Verne Pedro is a senior level insurance coverage and litigation attorney in the Red Bank, New Jersey and Manhattan offices of the firm. He draws upon more than 15 years of diverse experience handling significant insurance coverage matters to help individual and business policyholders make informed and empowered decisions about their property insurance claims.
Verne’s entire career has been dedicated to specialized insurance law. While attending law school he was a claims analyst for one of the largest insurance companies in the world. He proceeded to build on this experience in private practice as an insurance coverage attorney, where he counseled insurance carriers in countless insurance coverage matters spanning an unusually wide spectrum of third party and first party insurance issues. He also represented clients in various non-insurance matters, such as asbestos, products liability, and commercial disputes.
Now, armed with combined industry knowledge and expertise, Verne concentrates his practice on insurance recovery law and property damage claims. His practice focuses exclusively on helping policyholders evaluate their claims, decide the most effective approach to resolution, and maximize recovery under their insurance policies. He has recovered insurance proceeds for policyholders in a variety of property insurance claims, through both non-litigation measures and in litigation. Verne also has extensive experience handling flood insurance cases. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, he successfully assisted hundreds of impacted clients to recover millions of dollars under their flood and homeowner’s insurance policies through settlement and litigation.
Verne’s experience with property damage claims encompasses losses caused by wind, fire, computer data loss, broker negligence claims, declaratory judgment actions, flood and water damage, boat damage, bad faith, breach of contract, and related business interruption, business income, and extra expense claims. He also handles bankruptcy-related insurance issues.
As a litigator, Verne provides a full range of proven advocacy services to his clients, from strategic claim counseling and policy analysis to settlement negotiation and all phases of litigation and appellate work. Representative clients include homeowners, businesses, commercial real estate brokers, and condominium associations.
Verne is diligent and passionate about helping clients understand the “big picture” as well as any nuanced issues involved in their cases. If questions arise, he will always take the necessary time to keep his clients informed.
When he’s not working, Verne enjoys spending his free time with family. He is also an avid fitness enthusiast and kettlebell sport competitor.