Jeffrey J. Cunningham

Jeffrey Cunningham practices in the area of professional liability, mainly lawyer’s liability/legal malpractice defense. He works in Wilson Elser’s Office of General Counsel, defending the firm and its very diverse group of attorneys practicing in New York City. Jeffrey’s experience includes professional liability involving lawyers, architects and a range of miscellaneous professionals; general liability; commercial litigation; D&O liability; employment and labor law; and personal injury and premises liability matters. Jeffrey has lived overseas, mainly in Germany, Israel and England, and served more than 500 hours performing pro bono work in law school.

Jeffrey is a consummate professional whose priorities align precisely with his clients’ priorities. An aggressive advocate in the professional liability context, he generally makes pre-answer motions to dismiss and actively tries to settle cases early, using those initial efforts to build a basis for later dispositive motions and, if needed, trial. Having attorneys as clients can be challenging as they are usually experts in their areas of the law and can be demanding, but using their knowledge and experience Jeffrey resolves issues and litigation cost-effectively.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) General Liability & Casualty and 2) Professional Liability & Services
Law School Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Education The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, B.A., 2004
Most recent firm Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker
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