Allison L. Krupp


    Allison is a member of the Professional Liability Department where she concentrates her practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.  She routinely represents national/global insurance carriers in insurance coverage disputes and first-party automotive claims brought against them.  Allison is experienced in many types of coverage issues, including: policy cancellation, policy reformation, phantom vehicle cases, and a variety of policy exclusions.  She also defends clients in the area of bad faith litigation. She practices in Pennsylvania state and federal court, as well as before arbitration panels and appellate courts.

    For two years prior to joining the firm, Allison served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Donald R. Totaro in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.  During her final year of law school, Allison served as a legal extern for the Honorable Justice J. Michael Eakin of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.  She also served as a certified legal intern for the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission in the Hearings and Appeals Department. 

    In 2006, Allison graduated magna cum laude from York College of Pennsylvania.  She then attended the Widener University School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2009.  During her time in law school, Allison served on Widener’s Law Journal and was the president of the Moot Court Honor Society from 2008 to 2009.






    Significant Representative Matters

    Assisted with obtaining summary judgment in favor of the insurer in federal court on all 7 counts of the complaint, including breach of contract, insurance bad faith, misrepresentation, negligence, deceit, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and unfair trade practices.

    Assisted with obtaining a decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania affirming the trial court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of the insurer on counts of insurance bad faith and violations of the MVFRL.

    Assisted with obtaining a decision from the Commonwealth Court affirming the Insurance Commissioner’s decision in favor of the insurer, where the policyholder had challenged a homeowner’s policy cancellation.

    Assisted with obtaining summary judgment in favor of the insurer in Pennsylvania state court on counts of breach of contract and insurance bad faith.

    Worked on multiple cases regarding the validity and applicability of stacking waivers on Pennsylvania auto policies, and obtained summary judgment in several of those cases.

    Assisted with successfully opposing a Motion for Class Certification in a Philadelphia County TCPA case.

    Obtained a defense verdict from a Philadelphia County arbitration panel, where the underlying issue was permissive use of a vehicle.

    Obtained defense verdicts from Lancaster County arbitration panels in two separate property damage cases involving a neighbor dispute.

    Obtained a defense verdict from a magisterial district judge for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

    Second-chaired and received a defense verdict in a high-profile casualty case, where the plaintiff sustained serious injury in a sprint car accident. 

    Classes/Seminars Taught

    Bad Faith 2022, Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE, September 2022

    Exploring Bad Faith – Practical Discussion of Bad Faith Law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Marshall Dennehey Insurance Fraud 360 Seminar, Lafayette Hill, PA, June 2022

    All things UM/UIM & Bad Faith in PA, Marshall Dennehey Virtual Client Presentation, February 2021

    An Overview of Pennsylvania Law for Auto Law & Premises Claims, Marshall Dennehey Virtual Client Presentation, February 2021

    Proper Handling of UM/UIM Claims:  The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, June 17, 2016

    Regular Use Exclusions in Pennsylvania -- Coverage Issues and Practical Applications, Marshall Dennehey Client Seminar, June 2015

    Recent Pennsylvania Trial and Appellate Case Law, Cumberland County Lunch and Learn, March 2015

    Published Works

    "Federal District Court’s Discretionary Jurisdiction Over Declaratory Judgment Actions: Recent Trends and Developments," Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (PAMIC), Winter 2022 Edition

    “Just How Hard Does Gallagher Hit the Household Vehicle Exclusion?,” Defense Digest, Vol. 25, No. 2, June 2019

    "Airbnb and Insurance Coverage: Is It Up in the Air?" The Legal Intelligencer's Insurance Law Supplement, page 7, August 29, 2017

    “A Perfectly Imperfect Process: Dauphin County’s First Post-Koken Jury Trial: Oaks v. Erie Insurance Exchange and Austin,” Defense Digest, Volume 20, No. 3, September 2014 

    “Where to Sue Since Summy,” Defense Digest, Volume 20, No. 3, September 2014

    Legal Updates for Coverage and Bad Faith, Editor, 2014-present

    "Reservations Over Reserving Your Rights," Defense Digest, Volume 19, No. 4, December 2013

    "Predicting the Future of Predictive Coding," Defense Digest, Volume 18, No. 1, March 2012

    Widener University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
    York College of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude, 2006)
    Honors & awards
    Best Lawyers in America©, Insurance Law
    Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
    Associations & memberships
    American Inns of Court
    Cumberland County Bar Association
    Dauphin County William J. Lipsitt Inn of Court, Associate
    Pennsylvania Bar Association
    Year joined