Howard Wagner

Howard Wagner, attorney at Goodman & Jacobs, has successfully litigated insurance coverage actions involving commercial general liability policies, including complex material misrepresentation and bad faith claims.

Howard is a versatile and aggressive litigator and skilled negotiator. Before joining Goodman & Jacobs LLP in 2005, his experience included litigating marine cargo and marine insurance claims, personal injury and products liability claims, property damage/building collapse claims, and commercial business contract disputes in both state and federal courts.

At Goodman & Jacobs, Howard has successfully handled all aspects of insurance coverage, including declaratory judgment actions involving commercial general liability policies, complex material misrepresentations and bad faith claims. He has drafted numerous coverage analyses and coverage opinions. He has also successfully defended companies and corporations of varied sizes in personal injury, products liability, property damage actions, and policyholders under automobile liability policies.

Howard has extensive experience taking and defending depositions in insurance coverage and defense, preparing witnesses for depositions and working with expert witnesses. He has deposed expert witnesses in federal court actions.  He has a highly successful record on summary judgment in his insurance coverage and defense cases. He has drafted appellate briefs and successfully argued appeals in several appellate courts.

Since 2013, Howard has been a regular contributor with Sue C. Jacobs to Professional Liability Insurance articles appearing in the New York Law Journal.

He received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law where he was a G. Joseph Tauro Scholar (awarded to students in top 25-percent of the First-Year Class) and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.