Nicholas D. Bowers: Lawyer with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

Nicholas D. Bowers

Nicholas D. Bowers is an associate with Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin in the firm's Casualty SIU department. Since joining the firm in 2009, he has concentrated his practice in the areas of SIU and Insurance Fraud litigation with a specific emphasis on medical provider and large loss fraud. To this end, Nicholas has advocated defense positions in courts throughout the State of New Jersey and assisted in high-value medical provider litigation.
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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Fraud Litigation
  • SIU Litigation
  • Bad Faith Consultation
  • Construction Injury Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability - Defense
 
University Loyola College, B.A., Political Science, 2005
 
Law SchoolTemple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, J.D., 2009 "Best Paper" in Legal Research and Writing I and II, Temple International and Comparative Law Journal, Senior Note & Comment Editor
 
Admitted2009, New Jersey; 2014, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2013, Pennsylvania; 2009, U.S. District Court of New Jersey
 
Memberships 

Associations & Memberships

•Camden County Bar Association
•Loyola University, Philadelphia Alumni Chapter, Board of Directors
•Philadelphia Bar Association

 
Biography

Nicholas Bowers is an associate in the Casualty Department. His practice is concentrated in the areas of insurance fraud litigation (Special Investigations Unit - “SIU”) as well as general casualty, auto and construction litigation. Nick regularly appears before the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and has handled multiple Philadelphia arbitrations.

Nick has significant experience in the investigation and civil prosecution of insurance fraud in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Specifically, he has taken countless depositions and Examinations Under Oath during the course of the defense and/or investigation of third and first party claims (including premises liability, PIP/UM/UIM, auto theft/vandalism and property loss claims). He has, moreover, taken a lead role in formulating affirmative litigation against medical providers under both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania insurance fraud statutes. Nick has also handled the defense of insurance carriers in relation to hundreds of no-fault arbitrations.

Nick is a 2009 graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law. While enrolled at Temple, he served as the senior note and comment editor on the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. In his third year, he completed a clinical internship at the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In this capacity, he assisted in the prosecution of civil actions under the Federal False Claims Act.

Nick graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2005. Thereafter, he was employed on Capitol Hill at the United States House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on International Trade. He is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Past Employment Positions

•Bankruptcy Unit, Civil Division, United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, spring 2009, Clinical Intern

•U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade, Legislative Intern

Published Works

• Bankruptcy Fraud-Tactics for the Effective Use of a Plaintiff's Bankruptcy Filing in Defending Civil Claims, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013

• Acupuncture Billing Has PIP Carriers on Pins and Needles, SIU Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2013

• Winning Legal Strategies for Combating A Prickly Problem 'Sticking' New Jersey Carriers, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013

• Why California's 2006 Climate Change Legislation May Pave The Way For A Global Greenhouse Solution, Temp. Int'l. & Comp. L. J.

Year Joined Organization

2009

Publication

Bankruptcy Fraud-Tactics for the Effective Use of a Plaintiff's Bankruptcy Filing in Defending Civil Claims
Defense Digest Article • December 17, 2013

By Nicholas D. Bowers, Esq.*Key Points:Where a civil plaintiff files for federal bankruptcy protection after the cause of action arose (date of loss), that plaintiff must disclose the civil case as an “asset” in his/her..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013 Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not intended to provide...

Supreme Court of Florida clarifies law on pre-2013 EUOs, reserves comment as to applicability and/or validity of 2012 PIP law amendment.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013

The Supreme Court of Florida considered the certified question from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals of “[w]hether, under FLA. STAT. 627.736 [2008], an insurer can require an insured to attend an [examination under oath] as a condition..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013

New Jersey Appellate Division allows trial judges to remand PIP arbitration appeals to Forthright.
Law Alerts • October 18, 2013

The New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, considered whether a New Jersey Superior Court judge could appropriately remand an appeal of a Forthright/National Arbitration Forum (Forthright) arbitration back to Forthright for further findings..., Case Law Alerts, 4th Quarter 2013

SIU Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2013
Articles • October 1, 2013

Winning Legal Strategies for Combating A Prickly Problem Sticking New Jersey PIP Carriers
Defense Digest Article • June 1, 2013

By Nicholas D. Bowers, Esq. and Ariel C. Brownstein, Esq.*Key Points:Billing by acupuncturists in relation to New Jersey PIP claims has increased in recent years.An aggressive, proactive..., Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013

Material misrepresentations made by an insured in an application for insurance will serve to void the PIP claim of the insureds resident boyfriend where a spouse-like relationship is found to exist.
Law Alerts • January 11, 2013

New Jersey Appellate Division determination involving an appeal of a Superior Court finding in favor of Nelson. This case stemmed from an automobile accident which occurred in 2006 while Mr. Martino, Ms. Nelson's live-in boyfriend and the father..., Case Law Alerts - 1st Quarter 2013

Physician Assistants (PAs) are not authorized to perform the electrodiagnostic test known as needle electromyography (EMG).
Law Alerts • October 1, 2012

In this New Jersey Supreme Court action, the Court affirmed the Appellate Division's determination in Selective Ins. Co. of Am. v. Rothman, 414 N.J. Super. 331 (App. Div. 2010). In affirming the Appellate Division, the Supreme Court essentially..., Case Law Alert - 4th Qtr 2012

A health care provider who received assignment of PIP benefits from an insured is not obligated to furnish to the insurer information with respect to the providers ownership structure, billing practices and regulatory compliance.
Law Alerts • October 1, 2012

In this New Jersey Supreme Court action, the court affirmed, on different grounds, the Appellate Division's determination in Selective Ins. Co. of Am. V. Hudson E. Pain Mgmt., 416 N.J. Super. 418 (App. Div. 2010). The Court held that an..., Case Law Alert - 4th Qtr 2012

Material misrepresentations by an insured during the course of a carriers arson investigation represents sufficient grounds to deny coverage under policy terms and defeat a bad faith action.
Law Alerts • July 1, 2012

The plaintiff, a State Farm insured, brought an action against the defendant claiming that State Farm breached the insurance contract and failed to act in good faith in denying his homeowner's claim (pertaining to a house fire). State Farm..., Case Law Alert - 3rd Qtr 2012

Material misrepresentation(s) made by insured to his insurance carrier during the course of the presentation of homeowners claim permits carrier to disclaim coverage based on policy language and gives rise to a cause of action under NJ Insurance Act.
Law Alerts • July 1, 2012

In this United States District Court matter wherein the federal court interpreted New Jersey law in a diversity action brought by Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London against its insured, Salvatore Alesia, alleging violations of the New Jersey..., Case Law Alert - 3rd Qtr 2012

 
Reported CasesPublished Works: Bankruptcy Fraud -Tactics for the Effective Use of a Plaintiff's Bankruptcy Filing in Defending Civil Claims, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 4, December 2013; Acupuncture Billing Has PIP Carriers on Pins and Needles, SIU Perspectives, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2013; Winning Legal Strategies for Combating A Prickly Problem 'Sticking' New Jersey Carriers, Defense Digest, Vol. 19, No. 2, June 2013; Why California's 2006 Climate Change Legislation May Pave The Way For A Global Greenhouse Solution, Temp. Int'l. & Comp. L. J.
 
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Nicholas D. Bowers

2000 Market Street, Suite 2300
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