New York

Tel

914.347.2600

Fax

914.347.8898

Email

jharwood@tlsslaw.com

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Curriculum Vitae

Jonathan Harwood practices in the firm’s professional liability, employment practices liability, products liability and premises liability areas. He has represented lawyers, accountants, insurance agents, manufacturers, corporations and religious institutions in all phases of litigation. In addition to serving as counsel of record in such professional liability matters, Mr. Harwood has supervised defense counsel on a national basis in litigation and arbitration on behalf of directors and officers liability insurers, life insurance carriers and life insurance agents, and their errors and omissions carriers. In insurance coverage matters, Mr. Harwood’s practice includes policy drafting and policy interpretation, as well as coverage and bad faith litigation. Mr. Harwood has also represented insurers in declaratory judgment actions involving coverage for environmental, professional liability and product liability claims.

Mr. Harwood received his Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law in 1990 and he graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in 1987.

Mr. Harwood was admitted to the New York bar in 1990. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Harwood’s reported decisions include: Forde v. V.E. Systems, 917 F.Supp. 258; Pacific Indemnity Co. v. Bellefonte Insurance Co., 80 Cal. App. 4th 1226 (2000); Bruker v. City of New York, 92 F.Supp.2d 257 (S.D.N.Y.2000); and Whalen v. Allers, 302 F. Supp 2d 194 (S.D.N.Y. 2003). Mr. Harwood has also published the following articles: “Prior Acts Limitations: Does Corregis Insurance Company v. Baratta & Fenerty, Ltd. Create A Lower Threshold For Attorney’s Malpractice Policies,”PLUS Journal, June 2002; and “U.S. v. Yonkers: Can More Be Done To Remedy Housing Discrimination,” St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary, Vol 4, Issue 1.

Education

  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 1990
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1987

Admissions

  • Bar
    • New York
  • Court
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    • United States Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeal for the Federal District