Stephen Banko represents insurance companies and insureds in litigation, including first- and third-party claims, bad faith and coverage issues. Steve has extensive experience in representing insurance companies in the investigation of suspected fraudulent first-party property and automobile claims by obtaining Examinations Under Oath and authoring coverage opinion letters covering a wide range of topics, including arson. He has represented insurance companies and agents in administrative proceedings involving policy rate hearings, policy cancellations and non-renewals and agent terminations and rehabilitations before regulatory authorities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
Steve has extensive experience in handling a variety of complex litigation matters including professional liability, products liability, construction accidents and defects, insurance bad faith and premises liability. He has represented national companies in premises liability matters and represents insurance companies in both underinsured and uninsured arbitrations. Steve is a veteran of more than 60 jury trials to verdict and has appeared in courts in more than 30 counties in Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. He has appeared pro hac vice in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia.
A veteran of the United State Marine Corps, Steve is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and since 1998, has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trail Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court accredited agency.