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Christopher M. Jacobs - Pittsburgh, PA

Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222- 1005

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Updated: 12/08/2022

Pittsburgh Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Law Lawyer


A litigation attorney, Christopher focuses his practice on the areas of insurance bad faith, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation.

In his insurance bad faith litigation practice, Christopher has served as counsel for major national insurers in actions involving construction defect claims, latent and progressive injury claims, long-tail environment exposure claims, disputed uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, first-party property losses, and excess verdicts...

About Christopher M. Jacobs

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Director


Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia

Other Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Member)
  • DRI- The Voice of the Defense Bar (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute (Member)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (PAMIC) (Member)


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Law Review: University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Research Editor
  • University of Richmond
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: magna cum laude

Pro Bono Activities

  • Former President, Board of Directors, North Allegheny School District
  • Former Board Member, McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority


Other Sources of Feedback About Christopher M. Jacobs

Included on the 2023 Pennsylvania list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Rising Stars Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Christopher M. Jacobs on Super Lawyers


  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2011-2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2019

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Office Information


Three Gateway Center401 Liberty Ave.22nd Floor Pittsburgh, PA 15222- 1005


  • 412-281-4499

Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

M - F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




  • The ‘Selective Way’ Decision: A Catalyst for Increased Coverage Litigation?, The Legal Intelligencer, Insurance Law Supplement , 08.30.2016

Representative Cases

  • QBE Ins. Corp. v. Adjo Contracting Corp., 997 N.Y.S.2d 425 (2d Dept. 2014) Summary judgment in favor of Pennsylvania insurer entered by New York appellate court in complex coverage matter arising out of underlying construction defect litigation, finding no
  • USF Ins. Co. v. Orion Dev. RA XXX, LLC, 756 F. Supp.2d 749 (N.D.W.Va. Nov. 18, 2010) Declaratory judgment in favor of commercial general liability insurer, finding no duty to defend or indemnify insured in underlying lawsuit alleging sexual assaults, where allegations did not establish
  • Victoria Ins. Co. v. Ren, 2008 WL 2371850 (E.D.Pa. June 9, 2008) Dismissal of insured’s statutory bad faith counterclaim in declaratory judgment action, ruling that insurer’s litigation of legitimate coverage issues is not bad faith under Pennsylvania law.
  • In re Finney, 184 Fed. Appx. 285 (3d Cir. 2006) Affirmance of summary judgment in favor of insurer’s attorney in wrongful use of civil proceedings, malicious prosecution and abuse of process action arising out of handling of insured’s fire claim.
  • State ex. rel. Erie Ins. Prop. & Cas. Co. v. Mazzone, 625 S.E.2d 355 (W.Va. 2005) Petition for Writ of prohibition to West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals granted with respect to discovery order directing disclosure of insurer’s reserve information, finding that trial court failed to make proper relevancy determination.

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