Jeffrey L. Kingsley

Jeffrey L. Kingsley: Attorney with Goldberg Segalla LLP
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Jeffrey Kingsley is the co-chair of the firm’s Global Insurance Services Practice Group and oversees a team of 65 attorneys, handling matters from cybersecurity to extra-contractual bad faith litigation. He maintains an international practice that focuses on matters involving complex insurance and reinsurance coverage, commercial and regulatory issues, and extra-contractual liability arbitration and litigation. Specifically, he has extensive experience handling and consulting clients on complex allocation issues, regulatory issues, arbitrations, transactional issues, and disputes involving the eco bad faith exposure across the country.

Jeff routinely provides comprehensive legal representation for Fortune 500 companies, insurers, reinsurers, and other businesses to help them manage risk at every stage of business and protect their interests when disputes may arise. He works with clients during the developmental phase of business relationships to analyze agreements, develop potential strategies to reduce liability exposure, and identify issues that may impede growth such as threats to a company’s reputation or intellectual property rights.

Jeff currently serves as national litigation and regulatory counsel for several companies, including one of the largest companies providing vehicle service contracts and extended insurance warranties for both commercial and personal vehicles. In that role, he handles the resolution of coverage claims and disputes with dealers, producers, and competitors, including representing the company in litigation and arbitration, drafting reinsurance agreements to create captive reinsurance companies, assisting with the drafting of vehicle service contracts and warranties, and counseling on a range of regulatory matters such as advertising regulations. Jeff’s recent experience also involves consulting with one of the world’s top auto manufacturers in the development of a national program.

Drawing on his extensive background in environmental law, Jeff represents individuals and companies in matters regarding claims of property contamination and other environmental issues. He has handled cases involving the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and other federal and state regulations. His experience includes representing a wine producer in a salt contamination claim and assisting the Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Division in drafting its position relative to compliance-related issues regarding coal facilities.

Jeff lectures and writes extensively on emerging issues in the insurance and reinsurance industry. In 2013, he co-authored the Duties of Reinsurers chapter in the New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition. He also regularly presents on extra-contractual exposure, multiple claimant, and insufficient claims at insurance conferences across the world.

At Goldberg Segalla, Jeff is co-editor of the Reinsurance Review, a monthly international publication that provides timely summaries of and access to the latest worldwide reinsurance law developments, as well as the co-editor of the Insurance and Reinsurance Report blog.


•Upstate New York Super Lawyers (Insurance Coverage), 2017-18; Rising Stars, 2013-18
Business First’s 40 Under 40, 2013
Business First’s Who’s Who in Law (Insurance), 2010 - 2012
•Pathfinder Award for Community Service, bestowed by Business First, the Buffalo Alliance for Education, and the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council for service as a mentor, coach, and leader for the Bennett High School Law Magnet Program
•LexisNexis Top 50 Insurance Blog Recognition, 2009-2012
•Top 15 Insurance Professional Blog Recognition, Insurance Quotes, August 2011

Community Involvement

•Founder and Chairperson for Village of Williamsville Mill Restoration Committee
•Treasurer, University at Buffalo Law School Alumni, G.O.L.D. Group
•Member, Amherst and Erie County Republican Committees
•Former Attorney Coach, Bennett High School Mock Trial Team
•Former Tutor/Mentor, Bennett High School
•Coordinator, United Way Campaign Drive
•Volunteer/Coordinator, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


•Sixty-One Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Featured in 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 13, 2018
•Thirty-Nine Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 11, 2014
•Super Lawyers Names Nearly Three Quarters of Goldberg Segalla’s Upstate New York Attorneys
August 19, 2013
•Jeffrey L. Kingsley is a Business First 40 Under 40 Honoree
August 2, 2013
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2012 Who's Who in Law, Buffalo Business First
September 2012


•Goldberg Segalla Blogs Take Top Spots in Expert Institute’s Best of 2018
December 27, 2018
• Future of Covered Agreement Open to Question, Insurance Day
October 16, 2017
•Jeffrey L. Kingsley Quoted in U.S. Hurricane Losses Weigh Heavily on Markets of Last Resort, Insurance Day
September 29, 2017
•Jeffrey L. Kingsley Quoted in “States’ Regulatory Role Preserved in U.S.-EU Insurance Pact,” Law360
September 25, 2017
•Goldberg Segalla Attorneys Listed in 2017 Upstate New York Super Lawyers
August 2017


•Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss Ends Coverage Dispute
August 21, 2018
•Sexual Assault Not an “Occurrence” in Duty to Defend Case
May 8, 2013


•Professional Liability Matters
•The Insurance and Reinsurance Report


•Co-Presenter, U.S. Risks Challenging the London Market: The Opioid Epidemic, #MeToo, and Our Expectations for 2019, London Seminar, London, UK, October 29, 2018
•Presenter, Construction Site Accidents: Law and Insurance, Brown & Brown Lunch and Learn, June 19, 2018
•Presenter, After Irma: Discussion, Analysis, and Trends in Insurance-Linked Securities and Other Alternative Risk Transfer Vehicles for 2018 and Beyond, BRMA Discussion, Princeton, NJ, April 9, 2018
•Presenter, Extra-Contractual Claims, GS Webinar, January 23, 2018
•Co-Author,“ Future of Covered Agreement Open to Question, ” Insurance Day, October 16, 2017
•Quoted in U.S. Hurricane Losses Weigh Heavily on Markets of Last Resort , Insurance Day, September 29, 2017
•Quoted in States’ Regulatory Role Preserved in U.S.-EU Insurance Pact, Law360, September 25, 2017
•Editor, Part III, “The Claims Process,” Reinsurance Professional's Deskbook, 2017-2018 ed., Thomson Reuters and DRI, 2017
•Co-Author, “ Lloyd’s in the United States, ” Ch. 80, New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, 2016
•Presenter, Developments in Natural Catastrophe Coverage: Climate Change Developments, Flood Insurance Implementation, Earthquake Insurance, and a Look at the Effect on Property and Liability Risk Insurance Companies are Undertaking, 12th National Forum on Insurance Regulation, New York, NY, July 26, 2016
•Quoted in “ McClendon's Death Creates Complex Financial Picture, ”, March 4, 2016
•Quoted in “ U.S., E.U. Insurance Talks Could Undermine States' Authority, ” Law360, February 24, 2016
•Featured in “ Mutual Insurers Fight to Gain, Retain, and Communicate, ” A.M. BestTV, October 2015
•Presenter, Reinsurance Contracts, BRMA, April, 19, 2015
•Editor, “Part III: The Claims Process,” in Reinsurance Professional’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide, Thomson Reuters and DRI, January 2015

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Global Insurance Services
  • Insurance Regulatory
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
  • Corporate Services and Commercial Litigation
  • Environmental

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
716.566.5434  Phone
716.566.5401  Fax
University Attended:
Hamilton College, B.A., 1996
Law School Attended:
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2002
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Courts for the Western, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; 2003, New York

Professional Affiliations

•Defense Research Institute: Reinsurance Law Committee; Life, Health and Disability Committee; Insurance Law Committee
•American Bar Association
•New York State Bar Association
•Bar Association of Erie County
•Charles B. Desmond American Inn of Court

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (6 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 06/11/13 in Reinsurance

    Jeff is a hard-working, resourceful, and diligent attorney. He is passionate about the law, serving his clients, and giving back to the community.

    Jeff is a hard-working, resourceful, and diligent attorney. He is passionate about the law, serving his clients, and giving back to the community. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Senior Associate on 06/07/13 in Insurance Coverage

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