Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Philip A. Bramson

Philip A. Bramson


p: 212.784.5825

f: 212.784.5772

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New York Office

Suite 600
1270 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10020

Newark Office

One Gateway Center
Suite 2600
Newark, New Jersey 07102

p: 973-242-0399

Phil focuses his practice on insurance coverage counseling and litigation. Since 1999, his clients have been major insurers issuing policies and involved in coverage disputes across the United States. His cases have involved a wide range of commercial transportation and commercial general liability issues, generally with policy limits and losses of $1 million or more. Prior to specializing in insurance law, he was involved in environmental compliance and litigation, as well as product liability litigation. Phil is a contributing editor of the firm’s annual review of transportation and transportation insurance law.

Representative Experience

  • Successful state appellate argument that an action brought by an insured is not a de facto action brought by the insurer in subrogation. 
  • Successful argument in federal district court that federal motor carrier filing does not apply to judgment against any party other than the named insured motor carrier. 
  • Collaborated with United States Solicitor General on amicus curiae brief which ultimately resulted in USDOT issuing regulatory guidance agreeing with our position.
  • Represented clients at mediations of large loss claims in multiple states.

Practice Areas


  • Rutgers School of Law, J.D., 1989
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1975

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1992
  • New Jersey, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Civic Activities

  • East Brunswick Planning Board, Member
  • East Brunswick Zoning Board, Member

Speaking & Publications

  • Thinking About Insureds Who Transport Waste Water Resulting from Fracking Operations Seminar, "Leaks, Spills & Unloading Accidents: Liability Issues, Policy Coverage, and the MCS-90,"November 2013
  • New Jersey Law Journal, "Will Cleanup Laws' Amendments Affect Costs?," 1994
  • Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, "Environmental Reform in New Jersey," 1993
  • Columbia Business Law Review, "ECRA: Triggering the Internalization of the Social Costs of Hazardous Wastes," 1990

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
  • Schindel, Farman, Lipsius, Gardner & Rabinovich, LLP, Associate Attorney