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Joseph P. Monteleone

Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP


Joseph Monteleone, Partner, Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP

Joe serves as coverage and monitoring counsel for errors and omissions (E&O), directors and officers (D&O), employment practices liability (EPL), and other claims-made insurance products.

Joe frequently serves as a consulting and testifying expert witness in insurance disputes involving claims handling practice and industry custom and practice in the underwriting area. In particular, he has concentrated this work in the D&O and professional liability product lines. He also serves as arbitrator and mediator in insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS), Former Trustee and Co-Chair of the PLUS Curriculum Committee
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Vice-Chair in each of the Professional Liability Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), Member
  • American College of Coverage Counsel, Fellow

Joseph’s Representative Experience

  • Successfully litigated a D&O coverage dispute with a pro hac admission in California, avoiding a policy limit exposure for the client
  • Obtained a litigated rescission of a D&O policy in New York
  • Served as a party-appointed arbitrator in a major employment practices insurance dispute in an international forum in London, England


New York Law School, J.D., 1980

Hunter College of The City University of New York, M.A., 1975

St. John’s University, B.A., 1972

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

U.S. District Court New Jersey

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