular day-to-day claims processing practice.

PIP litigation often involves fraud, misrepresentation or deception in the presentation of claims. Our team of lawyers work with special investigation units, law enforcement, and other government agencies to stop fraud and abuse. The practice group has specialty lawyers trained to file recovery actions, such as RICO and Qui Tam, and to improve our clients’ outcomes. Our PIP team also has vast experience taking Examinations Under Oath, working with medical experts and drafting complex coverage opinions, as well as filing motions to adjudicate coverage when necessary.

*Jeff is not only chair of our Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Litigation Practice Group, he is also co-chair of our Fraud/Special Investigation Practice Group. He is a shareholder and works in our Mount Laurel, New Jersey office. He can be reached at 856.414.6076 or



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