Harold L. Moroknek

Co-Chair, Trucking & Transportation Practice Group
Shareholder

Since 1988, Harold has successfully handled all aspects of litigation claims primarily in the area of general liability. He regularly defends transportation related claims, insurance fraud claims, SIU matters, construction, premises liability, motor vehicle, coverage claims, municipal, civil rights and construction related matters.

Throughout his career, Harold has focused his practice in the area of trucking and transportation representing specifically buses and paratransit transportation companies in complex and general coverage litigation. He has experience handling all types of personal injury, fatalities arising out of transportation claims, property damage as well as product liability claims.

Additionally, Harold concentrates a portion of his practice in the area of SIU/ fraud investigation, primarily dealing with evaluating both medical provider fraud and fraudulent claims on the part of clients' insureds. He also has experience dealing with insurance coverage disputes, representing numerous insurance carriers across several states for the purposes of SIU investigation, bad faith litigation and general defense litigation. Harold has taken countless Examinations Under Oath, drafted various complex coverage opinions and litigated topics of insurance fraud in various states including, but not limited to, medical provider fraud, large loss property investigation and bad faith. In particular, he has assisted in several high-value/high-profile matters regarding carrier recovery of monies paid to fraudulent medical providers.

Harold provides legal counsel to municipalities, police departments and private employers. He handles claims involving civil rights, false arrest, municipal liability, public entities, including the defense of police officers, school districts, public officials, and both private and public sector employers.

At the start of his career, Harold was a prosecutor in the state of NY. As a prosecutor he tried numerous criminal cases while he assisted in overseeing the narcotics unit, the special investigations unit and the child crimes bureau before leaving in 1992.

Harold has been honored with the request by the New York State Police Investigators Association Union to serve as critical incident counsel as well as counsel for investigators charged with disciplinary violations within the bureau.

He is frequently asked by clients and industry organizations to lecture on a variety of topics concerning bus safety and has presented several times for the Bus Industry Safety Council.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Liability Concerns From Security Incidents, 2018 BISC - Bus Industry Safety Council - Summer Meeting, Baltimore, MD, June 2018

What To Do When You Get the Call - A Symposium on the Investigation of Abuse Cases for Claims Examiners, Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, October 2016

Bad Faith in the Empire State, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2016

Bus Safety and Post-9/11 Security on Coaches, Bus Industry Safety Council, Baltimore, MD, July 2015

Addressing Fraud in First and Third Party Claims: How to Identify, Investigate and Protect Yourself, New York State Bar Association, Lecturer at the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section

How to Conduct a ‘Proper’ Examination Under Oath (EUO), Trainer for the SIU department of a nationally recognized insurance company

Trainer for members of the New York State Police Investigators Association, with focus on the issue of “Garrity” rights, appropriate investigations and insurance fraud

Trainer and Lecturer for transportation professionals associated with the Bus Industry Safety Counsel, with focus on the issue of discovery in transportation litigation

Published Works

“Culturally Speaking…Common Purpose and Joined Efforts,” Defense Digest, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2019

Admissions
New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
Education
Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University (J.D., 1988)
State University of Binghamton (B.A., 1985)
Associations & memberships
Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
Defense Research Institute
New York State Bar Association
Year joined
2015